Animals

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First-Ever ‘Rescue Run’ For Shelter Dogs Hits The Navy Yard In September

A local nonprofit is asking volunteers to lace up their sneakers and run for shelter animals.

08/20/2013

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Study: Human Empathy With Dogs Stronger Than With Own Species

If you can’t stand to watch more than two seconds of the ASPCA commercial – you know the one — without bursting into tears, this one’s for you.

08/14/2013

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Pa. May Remove Bald Eagles From ‘Threatened’ List

The commission says Wednesday that its Bureau of Wildlife Management is recommending the birds be upgraded to “protected” status because their numbers, and the number of places they can be found in the state, have been steadily increasing.

08/14/2013

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South Jersey Animal Shelter Offering Reduced Adoption Fees For August

The Burlington County Animal Shelter will be offering the special, aptly being called the “Cat and Dog Days of Summer,” throughout the month.

08/05/2013

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Angie’s List: Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean And Healthy

In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan explains why it’s important to care for your pet’s pearly whites too.

08/01/2013

The Zoo's giraffe, Abigail, celebrates her third birthday on July 18, 2013. (credit: Philadelphia Zoo)

Philadelphia Zoo’s Young Giraffe Celebrates Third Birthday

Despite the sweltering heat, a crowd gathered to help one of the Philadelphia Zoo’s animals celebrate her birthday on Thursday.

07/18/2013

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Pa. SPCA Waiving Adoption Fees Through This Weekend

This weekend, the Pennsylvania SPCA is holding a “Fee-Waived Heat Wave Weekend” adoption promotion.

07/12/2013

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Brotherly Love: Lentil The Dog, Internet Star, Works It For Kids & Pets

A Philly dog born with a rare abnormality has captured the hearts of people across the country. Now, he has become an “ambassador” for children who share his condition.

07/08/2013

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Philadelphia Animal Care & Control In Desperate Need Of Fosters

According to ACCT, 399 animals were surrendered to them over the weekend, and with only 12 cages free for new intakes, the situation is dire.

07/05/2013

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Hybrid Wild Cat Craze Causes A Stir

A pricey domestic hybrid cat breed that is a cross between a wild African cat and a domestic cat is becoming a very popular pet.

06/03/2013

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New Meat Labeling Rules Go Into Effect In U.S.

Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday.

05/28/2013

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New Scholarship Program At Philadelphia Zoo Geared Toward Students From Poor Neighborhoods

The Philadelphia Zoo and ten colleges and universities are making an investment in students from poor neighborhoods, by developing a $1 million scholarship fund over the next 10 years.

05/26/2013

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Police: Family Kept More Than 80 Animals Inside Pa. Mobile Home

Lt. Thomas Shumaker says the animals included turtles, potbellied pigs, chickens, exotic birds, ducks, cats and dogs.

05/21/2013

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6th Annual Utley All-Star Animals Casino Night

Jen Utley stopped by Talk Philly to speak about the Utley Foundation’s annual fundraiser.

05/13/2013

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Penn Vet Hospital Earns Coveted Designation Of ‘Veterinary Trauma Center’

It’s also the only 24/7 Veterinary Trauma Center within 100 miles of Philadelphia.

04/29/2013

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