Separate Bear Sightings Reported In Westchester Hamlet

A black bear gave some residents in Northern Westchester a quick scare as it made the rounds through an otherwise quiet neighborhood last week. A Sunset Drive resident in Armonk reported a black bear that was lounging in a tree shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, the North Castle Police Department said, with an officer confirming the bear sighting upon arrival to the home.
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Stamford, CTStamford Advocate

Fire officials: Several animals rescued from Stamford house fire

STAMFORD — City firefighters rescued several animals from a burning home in Stamford’s East Side Thursday night. Firefighters responded to a fire at 18 Lincoln Ave. around 9:14 p.m. Thursday night and found several animals in danger, Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer said Friday. While one crew of firefighters worked...
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Police Issue Alert After Coyote Sighting In Westchester

A coyote warning has been issued in a Westchester town following a recent rash of sightings in the area. While noting that seeing a coyote in Rye is not an unusual thing, the local police department issued an alert to the community advising them to take common-sense precautions to ensure that man and animal can peacefully coexist.
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Rescue dog reunited with owner, 1 week after bolting through Midtown Tunnel

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A rescue dog named Indie has made it back home after going astray for a week from an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Heather Angus, a nurse at Mount Sinai who treated COVID-19 patients during the height of the pandemic – tells WCBS 880 that she lost her dog last Tuesday, when the pup bolted from her apartment building.
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Dog Lost in Manhattan Found Seven Days Later in Queens, Thanks to Helpful New Yorkers

Traveling from Manhattan to Queens is a quick trip by subway or cab, but it takes a lot longer to travel by foot --- especially for a dog. Heather Angus's dog, Indy, went missing last Tuesday after she ran away from her dogsitter in the Upper West Side. Thanks to the help of watchful New Yorkers, the rescue dog from India was found in Long Island City a week later. No one imagined the canine would end up in another borough, except Angus.
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DEC urges New Yorkers to help avoid bear conflicts

ALBANY — State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged New Yorkers Friday to take a few simple precautions to avoid conflicts with bears. “DEC is receiving reports of bears roaming neighborhoods in several parts of upstate New York,” Seggos said in a press release. “We are encouraging New...
Manhattan, NYNew York Post

Animals rights group uses Andrew Yang’s wife words in ad attacking candidate

An animal rights group is running digital ads featuring Andrew Yang’s wife, Evelyn, to throw horse manure at her husband’s campaign for mayor. New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets obtained a text message that Evelyn exchanged with an animal rights advocate she bumped into while campaigning for her husband in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on June 11.
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Warming Trends: A Song for the Planet, Secrets of Hempcrete and Butterfly Snapshots

Photographed a butterfly lately? If so, you could send your pictures in to contribute to a global database of butterfly sightings. Since launching in January, Friend of the Earth, an environmental advocacy organization, has gathered nearly 1,000 timestamped and geolocated photos of butterflies from five continents. The organization is asking people to send their butterfly photos via WhatsApp, to be included in the database. Friend of the Earth will respond with some details about it if their experts can identify the butterfly.
Manhattan, NYNew York Post

Lost dog bolts through Midtown Tunnel, found a week later

A lost dog in Manhattan ran from the Upper West Side, through the Midtown Tunnel, and all the way to Long Island City before she was found hiding out in a warehouse with a pack of feral cats a week later — and astonishingly brought back home in one piece.