New York could become the first state in the country to ban declawing cats. The proposed bill is part of a domestic animal welfare package. Supporters say declawing cats is cruel and barbaric, but opponents argue the declawing ban could force some owners to give up their cats for example if they have a weakened immune system and can’t risk a potential infection from a scratch.
The drama continues in the Woodstock 50 saga. Everything still appears to be up in the air, but Schuyler County officials say they have no reason to believe the show will not happen. The Woodstock 50 team intend to proceed with plans to hold a concert. Schuyler County officials have not received documents from the event that would suggest other plans.
A new online notification system will help you track and report algal blooms in waterways. The interactive map also has a public reporting form and is updated daily.