September 18, 2016 |
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.
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.
January 28, 2014 |
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.
March 1, 2012 |
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.
November 29, 2011 |
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.
October 21, 2011 |
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.
June 24, 2011 |
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.
June 17, 2010 |
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.
June 16, 2010 |
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.
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.