Glorious Gloria

“Gloria, you’re always on the run now

Running after somebody,

You gotta get him somehow.”

Ah, dear, departed Laura Branigan, the Armonk native and longtime Westchester resident who died 14 years ago this month (Aug. 26) of an undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm at age 52. (She’s remembered annually with the Laura Branigan Memorial Scholarship at Byram Hills High School, her alma mater.)

Somehow we can’t help but think of the throaty singer’s powerful cover of the song “Gloria” when we see this smiling 6-year-old, who shares that name.

This Gloria loves car rides, trips to the park, hikes, jogs, walks, playing with her tug and fetch Wubba Toy and just being with her human BFFs. She’s house-trained and enjoys her overnights in the SPCA trainer’s office. 

Gloria doesn’t like playing with other dogs (or living with them), but she’s just fine walking around the shelter and wiggling at everyone she meets.

To meet Gloria, visit the SPCA of Westchester at 590 N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor. 

Founded in 1883, the SPCA is a no-kill shelter and is not affiliated with the ASPCA. The SPCA is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. To learn more, call 914- 941-2896 or visit spca914.org. 

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