The Director’s Cut: Winter 2016

The Director’s Cut: Winter 2016

Written by Chris Fitzgerald, Director of Rochester Animal Services I wrote a separate and lengthy piece that included reflections on where we started, our many accomplishments, and where we are heading. I encourage you to read that one too, however…

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The Power Of Social Media

The Power of Social Media

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes Everybody loves a happy ending.  And that’s exactly what Shannon Chatterton and her family were hoping for when their dog, Gore, disappeared. On July 15, 2015, Shannon and her husband, Justin, were at the hospital delivering their…

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Bang On Your Hood, Save A Life!

Bang on Your Hood, Save a Life!

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes During the cold winter months, cats often look for shelter from the elements.   One of the warmest spots can be found right in your car’s engine.  Unsuspecting people may start their cars not knowing that there is…

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Once Upon A Tail Is A Huge Success

Once Upon A Tail is a Huge Success

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes “Once Upon A Tail” is Rochester Animal Services’ own reading program.  Children spend a couple of hours reading to an adoptable animal.  The benefits for both children and animals are remarkable.  Children can practice their reading skills…

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Pets And Inhalers Do Not Mix

Pets and Inhalers Do Not Mix

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes During the winter months, chronic health conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may flare up in the cold weather.  A common treatment that many people may have in their homes is an inhaler.  An…

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Veterinarian Of The Year Award

Veterinarian of the Year award

Written by Christopher S. Fitzgerald, Director of Animal Services ••••••••••• Last week, Dr. Andrew Newmark, head veterinarian of Rochester Animal Services, received the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association (GVVMA).  This award is given…

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