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May 03, 2016
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Autumn animal health

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

Cats with heart murmurs

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

Pain in your canine companion

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

Golf outing raises record amount for Dessin

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

Volunteers make a big difference with cat population

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 Humane Society sets up building fund

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.

Farm Bureau donates to Dessin

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.

Dessin offers low-cost cat neuters

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.

A toe-tapping good time to benefit abused animals

BEACH LAKE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will present an afternoon of good food, good friends and good music to benefit the animals at the barn on Sunday, July 26 at 1 p.m. in the Beach Lake Fire Hall on Route 652. Recording artist Nikki Briar will provide music for listening as well as getting your feet tapping and for joining your friends in line dancing. Be the lucky winner of a basket raffle. A lunch buffet will be provided by The Red Schoolhouse Restaurant. Tickets cost $22 in advance and $25 at the door (children six and under are admitted free).  Read more

Rabies clinics in Sullivan and Wayne counties

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — There will be a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats sponsored by the Jeffersonville Lion’s Club on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Firehouse. The cost is $6 per pet. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. In order to receive a three-year rabies vaccination you must have official written proof of previous vaccination. Call 845/482-3330.  Read more

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