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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses, will offer its annual Basic Horse Care Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 5, rain or shine, at 43 Wilbur Rd.

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Hayley Gillette, 18, of Bethlehem, showed her dairy cows at this year’s Bethlehem Fair, September 6 to 8, bringing home an assortment of awards. The three smaller trophies are for Breed Champions for Ayrshire, Guernsey and Jersey cows; the two larger ones are for Senior Showmanship and Overa…

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LEXI is an adult female tabby who is the sweetest, most gentle cat. She is 10 years old, very friendly and loves a lap. 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 seeking more information may…

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SMOKEY is an adult female who is super sweet and super friendly, one of the nicest cats ever. 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 seeking more information may email spacanowski@charter…

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Nine-year-old Tess Kemp (left) and Zoe Grundig, 14, came in second in the Pairs Class at the Frazier Farm Horse Show, Sunday, August 18 in Woodbury. Tess and Zoe are pictured with one of their mounts, Just Terrific. Both ride at Another Farm with Cyndi Jaret and Sue Peterson.

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SOUTHBURY — Whiskers Pet Rescue, Bennett Square, 134 Main St. South, has been offering hope to cats and their families for four years and is now doing so from a much larger, brighter space.

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SNIP is an adult tuxedo male who is affectionate, super friendly and loves to play. 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 seeking more information may email spacanowski@charter.net. Addi…

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church will bless pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at the intersection of Route 188 and Tucker Hill Road.

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SOUTHBURY — B’nai Israel will host a Blessings for the Animals, outdoors, from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 13, at the Walzer Family Jewish Center, 444 Main St. North.

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WASHINGTON — A volunteer day for HORSE, the Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at 43 Wilbur Rd.

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Winners in the Special Lead Line Class at the Frazier Farm Horse Show on Sunday, August 18 were (from left) 3-year-old Sawyer Kemp, 4-year-old Lexi Ozanick and 5-year-old Kinsley Kemp. The three won first place but were awarded ribbons of their favorite color. All ride at Woodbury’s Another …

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TINY (at left) 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 appointmen…

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ROXBURY — Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, a local nonprofit that provides therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, is seeking volunteers for its Fall Program beginning Monday, September 9.

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Lola (in photo at left), a 6-year-old yellow lab owned by Woodbury’s animal control officer and Hemlock Kennel owner Judy Umstead, was part of the cast of Newbury Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Legally Blonde,” performed recently at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. Lola is also …

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Nine-year-old Hannah Sanzone captured the Walk Trot championship on Sunday, July 21, at the Fox Crossing Horse Show in Morris aboard Mainlands Gift, owned by Elizabeth Bigge. Hannah trains with Sue Peterson and Cyndi Jaret at Woodbury’s Another Farm.

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SMOKEY is an adult female, black and fluffy, who is super sweet and very friendly. 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 seeking more information may email spacanowski@charter.net. Addit…

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GEORGIA is an adult female tabby who is beautiful, super sweet and extremely friendly, a really nice cat. 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 seeking information may email spacanowski@…

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library will host a free program by dog trainer and behavioral counselor Virginia Dare at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the library, 46 Church St.

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host its Summer Volunteer Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the rescue farm located at 43 Wilbur Rd.

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Jennifer Humphrey (left) and Cindy Mauriello from Brass City Rescue Alliance in Middlebury received a $215 donation from Sue Shaw’s fifth grade class at Long Meadow Elementary School. They brought Ms. Mauriello’s rescue dog, Toby, who enjoyed the attention from Dr. Shaw’s student, Chase Knap…

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APHARO is a gorgeous black adult male cat, super sweet and friendly. 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 seeking more information may email spacanowski@charter.net. Additional pictures…

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host its annual Kids’ Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the rescue farm located at 43 Wilbur Rd. 

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Better Days Rescue Fund will host a tag sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, rain or shine at 107 Lum Lot Rd., off Bucks Hill Road in Southbury, to benefit Eli, a cat who was rescued after being hit by a car. Eli underwent surgery to pin his pelvis and leg back together. Better Days…

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LEXI is an adult female tabby, super sweet and very friendly. She is 10 years old and a really nice cat. 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 seeking more information may email spacanow…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will host its annual Pet Parade and Turn of the Century Fest Tuesday, July 4, on the Litchfield Green.

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On the other side of a stonewall, a Little Britches Therapeutic Riding class is underway. The groups of children and their instructors appear across the horizon with the teams of horses and ponies as well as helpers who include speech pathologists and physical therapists plus the volunteers …

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NAUGATUCK — Boy Scout Troop 115 with host its 12th annual Rabies Clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Naugatuck Veterinary Hospital, 562-B Rubber Ave.

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host its annual Basic Horse Care Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, at the farm, 43 Wilbur Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — All dogs in the state of Connecticut, aged six months or older, must be licensed each June in the town where they live.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Ambulance Association will host a rabies clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the association, 85 Main St. South.

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SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug District Department of Health, Southbury Animal Control and Southbury Veterinary Hospital will co-host a rabies clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Southbury Town Garage, 66 Peter Rd.

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WASHINGTON — HORSE of Connecticut will host its annual Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 43 Wilbur Rd.

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DANTE is a healthy and affectionate male neutered brown tabby mix cat, about 2 years old. He loves attention, loves being with people, is active and playful. Dante is in urgent need of a reliable foster home until placed. Everything will be provided. To learn more, call Pet Protectors, 203-3…

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SNIP is an adult tuxedo male cat. He is super friendly and affectionate and loves to play. 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 seeking more information may email spacanowski@charter.ne…

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LEXI is an adult female tabby, super sweet and very friendly. She is 10 years old and a really nice cat. 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 seeking more information may email spacanow…

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SOUTHBURY — The Fast and Furriest, a 5K to benefit Companion Pet Rescue, is set for Saturday, June 1, at the Southbury Training School.

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WOODBURY — The Better Days Rescue Fund is seeking donations of household items, home decor, tools, collectibles, etc., to be sold at its June 22 tag sale.

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SOUTHBURY — Four sets of pet oxygen masks were recently donated to the Southbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association by at-home pet services provider Canine Company, giving the first responders a new tool to help save family pets in home fires and other emergencies.

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ANSONIA — The Ansonia Nature Center will host Megan Eaton at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the center, 10 Deerfield Ln.

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NEWTOWN — Catherine’s Butterfly Party is a free family festival and pet adoption event that will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, on the Fairfield Hills campus.

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Jade Bettigole of Southbury received sixth place in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Zone 1 Finals on March 30 at the Big E in West Springfield, Mass., competing in the individual varsity over cross-rails event against riders from all over New England. Jade rides for the Cavalier F…

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MORRIS — The Morris Beach and Recreation Department will host Day of the Dogs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the town beach, 83 East Shore Rd.

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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 20, at the center, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust will host a program on animal adaptations at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Flanders Sugar House, which is located a quarter mile up from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Roads.

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ANSONIA — The Ansonia Nature Center will host a Creature Feature program at noon Saturday, April 13, at the center, 10 Deerfield Rd.