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Legal Definition Of A Pet

Most animal cruelty laws specifically do not cover farm animals under the definition of which animals are protected from cruel treatment.

01/08/2013

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Police In Lehigh County Say Dead Dog Apparently Skinned, Cooked

State police say a dead dog found along an eastern Pennsylvania road appeared to have been skinned and cooked.

11/20/2012

Chester County SPCA

Authorities Searching For Suspect Who Lit A Caged Animal On Fire In Chester County

A shocking case of animal cruelty has the Chester County SPCA asking for the public’s help.

09/22/2012

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Five Starving Dogs Rescued From Southwest Philadelphia Home

On Wednesday, the SPCA searched a home on the 1900 block of South Redfield Street, where they found five emaciated dogs.

08/30/2012

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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

(Activists for Mercy For Animals hold a pro-vegetarian demonstration at Rittenhouse Square.) (credit: Steve Tawa)

Activists In Pro-Vegetarian Demonstration Serve Up Meaty Message

A pro-vegetarian group served up some food for thought to a lunchtime crowd at Rittenhouse Square on Tuesday – a 10-foot long inflatable puppy crammed inside a bun, with lettuce and cheese.

07/03/2012

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Two Hatboro Women Charged With Animal Cruelty

85-year-old Elwine Kimball and her 51-year-old daughter Diana were charged with 72 counts of animal cruelty and two counts of conspiracy.

06/28/2012

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Reward Offered For Information On Death Of Dog Set On Fire In Germantown

A young female pit bull set on fire Sunday in Germantown has now died.

06/25/2012

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Bucks DA Declines To Prosecute Local Hunting Club On Animal Cruelty Charges

Bucks County district attorney David Heckler say he is convinced the club is doing what it’s supposed to when it comes to humanely killing pigeons that are wounded during its bird shoots.

06/18/2012

(Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick, at Gratz High School.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Michael Vick Makes Another Anti-Dogfighting Appearance At A Philadelphia School

“I vow to help more animals than I hurt — I feel like I owe that,” he said on Friday at Gratz High School.

03/30/2012

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Animal Remains Discovered In Pennypack Park In NE Philadelphia

Pennsylvania SPCA officers were called out to Pennypack Park Saturday after animal remains were discovered.

01/28/2012

(The cast of "Philly Undercover."  Credit: Pa. SPCA)

Philadelphia’s Undercover Animal Cops Get National TV Show

The fight against animal cruelty in Philadelphia is getting national exposure in a cable TV show airing Monday evenings at 9 pm.

01/16/2012

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Police Discover Suspected Illegal Breeding Operation In Olney

Police executed a warrant late Thursday at the home on the 4800 block of N. 8th Street in the Olney section of the city, where they discovered eighteen adult dogs and eight puppies.

12/23/2011

Hunting Park Horse

Owner Of Abandoned Horse Identified, Charged

Following several good tips from the public, the Pennsylvania SPCA identified the owner of the malnourished horse that was abandoned in Hunting Park.

12/01/2011

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