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North Adams Dog Park Offers Room to Run

Owners began frequenting the park, the only dog park in North County, once the rules were posted. The city installed the fencing, using Community Development Block Grant funds, several weeks ago. The walking path that circled the Houghton Street park currently runs through the dog area. That will be relocated at a later date.

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'Strut Your Mutts' Gathering Planned in Adams

Dog lovers are invited to "Strut Your Mutts" at the Visitor Center this Friday. Animal lover and Adams Friends of Animals Scholarship creator Roy Thompson hosting the gathering for dogs and owners with coffee and doughnuts.

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North Adams Commission Approves Dog Park

A dog park is finally becoming a reality in the city after several years of work. The Parks & Recreation Commission on Monday unanimously approved locating the park at the Houghton Street playground. The North Adams park appears to be only the second in the county, with the first being French Park Dog Park in Egremont.

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North Adams' Chase Hill Rabies Vaccination Clinic a Success

More than 200 dogs and cats from the Chase Hill neighborhood received free rabies vaccinations and microchip implants during the city-sponsored clinic. Because of a reported rabies-infected cat in the Chase Hill area last month, a plethora of animal welfare groups teamed up to provide free vaccinations to neighborhood pets on Thursday from 11 to 6.

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Great Barrington K-9 Unit Receives Health Care Grant

The grant is part of Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.'s health care reimbursement pilot program, where a total of $10,000 will be awarded to a number of self-funded K-9 units for medical reimbursements.

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Windsor Lake Commission Making Trails Dog-Friendly

The Windsor Lake Recreation Commission is recommending the city allow leashed dogs on the trails that circle Fish Pond. The decision on Tuesday came after nearly a half-hour of discussion on how dogs could be allowed at the lake. Dogs are currently banned from the public beach and trails although campers are allowed to bring their pets, along with proof of vaccinations.

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North Adams Planners OK B&B, Solar Array, Dog Facility

The Planning Board on Monday approved a new bed & breakfast on Church Street, a doggie day-care facility and a solar array. Gianni Donati was approved to transform 164 Church St. into a B&B, with an owner's residence and common areas on the first floor.

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Cheshire Selectmen Concerned Over Dog Waste & Strippers

"If you go there and look on the lefthand side, there must be 60 bags, so I don't know if really helps out a lot." — Peter LeFebvre

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Fundraiser Raffle to Benefit Animals

Organizer Kathy Hynes said many great items will be raffled off to support the Berkshire Humane Society, Got Spots, the Berkshire Carousel and Kumar, the Adams Police dog.

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Lanesborough Restricts Dog Owner After Attack

"The dog got out, crossed the street and attacked her completely unprovoked." — Animal Control Officer Michael McClay

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