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Just The Touch For ‘Handy Shy’ Dogs

It’s so sad to witness a dog who is considered to be “hand shy” or fearful of the human touch. Fortunately, this is not an irreparable situation.

05/27/2014

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Pa. SPCA Probes Cache of Dead Pets Found in Kensington Home

Found along with ten live animals — cats, turtles, and a rat — were more than a dozen dead animals.

05/14/2014

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Monkeys, Skunks And Other Animals Removed From Central Pa. Home

Criminal charges are pending against a central Pennsylvania woman after police said they found more than 50 wild and domesticated animals living in filthy conditions at her home.

02/03/2014

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Beaten Dog Found Tied To Tree In The Poconos

An animal shelter is tending to a flea-ridden dog, which authorities say was found beaten and tied to a tree in eastern Pennsylvania.

10/14/2013

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Pa.’s Anti-Puppy Mill Law Enforcement Criticized

Pennsylvania’s independently elected fiscal watchdog says the state is doing a poor job enforcing an anti-puppy mill law that’s designed to protect buyers and ensure breeders maintain humane practices.

07/16/2013

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Postal Worker Discovers Shocking Case Of Animal Cruelty In Southwest Philadelphia

Now named Kuperus by the rescue that took her in, the Boxer pup is slowly recovering after a mailman discovered her at 22nd and Alter Street emaciated and suffering from severe wounds to the head and jaw.

07/08/2013

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Reporting Animal Cruelty

According to the Humane Society of the United States, animal abuse and cruelty can either be deliberate – by perpetrating the action – or by neglect. Either way it should be reported.

06/11/2013

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Proposed Pa. Law Would Force Animal Abusers To Pay For Care

Area animal shelters are behind legislation making its way through the state legislature in Harrisburg that would make it easier for them to care for animals seized in hoarding cases.

02/06/2013

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Animal Cruelty Laws

A custody battle over Obie the overweight dachshund made news recently, but most people don’t know: what is the definition of animal cruelty?

11/27/2012

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Philadelphia Man Accused Of Abusing Kittens At His Logan Restaurant

Philadelphia police say surveillance video shows Yu Zhen throwing and catching kittens by their tails at his restaurant in the 4900 block of Old York Road.

07/27/2012

("Bella," a blue-nose pit bull,  continues to recover after being scalded over 30 percent of her body.   Photo provided by Montco DA's office)

Montco Couple Charged With Scalding, Then Neglecting, Their Pit Bull Puppy

Authorities say Charles Charen and Erica Cannella brought four-month-old “Bella” to the SPCA a week after she suffered her injuries.

07/27/2012

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Discovery Of Second Dog Set On Fire Prompts PA SPCA To Plan Upcoming Rally

The Pennsylvania SPCA says that due to a recent rise in animal cruelty cases, it is planning a rally against animal abuse at its headquarters at 350 E Erie Avenue.

07/05/2012

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Humane Society Says Diving Horse Act Shouldn’t Return to Alantic City

By  Michelle Durham ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Owners of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City have announced that they are bringing back the diving horse act, but not everyone is happy about it. Valerie […]

02/06/2012

(A front-end loader is used to move the carcass of the short-finned pilot whale that came ashore last month in the Jersey shore.  Credit:  Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

Officials Say Whale That Beached Itself at NJ Shore Was Shot in the Wild

In this country, shooting a whale is a crime, punishable by fines and jail time.

10/05/2011

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Woman Finds Dead, Mutilated Cats Near Her Coatesville, Pa. Home

The Chester County SPCA is asking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for maiming, killing and dumping several kittens at a home in Coatesville.

09/29/2011

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