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GWL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Go Orange in April and HELP ALL ANIMALS to PROCLAIM May is National Pet Appreciation Month!!!

Courtesy of The WARWICK ADVERTISER

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On Friday, May 1,  Suzyn Barron, President of the Warwick Valley Humane Society invited Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, members of the Greenwood Lake Police Department, Elementary School students, their teachers and principal, to pose for a photo that would help the Humane Society raise awareness for prevention of cruelty to all animals. group school elementary

Adults from left, Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society Principal Carol Bartlik  Officer Mike Dunlop and his K-9 partner Vaughn  Teachers Stephanie B. Achord,  Stephanie Achord  and Deanna Smith,  Detective Sgt. Adam Eirand,  Officer David Yates and Mayor Jesse Dwyer

 May is National Pet Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that pets bring to our lives, how we should treat them and what services are available to keep them healthy and happy.

The month begins with Be Kind to Animals Week.

On Friday, May 1, Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society, invited Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, members of the Police Department, Elementary School students, their teachers and principal, to pose for a photo that would help the Humane Society raise awareness for prevention of cruelty to all animals, wild or domestic.

A special treat for the Grade-3 children, who were selected to pose for the photo, was a visit by Greenwood Lake Police Officer Mike Dunlop and his K-9 partner, “Vaughn,” who took center stage.

In addition to posing for the photograph, all of the Greenwood Lake students and their teachers are planning a food and supply drive for the Humane Society’s animal shelter.

“We just celebrated ‘Go Orange in April,’ for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month,” said Barron, “and now we want to recognize and highlight National Pet Appreciation Month. We thank everyone who joined us today to help our shelter.”

Suspected animal cruelty or neglect can be reported to the Warwick Valley Humane Society’s confidential telephone line at 845-987-SEEN (7336) or to local law enforcement.

For additional information call 986-2473 or visit: www.wvhumane.org.

 

Courtesy of THE TIMES HERALD RECORD ” Warwick Goes ORANGE in April

Thank you to to THE TIMES HERALD RECORD
GROUP STEPSLeft from front to rear, Village of Chester Chief Graziano, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Deputy Cottone and Village of Florida Chief Coleman. Right from front to rear, Town of Chester Chief Doellinger, Town of Warwick Chief McGovern, and Town of Chester Sgt. Vitale. County Executive Steve Neuhaus is at far right and Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society is at far left of front row inside the railing.

Warwick Valley Humane Society President Suzyn Barron appeared before the Orange County Legislature and received a proclamation for April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month April 15. Assemblyman Karl Brabenec presented her with the New York State Citation of same.

Town employees and shelter staff dressed in custom-designed orange t-shirts on the steps of Warwick Town Hall for a photo, joined by law enforcement representatives from Chester, Warwick and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, as well as Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus.

“Warwick Valley Humane Society thanks all in attendance,” said Barron, “our local law enforcement representatives, Town Hall personnel and animal shelter staff for joining us in our campaign of Go Orange for Animals, with special paws of applause to Deputy Town Clerk Melissa Stevens for organizing, ordering, selling and outfitting us with the custom logo bright orange t-shirts. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts were donated to our Princess Fund for animal victims of neglect and abuse.

“Animal cruelty and neglect occurs in all social, economic and cultural denominations and is a valuable predictor of present and future violent individuals. It is a misdemeanor and/or felony crime in New York State and includes animal abandonment.

“The Warwick Valley Humane Society is committed to assisting local, county and state law enforcement agencies in the alleviation, investigation and prosecution of any and all suspected animal abuse.”

 

County officials, law enforcement agencies and Warwick Town personnel join together Protecting creatures great and small

County officials, law enforcement agencies and Warwick Town personnel join together in support of Go Orange for Animals

  • On Wednesday, April 15, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and representatives of County and local law enforcement agencies joined Town of Warwick personnel and animal shelter staff, who were all wearing orange tee shirts, to support the Warwick Valley Humane Society  campaign of Go Orange for Animals. Law Enforcement representatives in the photograph posing outside the railings:

 

 

Meg Quackenbush, Town Clerk
Kathy Gerstner, Records Clerk
Melissa Stevens, Deputy Town Clerk
Carolyn Purta, Deputy Town Clerk

WARWICK VILLAGE HALL

WARWICK — In 2006 the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), using its signature color orange, kicked off April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month.

On Wednesday, April 15, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and representatives of County and local law enforcement agencies joined Town of Warwick personnel and animal shelter staff, who were all wearing orange tee shirts, to support Go Orange for Animals.

The Warwick Valley Humane Society is committed to assisting all Law Enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of any and all suspected animal abuse.

“We thank everyone who joined us in our campaign,” said Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society. “And special paws of applause go to Deputy Town Clerk Melissa Stevens for organizing, ordering, selling and outfitting us with the custom logo bright orange tee shirts. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts were donated to our Princess Fund for animal victims of neglect and abuse.”

This month orange bows and window clings are also displayed along Main St. in the Village of Warwick. And this year New York State and Orange County as well as both the Town and Village of Warwick supported the Go Orange campaign with official proclamations.

“Animal cruelty and neglect occurs in all social, economic and cultural denominations and is a valuable predictor of present and future violent individuals,” said Barron. “We ask residents and businesses alike to join us in Go Orange for Animals by wearing an orange lapel ribbon or displaying an orange bow or awareness window cling for the rest of the month.”

Essential informationFor additional information call 986-2473 or visit: www.wvhumane.org,

Donations for the Princess Fund may be mailed to WVHS P.O. Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.

Suspected animal cruelty or neglect can be reported to the Warwick Valley Humane Society’s confidential telephone line at 845-987-SEEN (7336) or to local law enforcement.

Warwick Valley Humane Society Presented with GO ORANGE PROCLAMATION by OC EXECUTIVE NEUHAUS

 

http://www.co.orange.ny.us/content/1158/18571/19441.aspx

Warwick Valley Humane Society Presented with the GO ORANGE AWARENESS MONTH PROCLAMATION by OC EXECUTIVE NEUHAUS and THE ORANGE COUNTY LEGISLATURE – we are sincerely grateful for all the support for helping us RAISE AWARENESS TO STOP CRUELTY TO ANIMALS …

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/…/441/159/support-rockys-law/

Warwick Valley Humane Society promotes Go Orange for Animals

Campaign seeks to raise awareness about animal cruelty locally and throughout the county

 

  • Photo by Roger Gavan On Friday, April 10, Chico was invited to pose with state and local officials who visited the animal shelter to present proclamations in support of the Humane Society’s Go Orange for Animals campaign. From left, Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society; Chico, the rescued American Staffordshire Terrier; Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, Warwick Councilman Floyd DeAngelo, Mayor Michael Newhard and Humane Society Vice President Celia Ross.

    shelter photo

 

— Chico, a well-mannered seven-year old American Staffordshire Terrier, who was discovered tied to a tree, has been homeless for over six months since he was rescued by the Warwick Valley Humane Society.

On Friday, April 10, Chico was invited to pose with state and local officials who visited the animal shelter to present proclamations in support of the Humane Society’s Go Orange for Animals campaign.

In 2006 the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), using its signature color orange, kicked off April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month.

“With the sadly ever growing number of neglect and abuse cases in our community and throughout our County, ” said Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society,” we joined in this awareness campaign.”

In recent years the County as well as both the Town and Village of Warwick have supported the campaign with official proclamations.

“This year I was again honored to have Supervisor Sweeton, Village Mayor Newhard, Councilman DeAngelo and to my surprise, New York State Assemblyman Brabenec come to the shelter with proclamations in hand for our organization,” she said. “I thank them all for their ongoing support of efforts to raise awareness for the prevention of animal cruelty.”

Each year Barron also has appeared before the County Legislature to receive the proclamation on behalf of the Warwick Valley Humane Society and the work it does for the community and beyond.

And this April Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard and Village Trustees gave their permission for orange bows to line Main Street along with a Go Orange banner.

“We ask residents and businesses alike to join us for Go Orange for Animals by wearing an orange lapel ribbon or displaying an orange bow or awareness window cling for the rest of the month,” said Barron. “And orange lapel ribbons, window clings and bracelets are available at the shelter to benefit our Princess Fund for animal victims of abuse and neglect.”

Essential informationFor additional information call 986-2473 or visit: www.wvhumane.org

To report animal cruelty call 987-7336.

Donations for the Princess Fund may be mailed to WVHS P.O. Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.

See relate photo on page 14.
– Roger Gavan

POLAR PLUNGE 2015 Our Warmest THANKS for the Polar Plunge

Twelve hardy souls emerge from Greenwood Lake after accepting the challenge of the first annual “Go Jump in the Lake Polar Plunge” last Sunday. –  polar plunge photo

On Sunday, Feb. 15, the Warwick Valley Humane Society held its first annual “Go Jump in the Lake” Polar Plunge at Breezy Point Inn’s winter carnival.

Despite being the coldest day in many years and with bitter wind chills, a dozen brave jumpers took the plunge to benefit our homeless pets.

Our warmest thanks to Breezy Point Inn owners Peter Pakola and Alex Baron who welcomed our fund-raising event during their annual Winter Carnival and made it a possible by breaking and removing 14 inch thick ice to create the plunging pool over a two-day period.

In addition, the Breezy Point Inn held an auction on our behalf, raising more than $500.

To Peter, Alex, Miriam, Eric and the rest of the staff, we couldn’t have done this event without you.

To our event sponsors, Hickory Tree Service and Landscaping, A Fine Line Salon, Lazy Day Pet Services, Black Bear Wine and Spirits, Hudson Valley Earthworks, Inc. of Greenwood Lake and Friends of Warwick Valley Humane Society, your support enabled us to meet our related expenses and we thank you for helping us get this event off the ground and into the water.

Wonderfully surprising were all the pledges our plungers proffered for our organization. They really boosted the profits and encouraged the jumpers.

With a cheering and awestruck audience, Kylie A., Tatianna H., Dawn O., Walter R., Steven N., Sabastian S.. Matthew M., Kevin R.,Marty G., Nicole G. along with Animal Control Office Tom Neely and Doug Conway, stripped to shorts, bathing suits and even a bikini, waited for the “Go Jump in the Lake” countdown and plunged off the ice platform into Greenwood Lake.

Our sincere gratitude to the Greenwood Lake Ambulance for being on hand “just in case” and to seeing that all plungers were in good health after their frigid and wet invigorating experience.

Finally, to WVHS director and DJ extraordinaire Jeanine Nostrame for providing four freezing hours of great music and director Michelle Little for her fantastic organizational skills, ability to find sponsors and willingness to do whatever it takes for a successful fund raiser for the shelter pets, raising more than $2,300.

Save the date for the 2016 Winter Carnival at the Breezy Point Inn and Warwick Valley Humane Society’s second annual Polar Plunge!

PHOTO taken by MICHELLE LITTLE

Suzyn Barron, President
Warwick Valley Humane Society

 

WARWICK VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY ‘Polar Plunge’ at Breezy Point February 15th 2015

ARTICLE COURTESY OF THE WARWICK ADVERTISER – STRAUS NEWS

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One thing is certain. The water will be cold.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, the Warwick Valley Humane Society will host its first “Polar Plunge” fund-raising event for its shelter’s homeless residents.

The event, somewhat similar to those New Year’s Day polar plunges held at Coney Island, will take place at Greenwood Lake’s Breezy Point Inn, 620 Jersey Ave., during its annual “Winter Carnival,” Friday, Feb. 13, to Sunday, Feb. 15.

All-day events for Saturday and Sunday include outdoor barbecue, games, giveaways, live musical entertainment and dancing, wine-tasting dinner, frozen T-shirt contest, Torch Lighting Ceremony, Miss Winter Carnival and more.

“A polar plunge,” said Suzyn Baron, president of the Humane Society, “is an event where basically crazy people run into the ocean on New Year’s Day or in our case, as a fund raiser, ‘Go Jump in the Lake.’ And we have been invited to join in the festivities at the Breezy Point’s Winter Carnival.”

The Breezy Point Restaurant has been sponsoring the Winter Carnival for years and this year staff will cut out a section of the ice on the lake just off its dock for the plunge. The Polar Plunge is scheduled to happen on Sunday at 3 p.m. with registration at 2 p.m.

Registration is $20 per person, 18 years and older. A waiver must be signed and the plunger must wear closed shoes. Members of the Greenwood Lake Ambulance Corps will be conducting a quick voluntary medical checkup for those plunging and the Breezy Point has offered two changing rooms for before and after the event.

The first 25 registrants will receive a free knit cap.

Plungers are encouraged to also “be a bear and dare a friend to plunge or to sponsor a plunger.”

Brave volunteer plungers can register by sending a check or money order to WVHS PO Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990 and noting that it is for the Polar Plunge or by visiting www.wvhumane.org.

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For additional information, call 986-2473

Gym Kids help shelter pets with Poochapalooza

  • Photo by Peter LaChance  Gym Kids Gymnastics students in New Windsor will be competing against each other in their annual Poochapalooza fundraising event Saturday to raise money, food and supplies for area shelters.PHOTO by Peter LaChance Gym Kids Gymnastics students in New Windsor will be competing against each other in their annual Poochapalooza fundraising event Saturday to raise money, food and supplies for area shelters.

ARTICLE COURTESY OF TIME HERALD RECORD

    • Posted Dec. 4, 2014 @ 2:01 am

      The legacy of helping shelter pets is cart-wheeling down the generations at Gym Kids Gymnastics in New Windsor.

      A longtime supporter of the Hudson Valley SPCA, Andrea LaChance, co-owner of Gym Kids with her husband, Peter, would often take her three daughters to the shelter, bringing each dog a blanket. The gym’s annual Poochapalooza gymnastics competition fundraiser continues their support of homeless pets while honoring their own blind, senior dog, Angel, adopted from the Hudson Valley Humane Society.

      Poochapalooza has raised more than $18,000 for area shelters since 2011.

      “Gym Kids pays all the expenses and entry fees,” said LaChance. “We pay everything so we can keep every dollar that comes in for the shelters.”

      Past events have supplied all the dogs at the Hudson Valley SPCA with Kuranda dog beds and funded a memorial project there. Last year’s event raised money for two shelters and a rescue.

      “This year, we received wish lists from seven animal organizations, including an equine and farm animal rescue,” reported LaChance.

      Shelters benefiting from this year’s Poochapalooza include the Hudson Valley SPCA, Newburgh SCATS, Goshen Humane Society, Warwick Valley Humane Society and Equine Rescue, Inc.

      Gym Kids’ gymnasts alone have raised more than $4,000 so far for this weekend’s Poochapalooza. With advertisements, entry fees and a matching donor, more than $14,000 has been raised for area shelters.

      LaChance’s Blanket of Love event follows the competition. Her gymnasts will visit the HVSPCA and bring a blanket to donate to a shelter pet of their choosing.

      “Gym Kids does events for us all the time, and the Blanket of Love fundraiser is done every December for the HVSPCA,” said HVSPCA secretary Connie DiCarrado. “Many of the gymnasts, including Ciera, have donated birthday money to the shelter.”

      Six-year-old gymnast Ciera Dziegelewski of the Town of New Windsor donated her favorite Tinkerbell blanket last year but wanted to do more. This year, she’s donating her birthday money, with matching money from her parents and grandmother, totaling $500.

      Ciera, who won five medals and second place all-around last year, is looking forward to competing Saturday.

      “My most favorite is vault,” she said. “I like vault and floor and I like bars and beam. My second favorite is bars and beam. I like everything!”

      Ciera also loves helping homeless pets.

      “They’re sweet, loving things. Some animals need homes, because they’re sad in shelters.”

       Tickets for Poochapalooza are sold out, but Gym Kids accepts shelter donations year-round. Donations of cleaning supplies, bleach, dog and cat food, towels and blankets can be dropped off 4:30-7:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-noon Sat., Gym Kids, 2430 Route 32, New Windsor or call 534-9793 for complete Wish List.

    SANTA PAWS

    COURTESY OF THE WARWICK ADVERTISER -STRAUS NEWS

    WARWICK — Skies had cleared after a major snow storm and crowds lined up again at the Warwick Valley Humane Society’s Animal Shelter on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30.

    It was the annual “Pet photos with Santa” event and retired professional pet photographer and volunteer Chris Babicke was on hand to take photos of pets sitting on Santa’s lap.

    Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society and Vice President Celia Ross served as “Santa’s helpers” by doing whatever it takes to make each pet pose for the camera.

    Proceeds will be used to benefit the homeless pets at the shelter.

    pet photos

    Photo by Roger Gavan

    Jager, a Rottweiler adopted from the Warwick Valley Humane Society’s shelter by Amy Turner, demonstrates his gentle nature while posing with Santa.

    Homeless Pet Clubs – Be the Voice for Homeless Pets at The Warwick Valley Humane Society

    On behalf of our HOMELESS PETS at the Warwick Valley Humane Society we would like to thank the following BUSINESS CLUBS for PROMOTING our shelter homeless residents who are WAITING FOR THEIR FOREVER HOMES…
    Edible Arrangements of Orange County NY
    Friyo Frozen Yogurt Shop
    Sun Indulgence Tanning Salon
    Rudy Green Inc.
    Promoting Animal Wellness
    Bee Well Pets
    Orchard Grove Animal Hospital of Warwick NY
    Friends of Warwick Valley Humane Society
    Northeastern Martial Arts
    The Foot Spa & Tea Bar
    Dog Sitty & The WALDOG Astoria
    Dena’s Doggie Designs
    Diva Dog Pet Boutique
    Conscious Fork
    Corbett’s Cookie Bar
    Noble Pies Cafe
    It’s Your Dog
    Down 2 Earth
    The Blarney Station
    Northern Bear Pet Supplies
    and to our SCHOOL/ COMMUNITY CLUBS
    Girl Scout Troop of Warwick
    Warwick Youth Volunteers
    Warwick Valley High School
    www.homelesspetclubs.org
    Please consider gifting a Kuranda Bed to one of our homeless residents!
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    Warwick Valley Humane Society
    P.O. Box 61,
    48 Public Works Drive
    Warwick, NY 10990
     
    Phone: (845) 986-2473
    Fax: (845) 987-8995
     

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    (845) 987-7336

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