Animals experience many of the same diseases that humans are diagnosed with, and quite often the treatments are exactly the same. This past month I have had a number of those experiences. While considering what to write about, I also noted that November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Given this patient’s unique experience, I thought it would be a perfect story to share. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Catskill Exotic Bird Club will hold its 23rd annual Pet Bird Show on Sunday, October 11, at the Liberty Firehouse, 256 Sprague Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be bird judging, vendors selling everything from bird toys to cages to food and birds. All owners of pet birds are encouraged to enter their own birds; the entry fee is $1 a bird. Bird registration begins at 8 a.m. Read more
Autumn across our region is nothing short of spectacular. While in awe of the amazing colors and contrast, it is also important for you to prepare your pets for the winter months ahead. Read more
You bring your feline companion to the veterinarian for their annual checkup and your trusted veterinary physician notes that Sullivan your cat has a heart murmur. One of the most common questions asked is, “What is a heart murmur?”
A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound that often requires the use of a stethoscope to hear it. Abnormal swirling of blood within the heart causes the sound classified as a heart murmur. Some murmurs can be deemed innocent (non-concerning), while others are pathologic murmurs (ones that affect an animal’s life). Read more
In recent years, pain management has become a greater concern of pet owners as well as veterinarians. Even looking back 10 years, pain management was not a topic of conversation for veterinarians or pet owners. Today, that is a much different circumstance. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The annual Dakota Williams Memorial Golf Outing was held on July 11 at the Cricket Hill Golf Course. On Friday, July 31, the proceeds of the outing were presented to the Dessin Animal Shelter by the Williams family, in memory of their beloved daughter and sister Dakota Williams, who was a true animal lover and friend of the Dessin Animal Shelter.
This was the fifth annual outing, and with the loyal participation of friends and sponsors, it raised over $8,000, a record amount. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Two weeks ago, a few people who have been volunteering at the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark and with the feral cat Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program teamed up for 30 minutes to place calls to a national hotline that distributes $25 spay/neuter vouchers for cats using local clinics. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Humane Society, which has served the surrounding communities without government help or grants since 1959, is in what it describes as “a dire state of disrepair!”
To remedy the situation, it has established a building fund to help repair facilities from the indoor kennels and the outside dog runs to the cat cages and kitten housing.
You can donate to the building fund online by visiting www.pjhumane.org/#!the-building-fund/c1jnk. Every penny you provide will go entirely to the repair and renovation of the humane society’s facilities.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau donated $150 to the Dessin Animal Shelter. The money was collected by a 50/50 drawing at the spring dinner and donated back to Dessin by the winner, Tim Jaggers. Pictured are Joyce Carson, left, and Karl Eisenhauer, of the farm bureau; Casey Ferranti, Katrina Weisel and Faith Bronson, Dessin staff members, and Daisy Lou, a lovable two-year-old who is available for adoption.
HONESDALE, PA — Dessin Animal Shelter has a continuing program offering neuters and rabies vaccines on the second Thursday of every month for feral and barn cats only. Sponosored by Dr. Emily Bold, DVM. The program costs $35, and includes both the vaccine and the neuter. All cats will be ear tipped.
For more information contact the shelter at 570/253-4037.