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Chester County Man Gets Fine, Home Confinement For Shooting Neighbor’s Dogs

Gabriel Pilotti of West Vincent Township argued that he was justified in turning his shotgun on the two Bernese Mountain dogs because he thought they were after his sheep.

10/28/2013

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New Jersey Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

Middle Township Police Department responded to the Animal Welfare Society in Dias Creek for a report of a dog that had been shot with BBs.

10/16/2013

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2 Cats Found Decapitated In Pemberton Township

It is a shocking case of animal cruelty that has left neighbors stunned.

10/02/2013

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Guilty Verdict For Chester County Man In Shooting Of Neighbor’s Dogs

A Chester County man who shot and killed his neighbors’ two dogs in February was found guilty of animal cruelty Wednesday.

09/11/2013

(“Cameo,” a bichon that was severely matted, was one of more than 100 animals found living in what officials described as "deplorable" conditions.  Cameo has since been adopted.  Photo provided by SPCA)

Couple Convicted Of Hoarding 100+ Animals In Their Bucks County Home

William Cameron, 80, and Betty Jones, 61, of Bedminster are prohibited from having any animals on their property during their nine-year probation.

07/25/2013

(This black Lab was rescued from Neshaminy Creek and has been named "Brooke" by rescuers.  Photo provided)

Dog Found Leashed To Rock In Neshaminy Creek Is Rescued

Police in Bristol Township, Bucks County, are trying to figure out how a dog became leashed to a rock in the Neshaminy Creek over the weekend, left there as the creek was rising.

04/04/2013

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2 Charged After Dozens Of Dogs Removed From Delaware County Dog Shelter

The Pennsylvania SPCA has announced that it has charged two people with animal cruelty in connection to the rescue of 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue, Inc. in February.

03/16/2013

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New Jersey Dog Fighting Bill Moves To State Assembly

Efforts to combat dog fighting got a big boost in a New Jersey assembly committee, which has cleared a bill that tightens animal cruelty laws in the state.

03/14/2013

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Charges Filed Against Chester County Man Who Shot Neighbor’s Dogs

Two days ago officials had said that Pilotti would not be prosecuted because a Pennsylvania law permits a person to shoot a dog that is harassing livestock on his property.

02/22/2013

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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

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