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Pittsfield Dog Licensing Period Begins April 1

All dogs 6 months or older must be licensed.

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Great Barrington Dog License Renewals Due

Dog license renewal forms and fee information can be found here, or at townofgb.org/town-clerk. You may also pick up or drop off a license form at Town Hall by calling ahead, (413) 528-1619 ext. 2100.

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'Puppy Flight' Arrives at Pittsfield Airport

Forty-two puppies took the four-hour plane ride to Pittsfield Municipal Airport on Wednesday in search of new homes through the Berkshire Humane Society. It was the first transfer flight to Pittsfield and the largest intake the animal shelter has taken.

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North Adams Dog Park Closed Because of Parvovirus

The virus does not affect humans but is highly contagious and deadly for canines and spread through feces. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, lethargy and weight loss. There is no treatment other than intensive veterinary support.

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Connecticut Rescue Agrees to Take 2 Dogs at Risk for Euthanization

The city's attorney, Gregg Corbo, said Torres had agreed to having Piglet put down and for Pretty Boy and the third dog, Crook, to be surrendered to the rescue organization and removed from the state of Massachusetts.

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North Adams Committee Orders Dangerous Dogs Put Down

The Public Safety Committee on Monday voted to euthanize two dogs deemed to be dangers to the community. A third dog has been given a chance for rehoming, if possible.

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Pittsfield City Council Approves Puppy Mill Ban

The City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday an ordinance that would eliminate sales in the city of puppies, kittens, and rabbits from animal breeding mills.

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Something for All Ages at Williamstown's Annual Holiday Walk

One event remains the purview or pawview of the Chamber, which coordinates one of Holiday Walk's signature events, the Reindog Parade that kicks off near Williams College's Chapin Hall and brings dozens of canine celebrants up Spring Street at about 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Lanesborough Stands By Banning Dogs From Laston Park

The board had previously decided to allow dogs at the Narragansett and Bridge Street parks but cited safety concerns about Laston.

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Lanesborough Urged to Allow Dogs Back in Town Parks

After pointing out that the board was meeting on National Dog Day, Animal Control Officer Jason Costa argued that excluding dogs from three town parks is unfair to the 470 registered dog owners in the town of about 3,000.

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