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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Help Cat Lose Weight
Monday, July 27, 2015
We have a shelter cat in our care, 8-year-old Sixer, who is quite a load!  Our guy is not only big, but also polydactyl. He has six toes on each front paw, hence the name. Sixer is on a special diet; volunteers aren’t...

Dogs in Cars
Monday, July 20, 2015
I experienced a very scary incident in the car last week: a freeway collision. Fortunately, contact was on the passenger’s side and I had no passenger there.  Murray, my side-kick who comes to work with me, was on the floorboard ...

Barking
Monday, July 13, 2015
Our 4th of July was eventful, but far from a party. We took 25 stray dogs into our care, many undoubtedly spooked by fireworks. Half were reunited with their families by closing time on July 5, which was fantastic. ...

Rats
Monday, July 06, 2015
Rats! Someone passed along a copy of The Home Mag – one of our free, local publications – and noted that the cover is all wrong. The publication for “anything and everything for your home”, features a full-color...

Grieving
Monday, June 29, 2015
My friend Doris recently lost her dog of almost 15 years. Her little dog, a PHS/SPCA “alum,” was a true companion and, naturally, left a huge empty space in Doris’s life when she passed. She visited our new adoption center a few days after putting her dog to sleep and was literally overwhelmed with conflicting feelings.  ...

Dogs Good with Cats
Monday, June 22, 2015
I’ve fielded this question (or one very similar) many times: I’ve been thinking about adopting a dog who will get along with cats, since I have one at home. When I visit your adoption center in person to see the dogs, can someone tell me...

Cat Repellants
Monday, June 15, 2015
Are neighborhood cats treating your yard like their litterbox? Their owners shouldn’t allow this, but some do and it’s annoying. What can you do?  Get a dog! We don’t have this issue in my yard, at least not since we adopted Murray! Just saying. ...

Names
Monday, June 08, 2015
Murray, my dog, was named after my maternal grandfather Murray McWilliams. I always liked the name and, well, Murray seemed like a Murray to me (and NOT a Yogi, his name at the time he was surrendered to PHS/SPCA). After a quick call for a blessing from my mom, Murray was official.  Cooper, my longtime pal before Murray,...

Skunky
Monday, June 01, 2015
Reading Curious George to my almost five-year-old son gave me inspiration for this week’s column.  In the “George Goes Camping” story, the mischievous little monkey wanders off from the campsite, gets himself lost – ...

Baby Birds
Monday, May 25, 2015
A few months ago, I predicted local residents would begin bringing perfectly healthy fledgling birds to our Wildlife Care Center. Birds who require no care!  Like clockwork, this has been happening.  We are receiving healthy...

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