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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

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. ...

Monday, September 23, 2013
Are pollinators important? Without them, life as we know it would end, so yes! Hummingbirds, moths, beetles, bees, bats and butterflies are the most common of these flying critters responsible for...

Nose Rub
Monday, September 16, 2013
Years ago, my mom gave me great advice.  If you know your child has done something bad, don’t ask if they did it; this tempts them to lie.  And, some little kids can’t resist....

Donated Pet
Monday, September 09, 2013
My in-laws recently had to put their 13-year-old Chow Chow mix, Bear, to sleep.  This leaves them with one dog, Shakey, an aptly-named Chihuahua. They donated Bear’s dogloo, the hard plastic igloo-shaped doghouse, to PHS/SPCA. I took it to our Pick of the Litter secondhand store ...

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