Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

Who Will Save Them?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Pets

Politicians argue over best way to save beleaguered animal shelter system   Most elected officials and animal rights advocates agree that New York City’s public shelter system is desperately in need of reform. Shelters are grossly overcrowded and understaffed, the city spends only 10 percent of the Humane Society’s recommended $8 per capita on its [&hellip
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A Breed Apart

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Some dogs don’t make the pack By Jeff Nichols I took a job at a company that professed to being a “premium” dog-walking service. The company only walked one or two dogs at a time and their website implied that the ratio was a healthy alternative to “mass group” walks. Who would disagree? We’ve all [&hellip
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Ask the Vet: Sore Sockets: Hip Dysplasia

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Treating a common canine dilemma By Babette Gladstein Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a significant health problem among all dogs. It has been estimated by many veterinarian organizations that up to 30 percent of the canine population are afflicted with this painful hip-socket condition. As a result of the widespread nature of this problem, a [&hellip
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Canine Contest

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Photo competition funds guide dog school By Alexandra Waldhorn Halloween may be months away, but the costumes are on at Beacon Paint and Hardware. Since February, the family-run store, on Amsterdam Avenue between West 77th and 78th streets, has exchanged its window display of tools and paint cans for a collection of framed photos of [&hellip
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Puppy Love

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Several years ago, Sheryl Matthys noticed that it was much easier to meet people when accompanied by her 11-and-a-half-year-old greyhound, Shiraz. These conversations with other dog lovers during her walks on the streets of New York led her to start a series of “Leashes and Lovers” events that she has been hosting since 2003 all [&hellip
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For the Dogs

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To the Editor: Re: “Behold the Humble Mutt” (Susan Braudy’s Diary, April 1), there is much to love about mixed breed dogs, but nothing is black and white like a Dalmatian’s spots. Beauty in dog breeding is more than skin deep. I am neither a breeder nor a show person. I chose my purebred from [&hellip
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Behold the Humble Mutt

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Who could begrudge Sadie the scottie her hotdog treat for winning Westminster this year? I think her silky coat and expressive eyebrows are spectacular. But remember Bill Maher’s question: When will we start shooting bankers? In the same vein, I ask you, gentle reader, when will we start shooting dog breeders? Or regulating their quest [&hellip
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