Weather Alert  

"High Wind Watch" ...High wind watch in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * Impacts...downed trees and power lines are likely, with numerous power outages possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and on elevated roads and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or higher, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Storm Watch" ...Storm watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... * winds and seas...east winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A storm watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of 48 to 63 kt has significantly increased...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,08:12 AM

Help Every Dog Have Its Day on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is celebrating its tenth year, so join in by pampering your pooch or volunteering at a local shelter.

Print Email

August 26th is National Dog Day, an annual celebration founded in 2004 of all things dog-related. There are a lot of ways to celebrate this holiday, not the least of which is showing your pooch a little extra affection or bringing home a tasty treat, but remember that not every dog is fortunate enough to have found a loving home.

To have the greatest impact on National Dog Day, consider helping out your local shelter or animal organization. Even if you cannot adopt a new furry friend at the moment, there are still ways you can help out.

Monetary donations can go a long way to provide the supplies needed to care for sheltered animals; theses shelters are also in constant need of fresh towels, food, toys, and other necessities, so ask your shelter what you can donate.

If you cannot donate any supplies or monetary resources, you can still donate your time. Volunteering with a shelter or rescue organization can go a long way in helping out, and you might even make a dog’s day while he waits to find a new home.

One of the most important things any pet owner can do to alleviate the strain on shelters is to make sure their own dogs do not end up there. Ensure that your pets always wear their collars and identification tags, spay or neuter your pets, and inspect your property to make sure there aren’t any holes in the fence through which your dog could escape.

For more opportunities to aid a dog or animal in need, ask local animal organizations such as these how you can help:

Photo by Robertovm via Free Images