August 21, 2015 |
IT WAS NEARLY dusk when Patty Lake spotted the pit bull walking unattended on a busy road in Lower Makefield Township. She pulled over her pickup truck, loaded with groceries from a nearby ShopRite, and approached the dog. "She smelled my hand and started wagging her tail," Lake told the Daily News last night. "It was like she was saying, 'Thank god someone's here.' " Lake said the dog looked healthy and had a collar - she thought it had wandered away from its owner. She waited with the pooch until it was taken by a Lower Makefield Police officer, who in turn handed the dog over to the Bucks County SPCA.
June 5, 2014 |
The black bear that was euthanized in Horsham last week after wandering through Bucks County apparently encountered some unfriendly residents in the suburbs. The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported Tuesday that a wildlife conservation officer determined during a postmortem examination that the bear had been shot with a shotgun and a BB gun. "There were hundreds of pellets from shotgun wounds under its skin," officer Chris Heil said in a statement. While black bear hunting is legal in Pennsylvania, it is only allowed during fall and winter weeks as determined by the Game Commission, and all hunters must have proper permits and use approved types of guns or bows.
June 1, 2014 |
For the second time in a week, a black bear roaming the Philadelphia suburbs has been euthanized after being found injured, state officials said. Around 2 a.m. Friday, a male bear was spotted in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, near the Wawa at County Line Road and Route 611, said Cheryl Trewella, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It was later seen in nearby woods. The bear was initially sighted Wednesday in Chalfont and New Britain Boroughs in Bucks County, Trewella said.
March 24, 2014 |
TRENTON The disease is not a threat to humans - but is deadly to fish. It affected 114,000 brook trout that were euthanized last week by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife at its Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County. Furunculosis, a fatal disease caused by a bacterium known as Aeromonas salmonicida , was detected for the first time last year at the 31-year-old Oxford Township site. About 25,000 trout were euthanized in the fall. The latest loss will not affect the opening day of state's busy trout season, which starts at 8 a.m. April 5, officials said.
March 16, 2013 |
FREEHOLD, N.J. - Rocknroll Hanover, harness racing's 2005 Horse of the Year and a 2012 inductee into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, was euthanized Thursday after suffering from a gastric impaction. Rocknroll Hanover, who was 11, was standing stud at Perretti Farms of Pennsylvania. On the racetrack, Rocknroll Hanover won 15 of 26 career starts and earned $2.75 million. Trained by Brett Pelling for owners Jeffrey Snyder, Lothlorien Equestrian Center and Perretti Racing, he won 12 of 18 races in 2005, including the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace and Breeders Crown, and earned $2.22 million.
January 23, 2013
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Officials say a pygmy sperm whale was euthanized after it washed up on a beach. The whale was alive but sickly and injured when it was found Monday morning on Malibu Beach between Ocean City and Longport. Staffers with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine took the mammal to their facility. Center director Bob Schoelkopf said the mature, 10-foot animal would normally be feeding on squid in the deep ocean. He said he suspected the whale had heart problems.
April 4, 2012 |
MANILA, Philippines - Sixteen pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring in the Philippines were euthanized Tuesday and dozens more are likely to be because there are no facilities to rehabilitate them and prevent them from reappearing in underground arenas. Roughly 300 dogs were rescued in separate raids late Friday in Laguna province south of Manila, said Anna Cabrera of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society. Seventeen with the worst injuries were put down over the weekend, and the health of the living dogs and the progress of rehabilitating them will determine how many of them ultimately survive.
December 29, 2011 |
PHOENIX - Animal lovers threatened to pull donations to an animal-rescue group and the public flooded the agency with scathing comments and calls after a man's cat was euthanized when he couldn't afford its medical care, prompting the Arizona Humane Society to go into damage-control mode yesterday. The group has hired a publicist, removed dozens of comments on its Facebook page and directed a team of five volunteers to respond to the overwhelming calls and emails it has received since the Arizona Republic published a weekend story about Daniel Dockery and his 9-month-old cat, Scruffy.
October 25, 2011
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - Rescuers euthanized a baby whale that beached itself at the Shore. Bob Schoelkopf, codirector of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, said there was nothing that could be done to save the pygmy sperm whale that washed ashore in Brigantine around 11 a.m. Monday. He said a postmortem exam showed the animal had heart problems, which afflict many of its species, including juveniles. "This was just not a savable animal," he said. The whale was less than five feet long and weighed about 75 pounds.
September 9, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Rather than let the animals drown in Tropical Storm Lee's rapidly rising floodwaters, zookeepers at Hersheypark's ZooAmerica shot their two beloved American bison to death - and prompted howls of anger across cyberspace. ZooAmerica said in a statement that "unprecedented flooding" trapped the 2,000-pound animals in their pen Wednesday night, while keepers were able to evacuate other zoo inhabitants. "Unfortunately, no one could anticipate a weather event that went from inches of rain to feet of flooding in a matter of a few short minutes," the zoo said in its statement.