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Joanne Colangelo

Community Advisor

Joanne Colangelo mixes her of love of reading, writing, and photography to promote animal welfare. A former teacher, who is currently a substitute teacher for a local school district, Joanne holds three teaching certificates including a Master's Degree in Reading Instruction. She has several published articles in magazines and newspapers and her photography was featured at the Mahopac Library. For over 20 years, Joanne served on the Board of Directors for Little Orphan Animals and then the Putnam Humane Society. Much of her free time is spent volunteering for a number of animal groups, including her own where she pulls dogs off kill lists and re-homes them. Joanne and her family have lived in our community for 34 years.

Joanne Colangelo's Contributions

  1. Bucky Is Putnam Pet Of The Week

    Bucky Is Putnam Pet Of The Week

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Putnam Humane Society is hoping Bucky can find a new home.The young, small pit bull mix was found as a stray. The Humane Society said he is active, happy and loves other dogs and would do best with children over 10 and active adults.You will always find Bucky with a toy ready to play," the Humane Society said. "If you are looking for a dog who will ...

  2. Michael Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    Michael Is Dutchess County Pet Of The Week

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Michael is looking for his forever home.A 3-month old hound/lab mix, Michael is currently staying Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County and is described as being happy go lucky and loveable.To fill out an application, visit www.careofdc.org. For more information, visit the website or contact 845-240-4862.

  3. Evian Is Putnam Humane Society Pet Of The Week

    Evian Is Putnam Humane Society Pet Of The Week

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Evan is looking for a home of her own.Evian, an eight-year-old great dane/pitbull mix is blind and deaf and lives at the Putnam Humane Society. She was found alone as a stray and the Humane Society said it would love to find her a home.You can visit Evian at the Putnam Humane Society at 68 Old Route 6 in Carmel. For more information, contact 845 225-7777.

  4. Baby Girl Is Care Of DC's Pet Of The Week

    Baby Girl Is Care Of DC's Pet Of The Week

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Care of DC, a Wappingers Falls-based animal shelter, would like you to meet their new Baby Girl.Baby Girl, 2, is a hound mix that came from Mississippi.  She was abandoned and left to fend for herself when her family moved away. She has had at least two litters of puppies and has undergone treatment for heartworm medication, Care of DC said. Care of DC said ...

  5. Putnam Humane Society Pays Visit To Yorktown Kids Who Collected Donations

    Putnam Humane Society Pays Visit To Yorktown Kids Who Collected Donations

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Children at The Learning Garden Day Care in Yorktown Heights got a treat last week, when Vicki DiCairano, Vice President of Putnam Humane Society (PHS) and volunteer Joanne Colangelo came in for a visit - with a friend.The biggest hit for the children (who had collected donations for the shelter) was Abby, a former PHS resident adopted by DiCairano. The children played ...

  6. Wappingers Woman Devotes Her Life To Helping Animals

    Wappingers Woman Devotes Her Life To Helping Animals

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY.-- Karen LeCain is always putting animals first.LeCain runs Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County (CARE of DC), sheltering dogs, cats and any other animal that needs assistance out of her home in Wappingers Falls home. The all volunteer-based shelter is not open to the public.More than 90 percent of the cats and dogs that come in are fostered out to ...

  7. Putnam Humane Society Pet Of Week 'Beauty' Looking For Place To Call Home

    Putnam Humane Society Pet Of Week 'Beauty' Looking For Place To Call Home

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - The Putnam Humane Society's newest Pet of the Week has the perfect name - Beauty.According to the Humane Society, she truly is a "Beauty" - inside and out. Beauty is a super friendly, happy-go-lucky girl who wiggles with joy over everyone she meets. She is under two-years-old and was found as a stray.She appears to get along with other dogs as long as ...

  8. Meet Bob - Putnam Humane Society's Pet Of The Week

    Meet Bob - Putnam Humane Society's Pet Of The Week

    CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam Humane Society introduces Bob as its Pet of the Week.Bob is a happy-go-lucky, friendly and sweet Hound mix, according to the humane society, and just two years old.Those interested in possibly providing a new home are invited to come and meet Bob.The Putnam Humane Society is open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  is located at 68 Old Rt. 6 in Carmel, and can be reached ...

  9. Putnam Workshops' Bling Brightens Days At Domestic Violence Shelters

    Putnam Workshops' Bling Brightens Days At Domestic Violence Shelters

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown’s Joan Lloyd planted her teaching roots in the Lakeland school district more than 40 years ago. While far removed from her classroom days, she feels her volunteer project to support battered women is an extension of her previous career as an educator.Lloyd hosts several workshops each month in which people make earrings that are donated to women’s shelters ...

  10. Kerri Is Putnam Humane Society Pet Of The Week

    Kerri Is Putnam Humane Society Pet Of The Week

    CARMEL, N.Y. – When Kerri came to the Putnam Humane Society in Carmel, she was “a very frightened stray,” say shelter officials.But now she’s a “wonderful, sweet girl” who loves to have her belly rubbed, they say.The mixed-breed pooch was just named the shelter’s Pet of the Week.With “love and training,” Kerri has gotten over a lot of her initial fear and now plays very happily with ...

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