January 6, 2015 |
WHEN AN early-December fire consumed their kitchen and filled their North Philadelphia house with smoke, Sharon McCurdy and her adult son, Wilson Washington, fled onto 27th Street near Somerset. Their beloved gray-and-white cat, Tigger, was missing. Once the fire scene was secure, former firefighter Jennifer Leary and her Red Paw Emergency Relief Team responded to Tigger's absence as intensely as the Red Cross responds to families displaced by disaster. Leary found Tigger at the scene of the fire, boarded him in her house, took him to a veterinarian and placed him in Red Paw's network of temporary foster homes until he could return to his. After staying with relatives, McCurdy and Washington were able to move back home just before Christmas.
August 2, 2013
* London Grill (2301 Fairmount Ave., 215-978-4545, londongrill.com ) is a main stop for summer lobster as the Fairmount eatery offers a rotating menu of lobster specials in August, including Creamy Lobster Bisque ($8), Lobster Crudo ($16), a Lobster Caesar Salad ($14) and a half-pound New England Lobster Roll with fries ($20). Get your lobster in one steaming, 1.5-pound piece for $25. * You love Sunday brunch, and now your dog can, too, as Square 1682 (121 S. 17th St., 215-563-5008, square1682.com )
March 31, 2013
We have surveyed what's new and exclusive to the Citizens Bank Park Majestic Clubhouse Store this season. And we can assure you of this: The "Hug-A-Phanatic" plush ($29.99) will be the runaway hit in the Daddy I Need That category. It's big. It's plush. It's the Phanatic. And beyond that, it's interactive. A child puts her hands into the Phanatic's own fuzzy green paws, and whenever she claps he claps. Genius. Our own SportsWeek mascot Jessica Berkery (left in photo), got the hang of it in, oh, a second and was last seen leaving the Daily News premises with the Hug-A-Phanatic glued to her person.
March 19, 2013
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Cookies N Creme, a 1-year-old Australian cattle dog/border-collie mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Cookies N Creme is active and energetic. He gets along well with other dogs and with children. To adopt Cookies N Creme, contact PAWS at 215-238-9901 before visiting the shelter, 100 N. 2nd St. When inquiring, please provide his tag identifier, A19077978. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
March 5, 2013
THE Daily News ' Pet of the Week is Brixton Banks, a 1-to-2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier/pitbull terrier mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Brixton Banks is bouncy and energetic. He could live in a home with children age 10 or older, and with a dog of the opposite sex. To adopt Brixton Banks, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901, before visiting the shelter. When inquiring, provide his tag identifier, A18780613. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
February 19, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - Pat Derby - a former Hollywood trainer for Flipper, Lassie and other performing animals who later devoted her life to protecting them from abuse - has died at age 69, her organization said Monday. Derby, who had throat cancer, died Friday at her home in the biggest of the animal sanctuaries run by her organization, the Performing Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, in San Andreas, Calif., outside Sacramento. During the 1960s and '70s, Derby worked on television shows like "Flipper," "Daktari," "Gunsmoke" and "Lassie," and wrangled a pair of pumas, Chauncey and Christopher, that appeared with model-actress Farrah Fawcett in popular commercials for the Mercury Cougar.
February 18, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Felix Mackenzie, a 2-year-old pit-bull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Felix is friendly and responds well to treats. To adopt Felix, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901 before visiting the shelter. When inquiring, please provide his tag identifier, A16657116. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
January 21, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Tilly Tangerine, a 1-to-2-year-old pit-bull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Tilly Tangerine is energetic and sweet, and knows basic obedience. She would be fine with dogs her size or larger, but not with other small animals or children. To adopt Tilly Tangerine, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901 before visiting the shelter. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier, 16759259. The shelter's $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping.
December 24, 2012
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Sheena (right), a 2-year-old pitbull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Sheena is smart and affectionate, and knows some basic commands. She would do best in a home with no cats or children. To adopt Sheena, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier, A12008737. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
December 13, 2012 |
"P ETE ROSE : Hits and Mrs. " will premiere Jan. 14 on TLC. The reality show about the Phillies legend and his former Playboy model fiancee, Kiana Kim , began shooting earlier this year. A TLC announcement says that the couple are happily engaged but that their families each have reservations about the upcoming nuptials. Complicating things is that Rose and Kim live in different cities - she in Los Angeles with her two children and Charlie Hustle in Las Vegas. A 'Soul Train' record It's official.