Posts Tagged ‘ dog ’

Eagle Scout pitches obstacle course for dog park

October 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington Eagle Scout Aron Zamfino presented his idea to install an obstacle course in the Southington Dog Park before the Board of Parks Commissioners on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Zamfino said he just recently moved to Southington and joined Troop 32. However, he is presenting the project for Troop 3 in…

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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

September 25, 2014
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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Dog owners have the opportunity to include their pets in the fight against cancer through the Southington Bark for Life event, which supports cancer research, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Southington Drive In. Three years ago, the American Cancer Society invited Southington’s Relay for Life group to establish a…

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Legion looks to help police K-9s

July 25, 2014
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Legion looks to help police K-9s

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington American Legion is launching fundraising efforts in order to donate training and safety gear to help out a couple special officers at the Southington Police Department, the K-9s. Steve Pintarich, from the American Legion, said that he began the initiative earlier this year and it is finally taking…

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Youth helps at the dog pound to earn Girl Scout award

May 31, 2014
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Youth helps at the dog pound to earn Girl Scout award

By Ed Harris Editor Kayla Sica, a Senior Girl Scout, is working to earn her Gold Award by undertaking a project called Success at the Dog Pound. As part of the project, Kayla is looking to bring awareness to the Southington Dog Pound, its adoptions and creating a permanent donation program that will help collect…

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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

December 14, 2013
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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last month. The dog began working with the department in November 2004. “He had a fantastic…

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Dog attacks and bites woman and responding police officer

November 26, 2013
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A pit bull recently attacked a woman walking with a stroller and two small dogs as well as a police officer responding to the scene. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21, the Southington Police Department received a complaint of a female being attacked by a pit bull on North Summit Street. As the woman…

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Dogs support cancer research with Bark for Life

September 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The American Cancer Society welcomes all dog lovers and their canine friends to the annual Southington Bark for Life next month. Bark for Life gives dog owners an opportunity to raise money for the fight against cancer since Relay for Life prohibits dogs from participating in the walkathon. The event…

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Strong students make dog treats

May 2, 2013
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Strong students make dog treats

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A group of fifth-grade students at Strong Elementary School have launched their own small business selling homemade dog biscuits. Their teacher, Lenore Butler, has made it a tradition in her classroom to read “A Dog’s Life,” which tells the story of a canine who lives as a stray for many…

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Furry co-star commuted for role

April 27, 2013
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Furry co-star commuted for role

A Torrington pooch named Teddy for weeks now has made daily trips to Southington to practice for the play “Annie.” The 3-year-old mini golden doodle, owned by Patricia Zimmerman, took stage at John F. Kennedy Middle School as Sandy, Annie’s dog. Zimmerman said Teddy was trained at Canine Academy in Winsted and at home. “He…

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