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An effort to ban the declawing of cats in New York is back before lawmakers. 

Legislation to prohibit the procedure for aesthetic purposes has been introduced in the Senate and Assembly. Supporters include animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who say declawing a cat is inhumane since it involves the amputation of a cat's toes back to the first knuckle.

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Today we will learn about Operation Snip, an organization that focuses on TNR (trap-neuter-return) for community cats (otherwise known as feral cats) which live in alleys and vacant buildings throughout Troy and the capital district.

Lynn Kopka is the founder of Operation Snip.

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Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna joins host Ray Graf for an hour of phone-in questions about our canine and feline companions. 

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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  It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York.

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Four years ago this month an animal welfare agency arrived in Springfield Massachusetts and announced an ambitious goal—prevent dogs and cats from becoming homeless and euthanized.  The Dakin Humane Society says it can now guarantee a home for every healthy homeless animal in the Pioneer Valley.

There are fewer animals these days at the Dakin Humane Society’s adoption center on Union Street in Springfield and that’s a good thing according to Candy Lash, the society’s manager of marketing and communications.

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Courtesy Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Right now, at the North Albany branch of the Capital District YMCA on North Pearl Street in Albany, students of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, under the supervision of veterinarians, are offering subsidized veterinary care for dogs and cats, including physical exams and vaccinations, as part of the college’s Southside Well-Pet Clinic

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. 

A USDA category one accredited veterinarian; Dr. O’Loughlin is a graduate of Cornell University. She joined the Delmar Animal Hospital staff in 1998. She and her husband Mike share their home and lives with 2 dogs—Marcus and Ivy; 6 cats— Oliver, Ziggy, Annie Oakley, Homer, Sapphire and Rosebud; 2 fish tanks and a pond, complete with fish and frogs. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Courtesy of Veterinary Specialties Referral Center

Today on Vox Pop, on the first Pets & Vets program of 2013, we welcome Dr. Joseph Glennon of Veterinary Specialties Referral Center, with locations in Pattersonville, Gansevoort, and Latham New York.

A board-certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. Glennon founded VSRC over 20 years ago and at the time was the first and only referral center in the region.

Its Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

It's Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

It's Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

 

 

Vox Pop : Pets and Vets with Dr. Ron Scharf : 5/30/12

May 30, 2012

Its Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Its Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Vox Pop : Pets and Vets with Dr. Ron Scharf : 3/28/12

Mar 28, 2012

Its Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.