October 13, 2001 |
First two cockatoos were rescued from the darkened store. Then a chinchilla, followed by a snake and a turtle. Noah's Ark met bankruptcy court yesterday as a local pet-store chain's owners claimed the animals at another pet store, birdcatdogfish. . . in the 202 Marketplace, a strip mall here. The mission ended the strange exile of the animals - four puppies and assorted fish, birds, reptiles and rodents - left in the store after the owners, Adam and Kerri Lehrhaupt of Montgomeryville, filed a Chapter 7 petition Tuesday.
October 23, 2009 |
An unlicensed pet store in North Philadelphia was raided by authorities last night, and 28 dogs housed in excrement-covered cages in a back room were seized. The dogs, for the most part pit bull mixes, were being sold for as much as $1,000, said George Bengal, director of law enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA. Also participating in the raid at Brickyard Pet Supply, at 2208 Cecil B. Moore Ave., were four state dog wardens, who oversee kennel licensing, and Philadelphia police.
February 5, 1987 |
Bozo is back. A little hungry, but still talking his head off, said one of his owners. Bozo, a parrot-type bird called a chattering lory, was stolen from his home at Beasties Unlimited in Exton, Chester County, on Thursday. Acting on a tip from another pet-store manager, Uwchlan Township police and one of Beasties' owners, John Kauffman, found the bird in the home of a St. Vincent Township woman yesterday afternoon. "The bird appears to be just fine, although it seemed a little on the hungry side" said Doug McLaughlin, another owner of Beasties.
August 29, 2012 |
At Pride Paws, homemade dog biscuits are hot items. "Sometimes we sell them as fast as we can bake them," says manager Renee McCormac. The biscuits helped launch the nonprofit Medford retailer, which offers developmentally disabled young adults a place to work and prepare for "the next, better job," says founder Joe Ritzel. He and his wife, Linda, of Marlton, are part of a close-knit group of Special Olympics parents who established Pride Ventures Inc. Joe is its board president and Linda is a trustee.
December 24, 1992 |
In one of the more harrowing moments of yesterday's fire at the Moorestown Mall, a frightened brown puppy shivered in the back of a Maple Shade ambulance with an oxygen mask on its face. An emergency medical technician clutched the sad-eyed dog, wrapped in a blanket, in her arms as pet store workers, security personnel, employees of the nearby Sears store and police officers rescued animals from the Docktor Pet Center. The animals in their cages became a concern as soon as the disastrous fire was discovered about 8 a.m. Helpless in their cages, the puppies, kittens, exotic birds, hamsters and other tiny pets were barking, mewing and chirping in alarm as rescuers rushed inside the shop, where at least one worker had already arrived.
January 16, 1994 |
It was bad enough just being human and enduring last weekend's ice storm, but if you're a true native of the tropics, like Oliver the Iguana, then when the lights go out and the heat shuts off you're in trouble - deep freeze trouble. Barbara Cassidy arrived at her Cherry Hill pet store that Saturday morning to discover the power had been lost. Oliver, 3 years old and four feet long, was evacuated when the temperature in his heated tank dropped to 55 degrees. About 50 tropical fish died, however, after another night in the store.
March 11, 2009 |
A shipment of exotic fish, destined for a pet store in Northeast Philadelphia, was exotic in a wholly different way. Because of a communications mix-up yesterday with US Airways, the box turned out to hold the body of a California man who died last week and had willed his body to medical researchers trying to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease. According to Philadelphia police, an employee from Pets Plus USA, a locally owned chain of pet stores, went to the US Airways cargo facility near Philadelphia International Airport on Monday night to retrieve three boxes holding the live fish.
November 7, 1993 |
Who is that sly dog? He is Merv, a 2-year-old costumed cocker spaniel owned by Tom and Donna Junod of Northeast Philadelphia. Merv was one of many four- footed guests at the Halloween costume party for pets held at at Lick Your Chops, a pet store in Richboro.
May 21, 1994 |
Bordentown Township police and fire officials are investigating a three- alarm fire that destroyed four shops early yesterday, including a pet store in which all of the pets fell victim to the smoke. The blaze wiped out the small one-story brick shopping center on Route 206 that housed a Pizza Hut, the 206 Deli, Trophies Unlimited and Kraus' Aquarium & Pet Store. Among the dead animals was Lucifer, an 18-year-old green macaw who was popular with customers and neighbors, authorities said.
April 19, 1987 |
Making friends with a baby rabbit is Sean Fast, 2, of Maple Shade. Sean's buddy was among hundreds being sold at Martin's Aquarium and Pet Store in Cherry Hill for Easter today. The store says it usually sells at least 400 bunnies during the Easter season. The price of a Peter cottontail this year? $9.95 and up.