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May 28, 1989 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
Millions of family pets are killed in humane shelters each year. One reason is that people purchase an animal, then find that they can't control it, that it messes up the house or even seems vicious. This usually isn't the fault of the animal, which needs teaching and supervision. If you have just brought a puppy into your home or are contemplating such a move, a new videotape, Good Puppy, can be a valuable resource. Unlike most dog-training tapes, which concentrate on animals at least 6 months old, this one can be used when the dog is only 7 or 8 weeks old. Trainer Jeanne Carlson has a gentle yet authoritative manner that will give confidence to even the most inexperienced dog owner.
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October 10, 1990 | Inquirer photographs by Rebecca Barger
The Pennsylvania School of Dog Grooming is owned and operated by Robert Whitman and his wife, Eileen. Opened in 1971, the school is not bounded by quarters or semesters. Students graduate when they complete the required number of hours.
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | By Andrew Hussie, Special to The Inquirer
One afternoon last week, Tracy Scott and six of her co-workers looked out their office window at the Prudential Business Campus in Horsham. They were horrified. What they saw on the lawn outside their staid office March 1 was a man swinging a puppy around on a long red leash "like a helicopter. " Three men from Scott's group ran out to the lawn and grabbed the puppy - a 10-week-old, mixed-breed husky - from the man and took it back to work with them. Another employee called the police.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
She narrowly escaped death, shoved from a moving car in a struggle with a carjacker. But the 25-year-old South Jersey woman isn't worried about herself as she lies in her bed at Cooper University Hospital Medical Center with a shattered right foot and fractured ankle. She fears for the passenger the carjacker fled with - a friendly, energetic Labrador retriever puppy in a pink collar named "Summer. " Authorities have found no trace of the car, the 10-week-old dog or the pupnapper since the 9 p.m. Tuesday attack at a stop light in Delran Township, Burlington County.
NEWS
August 4, 2009 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 12-week-old puppy so savagely beaten that both legs on her left side were broken has recovered and been placed in an adoptive home in upper Montgomery County, the executive director of the Montgomery County SPCA said today. Carmen J. Ronio said that on June 16, the puppy was struck repeatedly by a youth wielding a stick in a parking lot on West Marshall Street in Norristown. The boy fled before police could apprehend him, Ronio said. Officers found the gray and tan German Shepherd mix lying on her right side, breathing but severely injured, Ronio said.
NEWS
July 6, 2006 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Heidik, beloved $1 mil winner on '02's Survivor: Thailand, was charged with battery and cruelty to animals yesterday after the Douglasville, Ga., resident was arrested for allegedly shooting a puppy with an arrow, Atlanta TV station WSB-TV reports. A puppy. Heidik, who's out on bond, said he thought the beast was a coyote, but Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland said that when Heidik's wife, Charmaine, called in the incident, she said her hub had shot the puppy and planned to shoot another one. Both dogs have been turned over to animal control.
NEWS
February 6, 1999 | By Lewis Kamb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Tullytown man was sentenced to 100 hours in jail yesterday for leaving his 10-month-old puppy outside overnight in an ice storm last month. George Kreuzburg, 35, was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and to forfeit the puppy, a setter-Labrador mix. District Justice Robert L. Wagner Jr. ordered Kreuzburg to turn the dog over to the Bucks County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which will try to find it a home. The puppy has been at the SPCA since the Jan. 14 incident.
NEWS
September 10, 2011
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the person who wrapped a pit bull-mix puppy in duct tape and abandoned it in Kensington. The Pennsylvania SPCA said its officers responded to an anonymous tip Tuesday and found the dog in a lot next to Ascension of Our Lord Church and School on the 700 block of East Westmoreland Street. A necropsy determined that the animal had multiple health problems and suffered from a lack of medical care, the SPCA said. It was inconclusive as to whether the puppy was alive when it was taped up. "This is a bizarre and extremely disturbing case of animal cruelty," George Bengal, director of law enforcement for the SPCA, said in a statement.
NEWS
August 16, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities accused the owner of a South Jersey pet dealer of selling sick animals to families, including a "yorkie poo" that was bought as a Christmas gift and became so sick that the new owners euthanized it. On Thursday, state consumer officials announced that they have filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of Prada Puppies, Jessica Durkin of Salem, to recoup losses on behalf of consumers. A woman who answered the telephone listed for Prada Puppies referred questions to Pennsville lawyer Paul Scull, who said he could not comment on pending litigation.
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NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
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.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
March 9, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
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