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July 29, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
The Lansdowne Borough Council will discuss at an executive meeting tomorrow what, if any, action to take against animal control officer Blake Cash. Cash has come under fire by pet owners in Lansdowne who say he has an abusive manner and makes unwarranted trips onto private property. The residents have complained bitterly at borough meetings and recently asked the Borough Council to suspend Cash and conduct an investigation into his job performance. Councilman Robert Alpigini said council members would reveal the results of their discussion at the Aug. 15 public meeting.
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June 24, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
A simmering debate over a policy on handling roaming cats in Lansdowne boiled over into an angry attack on the behavior of the borough's animal control officer Wednesday at a meeting of the Lansdowne Borough Council. The debate started when Wabash Avenue resident Debra Meshurle complained that cats found running loose were picked up and immediately taken to the SPCA, where they were put to sleep. Meshurle, who said she had worked at the SPCA for three years until 1988, said the county's animal shelter did not board cats for a 72-hour waiting period as it did dogs.
NEWS
September 23, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
Embattled animal-control officer Blake Cash will not be suspended from his post in Lansdowne, the Borough Council told residents Wednesday at a public meeting. Council President E. James Meloney said that Cash would remain in the post, but that borough officials would monitor his behavior. Police Chief Charles Lausch said he had received no complaints about Cash since the animal-control officer was reprimanded more than a month ago for alleged abusiveness toward borough residents and their pets.
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September 10, 1998 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A mixed-breed Labrador retriever was being held in quarantine yesterday at the Bucks County SPCA shelter in Lahaska after it got into a pen of rabbits on a small farm here, killing 11 of them and biting an animal-control officer who tried to capture the dog and its mate. The dogs, a male rottweiler and the female mixed Lab, are owned by a Morrisville man who authorities said had reported them missing. The dogs showed up some 4 1/2 miles away about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Guzikowski farm in the 1000 block of Roeloffs Road.
NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A sheep on the loose in Haddonfield had kept police busy for days, with residents calling to report appearances of the animal, and officers trying - unsuccessfully - to catch it. That is, until Friday. A resident's tip brought police and an animal-control officer from Winslow Township - which has tranquilizer guns, unlike Haddonfield's animal-control unit - to a wooded area near the 800 block of Edge Park Drive. The animal-control officer searched the woods. Then, upon seeing the sheep around 1:30 p.m., the officer shot the tranquilizer from about 30 yards, according to Haddonfield Police Lt. Jason Cutler, who was also present.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
A newly formed pet advocacy group submitted a proposal for a new cat ordinance to Lansdowne Borough Council on Wednesday night. The proposed ordinance, modeled after an ordinance in Cherry Hill, N.J., would require cat owners to register their pets with the borough and equip them with identification tags, and would allow for cats picked up by the animal control officer to be held at a local veterinarian's office for at least 48 hours and up...
NEWS
February 25, 1988 | By Diane M. Fiske, Special to The Inquirer
An irate mother spent the public portion of the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night complaining that her son had to be innoculated against rabies because no one responded to her plea to find a cat that had bit him behind the Gateway Shopping Center. Eileen Lieber of Anthony Wayne Drive told the supervisors that her son had been helping a friend rescue a trapped cat when he was bitten. Lieber said reports of animals infected with the fatal disease had scared her so she had appealed to a number of organizations - from police to the Chester County SPCA - to assist her. "I was told there was no animal control officer and the SPCA offered to rent me a trap," she said.
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | By Carolyn Gretton, Special to The Inquirer
A raccoon captured last Thursday at Neshaminy Senior High School has tested positive for rabies, prompting Middletown's animal-control officer to ask that students be kept out of the wooded area behind the school. The officer, Dan Belsky, said he was called to Neshaminy Senior High School at 6 a.m. last Thursday. When Belsky arrived at the school, he said, he saw a raccoon in the parking lot that was staggering and acting drunk - a sign that the animal might be rabid. The raccoon also emitted a decaying odor, another sign of rabies, he said.
NEWS
October 21, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
Police in South Jersey are investigating the hit-and-run of a treasured horse in Vineland. NBC10 broke the story; read it here . Kassey, a chestnut mare, was killed Thursday near her owner's home along East Forest Grove Road, according to the report . Former jockey Nestor Mendez adopted Kassey 25 years ago when they both retired from racing. Kassey apparently broke through a fence and wandered out onto the road after she was spooked by a falling tree branch, Mendez told NBC10 . Mendez said he learned Kassey was dead when an animal control officer appeared at his house with her halter.
NEWS
December 30, 1990 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
The first impulse of an animal lover who witnesses the abuse of an animal is to protect the imperiled creature. For the animal lover's own safety, this is not a good idea. A person who is cruel to animals may be as physically abusive with humans. The concerned observer should instead notify the local animal-control officer or the humane society. Similarly, if you believe a pet in the neighorhood is being neglected, do not confront the offender in person. Try writing a reasonable letter pointing out what you think is wrong and suggesting how the creature's needs should be met. If this approach is unsuccessful, contact the local humane society about the problem.
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September 18, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A sheep on the loose in Haddonfield had kept police busy for days, with residents calling to report appearances of the animal, and officers trying - unsuccessfully - to catch it. That is, until Friday. A resident's tip brought police and an animal-control officer from Winslow Township - which has tranquilizer guns, unlike Haddonfield's animal-control unit - to a wooded area near the 800 block of Edge Park Drive. The animal-control officer searched the woods. Then, upon seeing the sheep around 1:30 p.m., the officer shot the tranquilizer from about 30 yards, according to Haddonfield Police Lt. Jason Cutler, who was also present.
NEWS
December 23, 2015
ARKANSAS 3 killed, 7 injured in massive pileups Three people were killed and at least seven others injured in separate chain-reaction collisions involving more than a dozen vehicles on an interstate in southwestern Arkansas, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said the first wreck happened about 11:45 p.m. Monday on Interstate 49 near the town of Fouke. A tractor-trailer driving south slowed down and was rear-ended, causing a chain-reaction crash involving 10 vehicles, state police said.
NEWS
January 28, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After nearly four hours of trying to coax a frightened 85-pound mastiff stranded on a frozen section of the Delaware River Sunday afternoon, four men ventured onto the ice. "He was about 200 yards out, and we were throwing hot dogs to him and whistling, but he wouldn't come," said Richard Hutchinson, a Ewing Township animal control officer who had received a call to help. No one knows how the 2-year-old mastiff became stranded near the Calhoun Street Bridge, but crowds soon appeared on both sides of the river.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Ashley Nguyen, Inquirer Staff Writer
After suffering through six cases of Lyme disease, Michael Drennan is the first tell you he's no "Bambi lover. " Drennan lives in Radnor Township, where officials say they face a multiplying problem: deer. "The population is out of control," Drennan said Tuesday at a township public safety committee meeting. In 2011, there were 144 deer-related incidents reported in the township, the highest in Delaware County, and 103 involved vehicle accidents. Police Chief William Colarulo said the township has had 27 incidents this year, putting it on pace to outdistance last year.
NEWS
November 29, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When the Almost Home Animal Shelter opened in 2006, it was supposed to be temporary. But the problem of unwanted, abandoned, or abused pets endures. So does the privately run shelter in Pennsauken, which lately finds itself struggling as cases and costs rise, and donations and adoptions decline. The washer and the dryer recently broke down, too. "We're doing the best we can, but we're in danger of closing. Very shortly," executive director Nancy Welsh says amid a cacophony of canine, feline, and telephone sounds, none of which cease during my visit Monday.
NEWS
October 21, 2011 | STAFF REPORT
Police in South Jersey are investigating the hit-and-run of a treasured horse in Vineland. NBC10 broke the story; read it here . Kassey, a chestnut mare, was killed Thursday near her owner's home along East Forest Grove Road, according to the report . Former jockey Nestor Mendez adopted Kassey 25 years ago when they both retired from racing. Kassey apparently broke through a fence and wandered out onto the road after she was spooked by a falling tree branch, Mendez told NBC10 . Mendez said he learned Kassey was dead when an animal control officer appeared at his house with her halter.
NEWS
June 24, 2011 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THE STANDOFF took place outside a slaughterhouse, and the air hung heavy and hot with the stench of livestock. On one end was a vegan, a woman who believes that the worldwide slaughter of animals for human consumption is akin to a "holocaust. " Across from her was a young man dressed in black, an employee of the Madina Live Poultry Co., in Upper Darby, who said that "animals were put on earth for us. " The vegan, and other animal activists, had come for a cow, the one that momentarily escaped the slaughterhouse Saturday night only to be captured after ramming a police cruiser.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
The attorney representing the Haddonfield surgeon whose prize Rhodesian ridgebacks have landed him in repeated legal trouble cast doubt Wednesday on the identity of the dog that bit the ear off a 3-year-old girl in Salem County last year. "There has been no examination thus far to indicate the dog that attacked was, in fact, Duke," said Richard Klineburger of Haddonfield, representing Robert Taffet. "There were a number of dogs of similar size in the area. " The argument came on the opening day of a hearing in Pilesgrove Municipal Court to determine whether Duke should be labeled potentially dangerous or vicious - a charge that could result in the dog's being euthanized.
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June 16, 2010 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The attorney representing the Haddonfield surgeon whose prize Rhodesian Ridgebacks have landed him in repeated legal trouble cast doubt Wednesday on the identity of the dog that bit the ear off a 3-year-old girl in Salem County last year. "There has been no examination thus far to indicate the dog that attacked was, in fact, Duke," said Richard Klineburger of Haddonfield, representing Robert Taffet. "There were a number of dogs of similar size in the area. " The argument came on the opening day of a hearing in Pilesgrove Municipal Court to determine whether one of the dogs, Duke, should be labeled potentially dangerous or vicious - a charge that could result the dog being euthanized.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
Council to hold DHS hearings The City Council Committee on Public Health and Human Services will hold hearings tomorrow to look into DHS' policies concerning adoption and foster care. The hearings, which were called for by Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, will be held at 10 a.m. Members of the public can sign up to speak by calling Blackwell's office at 215-686-3418. The hearing is in response to a Daily News story about allegations made by a foster parent against DHS. Coast Guard rescues diver The Coast Guard saved a 54-year-old man from the dive-boat Independence 16 miles southeast of Manasquan on Saturday.
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