When Your Dog Makes a Terrible Mistake – The Death of an Endangered Bird in Scarborough

“Dog owners in Scarborough could have to keep their dogs on leashes at all times, this after an endangered Piper [sic] Plover was killed.” This was a post on Facebook Friday morning, August 9th, which generated 3 dozen comments from people, both for and against a ban on unleashed dogs on the beach. The background […]

What? The State Legislature is Considering a Bill to Require a Veterinarian to Put a Flea Collar on Your Dog or Cat???

What? The State Legislature is Considering a Bill to Require a Veterinarian to Put a Flea Collar on Your Dog or Cat??? Here’s more on the bill I was referencing earlier that would require flea treatments to be administered by a veterinarian.  The message was sent to a friend in the animal world. “You may want […]

Companion Animals and the State Legislature

Johnny and I just returned from the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Committee meeting, which hosted 11 of our State Legislators for breakfast this morning; since then, I’ve been on-line researching the upcoming bills, public hearings and work sessions. It’s been a few years since I’ve been very politically involved, but nothing has changed… […]