Author Archives: Becky Tegze

Thank you!

THANK YOU! The 48 stray dogs from Orange and Sullivan Counties we helped in 2018 say THANK YOU. The 219 stray cats rescued from our local streets say THANK YOU. The 159 community cats who were spayed, neutered and vaccinated … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa, Hard to believe 2018 is coming to an end. So many wonderful things have happened since I wrote you last year. Ms. Becky tells me that over 500 of our friends here at Pets Alive have found loving … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Leon

1,698 days. That’s how long Leon has been waiting for just the right family to come along and make him their very own. This sweet, big boy was found wandering in the backyard of two of our volunteers.They knew right … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Laura

Not every dog who comes to Pets Alive is socialized and ready for adoption. We also take in very shy animals who have had little or no human contact. That’s the backstory of Laura, part of a litter of 8 … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Kalamazoo

A stray pig! We kid you not. Our loveable, big boy Kalamazoo somehow found himself wandering the streets of the Bronx! New York’s finest knew right away that this adorable stray needed to get out of the big city and … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Hercules

Hercules – a Roman hero and god known for his strength and many adventures! Our Hercules was found running on the streets of Middletown, NY over a year ago. We will never really know what adventures Hercules had before finding safety at … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Paris

Three months old, scared, cold, unsure of the world and surviving on the streets of Middletown, NY. That was Paris four years ago before she found her way to Pets Alive. Paris slowly started to grow and feel more comfortable … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Valentina

  February 2017. A lonely dog wandering alongside a road in Sullivan County on a cold and snowy afternoon. Every rib protruding, her backbone showing, small wounds on her face. And yet, a will to live in her eyes and hope … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Mr. Meowgi

Like most strays, Mr. Meowgi’s life before Pets Alive was a rough one. All we can hope is that, with our unconditional love, he has long forgotten his sad past. Two years ago, our local Wallkill animal control officer brought … Continue reading

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The Twelve Strays of Christmas – Livingston

Seen walking for days back and forth on the same road in Livingston Manor, NY. Did you get lost? Were you left behind? Did they know you’d keep searching for your family? We will never know how you ended up in a sleepy little … Continue reading

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