Category Archives: Animal Rescue

Seconds From Death

Written by: Becky Tegze, Executive Director  The right place. The right time. The right vet (thank you Dr. Joe!). The end of what we can only imagine was a long, hard and painful journey.  Just like Sacagawea endured many hardships … Continue reading

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Lending a Helping Paw

Written by Becky Lyn Tegze, Executive Director As rescuers, every day we encounter situations that push our limits as human beings. Some days, our hearts break, we cry as if they were our own, and we rescue. Other days, our … Continue reading

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Joey One Year Later

We are celebrating the one-year anniversary of a special soul that came into our lives at Pets Alive under very challenging circumstances. In the world of rescue, our entire day can change in an instant by one phone call. That … Continue reading

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Diamonds in the Rough

Written by Becky Lyn Tegze, Acting Executive Director Diamonds in the Rough:  One having exceptional qualities or potential but lacking refinement or polish.  Oatmeal, Simone, Willow, Sandy, Mamma Bright Eyes, Fuzzball, Almond, Abby, Isis, Sandy and Elektra are just that:  … Continue reading

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1,825 Days and Nights

1,825 days and nights — with no shelter, nothing soft to rest his head on, nothing to keep him warm on bitter cold nights, nothing to keep him dry in the pouring and driving rain, nothing to shade him from … Continue reading

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Broken in Body But Not in Spirit

Written by Becky Lyn Tegze, Acting Executive Director You’re like an angel too good to be true, but after all, I love you, I do, Angel Baby, my Angel Baby…  And just like the song Angel Baby by Rosie and … Continue reading

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Abuse Knows No Boundaries

Written by: Cindy O’Brien, Farm Manager It seems like our work never stops. So many animals need our help. Pets Alive is one of the oldest no kill animal sanctuaries in New York State. What this has meant for many … Continue reading

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Broken Hearts Healed by the Love of A Dog

Written by: Sue Bagley, Dog Adoption Coordinator Some days your heart feels broken, your spirit crushed and your faith in the world lost. But the company of a dog will repair and restore you – every time. With the daily … Continue reading

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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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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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