March 18, 2015 |
BRUNO LIVES! The black-and-brown Chihuahua that was presumed dead in Saturday's predawn house collapse in Kensington came scurrying out of the rubble yesterday afternoon when his owner showed up and simply called his name. Bruno had been staying with Eric Carroll, 43, who was injured when his home at Sterner and Emerald streets collapsed about 4:45 a.m. Saturday. The dog belongs to Carroll's father. The Department of Licenses and Inspections reported Sunday that Carroll suffered "minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery," but Carroll's brother-in-law, Jose Feliciano, said the injuries are more severe.
March 17, 2015 |
REMEMBER THIS time last year? Philadelphia was crumbling. At least eight buildings collapsed within a month. It's happening again. Early Saturday morning, a Kensington house completely collapsed, injuring one resident. A dog is believed to have died. Six hours later, firefighters responded to a vacant property in Mantua, where the front two-thirds of the structure had collapsed. By midafternoon, it was raining bricks on South Street because of a partial facade collapse at Domino's Pizza.
February 1, 2015 |
Hyper yet affectionate, the 5-year-old Chihuahua loved to cuddle with his owners perhaps as much as he enjoyed playing. Things changed in mid-November, when Max became sluggish and walked cautiously. He cried - as if in pain - whenever someone tried to pick him up, and when he defecated. His appetite was down. "He had this look of sadness," recalled his owner, Christian Torres of Philadelphia. Like most other male dogs, Max had always lifted his leg to urinate. But he had been squatting for a few months.
May 20, 2014 |
ESTHER'S thick tail was already spinning, round and round like an airplane prop, and it got her whole body moving back and forth, her butt wiggling uncontrollably as two strangers approached her yesterday. The dog, a terrier mix who looks mostly pit bull, didn't make a sound but moved toward them, her head up high, anticipating a pair of hands squeezing her floppy ears for a few seconds. She wore a black vest with the words "Adopt Me. " "Go pet her. She's sweet," a mother commanded her young son as they headed toward Esther.
January 28, 2013
PSPCA OFFICIALS are reminding Philadelphians to bring their dogs inside during extreme cold weather after they recovered a frozen pit bull in Kensington on Sunday night, then rescued two dogs from an abandoned house. "To go away and leave your dog out there, that's horrendous," George Bengal, PSPCA's director of law enforcement, said of the young pit bull that froze to death outside on Water Street near Clearfield. Humane officers executed a warrant on the same block, forcing their way into a rowhouse where a pit bull and Chihuahua mix had been abandoned.
December 31, 2012 |
"I had two hands back then," Angela Bain says. She's recalling life before she lost her home, family, and left arm - and before she found a Chihuahua named Cupcake, a calling, and a bit of celebrity, too. Cupcake's petite dimensions (6.25 inches, 2.2 pounds) and peerless talent (for love, for fetching necessities) have earned her a 2013 Guinness world record as "the world's smallest service dog. " The long-haired, apple-headed teacup Chihuahua stars on a Guinness home page video; she and Bain also appeared on Good Morning America Sept.
July 20, 2012
State dog wardens and rescue workers on Thursday found 206 Chihuahuas - many of them sick - along with the bodies of several dead dogs in a house in Columbia County, Pa. Dog wardens and state police executed a search warrant at the home of Albert and Thomas Ambrosia in Benton, about 30 miles west of Wilkes-Barre, after receiving tips about a suspected hoarding situation, a state spokeswoman said. Many of the dogs are suffering from skin, eye, and dental issues, said Nicole Bucher, a spokeswoman for the Department of Agriculture.
June 4, 2012
MORRIS, a sweet and gentle senior Chihuahua mix, is looking for a snuggle-buddy. The relaxed dog likes to be held, gets along with other animals and goes with the flow. Morris is neutered and has all of his current vaccinations. His $75 adoption fee includes a free month of pet insurance. Visit the Pennsylvania SPCA's website at www.pspca.org to learn more about how to adopt Morris or other animals and to download an application. n
April 4, 2012 |
Tyrirk Harris, the Tacony man who riddled his neighbor with bullets in February after the man complained about Harris' dogs relieving themselves on his lawn, fired out of fear, his attorney told a Judge Tuesday. Franklin Manuel Santana, 47, was legally drunk and leveled threats when he came to Harris' front door on Torresdale Avenue between Magee Avenue and Hellerman Street on Feb. 14, defense lawyer Jack McMahon said during a preliminary hearing. Harris, 27, was minding his own business when Santana "invaded his domain, his castle," said McMahon, who argued that the most serious charge his client should face is voluntary manslaughter.