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Barrington Police Chief ‘extremely happy’ with ACO

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Barrington ACO Patricia Watson, with one of the cats available for adoption last weekend.

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross is extremely happy with the job Animal Control Officer Patricia Watson is doing. While some recently criticized animal control for holding a black cat adoption event near Halloween, the chief praised the event and Officer Watson for her efforts. “She thought outside the box and she came up with a […]

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Barrington Animal Control black cat adoption event raises fur

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  News  /  5 Comments

Barrington ACO Patricia Watson, with one of the cats available for adoption last weekend.

  Is it dangerous for black cats to be adopted near Halloween? Some people think so and a few of them recently criticized Barrington Animal Control for hosting a “mini-panther” adoption drive last Saturday. The “mini-panther” moniker was used in an advertisement for the event given the cats’ black coloring. A pair of individuals reportedly […]

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Barrington ‘mini-panthers’ find new homes

By   /  October 14, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

Animal control officer Patti Watson, with one cat still looking for a new home.

A handful of local “mini-panthers” have new homes in Barrington. On Saturday, Barrington Animal Control Officer Patty Watson lead a cat adoption drive in conjunction with the St. John’s Pumpkin Junction Fair. She started the morning with five cats in need of adoption. Three were adopted within the first hour; a fourth was adopted by […]

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Barrington Animal Control cat adoption drive is Saturday

By   /  October 12, 2012  /  News  /  11 Comments

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Barrington Animal Control will host a black cat adoption event on Saturday, Oct. 13 during the Pumpkin Junction at St. John’s Church, on County Road. The cats are being referred to as “mini panthers” because the bulk of those available are black and, according to ACO Patti Watson, black cats and dogs are statistically the […]

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