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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Holiday Magic
Monday, December 23, 2013
Need the antidote to holiday madness? An hour without long lines and stressed-out shoppers? I’ve got it. You won’t need to circle the parking lot at this place, enter an ugly sweater contest or drop $20 on a lame white elephant gift.  At this place, you’ll get a touch of the holidays without being drenched by lights and music.  ...

Pets as Gifts
Monday, December 09, 2013
Adopting a pet as a gift for someone else has long been discouraged or forbidden by many humane societies and SPCAs. The fear is that the pet is more likely to be returned, like an ugly sweater, or the complete first season of Duck Dynasty. Of course, no one studied this – it was assumed. ...

Monday, November 25, 2013
Be thankful. A most appropriate tip this week. For people who are alone, the holidays can be even lonelier, so be thankful if you have a pet who makes your life and your family’s life more complete, ...

Reporting Cruelty
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I’m sure you were among the many people sickened by our recent news. In case you missed it, we issued a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a puppy essentially being torn apart by another dog or dogs....

Myth Busters
Monday, November 11, 2013
Each year, I devote a column or two to animal welfare myths. There are plenty of them, so never a shortage of material. Can you guess which breed makes our animal control officers the most anxious? ...

Pumpkin and Halloween
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Today, three days before Halloween, is perfect timing for my annual tips and treats column. If you plan to stay at home and answer the door for trick or treaters, you likely have candy around. ...

Home Grooming
Monday, October 21, 2013
There are things in life I won’t pay for if I can help it. I won't pay for someone to mow my lawn, paint a room in my house, organize my closet or wash my car. I will gladly take street parking and park blocks from

Barking Dog
Monday, October 14, 2013
Is your neighbor’s dog howling at the moon or barking through the night? We hear about this common issue from residents in every community. Most people explain they have tried ...

Flavored Dog Water
Monday, October 07, 2013
If you do the shopping for your family, you’ve seen the dozens of flavored water options available these days.  Enterprising folks who’ve seen this trend and seen figures on how much money 

Caring for Older Pets
Monday, September 30, 2013
This week, we received an 18-year-old cat surrendered by her owner. There was nothing physically or behaviorally wrong with the cat; the owner said a new roommate was allergic, so off she went. ...

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