Author Archives: Becky Tegze

Lola’s Story

Today we tell Lola’s story. A story of isolation. A story of neglect. A story of cruelty. After a lengthy investigation by the Hudson Valley SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division, Lola has finally been liberated. Our Pets Alive team met … Continue reading

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Left to Die

An “island” in the middle of a black dirt farm, with no grass for grazing, no water to drink except for what fell from the sky, some trees for shade, but electric fencing was holding them prisoners just inches from … Continue reading

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Help Us Heal A Broken Heart

As a nation and as a state, we mourn the loss of thousands to the horrible beast called COVID19. This past week, the sorrow came home to Pets Alive. Eight years ago, a sweet gentleman by the name of Charles … Continue reading

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Frontline Heroes

Thank you to the Doctors. Thank you to the Nurses. Thank you to the EMTs. Thank you to the Police. Thank you to the Firemen. Thank you to the Paramedics. Thank you to the Medical Housekeeping Staff. Thank you to … Continue reading

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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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