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“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…

September is National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month

By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2013 September is National Guide Dog Month which is an honorary way to celebrate the work of guide dogs in the United States. This includes…

American College of History and Legal Studies Becomes First Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League

American College of History and  Legal Studies Becomes First Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League

By: DJ Bettencourt – July, 2013 (Other Pet Stories) SALEM- The Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) today announced that the American College of History and Legal Studies (ACHLS), a two…

Frozen Treats for Your Pups

Frozen Treats for Your Pups

By: Tracey Zysk – July, 2013 Holy Hot! As my Boston Terrier, Lani, was panting while trying to cool down after our walk, I gave her fresh water with ice…

Keller Williams Dedicates RED Day to Salem Animal Rescue League

Keller Williams Dedicates RED Day to Salem Animal Rescue League

D.J. Bettencourt – June, 2013 SALEM, NH – Keller Williams Realty associates today donated their time to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, one of the biggest…

June is Adopt a Cat Month

June is Adopt a Cat Month

By: Tracey Zysk – June, 2013 What a Purr-fect time to bring a feline into your home. June is National Adopt a Cat Month. Rescue leagues nationwide in collaboration with…

It’s Kitten Season!!

It’s Kitten Season!!

By: Crystal Galloway Arnott - May 2013 Shelter Manager, Lowell Humane Society Sure signs of spring have arrived, sunshine and blooming flowers, but for those of us in the animal sheltering field…

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

“I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Marks Milestone

  By: Tracey Zysk – May 2013 On September 24, 2011 I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Karen Smith of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition at the New England Pet…