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WASHINGTON —  The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, now celebrating their 40th year, will hold a Birthday Celebration for Fiona from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at 43 Wilbur Rd. Celebrate Fiona’s 14th Birthday with Fiona and all of her fr…

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WASHINGTON — The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, HORSE, now celebrating their 40th year, will hold its first Volunteer Day of 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at 43 Wilbur Rd. The rain date is Sunday, March 14.

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WASHINGTON — The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut), now celebrating its 39th year, will hold a special Valentine’s Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14. Social distancing practices will be in effect. Start…

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WASHINGTON — HORSE, the Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, celebrating its 39th year, will hold a Tack Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31, to benefit the many rescues and to help with feed, veterinary and farrier costs. Social distancing and m…

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REGGIE, SUITABLY ATTIRED for the occasion, will be on hand to greet those attending the annual Christmas Open House planned by HORSE (Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at 43 Wilbur Rd., Washington. Social distancing guidelines w…

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WASHINGTON — H.O.R.S.E., the Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, will hold its last Volunteer Day for 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at 43 Wilbur Rd.

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Better Days Rescue Fund is holding two food drives to benefit their special needs cat sanctuary in Roxbury. The group be at the Woodbury LaBonnes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, and  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Watertown Labonnes on Saturday, November 14. Purchase items at …

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Kevin Jennings of Southbury is on day 82 of his search for his 7-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, Amelia, who was frightened and ran out of his house on Mansion House Road on July 16. Since Amelia’s escape, she was most recently spotted in the Morris area. Mr. Jennings asks that those who spot…

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host a Summer Horse Parade from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the rescue farm, 43 Wilbur Rd. The farm will be set up for social distancing while visitors view the horses and hand sanitizers and wipes will be available. The Summer Horse Parade is an …

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host its summer Volunteer Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at its 40-acre farm with social distancing practices in effect.

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WATERTOWN — The town clerk reminds Watertown and Oakville dog owners that June is dog licensing month.

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Bessie, a ewe in residence at Nonnewaug High School’s Vo-Ag Department in Woodbury, gave birth to two lambs, Bonnie and Bella, on Wednesday afternoon, April 29. Bonnie and Bella had no idea that their birth coincided with NHS Principal Pam Sordi’s departmental meeting, nor that they arrived …

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut invites groups of four or fewer to visit the equine rescue farm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekend in April for a private farm tour. Tours will be arranged by appointment only and social distancing will be observed while visiting the 20 horses grazing on 47…

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...is an adult female tabby who is super sweet and very friendly. She is definitely a lap kitty. Lexi is 10 years old and does have some minor medical issues that are treatable with regular medication. SPCA of Connecticut is located at 359 Spring Hill Rd. in Monroe. Those interested may meet…

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LITCHFIELD — Janet Marlow will present a talk on Understanding Your Pet’s Behavior from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 8 at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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WOODBURY — The 18th annual Weekend Equestrian Program will feature a mix of unmounted presentations and active sessions on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society will host a program by Peter Christoph entitled, Discover the Owls of New England, at 7 p.m. Monday, December 2 at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd. 

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The Sacred Heart High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a Pet Memorial Day on Monday, September 9 at Sacred Heart High School, 142 S. Elm St. For a small donation, students were able to include the name of a deceased pet and a personal tribute to that animal in a memory boo…

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Smuckers, a two-year-old goldendoodle, was this year’s winner of Watertown’s Coolest Canine contest which was hosted by the Town Clerk’s Office on Friday, August 23 at Veterans Memorial Park. Channel Three weatherman Scot Haney was the judge for the event. Smuckers’ owner is Diane Thomas of …

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TINY is a female black kitten who was found outside and is quickly warming up to shelter volunteers. She loves to play and is absolutely adorable. SPCA of Connecticut is located at 359 Spring Hill Rd. in Monroe. Adoption hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Those s…

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Two adults from Woodbury’s Another Farm won the Pleasure Championship and Reserve at the Frazier Farm Horse Show, August 18 in Woodbury. Vanessa Ozanick (left) with her My Spotted Valentine was Reserve while Robin Kiegel on her Quiet on the Green was the Champion.

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Rd., will host a two-day Tack Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 to benefit the many rescues in its care and to help with feed, veterinary and farrier costs.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host a mystery animal meet and greet at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the center, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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Anthony Jannetty submitted this photo of an eagle he spotted in Oakville. The eagle has a nest in the Colonial Street area of Oakville.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host Kristi Dranginis from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the center’s A.B. Ceder Room, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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WATERTOWN — Rose Hope Animal Refuge will conduct a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at LaBonne’s Market, 639 Straits Turnpike.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host a mystery animal meet and greet at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the center, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — Debbie Labbe will host a llama walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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Nonnewaug High School’s Agriscience Program will offer adult education classes from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from Tuesday, March 5, to Tuesday, April 9, at the high school, 5 Minortown Rd. in Woodbury. Classes range from beekeeping to phone photography to cooking and many more. Each c…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Land Trust is sponsoring a hike beginning at the Northfield Road entrance to the Fleisher Preserve at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 17. 

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Autumn Loomis, 14, of Watertown received a new camera for Christmas. When her mother, Tara Kottman, drove her to Hard Hill Road in Bethlehem on Wednesday, January 30, Autumn captured these photos of an eagle perched in a tree, then soaring over the snow-covered hill.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury FFA will host the annual Holiday Pet Adoption from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Rd.

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Blessing of the Animals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at the church on Tucker Hill Road.

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TESSA is an adorable, very affectionate, petite brown tabby mix, a healthy spayed female with green eyes, about 4 to 5 years old. She loves attention, is playful and also mellow at times. Tessa is in urgent need of a reliable foster home until placed; everything will be provided. To learn mo…

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BLAKE is a sweet and mellow neutered male cat, black and white with green eyes, about 2 years old. He is healthy, affectionate and a real lovebug. He may be slightly shy at first and then soon comes around. He loves attention, is fine with most other cats and would be great company for someo…

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MIKEY is a gorgeous, medium-haired all-black cat, a neutered male with golden eyes, about 2 to 3 years old. He is active, playful, healthy, friendly and likes his mouse toys. He loves attention and really likes being around other cats so would like a home with at least one other friendly fel…

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BROOKFIELD — Wells Valley Cat Rescue will host Clear the Shelters, a same-day adoption event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at Petco, 169 Federal Rd.

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Early Tuesday morning, July 24, while doing morning chores at Another Farm in Woodbury, Cyndi Jaret found herself uncomfortably stuck between the barn and a large black bear who seemed interested in a small cat in the farm’s parking lot. At the same time, four of Another Farm’s pet goats ran…

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Watertown Rotary Club member and Guiding Eyes trainer Day Palmer (left) brought her dog, Fauna, to a recent Rotary meeting where Ms. Palmer spoke about the non-profit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Guiding Eyes volunteers train Labrador Retrievers to assist the blind. Those interes…

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MISSY is a gorgeous, fluffy calico Maine Coon-like female. Super sweet, with an extra toe on each foot, she is a senior, about 13, but you would never know. She was just surrendered by her senior owner who lost her home. Her previous owner said she was the “best cat ever.” Meet Missy at SPCA…