The Henderson household loves pets: Mayor highlights new, modified companies in Cobourg

John Henderson is the mayor of Cobourg.

They’re our gymnasium buddy, our confidant and consoler, and be certain that we smile daily. I’m speaking about our pets.

It’s been mentioned, they decrease our blood stress, reduce our threat of coronary heart illness, and I imagine that because the leash is delivered to me for the third time in a day, nudging me to get out for one more stroll.

The Henderson household is blessed with the love of Roxy, our calico cat, who guidelines the home and Westley, our light golden retriever, who graciously permits her to do it. They’re bonded in the way in which pets are, respecting boundaries and their variations.

Along with our pets, we welcome our youngsters’s pets: Peter, a feisty miniature dachshund; Izzy, a Bernese mountain canine; Ava, a blue level Siamese; and Miller, a Russian blue. When everybody comes residence for the vacations, it’s a loud family full of laughter, and barking alike and that’s greater than OK by us.

Pets are available all styles and sizes, and we’ve had them all around the years — from fish aquariums, to Rosetta the gecko, to Goldie the guinea pig. And we’ll always remember our two cherished retrievers, Kirby and Bentley. By now, you’ve in all probability found out I’ve a smooth spot for golden retrievers.

The City of Cobourg has streamlined its pet licensing companies by a partnership with DocuPet, the place we are able to license our pets for his or her security, set up their profiles securely and contribute to a Secure and Glad Fund for pets.

And only for one thing enjoyable to do, I bought a designer canine tag with a inexperienced enamel coronary heart for Westley. Why not? He deserves it.

The city has additionally signed a brand new long-term settlement with the Northumberland Humane Society for service supply, with the aim of enhancing companies whereas saving municipal funds.

The city will proceed to supply bylaw companies with all governance underneath the humane society’s board of administrators.

In the event you lose your pet, please contact the society’s workplace at 371 Ward St., Port Hope, or electronic mail

I wish to give a nod to our organizations that not solely honour our pets, however work with them to assist us all. The Remedy Canine program provided by St. John Ambulance in Northumberland gives joy-filled visits and canine companionship to people in our group who want it most.

Do you know our Cobourg Lions Membership sponsors the Information Canine program with no price to house owners who use this service to construct their unbiased residing expertise?

Our pets, with their loving, loyal and caring spirits, really enrich our residence environments.

In brief, as an expensive pal mentioned to me most just lately, a pet’s presence brings pleasure to the world. I do hope you’re having a very good summer season.

John Henderson is the mayor of Cobourg. Attain him at

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