Gorham Town Supervisor recommends moratorium on dog breeding

In the wake of the last week of outcry over proposed plans for a commercial dog breeding facility for Gorham, NY, Town Supervisor Fred Lightfoote has suggested that the Town Board enact a moratorium on dog- breeding facilities.People from all over the country have emailed and called the town to voice opposition to the board's approval last week of a special use permit for dog breeders Curtis and Jolene Martin to open a large, wholesale commercial dog breeding facility that would house bet … [Read more...]

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 operations.  The story that hit the news this week that a dog breeder is planning to build a large, wholesale commercial dog breeding facility in Gorham, NY has struck a nerve with animal lovers across the U.S.Unfortunately, emotions run high in situations like this, and there are lots of people who are all fired up with nowhere to direct that passion. So before everyone goes off half-cocked and … [Read more...]

Review: Cesar Millan’s The Pack Leader Tour


Last night I attended the Rochester, NY appearance of America's most famous dog trainer, Cesar Millan, in town for his "The Pack Leader" tour.In the interest of full disclosure, until that point my exposure to Millan was limited. I'd never seen his show, never seen him train a dog or talk about training a dog, never read his book (although I do have a copy of "Cesar's Way", picked up at the used bookstore, in my to-read pile).I had seen him profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and found him … [Read more...]

Drunk driver hits deer, then drives it to hospital

Andrew Caswell was driving drunk when he hit a deer and then tried to take it to the hospital.

Andrew Caswell may have failed his sobriety test, but let's give him an "A" for effort. Or for at least making us laugh.When the 29-year-old Greece, NY man was stopped by police early Monday morning, December 19, 2007, he told police he'd hit a deer and was taking it to the hospital to be treated.It started when police responded to a call at around 2:24 a.m. Monday morning for the report of a car accident involving a deer. According to published reports, witnesses saw two men arguing on t … [Read more...]

Book review: “Stay,” by Allie Larkin


It’s the age old story: girl loves boy, boy falls in love with girl’s best friend, girl goes on a drinking binge and orders at dog off the internet.OK, so it’s the age old story with a twist. Of lime.In her debut novel, “Stay”, author Allie Larkin has penned a funny chick lit story of love, friendship and self-discovery, and tied it all together with a dog named Joe.Savannah “Van” Leone has been in love with her friend Peter Clarke since they met on the first day of classes in college … [Read more...]