Animals

TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

  TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY   UNION VALE, N.Y. – On June 15, 2017  The Town of Union Vale including their Parks and Recreation and with the guidance of the Hudson Valley Swarm Bee and Pollinator Organization agreed not to purchase or use…

MRC Invites Residents to Learn Pet First Aid on June 22nd

MRC Invites Residents to Learn Pet First Aid on June 22nd       Poughkeepsie…. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will partner with the Dutchess County Animal Response Team (DCART) to offer Pet First Aid training onThursday, June 22nd, at 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek…

Pets of the Week: Carson and Chastity

      Carson:  This handsome Brindle boy loves his toys, especially ones that squeak.  You will often see him in his kennel playing.  Carson is a friendly boy and really would like a loving family home.  You can meet Carson every day from 10-3. Chastity:  Chastity is a very sweet, friendly girl with the…

Pets of The Week: Andy and Buster

  Andy:  Andy and his brother Acorn were loved and cherished by their owner, who sadly passed away.  Andy likes to be petted on the sides of his face.  Andy also likes catnip toys and treats, but what he’d really love is a forever home. Buster:  This boy is not only handsome but a real…

DEC Advises Motorists to be Alert for Turtles Crossing the Road

DEC Advises Motorists to be Alert for Turtles Crossing the Road New York Motorists Encouraged to Safely Move Turtles to Side of the Road The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded the public that the state’s native turtles are on the move in May and June seeking sandy areas or loose…

Pets of The Week: Sally & Carney

  Sally:  This beautiful girl keeps getting overlooked and she can’t understand why.  Sally is an intelligent, athletic gal who loves to play fetch.  She walks well on leash, knows basic commands and is housebroken.  In other words, she is so ready for a family to love!  You can see her in action on our…

DEC Urges New Yorkers: If You Care, Leave It There

  DEC Urges New Yorkers: If You Care, Leave It There DEC Cautions Residents Not to Disturb Fawns and Other Young Wildlife     The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those…

DEC Announces 2016 Deer Harvest Estimates

  DEC Announces 2016 Deer Harvest Estimates   Hunters in New York State harvested an estimated 213,061 deer during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated five percent increase over 2015-16 levels, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Deer hunting in New York is a proud and economically important tradition that is…

Pets Of The Week, Calvina and Luna

  Luna:  Luna is a sweet little girl who is a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly to show you her true loving personality.   Calvina:   Calvina would love a home with feline siblings.  She’s a shy girl looking for a calm home with other cats to snuggle up with until she’s more comfortable…

NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Dutchess

  NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine has been expanded and merged into a single Restricted Zone Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets Expand Area Restricting Movement of Ash Wood to Slow Spread of Invasive Pest New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that…

Pets of the Week: Stand and Callan

  Star:  This beautiful girl lived with a family her whole life.  Unfortunately, they moved and couldn’t take her with them.  Will you be the family that becomes her “star”? Callan:  This sweet brown tabby loves the company of other cats.  He is a bit shy with people though, so a patient, quiet home would…

Blessing of the Animals

  Blessing of the Animals 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 20 Doherty Park, 839 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction Celebrate the creatures – great and small – that bring love and joy into our lives. All pets are welcome, but they must be on leashes or in carriers. Come to the fenced dog area in the…

Pets of The Week: Ozzie and Liam

  Ozzie is a confident, active and outgoing boy who loves to play.  He’s a smart boy who learns very quickly.  Ozzie lived in a loving home and hopes to find an experienced adult home soon. You can see him in action on our U Tube video. Handsome Liam is looking for a patient, calm home where…

New York State Celebrates Arbor Day

  New York State Celebrates Arbor Day State Provides $300 Million for Environmental Protection Fund Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced As part of a weeklong Earth Week tribute to New York’s accomplishments and commitment to protecting our environment, the state Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Office of General Services (OGS), Agriculture…

Rabies Clinic in Hyde Park May 13th

  Rabies Clinic in Hyde Park May 13th Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) announced today a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue in Hyde Park from 8 a.m. to noon with convenient onsite parking. In…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early to Mid-April New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife, and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400…

DEC Announces $1.8 Million in Land Trust Grants to Safeguard Water Quality, Boost Tourism, Farmland Protection and Public Access

  DEC Announces $1.8 Million in Land Trust Grants to Safeguard Water Quality, Boost Tourism, Farmland Protection and Public Access Conservation Partnership Grants Awarded to 58 Land Trusts across New York State Grants to Land Trusts Leverage Additional $1.5 Million in Community Contributions and Private Support New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner…

6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines

  6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines Photo: Gail Porter From Brooklyn to the Adirondack Mountains, local groups will conduct 100+ shoreline cleanups and planting projects in a SINGLE DAY. Ossining, N.Y. – A one-day event stretching from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks will bring out more…

This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).

  This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).  

DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies

  DEC Encourages Homeowners to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care to Protect State Waterbodies DEC launches “Look for the Zero” campaign to urge homeowners to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer     To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care…

Pets of The Week: Sam and Carrie

  SAM:     Sam is an Australian Cattle Dog which is also known as a Red Heeler.  He is a very intelligent boy who loves to play ball and swim.  He is looking for a family that is experienced with dogs and where he can be the one and only pet.  Sam can be seen…