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.
September 10, 1997 |
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.
April 13, 2012 |
Live chickens sharing cages with mummified remains of dead birds. Thousands of chickens dead of dehydration thanks to a water source malfunctioning. A carpet of dead flies so dark that workers in a poultry house needed headlamps to see. Those were some of the things the Humane Society of the United States says its undercover investigation found at a large Lancaster County farm that supplies eggs to ShopRite and other stores. The Humane Society said the conditions its investigator found and videotaped at Kreider Farms in Manheim evidenced the need for a federal law governing treatment of hens in commercial farms.
July 20, 2011 |
A year ago at this time, Michael Vick was facing questions about a shooting outside his 30th birthday party, his future in the NFL in doubt. On Tuesday, though, Vick went to Capitol Hill to endorse a proposal that would make it a crime to attend an animal fight or bring a child to such an event. Vick, who was released from prison in 2009 after serving 18 months for leading a dogfighting ring, appeared with leaders from the Humane Society of the United States to back the bill, now pending before Congress.
April 27, 2011 |
Now Michael Vick is even speaking out against virtual dogfighting. Dog Wars, a game created for the Android mobile platform, has met with objections from the Eagles quarterback and the Humane Society. "I've come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street," Vick said in a statement released Monday. "Now, I am on the right side of this issue, and I think it's important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app. " Because Dog Wars has players condition dogs to fight, "this game may be a virtual training ground for would-be dogfighters.
September 29, 2009 |
The morning after convicted dogfighter Michael Vick played in his first regular season Eagles' game, the state Attorney General's Office and the Humane Society of the United States announced that they are partnering to offer $5,000 rewards for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of dogfighters. This year alone, more than 400 dogfighting complaints were received statewide, up from 245 in all of 2008, Attorney General Tom Corbett said yesterday. About 40,000 people are believed to be involved in dogfighting across the country, he said.
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.
July 7, 2011 |
Someone apparently hung a South Jersey puppy on a sign to die, and authorities are hoping a $3,000 reward will help solve the case. On Friday, the Humane Society of the United States added $2,500 to $500 already posted by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals "for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction" of the culprit. Four-month-old Lilly, a Pekingese, was found May 24 off a road in Sicklerville with her collar "intentionally entangled in the framework of a portable sign, causing strangulation," the Humane Society said in a statement.
July 19, 2011
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is expected to appear before Congress today to support a bill that would make it a crime to attend a dogfighting or cockfighting event, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal and the Morning Call of Allentown, reported that Vick, who was convicted of dogfighting charges in 2007, will join Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the United States, to endorse the bill. According to the Morning Call, the bill, titled H.R. 2492, was introduced by U.S. Reps.
July 17, 2014 |
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.