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BBB's Tips to Avoid Getting Bitten When Buying a Pet
According to Connecticut Better Business Bureau, consumers can avoid pitfalls associated with unscrupulous pet sellers by being extra cautious and doing their research. Even though the wide majority of breeders are ethical, criminals know that consumers will often turn to the internet when looking for a supplier without doing their homework. The results can be devastating and expensive.
May 16, 2017 - 9:34:12 AM

Strut Your Mutt event raises $4,600 for Animal Rescue
Pampered pooches and their owners hit the runway at the Strut Your Mutt charity fashion show at Evergreen Walk Park in South Windsor on June 12th in support of Our Companions Animal Rescue. New Country Mercedes-Benz in Hartford served as the presenting sponsor of the entertaining event that raised over $4,600 for the Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that goes to extraordinary lengths to help animals in need. More
Jun 21, 2016 - 12:27:29 AM

Doggy Day Palooza Dog Wash and Pet Fun Day in Stamford
With spring in full bloom, a local non-profit organization, STARelief & Pet Assistance, is hosting its third annual “Doggy Day Palooza” Dog Wash and Pet Fun Day on Saturday, May 21st from 9AM to 3 PM at Stamford Dog Park, 39 Courtland Avenue, Stamford.
Apr 22, 2016 - 5:05:15 AM

Specially Trained EnCon Canine Detects First Illegal Possession of Fish Two Bridgeport Men Cited in Milford Incident
A canine with special training in detecting fish demonstrated the value of its new skills Friday evening leading to charges for fishing violations against two Bridgeport men who were out on the Housatonic River in Milford.
May 11, 2015 - 2:57:21 PM

“Paws” to Share the Holiday Spirit with a Shelter Dog
Adopt-A-Dog strives to brighten and improve the lives of their rescue residents until they are placed in a loving home. The holidays and winter months always bring special challenges to provide the shelter’s dogs and cats with much needed supplies and support as they await adoption. Why not plan as part of your gift-giving this year a sponsorship, donation or gift package to assist Adopt-A-Dog with its mission?
Dec 8, 2014 - 1:47:36 PM

Mayor Appoints Animal Control Center Task Force
Mayor David Martin announced the appointment of the Animal Control Center Task Force following the Human Resources investigation into the Stamford Animal Control Center. The Task Force will hold its first meeting tonight, Monday, June 23, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Stamford Government Center, 4th Floor, Board of Representatives Republican Caucus Room.
Jun 24, 2014 - 10:15:52 AM

Fidelco veterinarian shares tips for Pet Dental Health Month
Working dogs and pets give their human partners plenty to smile about all year round. During National Pet Dental Health Month in February, our pets’ smiles take center stage. Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s Dr. RuthAnn Solomon, DVM, says preventive dental care can increase your pet’s overall health and potentially decrease future veterinary bills.
Feb 11, 2014 - 4:19:23 AM

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Found in Connecticut Horse
Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced today the state’s first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection in a horse for 2013.
Sep 17, 2013 - 2:42:09 PM

A celebration to bark about
What is everyone woofing about? Pet Valu is opening a new store in Stamford, CT on Saturday, August 17th. And tails are wagging all over the area in anticipation. More
Jul 24, 2013 - 1:28:39 PM

Urban, Legislators For Animal Advocacy call for reevaluation of state's animal cruelty laws
State Representative Diana Urban (D-North Stonington/Stonington), Legislators For Animal Advocacy and members of “Desmond’s Army”, following a recent rash of animal cruelty cases in Connecticut, last Thursday called for a comprehensive re-evaluation of the state’s animal cruelty laws.
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:56:43 AM

PRAI Beauty supports the Genesis Awards
For the fifth year, PRAI Beauty, based in New Canaan, CT, will support The Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) Genesis Awards, which celebrate the role that news and entertainment media play in raising awareness of animal issues. The event will be held Saturday, March 23rd at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
Mar 19, 2013 - 4:33:25 PM

2013 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show Continues Tradition of Celebrating Area’s Equestrian Heritage
Entering its 84th year, the 2013 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show will be held from June 11th through 16th at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club (OHRC). The show is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Hunter “A” rated major riding competition featuring three-star rated jumpers ridden by Olympic-level and international equestrians. The show is known for its one- to six-foot show jumping exhibitions. Additionally, this year’s program marks the highly-anticipated countdown to the centennial anniversary celebration of the OHRC in 2014.
Mar 7, 2013 - 5:36:29 AM

Dance With Me Studio Stamford and other businesses support PAWS shelter
Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Norwalk requires additional funding for medical care for the pets at the shelter. To raise the needed funds, an on-line auction was created featuring great holiday gifts donated by businesses in Fairfield County and beyond.
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:40:58 AM

IHSA rider among Rhodes scholars for second time in two years
Stride for stride, solid horse sense leads to scholarly achievement. For the second time in two years. the Rhodes Trust has awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association college equestrian athlete to pursue post-graduate study at Oxford University.
Dec 6, 2012 - 4:53:20 AM

PAWS celebrate 50th anniversary in Norwalk
On Saturday, October 6, under a beautiful blue sky the Pet Animal Welfare Society celebrated its 50th anniversary with over 1000 participants and their dogs at Taylor Farm Park at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.
Oct 15, 2012 - 9:20:56 AM

New veterinary center and pet lodge in Stamford
Veterinarian Marcus Suppo believes in total care for pets and total convenience for their owners. In announcing the opening of Stamford Veterinary Center & My Pet Lodge, Dr. Suppo introduces the greater Stamford area to his complete care concept. The grand opening celebration will be held Sunday, October 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at 633 Hope Street in the Springdale section of Stamford (next to Splash Car Wash). More
Oct 5, 2012 - 3:03:06 PM

PAWS in The Park 50th anniversary
Pet Animal Welfare Society of Norwalk celebrates the 50th Anniversary with a PAWS in the PARK outdoor festival at Taylor Farm Park on Saturday, October 6 (rain date October 7) from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Admission is free to all. More
Oct 2, 2012 - 3:27:16 PM

Therapy dogs to join SHU this fall
Beginning with Welcome Weekend on August 25, Sacred Heart University will have three new employees whose job will be to help students relax, have fun and lower their stress levels. The new staff members – Gracie, Jojo and Maya – walk on four legs and are covered in fur. They are part of the Dog Therapy program that SHU’s Campus Ministry team is introducing this fall.
Jul 13, 2012 - 6:49:42 AM

New Canaan's Cathy Kangas elected to HSUS Board of Directors
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, announced the election of Cathy Kangas to its board of directors. Kangas is CEO of PRAI Beauty Group Inc., an international brand of luxury skincare and fragrance products manufactured in the United States.
Jun 25, 2012 - 5:42:11 PM

PAWS Animal Shelter 50th Anniversary logo contest in full swing
50 years…14,000 pets. The Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk has helped over 14,000 pets find new homes, and have provided medical assistance and critical aid to thousands of other pets. To celebrate this achievement, in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary, PAWS seeks a new logo, and asks graphic designers, artists and pet friends at large for designs. Contest participants should create a commemorative logo. The selected logo will appear on PAWS printed materials and fundraising merchandise.
Jun 18, 2012 - 8:16:23 AM

Rep. Camillo applauds Pet “Lemon Law”
State Representative Fred Camillo, from Cos Cob, applauded the State House of Representatives for unanimously supporting the Pet Lemon Law (HB 5409) last week which Camillo cosponsored this year to protect the wallets and hearts of Connecticut families who bring pets into their homes.
May 8, 2012 - 8:18:49 PM

STARescue to host pet adoption event
STARescue, a community based service organization, will be hosting a pet adoption event on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the High Ridge Shopping Center in Stamford. In addition, STARescue will celebrate the grand opening of the Pet Food Pantry where dog and cat food will be distributed to those families that have fallen on hard times.
May 3, 2012 - 8:41:34 AM

SHU students dedicate class time to helping horses
Debbie Danowski, Ph.D., associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University, has her Advertising and Public Relations Practical Applications students working for H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut ( H.O.R.S.E. stands for the Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, located in Washington, CT. Professor Danowski has been an active volunteer since November and said she was moved by the organization’s enthusiasm and commitment.
Apr 5, 2012 - 11:36:47 AM

Blumenthal, Jones introduce Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act
Tuesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) introduced the Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act. The legislation would streamline the adoption of the military working dogs after they retire and improve veterinary care for them at no expense to taxpayers.
Feb 29, 2012 - 10:05:53 AM

Dr. Mary Craig opens a new mobile veterinary service focused on end of life care for pets
With 20 years in the field of veterinary medicine, Dr. Craig has launched Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice & At-home Euthanasia for pet owners in Fairfield and Westchester counties. The practice provides home visits to give comfort care to pets with terminal illnesses and when it is time, to euthanize the pet at home, avoiding a final stressful trip to the vet’s office.
Jan 27, 2012 - 11:41:29 AM

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