Author Archives: Becky Tegze

Challenges – And a Ray of Sunshine

One of the headlines I saw this week was – COVID-19 has presented MAJOR Challenges to Animal Welfare. But…this is not our first crisis nor is it the first time we’ve faced serious challenges. Dealing with challenges is what we … Continue reading

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New York takes a pause, Not Us!

While the world around us is taking a pause and we adjust to what we now know is our new temporary norm, some things don’t pause. Caring for animals in need doesn’t pause. Kitten season will not pause. Keeping pets … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Pets Alive

Each day more confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being reported in the Hudson Valley and many if not all are concerned about how this will affect our community and the pets we all love. We know this is a scary … Continue reading

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A Stray’s Journey – Snowcone Part II

A little background: Snowcone is an undersocialized dog; as a result of being on the run, he has developed coping skills that depend largely on the avoidance of contact with people in order to be safe in uncertain circumstances, so … Continue reading

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Back To School: Joey’s Adventure Continues

By Joyce Washnik, Pets Alive Volunteer Since September, our beautiful Bay-colored boy, Joey, has been in training at a Middletown-based facility, where he is learning basic ground manners and groundwork, with the goal for him to become a riding horse. … Continue reading

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A Stray’s Journey

Rescue According to area neighbors, a stray had been on the run for 2 ½ – 3 years.  A good samaritan, Laura B., posted a plea for help on Facebook. Thank goodness for Buddha Dog Rescue and Recovery (BDRR) for … Continue reading

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Cruelly Dumped in Darkness of Night

Under cover of darkness, a group of 17 cats and kittens were cruelly dumped this week on Pets Alive’s property, with 11 of them crammed into one small crate. A second crate held a nursing mom and her 6-day-old kittens. … Continue reading

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URGENT: 25 cats and kittens just rescued need your help now!

Many experts will agree that the first part of recovery is admitting you have a problem.  A few days ago Pets Alive received a call just like that — a call for help! A local woman admitting she had a … Continue reading

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Heroes Wanted!

Help us heal their broken hearts. We make a promise to every animal that comes through our doors and becomes part of the Pets Alive family: You will always have a place, you will always be loved, and we will … Continue reading

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No Horsing Around — It’s Time For School!

Written by: Joyce Washnik, Pets Alive Volunteer Joey came to Pets Alive in 2015, a victim of severe neglect. Sadly, the 8-month-old horse had been living on an abandoned property by himself. Scared and malnourished, Joey was rescued and brought … Continue reading

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