Dogs Will Get Their Day With Pilot Program at Heckscher Park

New year, new rules: Dogs on leashes will be allowed in several parts of Heckscher Park in a pilot program starting Wednesday. The Town of Huntington has created a 90-day test of whether pets and their owners will be obedient, following the rules that include: Read More …

Free Spaying and Neutering Services for Pit Bulls in October

The town of Huntington is offering free spay and neutering services for pitbulls and pit bull mixes throughout October. North Shore Veterinary Hospital and Little Shelter Animal Rescue will conduct the program in recognition of Natioal Pit Bull Awareness Month, which begins Oct. 1. The Read More …

Petition Pushes to Allow Leashed Dogs in Heckscher Park

A petition to encourage the Town of Huntington to allow leashed dogs at Heckscher Park gained support online Thursday but the town says it is looking for alternatives. Karen Thomas created the petition at Change.org, contrasting Heckscher Park with Northport Park where leashed dogs are Read More …

Reduced Fees to Adopt Dogs Saturday at Town Shelter

Dogs at the Huntington Animal Shelter are available for adoption Saturday at reduced fees, the town announced Friday. Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci  said the “Clear The Shelters” Day fee will $8.50 on Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,   “The Huntington Animal Shelter has a great adoption Read More …

Dogs Take Their Turn on the Town Board Catwalk

Councilman Edmund J. Smyth  arranges regular appearances of shelter dogs at Huntington Town Board meetings to encourage their adoption. A dog named House  was last week’s guest star.  “My goal is to maximize the public exposure for shelter dogs. Giving a few minutes on the Read More …

Pet of the Week: Older Dog Needs Your Help

Let’s stay with our Adopt a Senior Pet Month theme; this time, with a dog. Meet Snoopy  Ten-year-old male Unlike the cartoon character, this Snoopy likes cats. He’s also good around other dogs, whether they are Shih Tzus like he is or Beagles like his namesake. Read More …

Pet of the Week: Pit Bull Terrier Needs Your Help

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month. This month is also when our featured dog was taken in by the League for Animal Protection of Huntington. Meet Garrett Adult, Male, Neutered, Red/Chestnut/Orange, Short Hair The Teutonic meaning of his name is “spear strength.” Unfortunately, that Read More …