Monday, April 8, 2013
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month so we're highlighting stories about pets we've saved. Share your stories about how you got your pet.
The ASPCA and rescues like it save millions of pets, and livestock animals, each year from starvation and abuse, so Plymouth Patch wants to know how you got your rescue pet. We posted the question on our Facebook page and received several answers. Betty Costa-Cavacco I rescued 2 kittens from a barn they were demolishing..never had cats before but boy are they awesome! almost 12 years now! Heather Jones I rescued my double pawed cat George from a neighbor who never fed him and allowed her wild elementary aged kids put him in pillow cases and swing him around and throw it. Has him for about 3 years now. Plymouth Patch I got my Penelope after my former neighbors threw her out of the house after she had kittens. It took weeks to catch her. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The MSPCA offers some common sense rules to help avoid tragedy with your pets.
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Friday, January 25
With temperatures below zero overnight and the cold expected to continue early this week, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Editor's note: This information was provided by the MSPCA. Have any other tips for keeping your pet safe and comfy in the cold weather? Let us know in the comments.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Massachusetts comes in 50th in pet ownership.
Saturday, January 19
Submitted by the AVMA The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that Massachusetts ranks 50th out of 50 for pet ownership with 50.4 percent of households owning a pet. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, Massachusetts again made the bottom 10 list of pet owners, ranking 47th with 50.7 percent of households owning a pet. Massachusetts also ranked in the bottom 10 for dog ownership in 2011 with the lowest dog ownership of any U.S. state. The survey is conducted by the AVMA every five years and always includes a breakdown of pet ownership by state. The most recent survey, conducted in 2012 but based on December 31, …
Friday, August 17, 2012
This 10-year-old coonhound named Buddy has spent most of his life outside, now he'd like a comfy couch to sleep on.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
According to the Friends of the Plymouth Pound, Buddy was left out in a fenced in yard for 10 years until the family divorced and neither party wanted him. How sad is that? Needs a loving home to retire and to spend his last few years. He is being fostered at Doggie Fun and Fitness in Kingston. He is doing wonderful here with all the staff, kids and dogs and welcome back any time. Included with his adoption is a free walking lesson, unlimited day care, boarding and grooming, until his last day. He is a wonderful sweet dog that deserves better than what he’s had so far. Anyone interested in helping out the guy, please fill out an application at www.friendsplymouthpound.org
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Buddy is a little gray, but he's got a lot of life.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
So I'm a little gray....we are all going to be someday!! Buddy was adopted as a puppy through Friends of the Plymouth Pound. His family has gone through a divorce recently which left Buddy homeless again. He has been fostered by a long time FPP friend and supporter but needs to find a place to call home. FPP is thankful to Laurie Wagner at Doggie Fun & Fitness in Kingston who has offered to foster Buddy for awhile. Due to his age FPP will do a complete health profile on him to insure that he has lots of life left to give a new family. GO BUDDY! To learn how to adopt an FPP pet, go to the Friends of the Plymouth Pound's website and click "Adopt a Pet," or check out the pets available at FPP's location at the Independence Mall in Kingston.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
A gray and white cat was found near Plimoth Plantation last week.
A gray and brown adult tabby cat was found near Warren Avenue last week. The cat is short-haired, around 8 and 10 pounds has a white neck and paws, and green eyes. Its front paws are declawed. It is very friendly. If you are the owner contact David Tanner at 617-201-8749 or 508-746-1622 ext. 8233.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Put the dog on a leash and the cat in his cage and head to Nelson Park, Friday, for Congregation Beth Jacob's annual Shabbat on the Beach and the Blessing of the Animals.
Congregation Beth Jacob welcomes regulars, visitors and special guests to the fifth annual Blessing of the Animals Friday, July 20, at Nelson Park in Plymouth. Take your well-behaved special friends, pets, animals or just photos. Enjoy a family picnic beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a Shabbat Service at 7 and the Blessing of the Animals and Festive Oneg Shabbat (dessert). For the past four summers, Rabbi Lawrence Silverman has blessed cats, dogs, hamsters, goldfish and even a gecko (as well as their owners). All are welcome to be part of this meaningful experience. All animals must be secured by leash or in a cage and should be friendly. If you can’t take your stallion to the beach, take a picture of him and that will suffice. In case of …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Dr. Ann Thompson has 20 years of experience in small animal medicine with specialties in feline disease and geriatric care.
Manomet Animal Hospital, specialists in personal, quality care for pets and their families, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ann Thompson to their staff. Dr. Thompson has 20 years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery with special interest in feline diseases and geriatric care. She also has experience in small mammals, rabbits and rodents. Dr. Thompson’s popular Plymouth mobile practice will unite with Manomet Animal Hospital’s veterinary services, offering the most comprehensive services in the Plymouth area. Dr. Thompson began her veterinary career after teaching high school chemistry and biology in New Jersey for 15 years. She received her BA from New Jersey State University, an MS in Biochemistry from Rutgers …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Board of Health will sponsor a rabies vaccine clinic for the pets of Plymouth residents April 7.
The Plymouth Board of Health will be sponsoring a rabies vaccine clinic for pets of area residents. Owners are required to have all cats and dogs over the age of six months vaccinated. Dr. Cloutman of the Manomet Animal Hospital will be the attending physician. The clinic will be held at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the corner of Herring Pond and Long Pond roads in South Plymouth, from noon to 2 p.m., April 7. The cost is $10 per animal. Take any prior year rabies certifications to see if your pet qualifies for a three-year vaccine. All animals must be restrained by a leash or contained in a carrier. If you have any questions regarding the rabies clinic please call the Health Department at 508-747-1620, etx. 118.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Healthy Appetites held a shopping day for Friends of the Plymouth Pound Wednesday.
Healthy Appetites raised $500 for the Friends of the Plymouth Pound during its second annual Shopping Day Wednesday. "Thank-you to EVERYONE who came out and supported our event....we were able to raise $500 for FPP," Healthy Appetites owner Ilene Hills said.