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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Right Time to Adopt
Monday, March 23, 2015
Here’s a tale of two friends who contacted me for dog adoption advice. One said, “I want a second dog and don’t care about the breed, size (not tiny or huge), male or female, or age, though I don’t want a really old dog ...

Reptile Show
Monday, March 16, 2015
When I’m giving tours of our Center for Compassion, I start with dogs and our indoor dog park on the first floor. Lots of oohs and ahhs. Then, I move up to the third floor, where we house cats and kittens. More of the same reaction.  ...

Humane Tips
Monday, March 09, 2015
I’m stealing this week, but also giving you several tips when you may have expected just one so there’s that.  These nuggets were written by our talented Humane Educator. Among other things, she coordinates ...

Monday, March 02, 2015
We’re now eight weeks into the year, which is enough time for people to have started New Year’s resolutions, struggled, rationalized and ditched them! Even if we’ve left our diets behind in a Wendy’s parking lot, ...

Escape Artists
Monday, February 23, 2015
My wife came home the other day to find our dog, Murray, sitting in the driveway!  First, it was a rare day that he wasn’t with me at work.  He had the day “off” and spent part of it in the yard. She quickly saw that he ...

Train All Day
Monday, February 16, 2015
Is it better to train a new dog or puppy all day long, or more advantageous to focus on training during specific training times and give long breaks?  The answer lies somewhere in the middle, with a...

Monday, February 09, 2015
If you read this column regularly, if you’ve volunteered with an animal shelter or if you’ve ever adopted a cat from a rescue group or humane society, you’ve undoubtedly had this message – or one like it --...

Baby Birds
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Within weeks, residents will begin seeing grounded baby birds and they’ll wonder if they should leave them alone, place them back in the nest or take them somewhere for help.  This may come as a surprise, but quite often, ...

Rodents Chewing Wires
Monday, January 19, 2015
Last Wednesday, the dreaded “check engine” light flashed on my dashboard. A few hours after a trip to my local auto shop, a technician called with the diagnostic results: ...

Kitty Litter Boxes
Monday, January 12, 2015
This week, six tips for the price of one, and they are all related to your cat’s litter box. These same tips are packaged as a set and featured among interactive displays inside our Humane House, a walk-in, ...

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