04/16/16 12:00pm
04/16/2016 12:00 PM

Gillian Wood Pultz, executive director of North Fork Animal Welfare League, hands a treat to Batman, a dog being cared for at the shelter while his owner's housing situation is being sorted out. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Gillian Wood Pultz is not a fan of those heart-wrenching TV commercials for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the ones where sad dogs stare through locked cages as Sarah McLachlan’s music plays in the background.  READ

06/04/15 5:00am
06/04/2015 5:00 AM

To the editor:

On Sunday, May 24, our daughter was jogging with her 3-year-old son. Passing by a family renting a house for the weekend near First Baptist Church in Greenport, their large standard poodle/standard schnauzer mix lunged, biting my daughter deeply on the thigh, missing our grandson by inches.

I was on our porch and saw her running toward me, screaming in pain, blood coming down her thigh, jogging skirt shredded. Instead of attending a much-anticipated family birthday party, she immediately went to the ER.  (more…)

05/02/15 10:00am
05/02/2015 10:00 AM
Hudson, a 12-year-old dachshund, died last April. (Credit: Charity Robey)

Hudson, a 12-year-old dachshund, died last April. (Credit: Charity Robey)

Last April, our beloved dachshund, Hudson, died. He was 12, which is pretty old in dog years, as they say.

My husband suggested we wait a year before we started sniffing around for a new dog, “out of respect.” I thought this was a strange idea, but now that a year has passed, I can see some good has come of waiting. No good for Hudson alas, but waiting has helped me understand what that long, black dog meant to me.  (more…)