Tag Archives: Tracie Hotchner

False Confidence about Microchipping a Pet – Some Scary Truths

In an article last month in The New York Times, the columnist pointed out that by law city shelters and pet stores are required to microchip animals before selling them or releasing them for adoption. The author mentioned that the … Continue reading

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Cats In Quarantine

  Scary avian flu infects shelter cats in NYC After a mysterious outbreak of bird flu swept through New York City shelters earlier this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) opened an emergency quarantine … Continue reading

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Calling All Cat People To “Translate” For Their Kitties

Researchers need the help of people who share their lives with cats to better understand why cats do what they do. Since cats are enigmas wrapped in a mystery, the veterinarians doing this study need the human companions of indoor … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Fun Books

Here are Tracie Hotchner’s year-end list of happy tales. Need a last-minute gift? From adorable photos, to laugh-out-loud humor, plus helpful tips: these delightful reads will capture your coffee table. Pair one with a treat from Halo: Purely for Pets. … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary from DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) As It Reaches Its 500th Show!

This past weekend the 500th show of Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) aired on Peconic Public Broadcasting – over 9 years of consecutive weekly shows celebrating the human-animal bond in all its permutations. It has been a pleasure and a … Continue reading

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