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June 30, 2016
5 ways to keep your dog happy this Fourth of July
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, here are a few tips to...
May 25, 2016
Update on Lucy, the chicken with vertigo
I wrote that the vet prescribed antibiotics and rest for my chicken with vertigo. How...
May 20, 2016
Taking my chicken to the vet, and other dizzying thoughts
This isn't the first time I've taken a chicken to the vet. My friends think...
May 09, 2016
My dog eats a live bird (musings on animals doing what animals do)
My dog Bailey was just outside, just hanging out in the grass, enjoying the evening...
October 19, 2014
Cruelly abused German Shepherd gets second chance
One of the down sides of covering animal issues is the tidal wave of stories...
May 09, 2014
The dangers of leaving your dog in the car – it’s hotter than you think
Here in Western NY, the weather has finally warmed up and it looks like the...
October 03, 2013
Auction fundrasier includes puppy; should live animals be given away as prizes?
There's a discussion going on among some of my Facebook friends about a local charity...
February 21, 2013
Indigo, Orphan pups and a gift of Mercy – a heartwarming dog rescue tale
Here in Rochester, NY we're fortunate to have a wonderful animal group, Pitty Love Rescue, that does...
January 29, 2013
Kitty endures a cycle in the washing machine and lives to meow about it
They say cats have nine lives. If it's really true, Natasha the kitty used one...
September 06, 2012
Vote for the most unusual pet insurance claim in the 2012 VPI Hambone Awards
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. is getting ready to award the 2012 Annual Hambone Award, and ...
June 05, 2012
Pit bull shot by sheriff’s deputies; community responds
There's a hot controversy stirring here in my hometown of Rochester, NY. I confess I'm...
June 05, 2012
Summer Top 10 Reading List – dogs, dogs and a little mystery
As summer nears, we bloggers here at Patheos have been asked to share our summer...
May 05, 2012
Pet foods recalled due to Salmonella outbreak at Diamond Pet Foods
It's been a busy day here at The Funny Farm as I've been trying to...
May 01, 2012
Seneca Park Zoo celebrates first artificial insemination of polar bears
I love being able to shine light on my wonderful hometown of Rochester, NY and...
April 30, 2012
Animal testing and a little Monday morning crankiness
It's Monday, and to be quite frank, I'm feeling a little cranky, animal-wise. It's 10:30...
April 26, 2012
Loose puppy on runway delays flights
On Wednesday, the AP reports that a 30-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback named Byrdie escaped from her...
April 04, 2012
Honey bees, pesticides and why you should care about them both
When the news came out this week that researchers now believe that pesticides are causing...
March 23, 2012
Hollywood plays host to the 26th Annual Genesis Awards, Saturday March 24, 2012 (Updated with winners)
Tomorrow night, the Humane Society of the United States and Hollywood will honor the major news and entertainment...
March 22, 2012
Gorham, NY approves one year moratorium on dog breeding
Last night, the town of Gorham unanimously approved a one year moratorium on wholesale dog...
March 01, 2012
Chipolte’s “Back To The Start” video – what’s the big deal with factory farming?
As always, I'm a bit behind this week on pop culture topics - other than...
February 29, 2012
Meat consumption down, fur sales up?
Last week, I stumbled upon an editorial New York Times' columnist Mark Bittman did for American Public...
February 22, 2012
Why puppy mills and pit bull breeders both produce “disposable dogs”
One of our local news station in Rochester, NY, 13WHAM news, did a two part...
February 15, 2012
McDonalds and Hormel to end use of gestation crates
McDonald's Corporation and Hormel both recently announced that they will phase out the use of sow gestation stalls...
February 08, 2012
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reports on the Martin’s Seneca Falls facility
Tonight the Gorham Town Board will hear from residents about the proposed wholesale commercial...
February 07, 2012
Gorham Town Supervisor recommends moratorium on dog breeding
In the wake of the last week of outcry over proposed plans for a commercial...
February 07, 2012
American dogs and cats obese; owners don’t see the problem in front of their eyes
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has released the results of their fifth annual veterinary survey,...
February 06, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States forms new dog Breeders Advisory and Resource Council
This news from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) couldn't have been more...
February 04, 2012
What you can do about animal cruelty in your community (whether you live in Gorham or not)
This video from the Humane Society offers a glimpse at puppy mills and commercial breeding...
February 03, 2012
Readers speak out on the Gorham dog breeding facility
2/4/12 ** PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS UPDATE: What you can do about animal...
February 01, 2012
Large “wholesale” dog breeding facility (puppy mill) approved for Gorham, NY
** UPDATE 3/22/12: Moratorium passed! Read more here! ** ** PLEASE BE SURE YOU READ...
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