A flamboyant cardinal and a downy woodpecker make use of a feeder at the community gardens at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland.

An eagle by the pond in Berne.

Knox and Berne have each signed an agreement that allows Berne’s dog-control officer, Jody Jansen, to shelter dogs in Knox’s kennel while Berne renovates its own Switzkill Farm kennel. 

PerVet Petcare Wellness Center offers a range of preventive care and wellness services.

Sap House meal to feature talk on rare farm breeds

Just two weeks past his controversial appointment as Berne’s dog control officer, Jody Jansen allegedly threatened to call the police on a woman who had found a dog and was attempting to locate its owners through social media. 

Sue McDonough began her career as a New York State Trooper in 1978, specializing in animal cruelty cases. McDonough worked as a wildlife rehabilitator for 15 years and believes wild animals are better protected — in a program where rehabilitators are licensed and their facilities inspected — than domestic animals.

We urge our legislators at the state, county, and town levels to take a close look at what can and should be done to protect cats and to help the people who care for cats that have been abandoned.

Happy Cat Rescue

Marcia and Charles Scott say they don’t understand why they were arrested and that they took good care of the many cats they saved at the Happy Cat Rescue shelter they ran from their Guilderland home.

great horned owl
It costs Joyce Perry, who runs the not-for-profit Whispering Willow Wild Care, $15,000 a year for the frozen mice she feeds the disabled birds of prey that she takes into the community for educational programs. 


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