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Joanne Colangelo

Community Advisor

Joanne Colangelo mixes her of love of reading, writing, and photography to promote animal welfare. A former teacher, who is currently a substitute teacher for a local school district, Joanne holds three teaching certificates including a Master's Degree in Reading Instruction. She has several published articles in magazines and newspapers and her photography was featured at the Mahopac Library. For over 20 years, Joanne served on the Board of Directors for Little Orphan Animals and then the Putnam Humane Society. Much of her free time is spent volunteering for a number of animal groups, including her own where she pulls dogs off kill lists and re-homes them. Joanne and her family have lived in our community for 34 years.

Joanne Colangelo's Contributions

  1. Macie Is Putnam Pet Of The Week

    Macie Is Putnam Pet Of The Week

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Macie, a 9-month-old border collie mix, has been named the Pet of the Week.Described as "happy-go-lucky," Macie is said to be friendly and lovable.She's been house broken and crate trained and is said to be spayed. She's also had all necessary vaccinations.The puppy loves her toys and enjoys playing, according to the Safely Home Dog Rescue, which reported that ...

  2. Pets Find Their Welfare In Good Hands With Putnam County SPCA Chief

    Pets Find Their Welfare In Good Hands With Putnam County SPCA Chief

    What: Putnam County SPCA & Friends Annual Dinner and FundraiserWhen: Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.Where: Four Brothers Restaurant, MahopacTickets: $55. Click here to purchase.PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Most pet owners in Putnam County love their animals. The ones who don’t have to answer to Ken Ross, the chief of the Brewster-based Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ...

  3. Help Find A Home For Melody The Guinea Pig

    Help Find A Home For Melody The Guinea Pig

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (HVARS) is trying to find a forever home for Melody, who's currently in a foster home."She is very sweet, calm and quiet and would also like to have another guinea pig as a companion," the sanctuary notes. "If you are an experienced guinea pig parent or would like to learn about these gentle souls, please ...

  4. Valhalla's Forgotten Felines Seeks Donations For Cat Found In Sleepy Hollow

    Valhalla's Forgotten Felines Seeks Donations For Cat Found In Sleepy Hollow

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Forgotten Felines, a cat rescue organization, is hoping people will help out a kitten named Hope.Hope was found in Sleepy Hollow with bite wounds and a raging infection. She is recovering, but Forgotten Felines said her vet bills were very high and are asking for assistance. To donate, visit https://www.youcaring.com/forgotten-felines-620710.For more information, ...

  5. Emily, Squirt, Clover Are Hudson Valley Pets Of The Week

    Emily, Squirt, Clover Are Hudson Valley Pets Of The Week

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.J. -- The Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary would like to introduce Emily, Squirt and Clover, three of five guinea pigs available for adoption. Clover is the mother of the group. She's only about 6 or 7 months old herself, and the sanctuary describes her as very sweet. The two boys and two girls of her litter are also available for adoption. They were born July ...

  6. Putnam SPCA Fundraiser Held In Somers

    Putnam SPCA Fundraiser Held In Somers

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- A fundraiser for the SPCA of Putnam County was held on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Pinnacle in Somers.All guests wore white and participated in food, raffles and socializing to raise much-needed money for the SPCA. The SPCA of Putnam County gets no funding, so fundraisers are needed, according to a release from the SPCA. The event was sponsored by Women's Independent ...

  7. Putnam Humane Society Hosting Clear The Shelter Day

    Putnam Humane Society Hosting Clear The Shelter Day

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Putnam Humane Society will offer pet adoption fee discounts for Clear the Shelter Day on Saturday, July 23. Adoption fees for dogs one year or older and cats at least six months old will be reduced by 50 percent. All adoptions include spaying or neutering, rabies and distemper vaccinations, a free vet visit, microchipping and more. Clear the Shelter Day runs from 10 a.m. ...

  8. Putnam SPCA Looking For Person Who Abandoned Neglected Poodle

    Putnam SPCA Looking For Person Who Abandoned Neglected Poodle

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Putnam County SPCA is searching for the person or persons who abandoned a neglected dog found on Drewville Road in Mahopac.The dog, a 16-pound male poodle mix, about 5 or 6 years old, was found in such bad shape it originally was thought he had been struck by a vehicle, officials report. The dog was taken to Roosevelt Vet, where it was discovered he was ...

  9. Kenzie Is Putnam Humane Society Pet Of The Week

    Kenzie Is Putnam Humane Society Pet Of The Week

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Putnam Humane Society would like to introduce you to Kenzie. This bulldog/pit bull mix is about 7 years old and was found tied up in front of a vet's office. "She loves car rides and taking walks, and especially loves relaxing as a real couch potato," the shelter notes. She's people-friendly, but needs a home with no kids or other animals.You can come meet ...

  10. Putnam County Humane Society Holding Dog Wash

    Putnam County Humane Society Holding Dog Wash

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Putnam County Humane Society is holding its “Dog Wash Day of Summer” on Sunday, July 10, at the shelter, 68 Old Route 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services offered include a bath for $15, Micro-chipping for $25 and nail-trimming for $15. Dogs brought to the event must be up to date on vaccinations, dog friendly and people friendly. Volunteers are also wanted for the ...

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