0 Pets This week's batch of adoptable pets in your area are looking for their forever homes. Is one of them yours? Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Perhaps it's finally time to adopt a pet! Many pound animals are still looking for their forever home and animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families. Millions of pets are surrendered to animal pounds each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses. However, only around half of all shelter pets are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the … [Read more...] about Southbury Area Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Angel, Button & More
0 Pets This week's batch of adoptable pets in the Naugatuck area are looking for their forever homes. Will one go home with you? Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Looking to add a furry friend to your family? Look no further than these Naugatuck animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Pet adoption agencies in and around Naugatuck have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home. About 6.5 million pets are given to animal pounds each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Naugatuck area — are still waiting for their forever homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week's list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether … [Read more...] about Naugatuck: Pets Available For Adoption Nearby
0 Crime & Safety Police and EMS personnel feted at Waterbury Hospital Wednesday for role in saving 10-year-old Maple Hill Elementary School pupil last month. Michael Lemanski , Patch Staff Posted Reply NAUGATUCK/WATERBURY, CT — A frightening medical emergency late last month at a Naugatuck school involving a 10-year-old boy ultimately turned out for the best. And on Wednesday night, those involved in saving the Naugatuck boy's life were honored at Waterbury Hospital for stepping up and doing their jobs to the fullest extent. Waterbury Hospital sponsored a ceremony to "credit the quick action of the first responders as being the defining factor in the positive outcome of this incident," according to a Naugatuck Police Department statement. "Hospital staff said that, due to the lifesaving efforts of Maple Hill School staff, Naugatuck Police, and EMS, this 10-year-old boy has survived this harrowing ordeal and he … [Read more...] about Naugatuck Responders Honored For Saving Boy’s Life
0 Pets This week's batch of adoptable pets in the New Milford area are looking for their forever homes. Will one go home with you? Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply If you're looking to add a fluffy ball of love and affection to your life, start with these shelters in and around New Milford for a pet you can take home. There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across Connecticut — many of whom are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new fur child is at New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society, where May the cat is waiting patiently, or another local rescue agency. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week's list of … [Read more...] about New Pets Up For Adoption In The New Milford Area
0 Community Corner See the latest announcement from The Nature Conservancy. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from The Nature Conservancy: May 18, 2022 Students from across Arizona impressed professional photographers in the 9th "Adventures in Nature" Photo Contest. This year, around 900 photos were entered by Arizonans—ages 13-18—engaged in the creative contest. The esteemed panel of judges included photography editor at Arizona Highways magazine, Jeff Kida, professional photographer and photography instructor Suzanne Mathia, director of photography at Tucson Daily Star , Rick Wiley, and corporate and architectural photographer Mark Skalny. Kaden VanDuyne of Gilbert took first place for "Superstition Mountains at Sunset." During the awards ceremony, Kaden shared that he does photography with his dad and that his family has a "hurry up and wait mentality," traveling across the state to … [Read more...] about The Nature Conservancy: 2022 Arizona Student Photo Contest Winners
When you call his cell, or he calls you, the gravelly voice responds both as a statement and fact. “Barnett!” Dick Barnett – Dr. Dick Barnett – an owner of two championship rings with the Knicks and a Doctor of Education from Fordham University, is nothing but relentless when he wants to accomplish something worthwhile. Now 85 years of age, Barnett is the focus of a decades long obsession to tell the story of the first college basketball team to win three consecutive national championships. And no, it’s not John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins. It’s Barnett’s team. His squad, the Tennessee A&I State College Tigers (now Tennessee State University), is one of the many Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across this nation whose sports exploits have been forgotten. During the 1957-59 three-peat, the Tigers went 99-10 with team captain Barnett winning back-to-back NAIA tournament MVP awards. “They wouldn’t put us in the NCAA tournament,” recalls Barnett, a native … [Read more...] about Dick Barnett whispers loudly
As he walked off the Miami Heat practice court Monday, veteran forward and converted hockey fan Udonis Haslem shook his head. “Not good. Not good,” he said. “The Lightning, that’s not good for us, right?” He was talking about the Florida Panthers’ second-round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the two-time-defending Stanley Cup champions. And he recognized an intrastate rivalry percolating because of the Panthers’ rise to contender status. The day after Haslem’s forecast, ahead of what turned into 0-2 direness for his adopted Panthers, another intrastate rivalry received a jolt, with the Orlando Magic winning the NBA lottery, the first pick in the June 23 draft now theirs. That, of course, is a big deal. And the Magic certainly have done big things with such selections before, turning previous No. 1 selections into Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway (through trade) and Dwight Howard. The Heat, by contrast, with the notable exception of Dwyane Wade, largely have … [Read more...] about Ira Winderman: Based on how balls bounced, is a rivalry brewing for Heat?