Author Archives: Audrey Lodato

The Mysterious Tail of Lefty the Puppy

When anything can happen, and anything often does happen here at Pets Alive, you get used to some weird things. Staff finding injured hawks on their way to work, for example. Or the week that for seven days in a … Continue reading

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Audrey’s August Update

Hi there! It’s been several months since my last update, and what a wonderful few months they have been. We’ve got so much going on here in Middletown that I hardly know where to begin, so I’ll start with the … Continue reading

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Partnering to Save Lives – Rescuing Joey

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director Pets Alive Middletown We’re always happy when someone from local law enforcement calls and asks us for help because it shows that they are serious about protecting animals. They don’t HAVE to call, but when … Continue reading

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Animals Rescued from Minisink are Ready for New Homes

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director Pets Alive Middletown The animals from the hoarding situation in Minisink have been through hell, but there’s some good news. We’re done with the sickness and the worry. We’re getting to the end of the … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Lifetime Commitment to Andrea

Andrea came to us with her three siblings from an overcrowded municipal shelter in Georgia, where they would have been killed for lack of space. Pets Alive made a commitment to rescue them, and soon these four adorable, roly-poly puppies … Continue reading

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A Week Into a Long Journey of Healing

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director, Pets Alive It’s been a week since we got the call from Deputy Sheriff Vincent Iannuzi alerting us to an urgent hoarding situation in Minisink. A week since we responded immediately to that call and … Continue reading

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The Depths of Depravity

Collectively, we’ve got decades of experience in rescue at Pets Alive – we’re pretty thick skinned. It takes a lot to rattle us. We’ve unfortunately dealt with debilitating neglect and circumstances horrible beyond measure for companion animals. We’d thought we’d … Continue reading

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Was Justice Served for Soligen and Count?

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director at Pets Alive Middletown Johanna Kloer, the woman who starved her horses, had her sentencing hearing on Thursday, May 7, in Blooming Grove court. Was justice served? We don’t think so. In court on Thursday, we … Continue reading

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Providing A Life Worth Living

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director at Pets Alive Middletown The definition of sanctuary is “A place where someone is protected or given shelter.”  We take the fact that we are a sanctuary very seriously. Although it would be wonderful if … Continue reading

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