Author Archives: Becky Tegze

An Unthinkable 7O Million

Seventy million. Let that number sink in. That is the number of community cats animal welfare experts estimate live in the United States alone. Seventy million living, breathing, and thriving cats in our urban, suburban, and rural communities, with an … Continue reading

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Saving Lives – Working Together

“I hate to do this, but I have an urgent dog for you to consider…” is how the email started. “She’s around eight years old and has spent her entire life on a chain. The girls and officers at the … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

Let me introduce myself. My name is Fancy Fajita, but all my friends here at Pets Alive call me Fancy! They always tell me what a good girl I am. I know how to sit, take treats gently and walk … Continue reading

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Ms Paws needs a Christmas Miracle!

She weighs just 3 pounds; she is dehydrated, she is anorexic, and she is only five weeks old! Instead of being a playful, active, “getting into trouble,” happy puppy, she is fighting for her life. And we are fighting for … Continue reading

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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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