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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic at the Pembroke Highway Department

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Thursday April 3, 2014 from 4pm until 7pm at the Pembroke Highway Department located on the NE corner of Route 77 and Route 5; at 1145 Main Road (Route 5), Pembroke, NY. Vaccination will be offered to dogs, cats and ferrets. There is no charge for the residents of Genesee County; out of county pet owners will be asked for a $5.00 donation. Please bring your pets with proper restraints; on leashes, in cages etc. Be prepared to supply pet owner information; name, address, telephone contact info, etc. There is no need to display any licensing information! Pets must be at least 3 months old to be effectively immunized. This is a free service offered by the Genesee County Health Department 585-344-2580.

Event Date and Time

April 3, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Dog Walking/training

post by Colin Ottman in dogs

Company Name

Colin's K-9 Companion

Job Type

Full-Time
Part-Time


Do you have problems with you four-legged friend? Well, come see me no dog is too big or too small for me to handle. I will train your dog while I am walking your dog. I will take your dog for a nice long walk, about 45min to an hour. I grew up with dogs and I am great with dogs, I have 12 years experience. So if you want me to walk your dog or dogs please call me at 585-297-3141 or email me at cottman@liberty.edu I have GOOD references.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                               

                                                                                                         

                                                             

                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

GENESEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL OFFER AN ANTI-RABIES CLINIC FOR PETS.

post by David Whitcroft in cats, dogs, ferrets, free shots, GCHD, pembroke highway, Rabies Clinic

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 4pm til 7pm at the Pembroke Highway Garage located at 1145 Main Road; the NE corner of Route 77 and Route 5, in the Town of Pembroke. Vaccination will be offered to dogs, cats and ferrets. There is no charge for the residents of Genesee County, out of county pet owners will be asked for a $5.00 donation. Please bring your pets with the proper restraints; on leashes, in cages etc. Be prepared to supply pet owner information; name, address, telephone contact info, etc. There is no need to display any licensing information! Pets must be at least 3 months old to be effectively immunized. This is a free service offered by the Genesee County Health Department 344-2580.

Event Date and Time

April 18, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Westminster is 'All That Jazz' and more for English Setter from Batavia

post by Howard Owens in animals, batavia, dogs, Joanne Mistler, pets

Jazzy won over a lot of hearts in New York City last week, but she made Joanne Mistler's heart soar when a Westminster Kennel Club judge named her one of two finalists among 25 English Setters invited to the competition this year.

It was a male English Setter that won best of breed, but 3-year-old "GCH Birdhavens and All That Jazz" (Jazzy's full name) was named "Best of Breed/Opposite Sex."

Just getting invited to Westminster to show Jazzy was a big honor, Mistler said, but to come home with a ribbon from America's most prestigious dog show is the thrill of a lifetime.

"She just showed beautifully, and she loves to show," Mistler said.

A few years ago, Westminster became an invitation-only show. A dog must score enough points in accredited competitions to get on the short list of dogs who can enter the ring. Mistler took Jazzy to more than a dozen shows in the past 18 months. She won her first major in Chicago, which helped her get into Westminster.

Jazzy was part of the Sporting Group. (Groups are what you see on TV, not the breed competitions.) The male that won English Setters advanced to the group, and from the four groups, Westminster judges picked Best in Show. This year, Best in Show was Banana Joe, an affenpinscher.

For owners who show dogs, getting to Westminster isn't cheap, and the payoff ... well, unless you get Best of Breed at Westminster followed by some endorsement deals, there isn't much money to be made from dog shows.

"People say, how much do you get? How much money do you get," Mistler said. "I say, you get a ribbon, that’s it. But this ribbon -- this is prestige."

Mistler started showing setters in dog shows in the 1970s.

She and her husband bought a setter when her twins were 2 years old, and one day she was walking down a New York street and a member of the Staten Island Kennel Club asked her if she ever showed her dog.

She hadn't. He said the club was having a "fun show," and she should enter.

She did, and her dog won.

"Of course, I was hooked," Mistler said.

Her son, local businessman Ken Mistler, said he went to a lot of dog shows growing up.

In the days before Westminster was invitation-only, Joanne Mistler did manage to enter the competition -- entries would open at noon and be closed (sold out, essentially) by 12:30 -- so getting an invitation this year was itself something special.

There were 2,800 dogs in this year's competition, with 25 English Setters, and of those 25, nine were females.

Owners showing dogs must be there by 9 a.m. and stay until 3 p.m., Mistler said. The public walks through the show freely, meeting all the dogs, talking to owners and learning about different breeds.

"It's a long day for exhibitors, but it's prestigious just to be there," Mistler said. "(Jazzy) had her picture taken a thousand times and was petted by a million people."

Next up for Jazzy is becoming a mother. Mistler said she will go into heat next month.

She already has a prospective mate.

A lot goes into picking a mate for a show dog, Mistler said. Show dogs are judged against a set of standards for the breed, and every show dog has some standard that gets just a little off.

"No dog is perfect," Mistler said. "If she has a tail set too low, you look for a male with an even tail. If she is not deep-chested, you look for a male with a deep chest. You try to offset it."

The owner of the prospective mate loves Jazzy's temperament and the way she showed, Mistler said.

Typically, a pure-breed setter puppy sells for about $1,000. The red ribbon might make Jazzy's puppies a little more valuable.

From the time of Mistler's first show dog until Jazzy's predecessor (a female that wouldn't breed), Mistler always kept a puppy from the litter. With Jazzy's litter, Mistler hopes to resume the line of dogs she's bred.

Picking that puppy is as much art as it is science. At about six weeks, you see bone structure and whether the animal will be well-proportioned.

If your puppy shows, great. If one of the other puppies shows, even better.

"You hope that one of these puppies will be shown," Mistler said. "It’s every breeders dream. The chances are, if you get one to go to show out of a litter, that’s wonderful. That’s what everybody’s dream is, to have the dog that you can say, ‘Joanne bred that dog. That’s one of Joanne’s breeds.’ ”

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

Friends open businesses in shared downtown Batavia space

Amy Worthington and Stacy Mullett celebrated the opening of their respective businesses, "Amy's Fluffy Friends" and "Phoenix Creatives," on Saturday.

Pictured are Katie Chapell-Vaught -- proprietor of "Athena's Bakery," which specializes in dog treats that are sold at "Amy's Fluffy Friends" -- Worthington (holding Clifford) and Mullett at the grand opening. It was held at the two businesses' shared space at 238 Ellicott St. in Batavia. 

"Amy's Fluffy Friends" offers grooming services for canines of all sizes, including (but not limited to) baths with massage, premium shampoos and conditioners, brushing, nail trimming, hair removal and sanitary trim, as well as skunk and flea treatment.

Worthington carries a variety of shampoos, including kinds that are designed for dogs with sensitive skin. She is open to customers bringing in their own shampoos if they prefer to do so.

In honor of the opening, she will offer free nail trimming for the first month.

"Phoenix Creatives," meanwhile, features custom printing, art, beaded jewelry, painted glass and secondhand items.

Mullett is offering 50-percent off of custom printing orders and "U-Pick" T-shirt designs for the first month.

Worthington and Mullett were friends and coworkers well before they decided to share business space.

"(Then one day) we said, 'We should go into business together,' " Worthington said. "It was almost like a joke. But then the thought stuck in our heads. It was a good idea."

"Amy's Fluffy Friends" is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (Worthington said she will stay until 5 p.m. if need be) and on Saturdays by appointment only. For more information, call 300-8765.

Hours of operation for "Phoenix Creatives" are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon until 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 298-2045.

Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Genesee County Health Department is Offering an Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic

post by David Whitcroft in cats, clinic, dogs, free, Le Roy, rabies

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 4pm til 7pm at the Le Roy Village Highway Garage located at 58 North Street in the Village of Le Roy. Vaccination will be offered to dogs, cats and ferrets. There is no charge for the residents of Genesee County, out of county pet owners will be asked for a $5.00 donation. Please bring your pets with the proper restraints; on leashes, in cages etc. Be prepared to supply pet owner information; name, address, telephone contact info, etc. There is no need to display any licensing information! Pets must be at least 3 months old to be effectively immunized. This is a free service offered by the Genesee County Health Department 344-2580.

Event Date and Time

October 18, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic April 12

post by David Whitcroft in cats, dogs, free, immunizations, rabies

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Thursday April 12, 2012 from 4pm til 7pm at the Pembroke Highway Department located at 1145 Main Road (Route 5) in the Town of Pembroke. Vaccination will be offered to dogs, cats and ferrets. There is no charge for the residents of Genesee County, out of county pet owners will be asked for a $5.00 donation. Please bring your pets with the proper restraints; on leashes, in cages etc. Be prepared to supply pet owner information; name, address, telephone contact info, etc. There is no need to display any licensing information! Pets must be at least 3 months old to be effectively immunized. This is a free service offered by the Genesee County Health Department 344-2580.

Event Date and Time

April 12, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Help Volunteers for Animals Win the Shelter+ Challenge - VOTE!


 

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This information. and much more, can be found at The Animal Rescue Site.

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To vote for Volunteers for Animals, please click HERE!


 

Hi!  I'm writing to tell you about The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2012 - together with Petfinder.  The Animal Rescue Site is awarding $300,000 in grants to eligible Petfinder.com member rescue organizations to help animals.  The grand prize in each voting round is a $5,000 grant, and there are many other prizes!  Visit The Animal Rescue Site to vote every day and learn more.  You don't have to register, and voting is FREE!  Support your favorite shelter and vote today! 

How long is the Challenge, and how can we increase our chances?
This voting round begins on January 9, 2012, and ends at midnight (PT) on March 18, 2012. There will be other voting rounds throughout the year - more chances for your organization to win! The more friends you can rally to vote for your favorite rescue organization, the better its chances of winning. Every vote, every day counts - shelters can pull ahead even during the last few days with enough support. Get people involved! Your favorite rescue organization is counting on you!

What kind of grant could my shelter win?
Seventy (70) grants will be awarded for a total of $75,000 to eligible Petfinder.com members during the very first voting round of the 2012 Challenge. The grand prize will go to the eligible Petfinder.com organization with the highest accumulative votes for the duration of the Challenge as specified in the rules.

The Prizes Are:
Grand Prize:  One $5,000 grant!
Dark Horse Grand Prize:  One $2,000 grant!
Dark Horse Runners Up:  Five $1,000 grants.
State Winners:  Fifty-one $1,000 state grants
  (50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.)
Canadian Winners:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
International Winner:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
Weekly Winners:  Ten $1,000 grants will be awarded, one for each week of this voting round of the Shelter+ Challenge.

Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Author Jeff Schettler visits Present Tense

post by Daniel Crofts in batavia, dogs, events, Present Tense, reading

Jeff Schettler, author of "Red Dog Rising," will be at Present Tense, at 101 Washington Ave. in Batavia, from 5 until 6 p.m. on Friday, July 9.

Schettler's presentation will include a slide show of K9 training as well as a trained K9 on site.

For more information, contact Present Tense at 815-7640, or e-mail info@presenttensebooks.com.

Event Date and Time

July 9, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Woman gets bit by dog after allegedly starting fight in neighbor's yard

post by Howard Owens in animals, batavia, crime, dogs, East Main Street

"Scruffy" just did what his breed is wont to do when a person in his care is assaulted -- he attacked the aggressor.

An East Main Street woman was sent to UMMC around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, after she allegedly went onto a neighbor's property and started fighting with a woman who was staying there.

Her leg was reportedly bitten pretty badly.

The woman whom "Scruffy" was reportedly protecting also suffered a dog bite, probably accidentally, when she tried pulling "Scruffy" off the other woman. She was also transported to UMMC.

When the incident started, "Scruffy" was quietly sitting on his own porch at 516 E. Main St., doing what he normally does -- just watching -- when the fight started. He jumped off the porch and attacked the woman who had allegedly come onto his property.

"Scruffy," if that's his real name, Sgt. John Peck wasn't 100 percent sure, is part pit bull.

Neither "Scruffy" nor his owner face any chargers since "Scruffy" did not leave his owner's property and didn't break any laws.

Peck said neighbors were familiar with the dog and described him as normally very friendly. The dog has no prior history of attacks or aggression. Peck said "Scruffy" was friendly with him when he approached.

Whether either of the women will be charged with any crime is unknown, Sgt. Peck said. The case is still open.

Peck said the women had been taunting each other recently, which seemed to precipate the alleged altercation last night.

The police are not releasing any names until and unless actual charges are filed.

(This is a follow up to this initial report.)

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