July 23, 2016 |
Nothing - not even a stroke or cancer - could keep Tom Hickey Sr. from caring for rescue dogs. Hickey, who was instrumental in passing legislation to improve conditions in Pennsylvania puppy mills, was a regular dogwalker for Saved Me, an animal rescue at Third and Popular Streets in Philadelphia. After he became ill he would still stop in to bring treats and pet the dogs. Hickey, 61, died on Sunday. His wife Sharon, 59, also an animal lover, died in January. On Thursday at their father's memorial service in Broomall, his children announced a $100,000 gift from Hickey's estate will be donated to Saved Me. "They were so young when they died," said Kimberly Cary, the couple's daughter, in a phone interview.
May 8, 2015
WERE YOU shocked to hear about Jon Stewart's post-"Daily-Show" plan to join his Philly-born wife, Tracey Stewart, in running a farm for rescued animals? It was no surprise to Gene Baur, who has helped reshape attitudes - the Stewarts' and many others' - about food and animals since cofounding the first Farm Sanctuary for rescued farm animals almost 30 years ago. Baur was a recent "Daily Show" guest, and when I inquired, postinterview, about reports that his first book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food , was a major influence on the Stewarts, he shrugged off the credit, saying, "All of us here at Farm Sanctuary are very grateful to the Stewarts.
February 23, 2013
Officers with the Pennsylvania SPCA late Friday removed at least 23 dogs from the property of a woman in Marcus Hook who runs what she calls an animal rescue. Terry Silva, operator of Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., faces animal-cruelty charges after officers executing a search warrant found sick and underweight animals in a filthy house, according to PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. She said officers were continuing to search the property Friday night for more dogs. Silva, a lawyer, was cited by the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement in 2010 for transferring dogs in a public place and other violations.
February 3, 2012 |
THE TITLE isn't an exaggeration. It was something of a "Big Miracle," the way the plight of a family of gray whales, stranded under the Alaska ice, captivated the country and forced oil men and environmentalists, natives and Cold War foes to team up back in the waning days of the Reagan administration. And it's no small miracle that the story of that nearly forgotten moment makes for a delightful family movie. Political cynicism, media opportunism, dogmatic native "tradition," corporate greed and environmentalist stubbornness are each, in turn, dashed against this sunny Ken ("License to Wed")
June 19, 2011 |
It was an ordinary day until I found a fawn in the garage. Don't worry, this has a happy ending. Here's what happened. You may recall from my previous adventures of Buddy the Pony that I ride with two girlfriends, Nan and Paula. Well, the three of us had just come back from our ride, exhausted. We weren't exhausted because we ride so hard. We rarely trot and never canter, so what we do is sit on the horses' backs while we talk. But sometimes our horses wander far apart from each other, as we have little or no control over them, and rather than stop talking, we merely shout our entire conversation to each other, which can be exhausting.
March 25, 2011 |
A couple strolled into Jamaican Me Crazy in Haddonfield on St. Patrick's Day. As the woman called the store owner over to one side of the sales counter, the man swiped a charity donation can and tucked it into his jacket. The same day, the pair distracted Nikolaos Lavdas, owner of The Bistro at Haddonfield, by asking him about catering and the store menu. There, the woman snatched a donation can by the register and hurried out. Her partner followed. Donation cans are stolen every so often, but this time, the thefts were caught on surveillance video - twice.
March 24, 2011 |
A couple strolled into Jamaican Me Crazy in Haddonfield on St. Patrick's Day. As the woman called the store owner over to one side of the sales counter, the man swiped a charity donation can and tucked it into his jacket. The same day, the pair distracted Nikolaos Lavadas, owner of The Bistro at Haddonfield, by asking him about catering and the store menu. There, the woman snatched a donation can by the register and hurried out. Her partner followed. Donation cans are stolen every so often, but this time, the thefts were caught on surveillance video - twice.
August 28, 2009 |
Twenty-two dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting operation were brought to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary last year. They arrived at our Utah facility in various states of trauma. While we've had many breakthroughs with the dogs, some have yet to recover. And some may never recover from the abuse and neglect they suffered in Vick's care. To our knowledge, neither Vick, his handlers, nor the NFL has called to ask how the dogs are doing. And these very real, living victims of the crime are nowhere to be found in the continuing debate about Vick's rehabilitation.
September 14, 2008 |
HARRISBURG - After nearly two years of wrangling, the stage is set for an end-of-session showdown in the state House this week over Gov. Rendell's sweeping proposal to improve conditions for thousands of dogs in Pennsylvania's commercial kennels. Few issues in recent years have provoked as much debate in the Capitol and public reaction as Rendell's effort to curb "puppy mills," large kennels that, critics contend, churn out hundreds of puppies a year while packing the breeding dogs in cramped, filthy cages.
August 7, 2008 |
New Jersey's most famous fat cat "looks great," according to officials at the Camden County Animal Shelter, after an initial visit to the vet by the 44-pound feline - known to the world as Prince Chunk - found no immediate signs of health problems. The vet visit said the cat boasted beautiful teeth that looked like those of a 7-year-old, not a 10-year-old, reported Catherine Harr, president of the animal shelter's board. The previous owner of the cat said that he was 10, Harr said.