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Cat overpopulation in Auburn: Has the city’s TNR program been a success?

Cat overpopulation in Auburn: Has the city's TNR program been a success?
If you live or have visited Auburn this past year, chances are you have seen a cat or maybe multiple as the city is facing an overpopulation of cats. Pet abandonment and the inability to ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: The Wayne County Fair is back with new and traditional events

EXCLUSIVE: The Wayne County Fair is back with new and traditional events
The Wayne County Fair kicked off Monday. Community members from across the county came together to celebrate the week-long tradition. This year marks the 165th anniversary of the Wayne County Fair, which began in 1856. New ... more
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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Seneca Park Zoo announce hatching of two snowy owl owlets

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Seneca Park Zoo announce hatching of two snowy owl owlets
Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo today announced that two snowy owls hatched on June 29th and July 4th, 2022. Snowy owl hatches are rare in zoos, and the owlets are the ... more
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Will New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill encourage black market pet sales? (video)

New York's Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill is on Governor Kathy Hochul's desk to be signed. It would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Petland in Cicero is one business at ... more
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Will New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill encourage black market pet sales? (video)

Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill will encourage the sale of pets from unregulated breeders says Petland
New York's Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill is on Governor Kathy Hochul's desk to be signed. It would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Petland in Cicero is one business at ... more
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Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passed by Legislature bans dog, cat, rabbit sales in pet stores

Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill passed by Legislature bans dog, cat, rabbit sales in pet stores
New York State Legislature passed the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (Senate Bill S1130) last week which bans the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. This bill follows an increasing concern for commercially-bred ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)
Editor's Note: Join us LIVE at 9 a.m. on the FingerLakes1.com YouTube Channel! Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski joins host Ted Baker for his monthly appearance on Inside The FLX. Chris provides an update ... more
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Long Acre Farms hosting Annual Rescue Round Up on May 21

Long Acre Farms hosting Annual Rescue Round Up on May 21
Long Acre Farms is hosting their Annual Rescue Round Up on Saturday, May 21st, giving local shelters and rescues the opportunity to educate visitors about volunteering, fostering and adoption. And of course there will be ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski on the Pied-billed grebe, bird excursions, volunteer opportunities (podcast)
Watch live at 9 a.m.! Ted Baker is joined by Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski in studio. Chris and Ted discuss the spring season events planned on the property, latest wildlife news in the ... more
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Lost Ithaca kitten found safe 250 miles away in New Jersey

Lost Ithaca ki found safe 250 miles away from home in NJ
An Ithaca resident who lost her kitten in late March was alerted her cat had been found 250 miles away in New Jersey. Rachel O'Brien, 20, had taken her kitten Freddie Mercury out for a ... more
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FINGER LAKES TRAVEL: Spotlight on Alexandria Buckley, Seneca Lake Pier and a trip to Captain’s Café

FINGER LAKES TRAVEL: Spotlight on Alexandria Buckley, Seneca Lake Pier and a trip to Captain’s Café
This week's spotlight goes to Alexandria Buckley, the owner of Just Doodle! Alexandria takes a photo of your furry friend and creates wearable art from it! Who doesn't want a sweatshirt with their pups face ... more
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Macedon couple buys farmhouse, discover 16 cats already call it home

Macedon couple buys farmhouse, finds 16 cats already call it home
Before moving into their home in Macedon, a young couple was warned the house would come with about four or five orange tabby cats- in actuality, there were a lot more than a few cats ... more
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Donations made to Auburn animal shelter in honor of Betty White

Donations made to Auburn animal shelter in honor of Betty White
On January 17, the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York was flooded with donation in honor of the late Betty White's 100th birthday. As of 1:15 p.m. on that day, $3500 had been donated ... more
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo rings in the “noon” year with family oriented event

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Finally, kids have a way to ring in the new year without having to stay up until midnight. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse is offering Noon Year's Eve, a family friendly holiday event. The ... more
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5 ways pet insurance can save you money

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There is no denying you love your pet. In fact, pet owners are some of the most giving, caring and generous people out there. But owning a pet can be expensive. And sadly, not all ... more
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What is a Flying Squirrel? Can they really fly?

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Flying squirrels are small rodents that are adapted to living on trees. There are over 50 species of flying squirrels, but only 2 species are native to North America; the northern flying squirrel and the ... more
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Rabies clinic in Schuyler County Oct. 30

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Schuyler County will hold a rabies clinic for pets on Saturday, Oct. 30. The event will be at the Tyrone Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cats, dogs, and ferrets can attend as ... more
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Most social dog breeds 2021

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Dogs are a man's best friend, and they love to be around people. It makes sense that there would be breeds of dogs who enjoy making new friends! The Labrador Retriever is one of the ... more
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Dundee woman opens new grooming business, “Luke’s Bubble Bath”

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Local resident, Cassi Sullivan, has opened a new grooming business in Dundee. Sullivan has 15 years of experience grooming both dogs and cats and moved to the area two years ago. Her new business is ... more
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