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Rep. Nguyen Announces Sponsored Bills Filed – Seeks Protection for Foster Animals

Rep. Nguyen Announces Sponsored Bills Filed –  Seeks Protection for Foster Animals

BOSTON, MA — Rep. Tram T. Nguyen today announced the filing of twenty-one new bills for the 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Among the new bills are…

Cat Communication ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Cat Communication  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Jan. 2019 Our pets are always communicating with us, whether it is with their eyes, their voices or their body language. Their insistent meows tell us…

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

The Abuse of Diamond Girl

By: Marlene Bistany – Dec.2018 METHUEN – This is a story that should never need writing. It’s a story about apathy, irresponsibility, and disrespect. It’s a story about the bitter treatment…

Christmas Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Christmas Kitty  ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Dec. 2018 Who wouldn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to find that Santa had gotten them a fluffy kitten as a Christmas gift? As…

Healing Kittens ~ KITTY CORNER with ROBIN DESMET

Healing Kittens ~ KITTY CORNER with ROBIN DESMET

By: Robin Desmet – Nov. 2018 My boyfriend Paul tells me all the time that his cat Goldy brings down his high blood pressure. I used to chuckle when he…

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…

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