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January 19, 2016

There are many definitions for the word "service."  If you still have a dictionary, dust it off, crack it open and take a look, or, if you're like me, Google it.

 

Google keeps it simple, defining service as "the action of helping or doing work for someone" or "a system...

December 15, 2015

I don't consider myself a dog person or a cat person, I love both species equally and have shared my life with both.  I was lucky enough to have two fantastic dogs in my life for 15 years, Bailey and Chloe, but there have been more cats and each of them left an impress...

November 3, 2015

Meow. Meooooow. That's usually the first sound I hear when stepping out of my car in the SPCA parking lot each morning. The caterwauling of hungry cats. 


I like to think it's their morning greeting, "Hello! Welcome back! So happy to see you again!" But they're just hun...

October 27, 2015

The very first pet in my life was a shorthaired, grey tabby cat that we named Rocky for his "Rocky Raccoon" like stripes. 

 

Neither my mom nor I remember how he came to be ours, most likely he was a neighborhood stray, who like many others through the years, decided to...

I’m afraid of frogs.

 

I’ve been bungee jumping. I’ve been swimming with sharks several times. I share my pillow with a 110-pound bully breed. I once put a boa constrictor in a cat carrier and drove it to Edisto Island in the passenger seat of my car. I don’t even mind p...

Guess what, people!?! We’ve got another super spay and neuter special in June at the SPCA. But I’m guessing a lot of you out there might be wary of this one based on things you’ve heard about neutering pets early. To assuage that trepidation, read ahead. I’ve gathered...

April 21, 2015

 

Cat • er • waul: /kadƏr wôl/

• Verb (of a cat) to make a shrill or wailing noise

• Noun a shrill or wailing noise

 

Last week I wrote about a minor cat-astrophe I created by inadvertently telling people we trap cats (we don’t). I was sincerely afraid that our inability to...

March 17, 2015

Before 1970, 20 million companion pets were euthanized annually in shelters across the United States. Today, that number is less than 6 million. A mindset shift is largely responsible. When pet owners are proactive about preventing births, far fewer animals end up in c...

February 24, 2015

The SPCA is serving up heaping helpings of spaghetti tonight with a side of responsibility and compassion! Join us tonight for SPAYghetti Dinner at the SPCA from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner is $7 and includes spaghetti, salad, a roll and a drink. Adult beverages will be availa...

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