Bark if you hate cancer

One in four dogs in the United States will develop some kind of cancerous tumor in their lifetime. Sobering statistic isn’t it? That’s partly because cancer is an ugly disease. And while VPI Pet Insurance has designated November as Pet Cancer Awareness Month, but there’s something pet owners can do now to help bring awareness […]

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Baby it’s cold outside (so bring your pets inside)

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi The mercury this morning read -1 degree F when we went outside for her morning constitutional. I bundled myself up in a coat, gloves, scarf and hat. Then I bundled her up in […]

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Cold weather tips

It seems like cold weather has hit us hard. I know Laura doesn’t appreciate the snow (although sometimes it seems like she’s having a blast). That being said, there are some very simple things you can do to keep your furry friend happy and warm: 1. Keep them inside on cold days. Sounds like “duh” […]

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Bangor Humane Society did it again!

At 10 a.m. on Halloween, Bangor Humane Society celebrated as the 1,175th pet was adopted during the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. 1,175, the official goal, marks Bangor Humane’s qualification for the challenge to win $100,000. In addition, BHS is in contention for the $25,000 Community Engagement award. To qualify for the finals on this […]

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Bangor Humane Society #100kChallenge update

With 7 days left until the end of the Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, Bangor Humane is poised to make their goal! 188 lives are left to be saved by Oct. 31 for BHS to meet their goal! How cool is that? How can you help? 1. Thinking about adding a fuzzy family member? Visit them […]

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Cats, Dogs, and what’s coming up

Laura, my greyhound, reminded me that I’m a slacker and need to let you all know about the paws-itive pet oriented things that are happening. So, here’s what’s coming up for the pet public over the next couple of weeks: Cats on Tour The Bangor Humane Society has cats who need homes, so they’ve developed […]

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What’s coming up this weekend: Woofstock 2012

If it’s almost fall, it’s time for an annual tradition in Damariscotta: Woofstock! The organizers of this year’s Woofstock sent along a press release, which follows: Midcoast’s largest festival for pets, Woofstock 2012, has changed venues this year, and will be hosted at the Damariscotta River Association at 110 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, on Saturday, […]

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Safety first: Hot weather = danger for dogs

So I went to the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland for my job at the Bangor Daily News last Friday. It was a hot day and definitely full of lots of fun. Even in a short sleeved shirt and shorts, I was hot. And no doubt, for some (especially our furry friends), it was hotter. […]

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Bangor Humane Society competes in #100KChallenge

When the Bangor Humane Society emptied the shelter of animals in March as part of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’s Mega Match-a-thon, Executive Director Suzan Bell was beyond words. “We were not ready for the emotion of having every animal adopted,” Bell said. “I will never forget standing in dog […]

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Maine State Music Theatre musical features rescue pet

I grew up in Harpswell, Maine, five miles from Brunswick and the Maine State Music Theatre located at Bowdoin College. During the summers of my teen years, I would usher at MSMT . That meant I could see the shows for free. A great deal for a poor teenager. I wish MSMT had had a […]

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