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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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Preventative measures like paw wax and booties can be used to protect paws from dangers on the ground like chemicals, ice and concrete.

Salt used on campus to melt ice hurts guiding eye dogs

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2022
Guiding eye dog trainers take issue with the ice-melt used on campus because the salt is composed of sodium chloride, the least pet friendly kind.
Junior Kristen Hamberg used her painting skills to start a business catering to many pet lovers. She learned how to market her business through her college courses.

Hand-painted pets spark new business for IC student

By Matt Minton, Staff Writer February 24, 2022
Hamberg picked up a hobby of painting during the pandemic, starting with her dog. Before long, she started painting other people’s animals.

STEM Professors Dogs Provide Puppy Love for Students

October 6, 2021

Throughout the week, several STEM professors brought their dogs for students to play with on the Center for Natural Sciences patio. 

Marissa Holske, a first year physical therapy graduate student, is raising her puppy, Wave, in Ithaca. Wave was expected to return to GEB for formal training in Spring 2021, but due the pandemic, Wave may stay with Holske for an extra eight months.

Formal training for guiding eyes dogs delayed

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer October 6, 2020
Guiding Eyes for the Blind at IC has had its paws full raising dogs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has delayed formal guide dog training.
Flora, a yellow Labrador retriever/ beagle mix gets some love from her owner, Alex Gerou, at Dog Fest on Sept. 22.

Fur-filled Dog Fest unleashes adoption awareness

By Harley McKenzie, Contributing Writer September 25, 2018
It was a great day to be a canine at Ithaca’s fourth annual Dog Fest, held Saturday, Sept. 22.
Life is ruff at annual Ithaca Dog Fest

Life is ruff at annual Ithaca Dog Fest

By Connor Lange and Meaghan McElroy September 25, 2017

Ithaca Dog Fest was held on Sept. 23 in Cass Park. Dog owners and dog lovers alike attended the festival to browse vendor tents, meet adoptable dogs and most importantly, pet local canine friends. The...

Editorial: Let seeing-eye dogs be trained in peace

Editorial: Let seeing-eye dogs be trained in peace

April 12, 2017
What students must recognize is that seeing-eye dogs are not just animals that exist to fulfill their love of furry creatures.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind handlers form bonds with dogs

Guiding Eyes for the Blind handlers form bonds with dogs

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer April 11, 2017
Sophomore Jack Ficcardi grips the leash of Aura, his yellow labrador retriever, with a tight hold. She looks up to him and sits down at his request.
Ithaca College students celebrate Halloween with puppies

Ithaca College students celebrate Halloween with puppies

By Kendyl Bennett, Assistant Multimedia Editor November 1, 2016

On Oct. 31, Guiding Eyes for the Blind hosted the "Puppy Meet and Greet: Halloween Edition."

Senior Grace Goodhew snuggles with one of the guide dogs in training that is part of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program at Ithaca College. Goodhew also practices yoga regularly and teaches courses in it downtown.

Senior helps train Guiding Eyes puppies

By Kelsey Fowler, Senior Writer April 17, 2013
Puppies selected for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program are, in part, chosen for their confidence, something senior Grace Goodhew, an aging studies major with a focus in management and administration, knows a thing or two about.

Video: Dog Rescue – The SPCA of Tompkins County saves dogs from being euthanized

By Jaclyn Cataldi January 23, 2013
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA, teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to take in 18 dogs from LA and save them from being euthanized.

A week in photos — Sept. 27, 2012

By The Ithacan September 26, 2012
Every week we have a lot of great photography being produced by our staff. Here are some the images you may not have seen.
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