Adopt A Pet From Five Towns Area Shelters: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

Do you want to add to your family and give back to the Five Towns community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across New York — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for your new friend, consider looking around at a local adoption

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You’ll Spend Over $10K Owning a Dog or Cat

Research indicates that 1 in 3 people think owning a pet is sort of a practice run for parenting, but that all comes at more of a cost than you think it will.

A recent survey of 2,000 American cat and dog owners showed that pet ownership comes with some of the same anxieties and expenses just like having a kid would.

The study found that the typical pet owner spends $176 on initial supplies, adoption fees, and more in just the first few days. Then from there, the average cost of having a dog or cat runs you about

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Cats, dogs and where they come from

Frizzy the three-legged cat tries to pull a window open in a desperate effort to hunt vols. (NonDoc)

The consensus in News Dungeon this past week was that we are all pretty tired of viruses and legislative battles and basically all the things we have to think about as we cover the news every day.

So that’s how we decided to make this week’s podcast about the least stressful topic we could think of: our pets. So tune in for an admittedly rambling conversation about the three-legged cat (Frizzy), the mystery fox dog (Penny) and the cat-loving

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Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese Water Dog, Dies

Bo, the Portuguese water dog who became the first presidential pet in the Obama White House, romping in the halls of power, died on Saturday.

Bo, who was 12, had cancer, Michelle Obama said on Instagram. President Barack Obama said the family had lost “a true friend and loyal companion.”

“For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between,” Mr. Obama wrote on Twitter.

“He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had

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Still time to adopt dogs and cats for free at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is holding a free pet adoption this weekend.

Community members can go to OKC Animal Welfare, 2811 SE 29th St., from noon to 5:30 p.m. today, Saturday, May 8, and Sunday for free dog and cat adoptions.

The free adoption weekend is being held after a wave of homeless pets were taken in by OKC Animal Welfare this spring, overflowing the shelter’s capacity. Around 200 dogs are available for adoption, which is twice the shelter’s capacity for adoptable dogs, according to an OKC Animal Welfare news release.

OKC Animal Welfare staff is

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