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August 14, 2019 - 1:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, Le Roy, news.

Le Roy PD has received two reports today of a "strange acting" raccoon in the Village.

The first incident was on North Street and a resident said the raccoon attacked somebody.

The second incident was on Erie Street and the caller tried to keep an eye on it but it disappeared into the weeds before a patrol arrived.

The police ask if you see the raccoon, keep your distance, call 9-1-1 and then try to keep an eye on it until a patrol arrives.

August 12, 2019 - 6:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in missing pet, animals, pets, news.

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Sam managed to get his doggie door unlocked and then wandered off.

At about 4:15 p.m., Saturday, a man was seen trying to get him from the side of the road near a neighbor's house, according to a witness who contacted Debbie Douglas, and so that couple stopped to help him. The man said he was going to check with the farm down the road to see if the dog belonged there and if not, he would take the dog to the shelter.  

Debbie has contacted the animal shelters in Genesee and Wyoming counties and Sam is at neither shelter.

The man who picked up Sam is described as older, with a thin build, gray hair, tattoos on both arms and driving a red Chrysler Pacifica. The witnesses are almost certain that he has a gray beard also. 

"We just really want to find him," Debbie said. "We appreciate that someone cared enough to pick him up and is taking care of him."

If you can assist in getting Sam home, call Debbie Douglas at (585) 356-0820 or Tom Douglas at (585) 356-0824. I am attaching photos.

UPDATE 10:18 p.m.: Sam is home safe. A couple from Medina had him and returned him.

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July 15, 2019 - 7:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, video, horses, animals.
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Mark Barie and his team from Lor-Rob Farms in East Bethany were repeat winners at the Genesee County Fair yesterday in the six-horse draft competition.

July 13, 2019 - 11:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pets, Darien, news.

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Mike and Kayleigh Meyers recently moved to Darien Center so their husky, Kiya ("Ki-ya"), is unfamiliar with the area.

Tonight, about 8 o'clock, Kiya managed to get out of the house.

Kayleigh said she and Mike were inside feeding their baby and the door must have been open a crack.

"Most likely, she went after an animal," Kayleigh said.

Kiya is friendly and food motivated so if you see her, try calling her by her name and bribing her with food, Kayleigh recommends.

The Meyers live in the area of Country Cottage and My Saloon, around Harper Road and Route 20.  

If found, call or text Kayleigh at (585) 813-4385.

UPDATE Sunday: Kiya came home on her own early this morning.

July 11, 2019 - 8:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pets, crime, news, batavia, notify.

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Pledges from Volunteers for Animals and animal lovers in the community have led to at least a $2,000 reward being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for tossing an eight-week-old kitten from the window of a red car on Route 98 near West Saile Drive on Saturday night.

The kitten had to be euthanized because of its extensive injuries. 

The Sheriff's Office announced the award this evening.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (585) 343-5000.

July 7, 2019 - 1:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, news.

A big brown horse is in the intersection on Clipnock Road, heading east on Clipknock.

A deputy is dispatched.

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.: The deputy can disregard. The owner has retrieved the horse.

June 29, 2019 - 4:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Piebald deer, animals, outdoors, news, Oakfield.

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Jason Smith spotted this piebald deer on Route 63 in Oakfield and sent in this photo.

June 23, 2019 - 11:37am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, animals, animal rescue.

An injured skunk is reported in the driveway at 248 Liberty St., Batavia. An animal control officer is responding.

June 20, 2019 - 7:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Deer, animals, outdoors, Oakfield, news.

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Noah Toal submitted this photo today of a piebald deer in Oakfield, across from The Oak Grill and Cafe.

June 16, 2019 - 12:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, batavia, video.
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For the first time, we spotted a deer in our backyard at about 11 a.m., eating some birdseed that had fallen to the ground (at least it wasn't my roses). We live on the Southside, just off Jackson Street.

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May 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bank Street, outdoors, animals, batavia, news.

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Rebecca LeFevre, a Bank Street resident, spotted this fawn in her backyard last night and shared the pictures with us.

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May 14, 2019 - 3:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, animals.

CSX has called dispatchers to report horses near the tracks at Wilkinson Road, Batavia.

A dispatcher has contacted several residents in the area who are known to have horses and the ones contacted say their horses are safe.

A trooper has been dispatched to another residence where dispatchers have been unable to make contact.

May 11, 2019 - 12:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in DeWitt Recreation Area, batavia, news, animals, outdoors, wildlife.

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Photo submitted by Dylan Brew.

March 7, 2019 - 4:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in horses, animals, Bethany, news.

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Horses in a snow-covered field off East Road in Bethany earlier this afternoon.

February 1, 2019 - 11:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, news, batavia.

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Nick Kabalan found this pooch in the area of Cedar Street and Ellicott Street, Batavia, this morning. He has the dog. If it's yours, call (585) 297-9642.

January 17, 2019 - 10:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, batavia, news.

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Bandit is on the run. He took off from his home on East Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Tuesday. He was last seen on Stringham Drive.

Tyler Fales would like him to come home. If you can help, call (585) 329-0035.

January 9, 2019 - 8:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, animals, outdoors.

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Here's something you don't see every day: A ring-necked pheasant in the city.

Joanne Fleming spotted the bird by Pizza Hut yesterday afternoon.

November 8, 2018 - 12:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pets, nets, batavia.

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A WBTA listener found this dog near Ellicott Street Road and Shepard Road, Batavia, and is hoping to find the owner.

The dog is described as friendly.

If you're the owner, the person who found the dog can be reached at (585) 813-2336 or (585) 356-3438.

UPDATE Friday, Nov. 9: Reader Doug Dielgelman wrote to tell us the "owner of awesome black and white dog located and is back home."

October 8, 2018 - 8:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, animals, Pully's Farm Market, Le Roy, news.

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Three goats at Pully's Farm Market in Le Roy this afternoon stick their heads through the fence of their pasture to chew on grass on the other side, which is apparently greener and tastier.

Below, a tractor on a little bump of a hill next to the parking lot at Pully's.

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September 18, 2018 - 11:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, news, batavia.

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Bryan Lazarony thinks this kitten is missing a home. He found it on Chandler Avenue, across from UMMC. It has no tags or collar.  

The kitten's owner can call or text (585) 813-5745.

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