County Humane Society Rescues 75-Plus Cats From Abandoned Apartment

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image courtesy: The Chautauqua County Humane Society.DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) says a two-week operation led to the removal of more than 75 cats from a condemned Dunkirk apartment. Officials say, the morning of July 8, CCHS Veterinary Technician Molly Loomis and Executive Director Kellie Roberts went to the condemned apartment in the City of Dunkirk to retrieve cats who were left behind when their owner was hospitalized. A plea for help from City of Dunkirk Dog Control Officer, Denise Zentz, had reached CCHS the day before.Zentz had been trying to locate a humane organization that would step in and save 50 or more cats living in poor conditions inside an upstairs apartment, officials add.Image courtesy: The Chautauqua County Humane Society.Upon arrival, Roberts and Loomis found dozens of cats living in conditions that Roberts described as, “not the worst I’ve ever seen but definitely awful. The high temperatures compounded the situation. Thankfully there is a downstairs neighbor at the house who has willingly cared for the cats on-site from the beginning.” After two hours, and with a hand from DCO Zentz and her husband, Steve, 53 cats were captured that day and brought back to the CCHS Adoption Center for processing. Since that time, CCHS has received assistance retrieving cats at the location from Lakeshore Humane Society in Dunkirk and the SPCA Serving Erie County. “There is not much room to operate in the apartment and the cats have limitless places to hide, making it very difficult to get a hold on them,” Roberts said. All of the cats have been taken to CCHS for the care they need to ready them for adoption. Roberts says with this many cats, “the additional labor and medical costs add up in a hurry. Unfortunately, it takes almost two weeks of nursing and medical care to get many of these cats well on their way to becoming healthy. Some of the cats are now available for adoption but others need further time and care.In addition to the routine spay or neuter surgeries, several of these cats will require eye surgeries. One orange guy may be blind but we hope to be able to save at least partial sight for the others who are suffering with ulcerated corneas and the like. The cats range from litters of very young kitties to adults. We are not certain at this time exactly what further medical conditions we might be looking at since all of the cats have not been fully vetted yet. What we do know is that they are going to be wonderful companions in their new homes.”Taking on this many cats at once is a significant financial commitment. Roberts says this has an especially large impact as shelter income has been affected by the coronavirus shutdown. “Image courtesy: The Chautauqua County Humane Society.Officials say donors have been wonderful to the organization throughout the pandemic, and they’re thankful for that. To make a financial contribution, checks can be mailed to 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or a gift by phone can be made by credit card at 716-665-2209, extension 203. Online donations can be made at Chqhumane.org.last_img read more

Pick Your Own Path

first_img Chris Weisler Rockbridge County Tourism Lexington Virginia Summer Travel ‘Find your feet’ on a few easy-access sections of the Appalachian Trail, running right alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway. The quaint town of Buena Vista takes pride in being an official A.T. community where you may rub shoulders with a few thru-hikers trudging north from Georgia. Deer sightings are almost guaranteed. Hiking in Rockbridge County takes anynumber of paths. From meandering dirt trails through the deep green forest toboulder leaping amidst Devil’s Marbleyard, outdoor enthusiasts agree that thehills and valleys here deliver everything you demand from an outdoorplayground. Thepath is up to you. The ending is always the same – pure bliss. Beauty and adventure are in cahoots in the Rich Hole Wilderness in spring and early summer when rhododendron and mountain laurel bloom beside the Rich Hole Wilderness Trail. Expect creek crossings, rock outcroppings, and small waterfalls along the way. Wildlife spotting is also a highlight, with bears, bobcats, and turkeys checking out the scene. The hiking isn’t as adventurous on the short Laurel Run Trail in Goshen Pass but the rhododendron and mountain laurel blooms will surely earn some “Wows!”center_img Learn more about the surrounding cities of Lexington and Buena Vista, both excellent refueling stations after an exhilarating day on the trail! Looking for something steep and unforgiving? That will greet you on the final stretch of trail to the 3,645ft summit of Big House Mountain. But glimpses of the countryside below should ease the burn as you ascend through the trees. A new trail twists up the western slope of Little House Mountain then rolls to an overlook with a fine view of Lexington. If you can’t make it up to the summit, end with a picnic in the Saddle, a meadow between the two peaks. Little House Mountain is Lexington’s patron peak and a familiar site from downtown. Sowhether you love the peaceful, relaxing trails that barely reach an ascent, oryou’re thrilled with the lack of breath that comes from a challenging boulderrumble, Rockbridge County has a trail to match all types. The most adventurous trail, aptly named Devil’s Marbleyard, is a life-list destination for hikers throughout Virginia. A 1.5-mile stroll on the Belfast Trail drops you at the marbleyard, a field of granite boulders sprawled across a mountain slope near Natural Bridge. Adventurous hikers scramble over the sun-warmed boulders atop this trail, where beauty and geology collide with impressive abandon. last_img read more

Why are young people spending less than other generations?

first_img continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When you sign that restaurant tab, it may not feel as if you’re saving big bucks. But according to a newly released spending index, while millennials aren’t afraid to wine and dine—and shop, for that matter—we are spending less money than other generations.Overall, the typical Gen-Xer or baby boomer spends about $1,000 on discretionary items—think: dining, retail, entertainment, apparel, and travel—plus about $1,600 a month on bills, according to TD Bank’s Consumer Spending Index. That’s about $32,000 annually—before factoring in extras such as car payments, loan repayments, or healthcare. On the other hand, millennials spend an average of about $26,000 total each year—about 27 percent less than Gen Xers and 23 percent less than Baby Boomers, according to the index.But that doesn’t mean millennials are holed up in their homes watching Netflix reruns. According to the index, millennials made more purchases on retail goods and dining than any older generation last year. And yet, despite our party-hardy ways, we’re paying less for those goods and experiences than both Gen Xers and Baby Boomers.How’s that possible? For example, the index shows, millennials on average eat out 13 times each month, compared to Generation X who dines out about eight times a month and baby boomers who order out five times each month. But millennials are spending just $103 a month on those dining experiences, while Gen-Xers are paying $123 and Baby Boomers are expending $139. Think more nights of Seamless-ed Thai food, fewer four-course dinners.last_img read more

Police: Dog causes crash on NY-17 East slowing traffic

first_imgThe Vestal Police, New York State Police and the NYSDOT were on the scene. The driver of the sedan sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. PHOTO COURTESY: Dana Michael Ellis VESTAL (WBNG) — According to 511NY.org a crash on NY-17 eastbound reduced traffic to one lane during the Tuesday morning commute. center_img The dog fled the area, eluding authorities for over an hour, it was last seen darting through backyards on Vestal Road. Vestal Police say the crash was caused by a dog running loose on NY-17. A sedan stopped abruptly to avoid the animal, as a result a pickup truck crashed into the rear end of the sedan. The driver of the pickup was ticketed. last_img read more

Garuda Indonesia, Citilink to move all Yogyakarta flights to new international airport

first_imgTopics : The YIA has a capacity to accommodate 20 million passengers per year.Read also: Lion, Batik Air to move Yogyakarta operations to new airport“We hope that the operation of the Garuda Indonesia Group flight services at the YIA will further strengthen the potential to improve services to passengers from pre-flight to post-flight,” Irfan said, adding that various supporting facilities were available at the airport. Garuda Indonesia currently serves more than 81 domestic flights connecting Yogyakarta to other cities in Indonesia, including Makassar, Denpasar, Balikpapan and Jakarta.Meanwhile, Citilink Indonesia operates a total of 24 flights from and to Yogyakarta every week, including those connecting the provinces with Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang and Banjarmasin.To further ease and support passengers’ access to the YIA, various feeder transport services such as trains and shuttle buses are now available, departing from several departure points at the Yogyakarta city center and the airport. (aly) The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost carrier subsidiary Citilink Indonesia are set to serve all inbound and outbound flights to Yogyakarta through the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo regency starting March 29. The transfer of all Garuda Indonesia Group flights from the Adisutjipto International Airport to the newly built airport was part of efforts to improve flight services, considering the international-class facilities available at the YIA, Garuda Indonesia director Irfan Setiaputra said on Tuesday.The decision to move its Yogyakarta operations was part of the group’s sustainable efforts to support the province to be the nation’s top-tier tourist destination and attract more international tourists, especially as the YIA has greater capacity that allows for the optimization of passenger growth projections.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Funding Awarded to Support Affordable Housing Projects in 17 Counties

first_imgGov. Wolf: Funding Awarded to Support Affordable Housing Projects in 17 Counties June 16, 2020 Infrastructure,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $10 million in funding through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing projects across the commonwealth.“Being able to provide affordable, safe, and livable spaces for lower-income Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth remains a high priority for my administration. Especially as Pennsylvanians continue to feel the financial impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, ensuring that there are good housing options for those who need it is critical,” Gov. Wolf said. “HOME funding helps individuals acquire and preserve reliable and safe housing and ensures that opportunity is available to any eligible Pennsylvania homeowner or renter.”The HOME program provides federal funding to assist municipalities and local governments in expanding and preserving a supply of affordable housing for low and very low-income Pennsylvanians. HOME funds can be used in a variety of ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. HOME program funds are provided to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the annual entitlement appropriation process.The funding will be distributed to projects in the following 17 counties:Cameron CountyCameron County was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of 10 existing owner-occupied homes. The county plans to rehabilitate homes owned by HUD income-eligible elderly and disabled residents.Centre CountyState College Borough was approved for $280,000 to acquire, renovate, and sell a single property to one low-income household, administered by the borough.Clearfield CountyClearfield County was approved for $257,580 to rehabilitate three existing owner-occupied homes.Columbia CountyColumbia County was approved for $1,926,679 to rehabilitate and convert a church in Bloomsburg into nine units of affordable rental housing for individuals or families at or below 50 percent of the median family income.Franklin CountyFranklin County was approved for $515,506 in funding to acquire, demolish, construct, and sell two three-bedroom homes to first-time homebuyers in the Borough of Waynesboro. The units will be marketed and sold to first-time low-income homebuyers.Indiana CountyIndiana County was approved for $300,000 to rehabilitate five existing owner-occupied homes.Lackawanna CountyLackawanna County was approved for $750,000 to rehabilitate an occupied six-unit low-moderate income apartment building. The funding will support exterior building rehabilitation, which includes noise reduction, siding, gutters, and the rehabilitation scope will consist of converting a one-bedroom unit into a two-bedroom unit and supports site work, which involves resurfacing the parking lot, parking lot painting, and landscaping.Lawrence CountyLawrence County was approved for $750,000 to rehabilitate 18 existing owner-occupied homes.Shenango Township was approved for $500,000 funds for rehabilitation of 12 existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by Lawrence County Community Service (LCCS).Lebanon CountyThe City of Lebanon was approved for $250,000 to rehabilitate six owner-occupied homes. The funding will support community efforts to improve the city, which has a high incidence of renter-occupied properties and single-family units which have undergone conversion into multi-family buildings.Lehigh CountyThe City of Allentown was approved for $500,000 to construct four new properties for sale, to be administered by City of Allentown’s Community and Economic Development Department, and the developer will be Housing Association and Development Corporation (HADC). The property sites are located in a neighborhood with a poverty rate of 40 percent.Lycoming CountySouth Williamsport Borough was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of nine existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Montour CountyMontour County was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of nine existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Northumberland CountyThe City of Sunbury was approved for $500,000 to rehabilitate nine owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Milton Borough was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of nine existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Schuylkill CountySt. Clair Borough was approved for $500,000 to rehabilitate 14 owner-occupied homes to be administered by the borough secretary and Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc. The program will be available to all low-income borough residents but will target low-income elderly residents.Union CountyUnion County was approved for $500,000 to rehabilitate 15 owner-occupied homes to be administered by the Union County Housing Authority.York CountyThe City of York was approved for $500,000 to construct six new townhomes for low-income, first-time homebuyers. York Habitat for Humanity is pairing this construction project with its Critical Home Repair and Aging in Place programs to provide services to neighbors.For more information, visit the DCED website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Spacious family-friendly riverside home hits the market

first_img64 Callabonna Street, Westlake. The media room at 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Mrs Bartholomaeus said she had lived in the area for about 18 years, and had a house at Riverhills previously.“We haven’t moved very far. The idea was to be close to work,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Located in a little pocket at Westlake, Mrs Bartholomaeus said the home had an open outlook downstairs.“You can see the kids in the pool and yard from the kitchen,” she said.“We have a bedroom downstairs where my elderly mum comes to stay,” she said.“There is a lovely media room upstairs where the kids can disappear in there and you don’t hear a thing.” 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Tim Bartholomaeus and wife Patrese have made the decision to sell their beautiful riverside home at 64 Callabonna St, Westlake.Mr Bartholomaeus, the managing director of Dixon Homes, built the house in 2008.With two children aged 11 and 9, Mrs Bartholomaeus said they loved the outlook over the river.“It’s really lovely and so close to the walking tracks,” she said.“This is a safe community. We feel OK walking out in the afternoon and down to the park with the kids.” 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Mrs Bartholomaeus said she would love to see another family buy the home.“A lot of people have commented that having five bedrooms upstairs is rare,” she said.With a large extended family, Mrs Bartholomaeus said plenty of time was spent in the kitchen.“We have a large family so it’s a great space for gatherings,” she said. The spacious kitchen at 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.She said building the home was a “labour of love” to get it finished as her husband fell sick during the earlier months of construction and was rushed to hospital with a blood disorder. She said not long after her father had passed away too.last_img read more

Nestlé’s Nürk to head up new Pensionsfonds division at Mercer

first_imgLast year, she helped establish the Nestlé Pensionsfond (NPF) as a cross-border vehicle, the first of its kind, which allowed employees of Nestlé’s Austrian business to join the vehicle.Nürk was previously managing director of publishing house Uhlenbruch and has worked at JP Morgan Asset Management and DekaBank, where she was responsible for institutional relationship management.She began her career at Deutsche Bank Research, after completing her doctorate.Uwe Buchem, Mercer’s head of retirement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said he was pleased to be able to appoint Nürk as head of the new division.“We are reacting to companies’ growing interest in using Pensionsfonds for the provision of retirement benefits,” he said.“I am convinced Dr Nürk, with her wide-ranging experience and know-how, will meet all requirements for our new offering to succeed.” Mercer has hired Bettina Nürk, who was formerly responsible for Nestlé’s pension funds in Germany, to lead a new division within the consultancy.Nürk, responsible for investment management and employee benefits while at the Swiss food company, began her new role at Mercer at the beginning of the month.She is to lead its newly launched consultancy for Pensionsfonds.At Nestlé, Nürk was in charge of the company’s German Pensionskassen, but also its Pensionsfonds.last_img read more

Unlicensed gun seized

first_imgILOILO City – A 40-year-old man was nabbed forpossession of an unlicensed gun in Barangay Maninila, Miag-ao, Iloilo. Detained in the lockup cell of the municipalpolice station, the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 10591,or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN A .45-caliber pistol loaded seven live bulletswas confiscated from Edward Labiao of Barangay Cadsadan, San Jose, Antique, apolice report showed/ center_img The Miag-ao police caught Labiao carrying afirearm while onboard a jeepney around 12 p.m. on Feb. 24. They confiscated thegun after Labiao failed to present a license.last_img read more

New date announced for Canoefest 2017

first_imgBrookville, Ind. — Canoefest organizers say the canoe races will be held on the weekend of August 19. All classes will race Saturday, August 19.Canoefest starts at the Brookville Lake Tailwaters, beneath the Brookville Lake Dam. This area is under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers, and is not a public put in for boats. Canoefest is allowed to start there under a special permit FOR RACE DAY ONLY.last_img