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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Support the Animal Protection Caucus

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We received an email the other day that we thought you might be interested in.

The ASPCA is conducting a campaign to persuade more members of the US House of Representatives to join the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. This caucus is a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives who are interested in promoting and advancing commonsense, humane animal welfare laws.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Help Support Legislation For Animals

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The 2015 New York legislative session is over and you will remember that we nagged you a fair amount to do your part to support legislation to help animals. As always, not much of it passed, but the good news is that Senator Terrence Murphy, a Republican from the 40th Senate District (parts of Putnam and Westchester counties) is already starting to garner support for legislation that he has pending in the 2016 legislative session coming up in January.

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – Here’s Something Interesting

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Something interesting. The ASPCA just announced a new collaboration with the New York City Police Foundation’s Crime Stoppers program. As a result of this initiative, people in New York City can now easily provide anonymous tips about suspected animal cruelty crimes in the city’s five boroughs. Crime Stoppers even offers rewards of up to $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest and indictment.

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – ‘Pushing Kittens Out The Door’

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I am thinking about adopting a kitten, as my 18-year-old “Bumpkus” passed away last winter and there is a huge hole in my house that used to be filled with purrs (and fur). I just read that the Oswego County Humane Society is running a “Special” on kitten adoptions – you can adopt two kittens for $100 instead of the usual $200 that it would cost for the adoption fees. But do you think it is a good idea to adopt two kittens at once? Or is the Humane Society just trying to push kittens out the door with this special?

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Buddy and Porky Pet Health – Keeping Dogs Safe This Summer

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It’s getting into the dog days of summer. We know our readers would never leave their dog(s) in a car because they are aware of the dangers of overheating and death. They know that cracking the windows does not prevent deadly heat buildup inside a car and that even on a relatively mild 70 degree day, the inside of a car will quickly reach 90 degrees. But do you know what to do if you see someone else’s dog alone in a car on a hot day?

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Porky and Buddy Pet Health – You Can Help Protect Animals

No kidding around this week. This is serious and we need your help. The New York State Senate just passed a bill sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy intended to prevent those who abuse animals from committing similar acts in the future. “Animal cruelty is a key indicator of future violence toward human victims, and yet under current law repeat offenders only face misdemeanor charges,” Murphy said.

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August 2015 – A Tad Warmer, Drier Than Normal

August 2015 was warm, but not as warm as Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service, suspected. The average temperature for last month was 69.6 degrees. That’s just 0.2-degree above average. Total precipitation for the month came in at 0.91-inch below average.

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Ritchie Secures $100,000 For School Music, Band Programs

As students head back to school, State Senator Patty Ritchie is announcing $100,000 in special funding she has secured to help support music and band programs in districts throughout Central and Northern New York.

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Ivan Adelbert Mosher

Ivan Adelbert Mosher was born in Oswego Hospital on Sept. 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

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Cruz Interns With Chirello Advertising

Kristell M. Cruz, a senior Public Relations major at SUNY Oswego, has joined Chirello Advertising this fall as an intern, it was announced by Steve Chirello, owner.

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New State Health Department Regulations Require all Facilities with AC Cooling Towers to Register

The Oswego County Health Department announced today that new regulations affecting air conditioner cooling towers and recirculated water systems have been adopted by the NYS Department of Health. The new regulations are intended to protect the public’s health by preventing community outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease similar to the outbreak which recently occurred in New York City.

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