Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

A boa constrictor was captured by Shelburne police at Shelburne Pond Fishing Access Saturday. Police received a call concerning the exotic snake. Officers responded, captured the snake, and turned it over to Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Shelburne Police Officer Al Fortin said. The five-foot snake was apparently abandoned at Shelburne Pond, Fortin said. State Game […]

Co-piloting pets a big distraction

Co-piloting pets a big distraction

By Kim Salerno The busy summer travel season has many families planning to hit the road – and that of course, means their four-legged family members too. To ensure safe travels for everyone, it’s important to take heed of a very real pet travel safety issue – pets and distracted driving. When we think of […]

Elevated eating for pets

Elevated eating for pets

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Labradoodles Bella and Zorba wasted no time at Shelburne Farmers Market. They headed right to the Barnhouse Creations booth to meet woodworker Paul Austin of Shelburne. He makes elevated pet bowls, and hands out treats with every purchase. “I think it’s a very good idea,” said Magdalena Naylor of […]

Hinesburg’s AFTER the Track offers retired racehorses a second chance

Hinesburg’s AFTER the Track offers retired racehorses a second chance

by Sheri Duff AFTER the Track, a specialized re-training and placement facility for Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) racehorses no longer competitive at the track, makes its home on the 28-acre Lakota-Way Farm in Hinesburg. Established by resident Ginny Iverson, Assuring Futures for Thoroughbred Ex Racehorses (AFTER) the Track began in 2006. As a horse […]

Planet Cat Film Festival returns April 12

Planet Cat Film Festival returns April 12

The Humane Society of Chittenden County (HSCC) will host its Second Annual Planet Cat Film Festival on Sunday, April 12 from 10am until noon at the Majestic Theatres in Williston. The fundraiser offers Vermonters the opportunity to submit original cat videos and memes to be viewed on the large screen. One of HSCC’s largest fundraisers, […]

Preparing for vacation travel Pet etiquette for hotel stays

By TripsWithPets.com With the vacation season fast approaching, many families are planning their travels… and bringing along Fido and Fluffy to stay with them at pet friendly hotels! Be sure to plan ahead and take all the necessary precautions to ensure that your pets’ travels during the holidays is a happy and safe one. For […]

Poison prevention for pets

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Poison prevention week for pets is March 15 through March 21. This annual observance started in 1961 to highlight the dangers of accidental poisonings in children, and is a great time to discuss potential dangers to our pets, as well. In reviewing over 180,000 calls about […]

GMAD Teams up with Wake Robin residents

GMAD Teams up with Wake Robin residents

By Rachel Dunphy Green Mountain Animals Defenders (GMAD), the largest volunteer-based animal advocacy organization in Vermont, has been working on behalf of animals across the state since 1983, but their new project, Providing All-Weather Shelter (PAWS), has a fast-growing base in Shelburne. PAWS is a program that builds and places shelters for feral cats. For […]

Learn rescue techniques for a beloved pet next month

Pet education specialist Lora Hoopes will teach a 4-hour course on first aid and pet CPR on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1:30-5:30pm at the South Burlington Police Station. Owner of Kneading Companions Animal Massage, an instructor with Pet Tech, the premier Pet CPR, First Aid, and Care Program, and a member of the National Board […]

Oh the weather outside is frightful … for pets, too!

Oh the weather outside is frightful … for pets, too!

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Temperatures are dropping. And with the colder weather, it’s time to think about the danger this presents for our pets. By taking a few common-sense precautions, you can help reduce the cold-weather dangers to your pets. Although some pets are conditioned to cold weather, veterinary experts […]

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