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Thrift, But So Much More

Thrift, But So Much More

Source Of Gucci Bags, Lladro
Figurines, To Reopen In New Site

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes, followed by daughter Eleanor, 3, examines progress on the new “New Leash on Life” Thrift Store, which will reopen in late spring or early summer in the new SQSPCA campus. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Is “thrift shop” the right term?

For instance, Lladro porcelain art figurines, imported from Spain since 1953 for adoring U.S. fans, can bring several hundred dollars, according to Sara Lucas, manager of SQSPCA’s “New Leash On Life” Thrift Shop.

For a relative song, you can pick up almost mint Gucci and Coach handbags – and Jimmy Choo’s, which new can retail for more than $2,000.

And from time to time, knock-out paintings are available and snapped up. But that’s not the whole story.

The thrift shop, which temporarily closed its doors last Friday, April 2, also has everyday clothes, pots, pans, glassware, suitcases, desks … you name it.

Temporarily, for two reasons: One, Lucas will shortly be launching a virtual thrift shop using Facebook Marketplace. Check the SQSPCA’s web site, and keep on shopping.

Two, when the SQSPCA’s new Susquehanna Animal Shelter opens in late spring or early summer on Route 28 at Index, a half-mile north of the current shelter, a larger and more streamlined thrift shop will open in the building next door.

Facing Breast Cancer, Zoe ‘Always Has Smile On Face’

Living Happy

Facing Breast Cancer, Zoe ‘Always Has Smile On Face’

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Zoe plays happily with her canine pals, Sabrina and Bentley, at the farm where she was adopted. However, a cancer recurrence has been diagnosed, leaving her with an estimated 18 months to live. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

After a year and some happy months on the other side of neglect, 10-year-old German Shepherd Zoe has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Zoe first captured the hearts of people across the region – and beyond – when rescued from her home on Nov. 15, 2019, after a UPS driver spotted a dog that appeared to “have had its leg blown off.”

After an X-ray showed “bones in her belly,” confirming Zoe had chewed off her own leg, it was later determined that it was not done out of hunger, but rather out of pain.

Zoe had a large – fortunately benign – mass on her left shoulder that was removed at Cornell University while she was receiving medical attention for her missing leg.

A local farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, fostered Zoe right away before later adopting her, explaining he was lucky to get her as she was inquired about as far away as Texas in the continental United States and Israel globally.

National Pioneer Tours State-Of-Art Shelter
CONSTRUCTION MAY BE COMPLETE BY MAY

National Pioneer Tours State-Of-Art Shelter

By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Modern animal shelter pioneer Scott Learned of Design Learned, Norwich, Conn.,examines the drains in the double-cage kennels-to-be at the new Susquehanna Animal Shelter, now under construction on Route 28, Index. Smell control will be a key factor in maintaining a tranquil environment for the would-be adoptees. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

When Stacie Haynes joined the Susquehanna Animal Shelter as executive director in 2015, she discovered one of the dogs had been in its kennel for more than 400 days.
Today, shelter stays are typically 14-21 days, she reports.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtual Frostbite 5K 12-03-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

Virtual Frostbite 5K

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FROSTBITE 5K – Ongoing. Run, walk, or bike anytime during the month of December. Post your results, then a picture of yourself in an ugly sweater with your race bib for the chance to win prizes. Benefit for the Oneonta YMCA. 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Healthy Eating This Holiday Season 12-02-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

Eat Healthy This Holiday Season

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HOLIDAY EATING – 10:30 a.m. Fun webinar for holiday meal makers, celebrators, and eaters of any age. Learn tips/tricks to for a healthy & enjoyable holiday season. Free, registration required for Zoom meeting. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie & Otsego Counties. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/12/02/i-wish-you-a-healthy-holiday

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt 11-26-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

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SCAVENGER HUNT – Thursday – Sunday. Participate in Thanksgiving weekend scavenger hunt. Find items indoors and out on the list, post them to facebook with the tag #OCCAfoundit for the chance to win prizes. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/holiday-2020-programming/

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Vaccinations For The Pets 11-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Vaccinations For The Pets

14-19eventspageRABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tour Presidential Exhibit Virtually 11-19-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Tour Presidential Exhibit Virtually

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ with photographer Kevin Gray featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn History Of Baseball Uniforms 11-18-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Learn History Of Baseball Uniforms

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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Students grades 6-12 are invited to learn history of baseball uniforms and how changes in the uniform often reflect events in American history in the 20th & 21st Centuries. Free, registration required for Zoom meeting. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-american-history-through-baseball-uniforms-2?date=0

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate Otsego County Business 11-12-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Celebrate Otsego County Business

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ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS – 4:30 p.m. Hop online to celebrate local businesses for their innovation, entrepreneurship, & resilience in the face of a global pandemic. Features videos by winners Theresa’s Emporium & Pathfinder Produce. Other winners include Custom Electronics receiving award the NBT Bank Distinguished Business of the Year, and NY State Senator James Seward receiving A. Bettiol, Jr., Distinguished Citizen Award. This years theme is #togetherwethrive. Register to participate on Zoom. Presented by Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. Visit otsegocc.com for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtually Tour Exhibit ‘Hamilton’s Final Act’ 11-4-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Virtually Tour Exhibit

‘Hamilton’s Final Act’

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Hamilton’s Final Act: Enemies and Allies’ with manager of arts education Kevin Gray. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Avoid $100-200 Adoption Fee, Bring Home New Pet

SQSPCA ‘HOWL’OWEEN’ UNDERWAY

Avoid $100-200 Adoption

Fee, Bring Home New Pet

By early afternoon today, 11 dogs and cats had been adopted from the Susquehanna SPCA’s shelter in Hartwick Seminary, part of a two-day waiver of adoption fees enabled by the second annual “Howl’oween” Pet Adoption Event.”  A $5,000 grant, from ASPCA and Five Star, is allowing the waiver of the usual $100-200 adoption fee, according to SQSPCA’s Darla Youngs.  This year, because of COVID-19, reservations are required (call 547-8111), and it’s hoped that 25 animals will be adopted by Saturday evening.  Last year, with no social distancing, “we were mobbed,” said Youngs, and 48 were adopted in allotted two days. In top photo, Cooperstown’s Brian Bennett says hi to Rosebud, one of the cats up for adoption.  Inset, right, the SQSPCA’s Clark Oliver says hi to Twizzler, a rare Blue Tick Coon Hound/pit bull combination, one of his favorites.  The idea of “Howl’oween” is to reduce the shelter’s census, usually about 80 animals, before the Christmas season.  It’s busy time of year:  Last year, the shelter took in 143  animals between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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