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New Pet ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

New Pet ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2018 Your neighbor’s cat has kittens and they are weaned and ready to be adopted. You hold one of the wiggling furballs for a minute…

PAWS II Bill Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety Approved by MA House and Senate

PAWS II Bill Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety Approved by MA House and Senate

Anti-Abuse Bill Moves to Governor Baker’s Desk Boston-    Legislation intended to enhance humane treatment of animals, and punish those who engage in animal cruelty, has received final legislative support following…

No Mercy – Even for Small Animals in Massachusetts

No Mercy – Even for Small  Animals in Massachusetts

By: Aliana Brodmann von Richthofen – July, 2018 After having been around the so-called bush, otherwise known as the system of favoritism and corruption in Massachusetts, many times over, I should…

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Myth and Misconceptions ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2018 Despite their popularity as pets and their ubiquitous presence in the media, cats are probably one of the most misunderstood breed of animals. Myths…

Heartbreak ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Heartbreak ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – May, 2018 Losing a kitten is one of the most difficult parts of animal rescue. No matter how much time goes by, you never forget the…

Valley Patriot Writers Robin Desmet and Forest Rain Win Editor’s Choice Awards

Valley Patriot Writers Robin Desmet and Forest Rain Win Editor’s Choice Awards

Each year The Valley Patriot honors two Valley Patriot writers for outstanding writing or taking the high road in public discourse while also taking very bold stands on some of…

Indoor Games ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Indoor Games ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2018 Without a doubt, cats that are kept indoors live longer than cats that are allowed to roam freely outside. But are these indoor cats…

ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER ~ Indoor/Outdoor Cats

ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER ~ Indoor/Outdoor Cats

By: Robin Desmet – February, 2018 When Paul adopted Goldy he had already spent half of his life as a cat that was allowed outdoors. Although Goldy loves to snuggle…

Helping Ferals and Strays ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Helping Ferals and Strays ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – January 2018 For the past couple of weeks, those of us who live in New England have been subjected to bone chilling cold. Can you even…

No Kill ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

No Kill ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Nov. 2017 Because I trap and rescue cats, people will often tell me that they can nolonger keep their own cat(s) and ask if I can…

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2017 Halloween—a holiday for witches, ghosts, vampires, and the much maligned black cat. But what is it about black cats that brings out the haters?…

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet - Sept. 2017 I was interested in fostering Chicken from the moment I saw his picture. His curious, wide-eyed look captured my attention and his story captured…

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2017 “I am looking for a free kitten.” When I hear this statement I can’t help but cringe. My reply is always the same—“There is…

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2017 When you rescue kittens that were born outside, chances are very good that they will need some degree of socialization, or taming. Kittens born…

Fostering Kittens ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Fostering Kittens ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2017 In my opinion, fostering is one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of volunteering with animals. There is nothing like opening the door…

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