Dry January

Thank You For Being a Friend The hustle & bustle of the holidays has ended, and we are settling into a not-too-bad-so-far winter. On a personal level, I thought I’d give “Dry January” a try.  But I only made it as far as January 7 where pre-show brunch mimosas were calling my name. But that got me

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The Centurians

Where were you one-hundred years ago?  Probably not around at all, but just think about it.  In 1923, King Tut’s tomb was first discovered, the original Yankee Stadium just opened up, and the first-ever insulin treatment was made available for diabetics.  And if you count off the hundred years since then, you’ll equal the number

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Double the Love.

There are so many stories about people returning the animals that they adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. They claim that since they are going to be in the office all day they won’t have time for the animal, or it wouldn’t be fair to the animal to be left alone all day. Well, we would

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Kitten Season Is Upon Us!

‘Tis the Season The flowers are blooming, the days are longer, and Spring has Sprung! With that comes one more thing: KITTEN SEASON! We just love tiny kittens. They are cuteness over load with their round little bellies and eyes that are just starting to peek open. But Kitten Season is a very tough time

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Why is it so hard to adopt lately?

Why is it so difficult to adopt an animal lately? In a word: COVID. The world changed in March 2020.  You and your family stayed in quarantine, and even now don’t go out nearly as much as you have in the past. The kids have a new and ever-changing school schedule which often includes remote

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A Very Happy New Year Indeed!

Whenever I tell anyone that I volunteer at an animal shelter, the first question I am inevitably asked is “Is that a No-Kill shelter?” I then launch into my explanation that the VAO strives to meet a live release rate of 90% or better, which is the definition of “no-kill”. I explain that as a

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