Category Archives: Animals

York Area Regional Police thank donors for K-9 contributions

Sgt. Jeff Dunbar with York Area Regional Police sent me a list of donors who contributed to the more than $20,000 needed to obtain and train the department’s new K-9, Vilko. You can read the story about Vilko’s recent introduction … Continue reading

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Horse show to aid domestic violence programs with York YWCA

The third annual Ride To Survive for domestic violence awareness is set for Sept. 7 in Maryland and will benefit the York YWCA, according to a news release. High Ridge Farm in Manchester, Md. will host the event to raise money … Continue reading

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York County Missing Child Task Force to host 5K

The York County Missing Child Task Force will host a 5k run, 1 mile walk and kids’ fun run Sept. 21 to help raise funds for the team and cover expenses for Lt. Lou, the tracking hound for the task … Continue reading

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Saturday event raises funds for new York Area Regional Police K-9

After nearly seven years on the police force, Brando is retiring. The Hungarian-born K-9 is starting to feel the daily vigorous activity his job demands, said Tiffany Ayres, hospital administrator for Patton Veterinary Hospital. The hospital hosts several community events each year and … Continue reading

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Should dog owners have been notified of shooting?

Lance Ranck’s two dogs — Zoe, a 1-year-old herding dog, and Izzy, an 8-month old black lab — were shot and killed Dec. 26 after they broke through an electric fence. The dogs ran to a nearby farm and were … Continue reading

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Newberry Township Police releases video on K-9, Tazer, in action

Newberry Township Police posted this video of its K-9 Tazer to the department’s Facebook page earlier this week. The responses were all positive for the unique work that Tazer does within the department. Tazer’s handler, Officer Chris Martinez, has worked … Continue reading

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Hunting for a bear in Delta

A bear apparently has been hanging around in Delta. Someone tweeted Thursday that it was seen on Chestnut Street. So I took a trip to the southeastern part of the county to see what was going on. I knocked on … Continue reading

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Eww! What is that bug?

So there was this bug hanging around in the conference room of our office yesterday. I snapped a picture of it with my cell phone and sent it to Timothy Abbey of the Penn State Cooperative Extension to ask him … Continue reading

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Taxidermist: Hunters were confused on the first day of firearms deer season

Some hunters showed up at Leakway’s Taxidermy in Newberry Township with their whole deer on the first day of firearms deer season, but the business wasn’t taking the whole animal. “We’re not a processor,” Jason Leakway said. “We’re just a … Continue reading

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Oh, deer: Which state is No. 1 for vehicle-deer collisions?

You might be surprised to hear that Pennsylvania is not the No. 1 state for deer and vehicle confrontations. It’s West Virginia that tops the list of states where drivers are most likely to run into a deer, according to … Continue reading

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