Iguanas & Lizards & Pigs – Oh, My!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A Goffin’s cockatoo, looking for some attention, pokes its beak out of a plastic enclosure and chirps. Down the hall, a pigeon with a fractured wing is operated on, a mourning dove has its physical exam, and a Uromastyx, a spiny-tailed lizard, is given an oral calcium supplement.

The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine on the Upper West Side is the only hospital of its kind in New York City, and one of roughly 10 exotics-only veterinary practices in the United States.


Pets’ Flight For Life

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Dog is Michael Schneider’s co-pilot.
Schneider, based in Westchester, is the founder of Pilots To The Rescue, a nonprofit that recruits volunteers to fly animals facing euthanasia to no-kill shelters, foster homes and adoption centers across the U.S.
The organization, which Schneider started last year after finding 10 puppies dumped in a roadside ditch, saves about 500 animals annually.
So far, Schneider has raised $50,000 dollars for Pilots to the Rescue. He said he hopes “to create more awareness” about the four million animals euthanized in the U.S. every year.


A Dog’s Life in Queens

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Barnum Andrew Underwood was a lover of rooftops and adventure. He stole underwear, shredded toilet paper with gusto and ran wild through a newspaper distribution center in Long Island City more than once.

Barnum was also a dog – a black lab mix – and one of the last of what Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS) members call the “SUDS originals.” Those were the dogs there at the beginning, the ones who inspired their owners to create a popular dog run in Lou Lodati Park that opened nearly 18 months ago.


Bark and Bite Over a Dog Run

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The community board representing Manhattan Beach is girding for a dogfight when a proposal to limit hours at the Oriental Boulevard dog run comes to a vote.


Rabbit Rescuers are Hopping Busy

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Holidays Bring a Pet Cause

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Pet Owners Bullish on Economy

Friday, September 23rd, 2011