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What happens to feral cats during COVID?

Vet clinics closed from mid-March until the first or second week of May because they were not considered essential, which meant feral cats were not serviced during the shutdown.
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MTAS makes matches during Adopt-a-Dog month

The Montclair Township Animal Shelter has played matchmaker for dogs and families during Adopt-a-Dog month.
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It’s the Roaring ’20s, for chipmunks

Thanks to a Mast year for oaks (many acorns!), this is a boom year for chipmunks. Here's a bit about their ways.

Therapy dog visits libraries during COVID-19

Brady the therapy dog, a 13-year old Labrador mix from Montclair is doing his part to help people cope with COVID-19 and other crises.
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All God’s Creature: Unity of Montclair’s Pet Blessing

Unity of Montclair held a virtual Pet Blessing on Sunday, July 19, with photos of beloved pets of all kinds, and a special tribute to Cooper the golden lab.
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What’s in your backyard: Banner year for warblers (chipmunks, too)

In "What's in your backyard," Sanford Sorkin writes about the many warblers — and some cheeky chipmunks — that have visited his home.
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What’s in your backyard: skunks and the scent of summer

The shy skunk in your backyard would really rather not spray you, according to David Wasmuth, in his column for "What's in Your Backyard."
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Life under lockdown: tending to turtles

Ted and Lily Wright built an island for turtles in Edgemont Memorial Park, and are enjoying how life under lockdown is bringing them closer together.

Look: foxes take the field, while humans stay home

Here's something you did not use to see every day: foxes on Fortunato field.A fox mom and her five cubs took an after-dinner stroll.Have you seen any wildlife? Send your pics to culture@montclairlocal.news.________________________________________________________________________READ: WHAT’S...
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Welcome to Montclair: hornets, murder, Montclair?

Murder hornets have reached North America. Will they reach Montclair, Kirsten D. Levingston wonders in her latest "Welcome to Montclair."