The North Fork Animal Welfare League will be holding its first event at Calverton’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center later this month, with a free spay and neuter clinic at the location.
Available for cats and dogs, the event should service close to 70 animals, said shelter director Gillian Wood-Pultz.
“Spay/neuter is the only 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and the most efficient tool for reducing pet overpopulation available,” she said via email. “Studies show that spayed and neutered pets live 20 percent longer on average than unaltered pets.”
NFAWL took over operations at Riverhead Town’s dog shelter last year, and with financial support from Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter, will be moving to the town’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center in the future after Town Board members voted 3-2 recently to OK the move.
The spay and neuter clinic will take place on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Appointments are required; call 566-8870 to set up a time.
There aren’t many books you can buy in three different weights — the 100-pound version, the 30-pounder or the three-pound bantam weight — but the Oxford English Dictionary would be one. The 10-volume set requires a sturdy bookcase; the two-volume (four photographically reduced pages to a page complete with magnifying glass) is handier; and the entire immense work, on several CDs, would slip right into a knapsack. (more…)
Our community is saddened by the loss of two exceptional stewards of the land. Howard Meinke was devoted to protecting and nurturing the land. His oversight of the North Fork Environmental Council and his thought-provoking questions helped guide Southold’s development and evolution for the better. Our condolences to his wife, Margaret, and their children. (more…)
• “Oil and Water,” a show of paintings by Carol Halliburton and photographs by Sally Gelling, will be on view Oct. 18 to Nov. 30 at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. (more…)
It’s an industry that once defined the area. And while duck farming has faded over the past several decades, Friends of the Big Duck are determined to keep Long Island’s history in the business alive and well in Flanders for future generations to learn about.
“Most people have no idea how large the [duck] industry was out here,” said Lisa Dabrowski, co-curator of the Big Duck Museum, which opens its doors Saturday. “I am looking forward to seeing the reaction when visitors see how inspiring the industry really was.” (more…)
How are you all doing on my smile challenge? How did you do in the grateful challenge? I know it sounds hokey, but trying to find a little positive every day and smile at people does brighten the day. Try it! (more…)