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July 7, 2013 - 12:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pet.

A Corfu resident found this dog wandering in Corfu on Route 33. It's been turned over to the Sheriff's Office and is at the animal shelter.

March 31, 2010 - 3:48pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in anti-rabies clinic, pet, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
April 8, 2010 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department is hosting a Rabies Clinic for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets.  The clinic is April 8, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Pembroke Highway Department on Route 5 in Pembroke.  There is no charge for Genesee County Residents; non-county residents must pay a $5.00 fee per animal immunizied.  Any questions please contact the Health Department at (585)344-2580 est. 5569.

September 18, 2009 - 1:10pm
posted by Pachuco Owens in animals, volunteers for animals, pet of the week, pet.



An alpha if there ever was one. A top dog, numero uno, first, foremost and her name, continuing along the theme, is -- Genesis.

But we can call this handsome miss "Genny," to her face. As one can see she hogs up the whole couch where she lives, but it's OK (you know that whole whatever gorilla wants, gorilla gets thing). I, being a canine, too, can clearly interpret the wise gal's look here. And it is "What? You lookin' at me? You talkin' to me?" Note the arched eyebrow. Here's her story:

My name is Genesis but everyone calls me Genny. I am a Bullmastiff and I live with my mom and her daughters. I also live with a German Shepherd puppy named Sophie who I tolerate and 3 cats who tolerate me. Those darn cats get up high when they don't want to play anymore and I get in trouble if I go where I'm not supposed to to get them. 

I sleep on the floor in my mom's bedroom because she says I shed too much to sleep on the bed. I sneak up there when she isn't looking though. I try to get down quickly when I hear her coming but she usually catches me. If I look at her with my big sad eyes she usually doesn't yell too much. 

I like to think that my job is protecting the house and family by barking at everyone and everything that goes by. Mom yells at me for it but I know that she doesn't mind too much. She was disappointed when I slept right through someone breaking into the house though. A girl needs her beauty sleep you know!

I'm not scared of much except for thunder and lighting and the fireworks from the ballpark. I don't know why they need to torture me with those all summer long. I love all people food but my favorite thing is bananas. Usually when my mom eats one I get half and she gets half. I also eat LOTS of dog food so I hope we win the Pet of the Week contest because mom says I am eating her out of house and home.

If your pet is worthy of pet of the week, have him or her e-mail me at pets (at) the batavian dot com.  Please have your pet send a handsome picture and his or her story. Click here for more information. Your pet could win a $10 gift certificate from Genesee Feeds.

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