Saturday, February 18, 2012
Spay or neuter your animals!
The Catmobile is coming to Waltham on March 30 to offer low-cost cat neutering to customers, according to the Waltham Police Facebook Page. Fees are $75 for male cats and $100 for female cats, but cats must weigh at least three pounds. To make a reservation, visit the Catmobile Web site, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-465-1940. THe Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society provides the neutering services.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Every Saturday we look at the week that was on Waltham Patch's Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Here at Waltham Patch we take social media pretty seriously. The platform is one way we look to interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook and other media throughout the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Highlights Of The Week Social Media Page of the Week Each week we will highlight a Facebook or other social media page related to Waltham. This could be a business, an organization or a town page. If you have a recommendation for a page to highlight email email@example.com or tell us on Facebook. This week's choice…
Friday, August 26, 2011
A local veterinarian has some great tips to prepare your pets for the storm.
With Hurricane Irene threatening to hit New England late Sunday night, many people are talking about how to prepare homes for the storm, but not that special creature in your life — your pet. Dr. Amy Schroff, owner of VESCONE, an emergency animal care center in Waltham and Wayland resident, has some helpful tips for assisting your pets during what could be a rather upsetting experience for them. “Prepare, prepare, prepare have a plan in place,” Schroff said. Pre-Hurricane Preparation Maintaining Your Pet’s Mental Health Pets are creatures of habit and a natural disaster such as a hurricane can upset that routine, but there are several steps you can take to help your pets cope.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Part two about the rescue of a young kitten.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series about the rescue of a wayward cat by a pair of Waltham residents. ____________________________________ Once the pair arrived, VESCONE technicians started the delicate work of examining the young kitten’s injuries. Technicians found the kitten had a severe fracture of the right femur and needed fluids, according to VESCONE owner Amy Schroff. “It was a really bad fracture,” Schroff said. “She was … dragging her hind legs [when she was found].” To view x-rays of the fracture, click on the photo box at right. Technicians also gave the kitten a blood transfusion and pain medication Schroff said. Kathleen Kirrane, one of the women that rescued the cat from the side of the road, said the kitten was …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The first in a series about the rescue of a wayward cat.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series about the rescue of a wayward cat by a pair of Waltham residents. ______________________________________ Kathleen Kirrane and Paula Tobin were heading to Cambridge recently when they came upon an unhappy surprise. On May 24, the pair, both Waltham residents living in the same home, were passing by Target in Watertown when they spotted a kitten, who was clearly injured, the pair said in a recent interview with Patch. “Oh Paula, look at that,” Kirrane recalled telling Tobin. “[The cat was] dragging her body with her front paws.” Despite seeing the cat was injured, the pair kept on their way, agreeing to keep an eye out for kitten on their return trip. Sure enough, they spotted the kitten in the …