Local to Global Animal Protection Efforts

To the Editor of the Patriot Ledger,

I attended the demonstration at Dedham Superior Court yesterday (). We stood on the street in front of the courthouse in the cold rain for two hours before entering a courtroom to bear witness to a man and woman capable of a heinous act against a completely innocent living creature.  I felt very sad sitting there, and a bit sick to my stomach.


Deceased Cat Found Without ID

 Sadly a large whiteish cat was discovered last night (around 6:30 pm) hit and killed in the road, most likely by a car in front of 64 Western Ave. He or She was a large white cat with tabby type markings. The cat has been stored in a box if you are possibly the owner and care to examine please reply, but will be turned over to the town animal control officer by early tomorrow morning.Sorry for your loss if this is you. Please respond to this post for more information if you think was your cat.


Found in Brattleboro: Two Roosters

This morning tow lovely roosters found their way to our hen house. They are pretty birds but do not belong to us.

Since we live in town we are unable to have Roosters. If you are missing your roosters please let me know. If you would like two free roosters please let me know. Free to a good home. 


Searching for a Holistic Veterinarian

I am trying trying to find a holistic veterinarian for my dog. Here are the possibilities I have uncovered. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with these veterinarians, or any additional suggestions. Thanks.


A Little Poem

In My Good Death 

-Dalia Shevin

 

I will find myself waist deep in high summer
grass.

The humming shock of the golden light.

And I will hear them before I see them and know
right away who is bounding across the field to meet me.


Grant to Subsidize Kitten Spay/Neuter in Windham County!

Dr. White, the veterinarian who does the spay/neuter clinics at Windham County Humane Society and in Bellows Falls (as well as all over the state!) has received a grant through VT-CAN to subsidize kitten surgeries.

For the Month of June, residents of Windham County can get kittens (6 months old or younger) spayed or neutered for only $20.  Vaccinations can be done at the time of the surgery (Rabies and Distemper) for an additional $10.


My Dog is Cool Action Day Event and Photos

Harmony lot was the site of one of thirty My Dog is Cool Action Day events held around the country this month.  Despite the cold, wind, and driving rain which eventually forced us to leave earlier than we wanted to (and Kevin Maloney’s rather scary mask and tail) lots of laughs were had and stories of dogs in hot cars shared with us from visitors from South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Texas, as well as around Vermont. 


Proctor and Gamble Pet Food Recall

Recently we were informed that One Stop Country Pet would no longer be carrying EVO  brand organic, raw dry dog food, the only kind our three boys have ever eaten. We finished the supply we had (which fell within the production time before Salmonella was identified in several Natura products). 

We just spoke with another pet supply store in Boston and they, too, stopped carrying Natura products as a result of the problems Natura has had after being bought out by Proctor and Gamble, according to both stores. 


Getting Your Ducks In Order, And Getting Your Duck Order In

For the last week or so, Agway on Putney Road has been having its seasonal sale of young chickens and ducks. There are five or so big bins filled with chicks, ducklings, and even a gosling or two, I think. They have some lamps to keep them warm, and food and water.

Ask for help and they’ll get a box and put your little feathered friends in it for you and you can be on your way. 

On your way to what? When we were young, parents got us some duckings to raise. They started out indoors but quickly became backyard friends.


‘Tis the Season in Brattleboro (Almost)

Soon, Brattleboro will be joining Toronto, Canada, Clearwater, FL, and San Diego, CA as well as many other towns, by posting signs in public parking lots that remind the public of the dangers of how hot a car can quickly get, even on a mild day. In Brattleboro, they will be smaller stickers, strategically positioned near the coin slots on the town parking kiosks in all parking lots and garages. This effort can save lives and reduce the possibility of tragic animal suffering.


The Indoor Cat That Goes Out

This is a story I submitted to iBrattleboro a couple years ago and it got a thousand or so views which is pretty good. And since the cat in question, Friskey, is turning 14 today, i thought it might be appropriate to resubmit it

When we got Friskey from the Windham County Humane Society as a 3 month old back in July of ’99, she was to be an indoor cat.

Cats who go out live an average of 4 years; cats who stay in live 16. Not much wiggle room for debate there.


Brattleboro Dog Licenses Due, Area Rabies Clinic Announced

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1. For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a first-time license must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk’s office. Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:


Rabies Clinics?

Anyone know if there are any upcoming rabies clinics in Brattleboro? There usually are this time of year, but so far the only one I’ve heard about is in Wilmington.


Dogs In Hot Cars Campaign

RedRover, the Sacramento, CA based animal welfare and rights advocacy organization with an international scope, is ramping up their My Dog is Cool Campaign before the summer months arrive and dog safety in cars becomes more urgent. As part of their information resources development, they have compiled a media reports data base, as actual incidents of dogs suffering, dying or requiring euthanasia after being left in hot cars are believed to go often unreported, making accurate data collection problematic.

Here is the link to their new media reports data base:

http://redrover.org/mydogiscool/reports


Photo… Solar Collector…

In Which Doodle Takes Advantage of Some Bright February Sunshine to Fight the Cabin Fever, and I Try to Figure out the New iBrattleboro Image Posting System


Pets Section Now Features Windham County Pets

If you look in the right sidebar in the Pets section, you’ll see that we’re now featuring pets available for adoption from the Windham County Humane Society.

It used to be that we could only show pets from all of Vermont. It’s great to now be able to feature local pets that need homes.

The box will load a pair of random pets from the available pet list maintained by WCHS.