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Bear Baiting Referendum

| March 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine election officials say supporters of a proposal to end bear baiting have surpassed the threshold necessary to put the initiative on the fall ballot. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said Wednesday that 63,626 valid signatures were submitted, or 6,349 signatures more than required. The initiative seeks to prohibit the use […]

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Five Animals Left For Weeks in Freezing Home in Ashland, Owner Charged with Cruelty

| January 7, 2014

Police estimate that two dogs and three cats were abandoned at a home in Ashland for two or three weeks with no food, no water, and no heat. Jarad Carney of the Ashland Police Department says, “I honestly believe they probably would not have made it through another night in that cold.” Last Thursday Sergeant […]

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Pet Vaccination Rates

| July 11, 2012

We all love our pets– but we’re not all getting them vaccinated. In fact, the state’s top veterinarian says the pet vaccination rates are FAR TOO LOW!  But the big question is why?  Dick Palm checked in with a local animal hospital to find out what they had to say about the issue and why […]

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Pets and Fireworks

| July 4, 2012

Before you set off those fireworks this Fourth of July holiday– take a minute to think about your family pet or perhaps your neighbors. Our Dick Palm explains why firecrackers and Fido simply don’t mix.

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