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 “A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.”  Muhammad

PAWS TO PONDER by Suzyn Barron, President of Warwick Valley Humane Society   Did you know, April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month?  So designated years ago by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But how do we prevent animal abuse?  By the time it is reported, it has...

Curiosity didn’t kill this cat, but it was the kind finder and the registered microchip that brought her back home

PAWS TO PONDER by Suzyn Barron, President of Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. Did you know our return to owner rate on lost cats is less than 1%? Yet, every single day we receive calls about lost cats. And Facebook is literally littered with them. Some are indoor only and someone...

“Good things come to those who wait”.  It’s our mantra to all of our shelter pets no matter their breed, color or personality.  We keep HOPE alive!

PAWS TO PONDER by Suzyn Barron, President of Warwick Valley Humane Society   Did you know, today, the day I am writing this, has been a very good day at the shelter. Floyd, the ten-month-old male Golden Retriever that was recently surrendered when his owner moved out of the Country, was adopted!  Honestly,...

EMERGENCY BOARDING

PAWS TO PONDER by Suzyn Barron, President of Warwick Valley Humane Society     Did you know, several years ago one of our former directors suggested opening a boarding facility in conjunction with managing the shelter?   This, of course, would have meant extra insurance, extra staffing, extra supplies, and extra kennels but would have...

Hoarding and Mental Illness

January 14, 2024 PAWS TO PONDER by Suzyn Barron, President of Warwick Valley Humane Society   Did you know, animal hoarding is a complex issue and happens everywhere, even in our beautiful, bucolic community. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) “Animal hoarding can be identified when a...