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Pet of the week: Gus

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Susan Burns



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Hi, I’m Gus!
I’m a 9-year-old kitty, but I still play and have the energy of a young guy. I was adopted from Homeward Bound in Middlebury in June of 2014 and now live in Middlebury with my best human friend, Susan Burns.

Susan submitted my adorable photos to the Addison Independent’s Pet Photo Contest this year, and even though I didn’t win she still says I’m a model cat and a pet of a lifetime! Wouldn’t you?

Susan Burns

Middlebury

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Heidi's Haven decisions delayed in Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A second Ferrisburgh Board of Health hearing last week devoted to a rat infestation on the Sand Road property of a Ferrisburgh dog rescuer produced an agreement that the problem had at least temporarily ended, but did not yield a resolution to the issue.

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Vermont calls a halt to coyote killing competitions

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Vermont has become the second state in the nation to ban coyote killing contests, following in the footsteps of California.

The tournament ban was included in a general fish and wildlife bill, H.636, which Gov. Phil Scott allowed to become law on May 22, but declined to sign.

Scott said he saw the ban as unnecessary and confusing, since coyote hunting remains legal in the state.

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Watch for turtles crossing roads to lay eggs

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — It’s springtime and Vermont’s turtles on are on the move. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay along the shoulders of roads, which can end tragically.

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Cornwall dog faces sanctions after attacking woman

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — The Cornwall selectboard has ordered a local family to invest in a chain link fence, obedience training and other corrective measures for their dog in wake of an April 17 attack that left a FedEx delivery person severely injured.

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The Outside Story: Porcupine salt cravings

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



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When I was growing up, my family rented a vacation home on a mountain in southern Vermont. One night our dogs barking awakened us. Soon we heard a persistent gnawing on the outside of the house. My Dad went to investigate. His flashlight beam revealed a large porcupine with black, beady eyes. My father scared it away, but it returned other nights.

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Ferrisburgh dog rescuer faces sanctions; witness brings rat to selectboard meeting

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — As voices grew louder and one Sand Road neighbor accused another of lying at the April 3 Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting, Board Chairman Rick Ebel had already warned that he would call a recess to calm things down before another resident held up a dead rat in a freezer bag.

At that point Ebel — and probably many of the 30 residents at the meeting— had seen enough.

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Animal Families

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



 

 

 

Find all the photos submitted for our Pet Photo Contest on our Facebook page here.

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Opinion: 'Pet pages' a welcome addition

Posted on October 17, 2014 |
By Jessica Danyow



On behalf of the staff and, most importantly, the animals of Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, I would like to say thank you for the newly expanded Pet Pages that debuted in the Oct. 6 edition.

We are lucky to live and work in such an animal-friendly community and enjoy such support from our local businesses.

Jessica Danyow

Executive Director

Homeward Bound

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Pitts teams up with her pet

Posted on August 13, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



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NEW HAVEN — Fourteen-year-old Amy Pitts likes animals. She has a horse and a three-year-old Sheltie named Ginger.

The New Haven teen recently began sharing that love for animals with folks at the Eastview retirement community in Middlebury. She put her dog and herself through a therapy dog training, and now visits residents there and gives them the opportunity to stroke Ginger and reminisce about the pets they’d owned over the years.

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