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June 16, 2012 | Bonnie Cook
The Humane Society of the United States is adding $2,500 to the $1,000 already being offered as a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for killing a small dog in Coatesville last weekend. The body of Woogie, a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle, was found about 3 a.m. Sunday by firefighters responding to the report of a trash fire in the 300 block of Coates Street, police said. The dog had been coated with an accelerant and wrapped in trash bags.
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January 20, 1991 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
A national humane society will evaluate two Delaware County animal facilities at the request of a group of Lansdowne residents and a borough official, according to a regional director of the society. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) plans to visit the Delaware County SPCA in Media and King Kennels in Concordville to evaluate where and how animals are cared for, Mid-Atlantic director Nina Austenberg said. A written request by Lansdowne Borough Council President E. James Meloney Jr. and phone calls from a Lansdowne animal advocacy group prompted the Humane Society's decision, Austenberg said.
NEWS
April 6, 2001 | by Dave Racher Daily News Staff Writer
John Taliaferro found himself in the midst of a howling mob when he went inside a North Philadelphia garage last April 23 to pass out some flyers. At first, he said, he thought the men were there for gambling or some kind of female entertainment. But he soon discovered that a dog fight was going on. As Taliaferro, a community activist and member of the Humane Society, was trying to get out of the place, the cops arrived and he was swept up in a raid along with some 80 other men accused of promoting an illegal dog fight.
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February 20, 2004 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Camden County Animal Shelter was not caring for the medical needs of some animals as quickly as it should have. Record-keeping was incomplete and disorganized. And parts of the shelter were cluttered and dirty. Those were some of the findings in an evaluation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States, which also found a compassionate staff trying to its best to care for the animals, provide clean living areas, and serve the public. Kim Intino, manager of the society's animal-services consultation program, said yesterday that the problems at the county shelter during the program's review of the facility in October were "not uncommon.
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February 7, 2003 | By Don Sapatkin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the help of a microchip and some dogged research by humane society workers, an abandoned fila brasileiro, whose sad face was splashed across newspapers and TV screens last week, will soon be reunited with owners who had given him away months ago. Joe Pulcinella, manager of the Delaware County SPCA, said yesterday that workers had "scanned" the underfed dog soon after he was picked up in the freezing cold on Jan. 26. An identification chip...
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December 4, 1997 | KRISTEN CORTAZZO FOR THE DAILY NEWS
Christina Smallet (left) and Christie Bush, Camden County College vet-tech students, take blood sample at the Humane Society
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August 4, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Officer Val Izzo of the Ninth District rescues two dogs from a sticky situation. The canines had been left yesterday in an abandoned van parked on Locust Street near 24th Street. Izzo waited for a Humane Society rescue wagon to arrive to take the pair. The temperature hit 96 degrees yesterday.
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February 26, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pet owners in Berks County will soon have a new state of the art veterinary hospital in their area. Humane Pennsylvania has acquired a new building adjacent to the Humane Society of Berks County in Reading, it announced Tuesday. The facility will act as the group's headquarters as well as that of Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading. The extra space will be used to expand medical services that will allow the group to seek accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association, the accrediting body for small animal hospitals in North America.
NEWS
January 6, 2012
HARRISBURG - The parents of a woman murdered more than four years ago stepped forward Thursday to pay a past-due animal-rescue bill that had led officials to tell police to kill, dump, or adopt stray animals. Vincent and Margaret Moran of Tempe, Ariz., told the Harrisburg Patriot-News they would cover the city's $800 balance with the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area. Their daughter, Darlene Ewalt, was stabbed to death in her home outside the city in 2007. The newspaper said the Humane Society stopped serving the city in October because of the outstanding bill, but with the bill paid, a new contract was expected to be signed.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | By Angie Cannon, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The man who hurts animals is often well on his way to hurting his children, his wife and strangers, a study predicts. And that is why law-enforcement officials need to treat animal-cruelty cases more seriously, says the Humane Society of the United States. "The guy who burns the neighbor's cat is not otherwise a normal member of society," said Carter Luke, vice president of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "These are dangerous people for whom violence and physical abuse are often a way of life.
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February 26, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pet owners in Berks County will soon have a new state of the art veterinary hospital in their area. Humane Pennsylvania has acquired a new building adjacent to the Humane Society of Berks County in Reading, it announced Tuesday. The facility will act as the group's headquarters as well as that of Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading. The extra space will be used to expand medical services that will allow the group to seek accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association, the accrediting body for small animal hospitals in North America.
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November 29, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Few if any New Jersey pigs may be affected by Gov. Christie's decision, due Monday, on a bill to prohibit a farming practice of confining pregnant sows in cages so narrow they can't turn around. But the bill to ban gestation crates has drawn national attention - not just to the welfare of pigs, but to Christie's presidential prospects. "There is simply no reason for Gov. Christie not to sign it. The only reason is Iowa," said Matt Dominguez, public policy manager for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States.
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July 17, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark T. Smylie, 70, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Center City, a security company executive who loved ice skating and the arts, died Friday, June 27, of a heart attack. He had just finished lunch and was stricken while sitting in his car outside a Fort Lauderdale restaurant, said James D. Stoup, his former partner and present companion. For 25 years, Mr. Smylie was president of Philadelphia-based General Security Systems Inc., a security guard provider and private detection agency.
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November 13, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The New Jersey Senate plans to try Monday to override Gov. Christie's veto of a bill backed by animal-rights activists to ban the use of pig gestation crates by farmers. "I would be shocked if we're not successful," said Sen. Ray Lesniak (D., Union), the bill's sponsor, adding that "I hope and expect" enough senators will vote for the override. While an agenda for Monday's voting session has not been released, a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) confirmed that Sweeney had approved posting the bill for an override vote.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Harry Stotsenburg, a fourth-generation pork farmer, keeps about 500 pigs on his farm in Deptford. The industry has evolved significantly since his family began raising pigs. "They don't want you to use shocks. They don't want you to use whips. It's one thing after another," said Stotsenburg, 43. "It's hogs. It doesn't mean nothing to me. And that's how we're feeding people. " Because he buys pigs and raises them to be sold, Stotsenburg does not use gestation crates - narrow cages for pregnant sows that animal-rights groups denounce as inhumane.
NEWS
May 11, 2013
New Leash on Life USA - The sixth session ends May 13, and the program has expanded. In April, inmates at Graterford Prison started training dogs.   Inmates James Barkley - After he was approved for work-release, he started an internship at the Women's Humane Society in Bensalem. Last week, he was hired full time at the shelter, where they say, "He is fitting right in as a member of our team. "     Emerson Chase, aka "Dominic Hayes" - Working full time at the Hunting Park animal shelter and continues to do well.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - In 2008, undercover videotapes made by The Oprah Winfrey Show exposing inhumane treatment of dogs in Pennsylvania's so-called puppy mills helped drive the passage of the nation's toughest kennel law. Similar videos depicting conditions in large-scale agriculture operations across the nation have led to animal-cruelty charges and changes in laws. In recent years, forces in the industry have pushed back, promoting legislation to criminalize undercover videotaping or photographing of farm operations.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
A $5,000 REWARD is being offered to help authorities catch whoever intentionally set fire to a kitten found in Kensington last week. A woman recovered the 4- to 5-week-old male kitten last Thursday at Allegheny Avenue and F Street. Authorities said the kitten suffered burns over more than one-third of his body, with most of the burns on his head and back. The Humane Society of the United States announced the reward yesterday, citing the "depraved act of cruelty. " "This is the latest in a disturbing string of animals apparently being intentionally lit on fire," Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania state director for the Humane Society, said in a statement.
NEWS
June 16, 2012 | Bonnie Cook
The Humane Society of the United States is adding $2,500 to the $1,000 already being offered as a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for killing a small dog in Coatesville last weekend. The body of Woogie, a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle, was found about 3 a.m. Sunday by firefighters responding to the report of a trash fire in the 300 block of Coates Street, police said. The dog had been coated with an accelerant and wrapped in trash bags.
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May 22, 2012 | Dear Abby
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 42-year-old woman who has been living with my boyfriend, "Matt. " He has asked me to marry him, and I said yes. The problem is, Matt is still married. Matt and his wife have been separated for eight years. I keep telling him to see if she filed for divorce, but he keeps putting it off. I love this man, Abby. Matt is good to me and to my children and grandchildren, but I don't know what to think or do. I want us to buy a house, but I'm scared that if we do, she'll try to take it from us. He says she wouldn't.
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