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New year celebrations in Barga

New year celebrations in Barga

... to bang or not to bang, that is the question ...

According to widespread superstition, evil spirits and the Devil himself hate loud noise. In Italy and else where people celebrate on New Years Eve by making as much of a din as possible not just as an expression of joy at having a new year at their disposal, but also to make sure Old Scratch […]

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Keep your eyes open in Barga Vecchia

Keep your eyes open in Barga Vecchia

A highly creative method of dealing with a daily problem in parts of the city.

Urban dog ownership demands a balance of love and duty, and not everyone is dutiful about cleaning up after the morning walk. Cities have tried everything from the postal service (a Spanish mayor mailed the stuff back to dog owners) to shaming (some cities have publicised the names of offending owners) to bribery (some parks […]

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The Puppies

The Puppies

I really don’t know how I am going to let them go, I am so attached to them already, but I know that I have to find new homes for them.

For nearly two years we have been able to keep our male dog Patch away from our female dog Dolly, but this year nothing we did could keep them apart, so we weren’t surprised when Dolly was with pups. Dolly did not enjoy pregnancy and in the beginning it didn’t stop her doing anything, in […]

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Sheep dogs working hard in Barga

sit back , relax and watch others at work

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Cinque cani avvelenati, la notizia è ufficiale

Cinque cani avvelenati, la notizia è ufficiale

Il sopralluogo di ieri delle guardie ecozoofile dell’ ANPANA ha confermato la brutta notizia che tutti temevamo: i cinque cani deceduti a Barga in questi giorni sono stati avvelenati. A rivelarlo con assoluta certezza il fiuto dei cani antiveleno arrivati con i volontari dell’ANPANA, che hanno battuto la zona del centro storico individuando tre aree […]

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Confirmed 5 dogs poisoned in Barga

Confirmed 5 dogs poisoned in Barga

The news which has been circulating for the past week or so  concerning the possibility that five dogs have been poisoned in Barga Vecchia  was confirmed this afternoon with the arrival of three members of the newly formed Polizia Ecozoolia  who were here in Barga for an official  tour of inspection of the area around […]

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Cut off by the snow, but the community responds

Cut off by the snow, but the community responds

Back in December of last year we published an article about Karin Schirmer and her award winning dog breeding company Intisstar’s, entitled, “Breeding puppies is not like living in the Garden of Eden” –   Allevare cuccioli non è come vivere nel giardino dell’Eden We wrote then that even though the position of Intisstar’s was only ten […]

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Star Bestiali – cercasi nuovi musetti

Star Bestiali – cercasi nuovi musetti

Star Bestiali – cercasi nuovi musetti per il calendario 2012

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2nd Annual dog show in Barga

2nd Annual dog show in Barga

Back in April of last year the grassed area above the car park just outside Barga Vecchia, known as Il Fosso, was transformed into a beauty salon and models catwalk ( maybe not a good choice of words) for the first-ever dog show organised in Barga for our four footed friends by the animal rights […]

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1st Barga dog walk

1st Barga dog walk

The Associazione per la Difesa degli Animali “L’Arca della Valle”  organised this morning the 1st Barga dog walk.  Twenty dogs and their owners set off this morning from Sacro Cuore in Piangrande on the 4 km stroll along some of the fields and paths  around the city.  A small subscription fee was charged for this […]

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The problem that some dogs leave behind

The problem that some dogs leave behind

The assessore all’Ambiente, Giorgio Salvateci  has prepared a statement for all of the local press regarding one of the problems in this area which becomes more important with the arrival of spring and and start of the tourist season –  that of  the problem of dogs and the mess that some of them leave behind.  […]

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E' uscito il nuovo calendario “L'Arca della Valle”

Among the stands at todays Barga Cioccolata in Piazza Angelio could also be found a small table from the “L’Arca della Valle” with a new calendar for 2011 featuring cats and dogs that have been saved after being abandoned. For more information on hos to purchase one of these calendars – www.arcadellavalle.it or write to: […]