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Dog Lexi In Search of Foster Care

We are seeking a temporary (two months or more) foster home for our dog Lexi and offering a stipend of $180 per month toward expenses. Lexi is a sweet, super smart, affectionate, and playful mix of Springer Spaniel, beagle, and harehound. She loves attention, to go on hikes, to play fetch with toys, and to cuddle at night. She's a terrific companion dog who benefits from lots of love and attention. Ideally, she would love to have a fenced in yard as well.


Missing Cat - Birdie

Keep an eye out for an old, black cat in the Cedar Street, Forest Square, Chestnut Hill area.

Birdie wandered off a few days ago and hasn't been seen since. She's quite old, very quiet, and polite, and likes to sleep under bushes or in a warm sunny spot. Last seen in the Water Lane area.

If you have a garage, shed, or cellar door that you opened for a while this week, consider opening it back up and taking a look. She may have wandered in.


75th New Brook Horse Show to be held Saturday, 2 July 2016

(Brookline, Vermont) --- Southern Vermont's oldest horse show will be held Saturday, July 2 at West River Stables At Meadowbrook Farm, 102 Hill Road. The first class starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Admission is free to this family-friendly event and spectators are encouraged to root for their favorites from ringside. Refreshments will be served by the New Brook Fire Department Auxiliary and all show profits will benefit the New Brook volunteer fire department which serves Newfane and Brookline.


Lost dog? - Mt Wantastiquet, Tues., 6/14/16

My neighbor and I live across the river on Wantastiquet Dr in Brattleboro, and we both heard a dog howling in distress on Mt. Wantastiquet. We weren't sure if he/she was hurt or lost, but realized it was most likely lost when we heard the howling move further away towards the NH side. 

We first heard the howling on the VT side of the mtn. at about 8:30pm. 


Lost Beagle in Brattleboro

I was just at Avenue Grocery on Western Ave and learned that there is a missing beagle somewhere in Brattleboro.

The dog was in Harmony Lot with its owner, got spooked and ran away. I was told that it is a shelter dog, named Gypsy, and could be anywhere from downtown to I-91.

If you see a confused, scared beagle out there, get in touch with Avenue Grovery and they can put you in touch with the owner.


Brattleboro Dog Licenses Due

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1. For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a first-time license must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk’s office. Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:

All dogs and wolf-hybrids over three months of age shall be vaccinated against rabies. The initial vaccination shall be valid for 12 months. Within 9 to 12 months of the initial vaccination, the animal must receive a booster vaccination.


Great Leap Forward for Women's Rights

A Saudi panel of scientists recently concluded that women aren’t just household items as it was previously
thought, but are mammals and therefore should have same rights as camels and goats.

Previously, women had the same rights as a chair or a table and were seen more as individual property.

They now have an equivalent status to certain animal species, and thus must receive, at the very least, feeding, watering and be conferred a minimum of attention.

“Ain’t that precious?”


Brattleboro Rabies, Micro-Chipping & Dog Licensing Clinic

The Brattleboro Police Association will hold a rabies, micro-chipping and dog licensing clinic on Saturday, March 5th from 10 am to 1 pm at the West Brattleboro Fire Station (16 South Street). Open to all! $10.00 Rabies vaccination, $20.00 micro-chipping. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. For further information contact Brattleboro Animal Control @ 257-7950.

Annette L. Cappy
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301

ph 802-251-8129
fax 802-257-2312


Brattleboro Rabies, Micro-Chipping & Dog Licensing Clinic

Rabies, Micro-Chipping & Dog Licensing Clinic

10 am to 1pm

West Brattleboro Fire Station
(16 South St.)

Open to all!


Cat Box Liner And Litter Package Tested And Approved For Brattleboro's Curbside Composting Program

Liner converts into a clean, sealed disposal bag

Brattleboro, VT July 10, 2015, Litter-2-U is a product that gives cat owners a convenient way to dispose of cat litter in their curbside composting cart. This fast, easy and clean way to change cat litter compliments Brattleboro’s curbside composting program and diverts litter from costly, harmful landfills to usable compost.                

Litter-2-U (L2U) is a compostable plant-based liner pre filled with a 100% wood-pellet litter, which is highly absorbent and effective at odor control. The strong 2-ply liner has a jute drawstring that can later be cinched for disposal. With L2U, Brattleboro cat owners can avoid putting their litter in a costly non-compostable PAYT bag destined for the landfill. L2U is currently available online at www.litter-2-u.com and is delivered to your door.


In Search of a Home for Miss Daisy

We are in search of a loving home for a wonderful older female dog, who we took in a couple of months ago, but has let us know that she would prefer to not live out her golden years with two rambunctious babes in diapers. She is great with people, cats, dogs, kids, walks on or off leash, great in the car, and stays home alone during the day too.

She is sweet, and while she did express her need for some space from the tots, I know for a fact she is good with kids because she came from home where she was the beloved companion of a girl from toddler to teen. Anyone who has any ideas, please let me know! ♥

This post was created with love.

Brandie Starr


Pet Rabbit Found on Cedar St

A stray pet rabbit (gray, lion's head) has been found on Cedar St. near Myrtle.  Would like to re-unite it with its owner.  E-mail sprocter@sover.net or call 802-490-4983.


Missing Cat - Oak Street Area

My beloved Maine Coon cat, Sava, and has been missing from my Oak Street apartment since Wednesday evening. Thought he was just hiding- he was stressed out from a vet visit. We have torn the house, attic and neighboring yards apart with no sight of him.

He is big- 19 lbs. Grey, black and tan. He has a "lion cut". Not an outdoor cat so he will be terrified and possibly aggressive.

If you see him - alive or not- please call me at 802- 258 8581. We are heartbroken. Thank you.

Kris Alden


Howling Dog

Large dog Enzo is all alone down in his apartment and has been howling and barking since 9 AM. His owner, our tenant, hung up on me when I called her at work. The neighbor who lives upstairs from Enzo is on a work related phone conference call until 1pm and the noise makes it very difficult for him to do his work. The dog warden doesn't work today.



Missing Dog!! West Brattleboro

We came home to an open front door and a missing dog. Black female, older so lots of gray. Lab mix about 40lbs. Her name is daisy. beige collar with daisies. Call me 251.7468. :(


Brattleboro Dog and Wolf Hybrid Licenses Available

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are available for the 2015 licensing period. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1.

Renewal licenses may be obtained in person at the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org. Dogs being licensed in Brattleboro for the first time may be licensed in person or through the mail by printing the license form from the website listed above.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:


Seeking A Source Of Quality Nip

Every year at Christmas I make catnip mice for all the cats of my acquaintance, or in some cases, for the cats of my acquaintances.  In any event, the nip has always worked in the past, so this year I was a little surprised when the two test mice I made for my own cats elicited no reaction whatsoever.  We had to make them take the mice.  They poked them a little and one cat endeavored to at least try to act interested, but overall, the mice were a resounding failure.  I blame the nip.

The catnip I used advertised joyous rapture for kitties on its label, but it was commercially grown nip sold in plastic bags, so I knew it wasn't going to be great.  But judging from my cats' less than tepid reaction, it may as well have been parsley. 


For Animal Lovers- A Story From the Boston Globe

Here is one a grieving the loss of a pet


Paws for Prevention Photo Fundraiser

Come support Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition and Windham County Humane Society on Saturday by coming out with your two-legged and four-legged loved ones and enjoy the fun of having a professional photograph taken, by Liz LaVorgna of Core Photo, in a nostalgic winter holiday setting.

Photos will be provided in digital form to download  to a personal computer or smartphone. Prints may be ordered online and the images can be used to create unique holiday gifts such as mugs, calendars and more.


Beloved Holton Home Cat Missing Since October 15th!

Pumpkin has been a long term resident of Holton Home on Western Avenue, where he has been a great source of joy to all those who live there.

Sadly he went missing on October 15th.

Pumpkin is an adult male short- haired orange tabby. He is extremely friendly and frequently travels through the surrounding neighborhoods. If you have found him or seen in your neighborhood please call 254 4155 or email Cindy@HoltonHome.org


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