January 24, 2013
The state House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require those charged with animal abuse to either surrender their seized pets to shelters or pay for the cost of their care until the case is resolved. The measure is aimed at easing the burden of nonprofit shelters that pay thousands for food, housing, and veterinary care of animals removed from inhumane conditions, but that rarely receive restitution from those convicted of abuse. The bill passed by 163-34. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.
November 28, 2012 |
LAST WEEKEND, Chris Brown got into a Twitter battle with comedy writer Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonhi5), prompting Brown to delete his account. Every time Brown tweeted, Johnson would come back at him, reminding her 300,000-plus followers that he's a woman-beater, referring to the 2009 incident where he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna . Brown's response was to tell Johnson that he planned on pooping in her eye and various other things that the Daily News is, believe it or not, too classy to repeat.
July 13, 2012 |
The Pennsylvania SPCA is launching an initiative to stop animal cruelty, spurred by a recent spate of violence against dogs and cats in the Philadelphia area. At a rally Thursday night, PSPCA chief executive Jerry Buckley said the agency hoped to raise $100,000 to hire a full-time education coordinator and offer more programs for schools, community groups, camps, and after-school activities. The rally was held in front of the agency's building on East Erie Avenue. About 150 animal lovers attended "Justice for Chloe and Hercules," named for two pit-bull mixes who were set on fire in recent weeks.
July 13, 2012 |
The Pennsylvania SPCA is launching a new initiative to stop animal cruelty, spurred by a recent spate of violence against dogs and cats in the Philadelphia area. At a rally Thursday night, PSPCA chief executive Jerry Buckley said the agency hoped to raise $100,000 to hire a full-time education coordinator and offer more programs for schools, community groups, camps and after-school activities. The rally was held in front of the agency's building on East Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia.
July 12, 2012 |
In the last four weeks, at least four dogs and cats have been set on fire in the Philadelphia area. The cases have alarmed authorities and horrified the public, but officials at the Pennsylvania SPCA hope some good may come from the abuse. "In a way, Chloe and Hercules are like the ambassadors for all animals, to speak against all forms of cruelty," PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano said, referring to two pit bull mixes who were badly burned. During a rally Thursday night at PSPCA headquarters, the agency will announce a public-education initiative aimed at preventing and solving animal-abuse cases.
June 25, 2011 |
Her life was on the line, and in one moment, there was an opportunity to run. It didn't take long for her to get caught, but in the end, that break for freedom saved her hide - literally. Nearly a week after bolting from an Upper Darby slaughterhouse, a cow has been spared, destined to spend the rest of her life in a New York animal sanctuary. "Certainly, a cow that escapes its death and is running for its life and makes it out of a slaughterhouse facility is worth saving," said Elissa Katz, an animal-rights maven working on behalf of Animal ACTivists of Philly, which led the charge to save the cow. The deal was made only after Katz connected with a Muslim-rights group to work on behalf of the butcher shop, and both got the state Department of Agriculture to waive regulations forbidding the sale of animals bound for slaughter, and other rules.
May 2, 2011 |
JUST BACK from the West Coast, Phillies including Ryan Howard , Roy Halladay , Jimmy Rollins , Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick turned up at the Electric Factory on Thursday night to support Chase Utley and wife Jen at their annual All-Star Animals Casino Night to benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA. The couple formed the Etana Fund to Stop Cruelty Against Animals with the PSPCA several years ago. It's named after an abused dog whose medical bills the couple paid.
April 18, 2011
THE HONEYMOON for Gov. Corbett must end for the sake of Pennsylvania's future. In his attempt to adhere to his campaign promise and no-tax-hike pledge, he's chosen to stand with the gas companies that funded his campaign rather than the people of Pennsylvania. I fear his legacy could be an economic tsunami the likes of which hasn't been seen since the days of Herbert Hoover. Cutting $1 billion in state funds from public and charter schools will not help classroom performance, period.
February 7, 2011 |
At first, a band of stray cats occupied the filthy basement of the abandoned house on Camden's Lansdowne Avenue. Then, when the weather turned unforgiving, a pointy-eared shepherd mix and striped-nosed pit bull chased the scraggly felines out a cracked window. Now, they had a warmer place to crash. The pair roamed the yard and howled through the nights, next-door neighbor Anthony Jones said on a frostbitten afternoon last week in the Whitman Park neighborhood. "I would have called somebody," said Jones, 33, who has lived on the street his whole life.