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April 4, 2012 | By Oliver Teves, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
February 13, 2008 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The family of Whiskers the cat has filed suit against the Delaware County SPCA for euthanizing their pet and then trying to cover up the error. The civil suit is asking in excess of $50,000, but Kathy Giaconia has more in mind. She wants to ensure that what happened to her cat won't happen to another pet. The SPCA says the death of Whiskers, followed by another incident involving a second pet, may already have ensured that. "The unfortunate incident has led to an almost completely new Delaware County SPCA," said Norman Haase, attorney for the shelter.
NEWS
October 13, 1999 | By Michelle M. Martinez, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The owners of a show horse that was put to sleep after falling into a 30-foot well Monday were able to remove the animal's body last night, the owner's father said yesterday. James Bower, who discovered that the horse had fallen into the well at Sweetwater Farm in this Delaware County township shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, said the animal was removed with a makeshift harness he created. The horse, Billy the Kid, was euthanized after about 100 rescue workers from two counties spent five hours trying to rescue it. The quarter horse, with an estimated value of $15,000, had won between 15 and 20 first-place ribbons this year, according to owner Tracy Bower, James Bower's daughter.
NEWS
April 20, 2006 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The former Delaware County SPCA director of operations has been charged with tampering with public records and fabricating physical evidence in the death of Whiskers the cat in February. Debra Jane Marchetti, of the 1000 block of Church Street in Upland, has been accused of pressuring another employee to fill out a report that said the cat bit a shelter worker. Marchetti, knowing that a bite never occurred, then completed a state document and submitted it to the Pennsylvania Department of Health lab in Lionville in order to cover up oversights made by the shelter before the cat was euthanized, court records say. The charges against Marchetti were filed by the Upper Providence Police Department on Tuesday evening.
NEWS
April 15, 2006 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two months after the Delaware County SPCA shelter covered up the euthanasia of a beloved family cat and promised to change its policy, another cat has been put down before members of an Upper Darby family could claim their companion. "I was just devastated," said Margaret Reynard, whose cat Keecha was euthanized after a 24-hour stay at the shelter. "I was just there an hour or two after she had been euthanized. " After a February incident, the SPCA changed its policy on euthanasia, vowing to hold all stray animals for 72 hours, to cross-check messages and log books, and to conduct a final check by a senior staff member before a stray animal is euthanized.
NEWS
August 13, 2010 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
A former Penn researcher has been accused of faking data on a study in which puppies' eyes were cut out to study genetic effects on the retina. The animals were euthanized afterward. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals yesterday said that the federal government footed the bill for the study by Gerardo Paez, then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and fellow researchers. PETA wrote to the head of the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, urging it to demand the return of $2.2 million that it provided to Paez and the other researchers during the time of the canine retina experiments at Penn in 2006 and 2007.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 21, 2008 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Old age has claimed another animal at the Philadelphia Zoo. Twigga, who at 29 was one of the oldest giraffes in the nation, was euthanized Thursday at the zoo, her home since 1979. In announcing her death yesterday, the zoo said the giraffe - tall for a female at 15 feet - had been on medications for age-related arthritis for some time. "Based on Twigga's comfort and behavior, the zoo's veterinary team decided this week that humane euthanasia was now the best course for her," the zoo's statement said.
NEWS
May 4, 1999 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
The pit bulls that attacked Officer Donald Stephens last month ended up at the SPCA's animal shelter on Erie Avenue. That's what happens with all dogs in Philadelphia that menace police officers. One of the dogs had been shot to death by Stephens. The other pit bull was put to death when the dog's owner failed to claim it, said shelter manager Charles Spencer. Spencer said the SPCA puts to death any unclaimed pit bull brought to the shelter. The breed has proven so vicious, he said, that the SPCA won't allow anyone to adopt pit bulls from the shelter.
NEWS
December 29, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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February 27, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
A teenager hired to humanely kill birds injured by hunters at the Philadelphia Gun Club has been charged with animal cruelty after an animal-rights activist filmed him last month throwing injured pigeons and pelting them with rocks and ice. The boy, 17, of Bridgeton, N.J., was working for a subcontractor hired by the riverside club in Bensalem to retrieve and euthanize birds wounded during a Jan. 30 pigeon shoot, Bensalem Police Lt. William McVey...
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August 21, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
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.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 1, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 16, 2013 | FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By Oliver Teves, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
December 29, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
NEWS
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.
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