Meet greyhounds Saturday at York Galleria

Personalized Greyhounds Inc. adopters and greyhounds will be greeting families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the York Galleria.

Adopters will be available to answer questions about living with retired racers and how to adopt greyhounds as pets. Greyhounds will be on hand for wags and kisses.

For additional information, visit www.pgreys.org, check Facebook (Personalized Greyhounds, Inc.) or call 717-243-5121.

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Mastiff/Great Dane mix seen near Suburban Park Apartments

A reader has contacted YDR to say that a mastiff/Great Dane mix has been seen wandering near Suburban Park apartments off Carnegie/Eastern Boulevard in East York. If you know anyone who is missing a dog fitting that description, please let them know to check in that area.

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Dog lost from Animal Rescue after tree falls on fence

lost-oakleyA tree fell in all the wind and rain, knocking down part of the fence at Animal Rescue of New Freedom. One of the rescue’s dogs, Oakley, got out of the yard and has been missing for a couple days. Rescue workers said although Oakley is very sweet, he’s easily spooked so it’s best not to chase him or try to call him to you because he’ll run away. Instead, they’re asking that you call them at 717-993-3232 or 717-819-8751.

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Friendly cat found Saturday (Sept. 19) in Red Lion

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found-tabbyRedLion2This light brown tabby cat was found Saturday night (Sept. 19) in an alley in Red Lion. Hannah, who found the cat, took her to a veterinarian, where she was tested for feline leukemia and FIV (she doesn’t have either). She also received distemper and rabies vaccinations and was dewormed. (No worms were seen, it was a precautionary measure.) She is believed to be 5 months old and weighs 6 lbs. She has not been spayed.

Hannah writes, “She is seriously the most snuggly and docile cat I have come across. I wish I could keep her, but I already have two cats.”

If you’re missing this cat, or if you’d like to adopt her, contact Hannah at hbeard218@gmail.com or 717-968-4307.

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Animal Rescue Inc.’s Dogs’ Day in the Park is Saturday (Sept. 12)

ddiplogo-401x425 Looking for something fun to do with your dog? Check out Animal Rescue Inc.’s Dogs’ Day in the Park this Saturday, Sept. 12, at Marge Goodfellow Park in New Freedom, PA.

The event will include a Mutt Strut in the morning, followed by a day of fun and games, vendors, rescues and demonstrations.
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Today (Aug. 26) is National Dog Day!

photo (1) According to the recent “Milo’s Kitchen Dog Happy Survey” — a national survey of 3,000 U.S. dog parents by the Milo’s Kitchen dog treat brand — our four-legged friends enrich our lives in surprising ways that we often don’t fully appreciate:

A BETTER LIFE

  • 86 percent of dog parents say their dog “comforts me immeasurably”
  • 71 percent say their dog “reminds me to seek out more joy in life”
  • 64 percent say their dog “makes me look forward to going home more than anything else”
  • 63 percent say their dog “makes me much more patient and responsible”

So, it’s no surprise that 73 percent of dog parents buy their dog a special gift (especially dog treats) at least once per month.

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UPDATE: Peachie and her kittens are in foster care; other cats still need help

See also: Husband loses battle with cancer, wife must find homes for cats

Lynette Bortner Deamer’s cat, Peachie, and her five kittens have been moved into foster care and are safe. And someone has offered to adopt Ginger, the orange cat. But there are still at least 14 cats left at the house that need to be out of there ASAP.

Can anyone help these sweet kitties? Although they’re living outside now, they are familiar with living indoors and can use a litter box. Some might be a bit shy at first, but are friendly.

If anyone can help, contact Lynette at 717-315-8105 or dulcimergirl1012@gmail.com ASAP — they don’t have much time left.

Here are a few of the remaining cats that still need someone to help them:

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Husband loses battle with cancer, wife must find homes for cats

Peachie and her five kittens must be out of the building they're living in by Aug. 21. Peachie is about a year and a half old and not yet spayed.

Peachie and her five kittens must be out of the building they’re living in by Aug. 21. Peachie is about a year and a half old and not yet spayed.

Lynette Bortner Deamer, whose husband passed away after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, has found herself in a tough spot. She can no longer stay in the York Haven home they shared, and must move by Aug. 26, which means she must now find homes or foster homes for 15 cats and 5 kittens.

Because Lynette and her almost-8-year-old daughter are moving in with a friend in a place that requires a lengthy quarantine period for cats, they cannot even take their favorite cats along. The expense would be too great, and she fears the travel and quarantine period would be too hard on the cats.
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Meet some greyhounds Saturday (Aug. 15) at York Galleria

ROSE HAYES -- YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS Kimbrel, a fawn-colored greyhound, was one of six greyhounds flown from Florida to the Lancaster, PA, area in 2013. He was being fostered by Personalized Greyhounds Inc. until ready for adoption.

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Kimbrel, a fawn-colored greyhound, was one of six greyhounds flown from Florida to the Lancaster, PA, area in 2013. He was being fostered by Personalized Greyhounds Inc. until ready for adoption.

Personalized Greyhounds Inc. adopters and greyhounds will be greeting families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the York Galleria, located off the Mount Zion Road exit of Route 30 in Springettsbury Township (York, PA).

Adopters will be available to answer questions about living with retired racers and how to adopt greyhounds as pets. Greyhounds, including several that are available for adoption, will be on hand for wags and kisses.

For additional information, visit www.pgreys.org, check out Personalized Greyhounds In. on Facebook or call 717-243-5121.

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Update: All of Laurie Kuykendall’s cats have been adopted, thanks to all who helped

Editor’s note: I must apologize for taking so long to write this blog post. It’s been more than two months since Laurie Kuykendall and her friend Barb were murdered by Laurie’s estranged husband, Martin Kepner, and I had meant to keep readers updated a bit more regularly. But things got a little crazy at my house with the addition of all those cats, plus my Maine coon cat, Yukon, lost his battle with cancer after his spindle-cell carcinoma returned with a vengeance. Things have settled back into more of a routine at my house now, so here goes…

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