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SSPCA’s PETS Team Rescues Cat ‘Birdie’, Speared Through Eye

SSPCA’s PETS Team

Rescues Cat ‘Birdie’,

Speared Through Eye

Staffer Showed How Trained Personnel
Can Respond In Emergency, Director Says
Recuperating “Birdie” purrs for its benefactor, PETS team member Allison Hungerford.

MARYLAND – Birdie the cat, stuck to a bird feeder with a wire piercing its eye, was rescued June 13 by the county’s new animal cruelty task force, PETS (Prevention, Education, Training and Systems), the SSPCA announced today.

It was feared the cat would have to be put down but, with care and treatment at the Hartwick Seminary shelter, it now seems Birdie will be fine.

“We are proud to work with first responders who care about animals, and on this day that was certainly the case,” said Stacie Haynes, SSPCA executive director.

Animal Cruelty Task Force Meets, Renames Self PETS
TASK FORCE TO START TRAINING OFFICERS

Animal Cruelty Task Force

Meets, Renames Self PETS

The county’s new Animal Cruelty Task Force, renamed PETS, met today, comprising, from left, District Attorney John Muehl, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr., Susquehanna SPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes Christine Schneider of Leatherstocking Veterinary Group, SSPCA Vet Tech Sara Haddad,  and Joan Puritz of Oneonta Veterinary Clinic. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

SSPCA’s Haynes believes that education is the key to preventing animal cruelty.

COOPERSTOWN – PETS, Stacie Haynes said, are the county’s tools for combating animal cruelty.

“PETS stands for Prevention, Education, Training and Systems,” said Haynes, Susquehanna SPCA executive director. “That is the new name we have given the Animal Cruelty Task Force.”

The group, which formed in February, met this morning at the county Sheriff’s Department offices to agree on goals.

Most cases of animal cruelty, said Haynes, are people who find themselves overwhelmed. “They’re not intentionally torturing an animal, they just end up in unfortunate circumstances.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 26

Presentation On Hall Of Famers

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ROUNDTABLE – 7 – 8 p.m. Presenting TV personality who hosted “One on One,” author Jane Mitchell discusses Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell, other sports celebrities from Ted Williams to Dick Enberg. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

DEBUT – 7:30 p.m. Midwest A Cappella group “No Promises” makes NY Debut/release album. Performance features innovative arrangements, harmonization of jazz, motown, contemporary music. Admission, $10. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/The-Star-Theater-at-The-Foundry-1921514351442514/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Concert From Across The Pond

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MUSIC – 6:30 p.m. An evening of music, poetry & prose from Across the Pond by artists of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra. Cost, $20/adult. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

WORKSHOP – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn the craft of glassblowing by making your own paperweight. Cost, $210/student. Bobby Sharp Glassworks, 736 St. Rt. 28, Oneonta. 607-432-2322 or visit www.bobbysharpglassworks.com/#!/classes

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

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