Pets during the pandemic: Broome County Humane Society urges plan of action for your furry friends

first_img(WBNG) — The Broome County Humane Society is asking pet owners to plan for how they will care for their pets, should they need to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. Ondria emphasized that if you find yourself with nowhere to turn, the Broome County Humane Society will be there for you and your pet. She says this can be prevented by establishing a clear plan of action for your pet. “There are times when you may not be able to find the specific brand that you feed, so if you get a little extra it’s not going to hurt,” Ondria said. The Humane Society asks that if you know in advance that you won’t have anyone to take care of your animal if you get sick, call them and work out a plan ahead of time. “We want to make sure your animals who for most of us are our best friends, don’t get left behind,” said Shelter Manager Amberly Ondria. “If you do get sent to the hospital, the last thing we want is animals sitting at home with no food, no water, without anybody to take care of them.”center_img “If they have exhausted all options with friends, family, neighbors, and they do become sick, they can reach out to us and we have an emergency program in place with a contract,” she said. The Humane Society stresses it is also important to make sure you have about two weeks of food and medication on hand for your animal, and to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines. “It’s really important to be in contact with family and friends so if you do get sick, you can make sure your animals have a place to go,” she said. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the custodialfacility of the La Carlota City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Porquez was nabbed after he sold asachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 9:42p.m. on March 26, it added. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a man in adrug buy-bust operation in Barangay Batuan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.center_img Six sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P5,500 were seized from the 34-year-old resident Archie Porquez, apolice report showed.last_img read more

ROTC cadets commit to future service

first_imgFive cadets took an oath of enlistment Wednesday afternoon, promising to complete the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and serve as officers in the future.Proud · Five of the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps cadets pledged an enlistment oath Wednesday on the steps of the Physical Education Building. The oath means the cadets will continue their service with the army after graduation. – Kelvin Kuo | Daily Trojan USC’s ROTC program has 35 cadets in total but five decided to take this oath this afternoon, Maj. David Jackson said.“The oath is committing to be future army officers,” Jackson said. “After two to four years of training, they will accept the terms that they will be future army leaders.”According to Maj. Robert Medina and Jackson, the cadets will graduate and receive an officer’s rank commission. Cadets will learn leadership, become ethical decision makers and train to become physically fit, morally straight and technically competent.Sophomore history major Cadet Michael Lockhart has been in the army reserves for seven years. He joined the ROTC program after working in Iraq as a battalion motor sergeant and served there for 11 months and 16 days while working with vehicles and equipment.“I think I had a really good experience overseas and I’m eager to go back in the future,” Lockhart said. “I love understanding why things are the way they are and hope to teach history at USC or work in the ROTC or army in the future.”A first-year graduate student at the School of Social Work, Cadet Daniel Lee Burns has wanted to join the army since high school to be part of the social work military program.Since his grandfather did not have the chance to attend USC like he wanted to, Burns said he is honored to be a part of the ROTC program here.“I feel great pride in being here every day to do something and be a part of something,” Burns said. “If you didn’t learn values, you’ll learn them in the army. Becoming a good soldier comes with being a good person.”In a San Diego school district, Burns taught many children who came from military families. This has prompted him to work with military parents, children who have lost families and those still dealing with that loss.Another first-year graduate student at the School of Social Work, Cadet Hannah Stryker, also took the oath of enlistment.“When a soldier enlists in the army, they make a decision to sacrifice their mental well-being for something bigger than themselves for service, values and country,” Stryker said. “When soldiers come home, society has a tendency to admit that war ends in the battlefield, but that is not the case as you see many soldiers bring the war with them.”Stryker plans on working in the combat stress control unit, depending where the United States stands in the war.“Given the incredible opportunity at USC, I’m honored to be a part of the U.S. Army and especially as a social worker,” Stryker said. “I feel that this is the best place for me and I can’t stress enough the need for military social workers and I feel like we can do more to help.”Cadet Joseph Dombrosky, a junior majoring in public policy, management and planning as well as political science, also joined the ROTC program to serve his country.“My dad was in the military and I always felt like I had a sense of duty to serve,” Dombrosky said. “I think that being in ROTC has definitely made me more disciplined and more confident. I feel more sense of pride in myself and my country in general.”Freshman electrical engineering major Cadet Matt Zecchini took the oath of enlistment, and Cadet Sean Inkelaar-Cruz, a junior majoring in public policy, management and planning, will pledge next week as well.Correction: 9/2/10 — A previous version of this story misidentified the school district at which Burns taught. The story has been corrected to reflect the change.last_img read more

Monday February 10th Local Sports

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Osage won the team title at the Class 2A sectional wrestling meet held in Clear Lake on Saturday. The Green Devils qualified eight wrestlers to the district meet while scoring 235.5 points. Forest City qualified five and finished second with 203.5. Algona and Hampton-Dumont-CAL tied for third with 162 points. Clear Lake had four wrestlers finish second while ending up fifth with 133 points. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura had 107 points and qualified four. MASON CITY – The No. 17 NIACC men’s basketball team topped Ellsworth 88-73 Saturday in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest. NIACC (19-5 overall, 6-4 in the ICCAC) has now won four straight games in the series against the Panthers. It is the second time since the school became NIACC in the 1966-67 season that the Trojans have won four straight against the Panthers. In Saturday’s contest, sophomore point guard Quentin Hardrict scored 20 points with four assists, four steals and three rebounds. Also in double figures for the Trojans were Deundra Roberson with 15 points, James Harris and Wendell Matthews with 14 points each and McKelary Robertson with 10 points. NIACC returns to action at home Wednesday in a non-conference contest against Dakota County Technical College. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 20th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women broke open a close game late to claim a rare victory at Purdue, as you heard on KGLO Sunday afternoon. Makenzie Meyer and Kathleen Doyle both scored 22 points in an 83-71 win. It was the Hawks’ first victory at Purdue since 2013.That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder who says Doyle and Meyer controlled the game.Meyer scored 16 of her points in the second half.The Hawkeyes are 11-2 and have a first place showdown Thursday at 12th ranked Maryland. The Terrapins rolled to a 79-50 win over Rutgers. MASON CITY – The top-ranked NIACC women’s basketball team rolled to a 116-23 victory over Ellsworth Saturday afternoon in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest in the NIACC gym. NIACC, which has won 13 straight games, was led by sophomore Autam Mendez and freshman Sydney Wetlaufer with 20 points apiece. Also in double figures for the Lady Trojans were Sierra Lynch with 18 points, Shinaana Secody with 16 points, Sierra Morrow with 13 points and Sanaa Smith with 11 points. NIACC (25-1 overall, 12-0 in the ICCAC) has won 29 straight home games. The Lady Trojans are 11-0 at home in the 2019-20 season. NIACC returns to action Saturday in a league game at Iowa Central. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. in Fort Dodge. NASHUA — Nashua-Plainfield edged Denver 241 to 240.5 to win the Class 1A sectional held in Nashua on Saturday. The Huskies qualified eight for the district tournament, while Denver had 11 qualify. North Butler-Clarksville was third with 156 points and three qualifiers. West Fork was sixth with 92 points and two qualifiers, while Rockford was seventh with 33 points and one qualifier. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – A.J. Green scored 34 points with six 3-pointers and sparked a late run as Northern Iowa rallied in the final minutes to turn aside Drake 83-73 in a key Missouri Valley Conference clash before a boisterous sellout crowd at the McLeod Center on Saturday.Green scored eight straight points to pull UNI over the top. He drained a 3-pointer with about five minutes left to play, then collared a defensive rebound and drove to the basket at the other end, lifting Northern Iowa (21-3, 10-2) into a 68-68 tie, and followed with another 3 for a 71-68 lead with 3:29 to go. The Panthers clamped down defensively, forcing Drake to go 1-for-8 from distance over the final minutes.Trae Berhow had 18 points for Northern Iowa, which won its fifth straight game. Spencer Haldeman added 12.Liam Robbins had 17 points and three blocks for the Bulldogs (16-9, 6-6). D.J. Wilkins added 16 points, Anthony Murphy 15 points.Northern Iowa takes on Illinois State at home on Wednesday. Drake takes on Missouri State on the road on Wednesday. AMES, Iowa (AP) – Solomon Young scored 20 points, Terrence Lewis added 12 points off the bench, and Iowa State held off Kansas State for a 73-63 win Saturday night.The Cyclones (10-13, 3-7 Big 12) led by as many as 21 points and played the final 13 minutes, 46 seconds without star guard Tyrese Haliburton – who sustained an injury seconds before halftime. Haliburton tried to play in the second half before asking to be removed from the game.Cartier Diarra scored 24 points to lead the Wildcats (9-14, 2-8), who used a 13-3 run to pull within four points with 7:54 remaining but could get no closer.That’s because Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon took over – along with fellow backup Terrence Lewis. The backcourt bench duo combined for 17 of the Cyclones’ final 24 points.DaJuan Gordon added 10 points for Kansas State, which missed its first 11 shots of the game. LAKE MILLS — Lake Mills won the Class 1A sectional meet they hosted on Saturday with 238.5 points and 11 qualifiers. West Hancock was second with 198 points and six qualifiers. Central Springs was third with 162.5 points and three qualifiers. Northwood-Kensett was fourth with 141 points and four qualifiers, St. Ansgar qualified one and was fifth with 118 points. Riceville was sixth with 85 points and three qualifiers, while Newman finished seventh with 70 points and did not qualify anyone for the district meet. — Regional duals on Tuesday night== 2A at OsageOsage vs. Forest CityCrestwood vs. Emmetsburg IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes have a few days off before visiting Indiana on Thursday. The Hawkeyes are 8-5 in the Big Ten after a 96-72 win over Nebraska on Saturday, as you heard on KGLO. Joe Weiskamp had a career-high 30 points as the Hawkeyes moved to 17-7 overall.Weiskamp and junior center Luka Garza combined for 52 points.Iowa travels to Indiana on Thursday night. == 1A at Lake MillsLake Mills vs. Wapsie ValleyWest Hancock vs. South Winneshieklast_img read more