August 9, 2016
THE DAILY NEWS Pet of the Week is Mamum, a nearly 6-month-old black and white pit-bull puppy at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Manum came to the PSPCA as a victim of cruelty. She's just a puppy, but she has been through a lot and is looking for a loving owner to show her the very best things in life. This beautiful girl is usually fearful at first, using her bark initially, but she warms up very quickly and is ready and willing to share her love. As puppies do, she will need some training and guidance, but is sure to make a wonderful companion.
July 16, 2016
'Functional, fleecy, and cute' How can you resist a name like SnugPups? The Spinnerstown, Bucks County, company will be at Peddler's Village Bluegrass and Blueberries event this weekend, along with several other vendors. But SnugPups has the cutest models. SnugPups founder Gail Thomas, along with a few other stitchers, makes raincoats (starting at $25), fleece coats (starting at $20), cooling coats ($20), bandannas (starting at $5), and more for pooches of all sizes. Thomas started her 1 1/2-year-old company when she still lived in Rhode Island and her papillon Dinah had three "accidental poodle puppies": Dolly, Goji, and Raji.
July 7, 2016 |
I wasn't sure what a meme was, or even how to pronounce the word, until several weeks ago when I learned that my dog is one on the internet. This felt spooky because Bailey the beagle died of lymphoma almost six years ago, at age 7, and the appropriated photo shows him as a puppy, around Christmas 2003. He looks teeny, adorable, and strangely abashed. Facebook and other social media didn't even exist in 2003, so the genesis of Bailey the Meme came later and remains mysterious.
June 8, 2016 |
Nearly 300 puppies are safe after they were rescued from what authorities called inhumane conditions in a New Jersey home. The 276 animals were rescued over 15 hours Friday from a residence in Howell Township, Monmouth County, officials said. The pups are safe and receiving care at shelters, the Monmouth County SPCA said. The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office called the conditions at the home "deplorable" and said in a Facebook post that the incident marked "the worst animal hoarding case in the history of Monmouth County.
May 21, 2016 |
When Kathy Gross was called into a conference room at Five Below's headquarters on Market Street in the heart of Center City on Thursday, she thought she was attending a business meeting. But instead, a small birthday gift was waiting for her - a playdate with two 3-month-old Catahoula leopard/cocker spaniel puppies. "I was truly surprised," said Gross, a vice president in merchandising at Five Below. "They called a meeting to discuss financials . . . and this is just a great surprise.
April 6, 2016 |
A CITY COUNCIL committee slammed shut a door that had been closed five years earlier. At first glance, a bill to ban the sale of dogs raised in puppy mills seems to duplicate a law enacted in 2011, but bill sponsor Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, a self-described "animal lover," said it was designed to "close a loophole. " Vincent Medley, executive director of the Animal Care and Control Team, the city's animal shelter, told Council's Committee on Licenses and Inspections that as far as he knew, no Philadelphia pet stores were selling puppy-mill dogs.
March 12, 2016 |
Authorities are hunting for the person they say apparently killed a pit bull puppy by sealing her inside an airless, plastic-wrapped, duct-taped metal crate and leaving it on an Upper Dublin roadside on Wednesday. "We're assuming she was suffocated inside the cage," said Det. Michael Gommer, explaining that police found feces in the cage – suggesting she was alive when her owner wrapped the crate in plastic. A necropsy done by the Montgomery County SPCA confirmed the cause of death as suffocation and found no signs of trauma, Gommer added.
March 9, 2016 |
A couple weeks ago, two men from Stratford reported a dog that had been hanging out on their front lawn to the folks at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage. So, of course, the staff took her in. She seemed like a nice dog. White, short hair. Lineage uncertain. Boxer? Pit bull? Some scratches, but not too bad. But nervous, very nervous. The staff members decided to let her calm down a little before checking her for a microchip. The next day, they did. It turned out someone was looking for her. The microchip company had a number in New York City.
February 7, 2016
The big game we've all been waiting for is on Sunday: The "Puppy Bowl. " Three dogs from local shelters - Morris Animal Refuge's Leah, Salfid Rescue's Marley, and New Life Animal Rescue's Kevin - will compete at 3 p.m. Sunday on Animal Planet.