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New Bylaws for North Andover Residents with More Than Four Dogs

New Bylaws for North Andover  Residents with More Than Four Dogs

By: Tracey Zysk – June, 2014 At this year’s town meeting, the residents of North Andover voted to amend the Town of North Andover General Bylaws by deleting Chapter 88-Dogs,…

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

The PAWS ACT Presented By State Senator Bruce Tarr

By: Tracey Zysk – May, 2014 The Valley Patriot is once again praising Senator Bruce Tarr for his endless efforts to keep our pets safe in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.…

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

By: Tracey Zysk – April, 2014 Your VOICE does MATTER! As many of you know I pride myself on being a voice for the animals and this month I plan…

NH State Senators Should Strengthen NH Domestic Violence Laws and Further Protect our Beloved Four-Legged Friends

NH State Senators Should Strengthen NH Domestic Violence Laws and Further Protect our Beloved Four-Legged Friends

By D.J. Bettencourt – April, 2014 State Senators should strengthen New Hampshire’s domestic violence laws and further protect our beloved four-legged friends. This month, the New Hampshire State Senate has…

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

Valley Patriot Doggie Columnist Tracey Zysk Receives National Award from Pet Sitters International (PSI) 2013 Platinum PAW Award

  Valley Patriot doggie columnist Tracey Zysk o North Andover, owner of Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care in North Andover, Mass., has won a national award by Pet Sitter’s International for promoting…

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

Animal Advocates, Politicians, and The Valley Patriot

 Tracey Zysk – March, 2014 Over four years ago, I placed a business card size ad in The Valley Patriot. The calls were coming in and clients started signing up…

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

Winter Grooming is a Must for Your Dog –

By: Tracey Zysk, Doggie Columnist – February, 2014 Snow, sleet, showers are all part of a typical New England winter. These conditions can be cold, frigid, and in some cases just…

“North Andover’s Finest” K-9 Kyzer Passes Away

“North Andover’s Finest” K-9 Kyzer Passes Away

By: Tracey Zysk – January, 2014 On December 30, 2013 I received a call from Lt. Gray of the North Andover Police dept. Lt. Gray went on to tell me…

January 2014 Valley Patriot Edition #123 – A NEW DAY IN LAWRENCE, Maloney to be Fired

January 2014 Valley Patriot Edition #123 – A NEW DAY IN LAWRENCE, Maloney to be Fired

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE JANUARY 2014 VALLEY PATRIOT! Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman,…

Protect Your Pets From Household Poisons

Protect Your Pets From Household Poisons

By: Tracey Zysk – December, 2013 Winter is here and with the season change comes the use of different types of chemicals to help us keep warm. However, these chemicals…

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

Mass. State Trooper “Neko” Gets Extra Protection With Donation from Pomerleau Family

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Family of Walter and Gabe Pomerleau donated a $1,000 bulletproof vest for the Massachusetts State Police K9 unit through a non-profit organization called…

Our Pawsitive stay at the Marriott Residence Inn

Our Pawsitive stay at the Marriott Residence Inn

By Tracey Zysk – November, 2013 On April 24, 2013 the unthinkable happened. I had just completed a very long day of work. In fact it was my busiest day…

Language of the PAWS ACT, Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety – Section by Section Summary

Language of the PAWS ACT, Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety – Section by Section Summary

SECTION 1. Authorizes the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund, which consists of revenues received from a voluntary tax check-off, to collect and expend money for the care and protection…

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

UPDATED: Senator Tarr on Puppy Doe Case – Inspires ‘PAWS Act’ – Legilsation Will Create Animal Abuser Registry

Senate Republicans Fight for Animal Cruelty Law October, 2013 | Updated 10-28-013 Massachusetts State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today, following the arrest of 32-year-old…

PUPPY LOVE! With Kate Whitney – Steps to Take with Puppies and Babies

PUPPY LOVE! With Kate Whitney – Steps to Take with Puppies and Babies

By Kate Whitney – September, 2013 Before I get into this month’s column, I want to give a very heartfelt and humble thank you to everyone who has sent donations…

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