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Keeping dog coats soft – home care strategies

Keeping Dog Coats Soft – Home Care  Strategies
Your pet dog is not just any animal, it is your friend and companion. In fact, it is a member of the family and should therefore be treated as such. The two important things concerning ... more
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Leashed dogs now allowed on Commons in Ithaca

Dogs now allowed on Commons in Ithaca if leashed
Last month, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance passed a resolution requesting that the City amend the Commons Ordinance to allow leashed dogs on the Commons, which mirrors the existing rules in all other parts of the ... more
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The challenge of increased dog adoptions during the COVID-19 lockdown

The challenge of increased dog adoptions during the COVID-19 lockdown
The COVID-19 pandemic had a massive impact on all of us. The virus created a new normal where people had to make several adjustments to cope with the stress and anxiety caused by lockdowns. People ... more
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Happy Tails Animal Shelter raises awareness about ‘less adoptable’ pets through partnership

Happy Tails Animal Shelter raises awareness about ‘less adoptable’ pets through partnership
The third week in September is known as Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week and Ontario County Humane Society – Happy Tails Animal Shelter is joining Petfinder.com to raise awareness about the pets that tend to ... more
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What should you do if a dog attacks you?

What should you do if a dog attacks you?
The last thing anyone expects is to be attacked and bitten by a dog. Unfortunately, dog attacks often happen without warning, which can leave victims in a state of shock. Knowing what to do after ... more
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Ontario County Humane Society hopes to ‘clear the shelter’ on International Homeless Animals Day

Ontario County Humane Society hopes to ‘clear the shelter’ on International Homeless Animals Day
August 15th is International Homeless Animals Day, and because of that, Ontario County Humane Society is putting the spotlight on the 14 dogs and cats at the shelter still in need of loving forever homes ... more
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NYS Assembly passes bill blocking sale of cats, dogs at retail pet stores

The New York State Senate passed a bill to ban the sale of certain animals at retail establishments on Tuesday. The bill was approved by a vote of 47-13. If made law, it would prohibit ... more
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