December 23, 2015
A man in his early 20s walking a pit bull puppy was fatally shot Monday night in West Philadelphia, police said. Around 7:20 p.m., the man was shot once in the head in the 300 block of Horton Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police took the victim to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m. Residents said they heard a single gunshot and then saw the man lying on the sidewalk, still holding the puppy's leash. The victim might be a 23-year-old man who lives in the neighborhood, but that was not confirmed, Small said.
December 20, 2015
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl and I have a boy best friend who is also 14. I liked him the moment I met him, which was exactly a year ago. He says it's the same for him. We established that we both liked each other months ago, but we're still only friends. The reason is his parents have a rule that he can't have a girlfriend or go on dates until he's 16. He's the only one I want, but we have to wait until he can ask me out. For now we are best friends, but it's hard not to want to hold his hand and kiss him and stuff like that.
September 20, 2015 |
The Camden County freeholders voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit pet stores from selling animals from puppy mills. Called Norman's Law after the Labrador retriever mix Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash adopted from a shelter, the measure calls for shops to sell dogs and cats obtained from animal shelters and rescues. "As we said last week, we are going to stand up for animals of this county and ensure no one is profiting off of the inhumane treatment of puppy mills," said Nash, sponsor of the resolution.
September 14, 2015 |
KATIE EDWARDS, a nature-lover since her Jersey Shore childhood, is the eco-friendly diva of Sunday's Clean Air Council GreenFest, an all-day Headhouse Square celebration of adoptable pets, edible insects, wall climbing, chair massaging, beer gardening, healthy eating, swap shopping and free rock concerts. A Sunday stroll along 2nd and South streets, expected to attract 15,000 people, will include a kinetic bicycle sculpture that powers 18 umbrellas, a puppy photo booth (a www! )
September 12, 2015 |
The Camden County Freeholders announced Thursday that they intend to introduce and vote on a resolution that would prohibit pet stores from selling animals obtained from so-called puppy and kitten mills. Instead, the shops would have to get their dogs and cats from animal shelters or rescues. Freeholder Jeff Nash, sponsor of the resolution, said he is confident it will pass when voted on next Thursday. The resolution is named Norman's Law after Nash's Labrador retriever mix, which he adopted from a shelter.
June 26, 2015
I'M NOT A dog person. They're dirty. They smell. I hate when they jump on me. If I smile, I'm faking it. I cringe inside when dogs use my yard as a toilet - even if their owners clean up after them. I'd rather not eat in the same room as a furry friend, especially if they are under the table begging for scraps. They ruin my appetite. So, believe me, the last thing I want to write about is someone's dog. But I met Jessica Rennard backstage earlier this month at a fashion-show fundraiser for the Career Wardrobe and was struck by the randomness of what had happened to her puppy.
February 4, 2015
HAVE YOU EVER bought anything just because of a Super Bowl commercial? (Me neither.) Someone must. Advertisers pay more than $4 million for a 30-second spot and feel they're getting their money's worth if it gets people talking - even if they're bad-mouthing it. "If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody," said Alice Roosevelt Longworth, "come sit next to me. " No one sits to bad mouth any more. They tweet and Facebook. In Sunday's Downer Bowl - with commercials about domestic abuse, bullying and death - viewers were not on the side of Nationwide.
February 2, 2015 |
Meet Jamison. He was found in Philadelphia in August at 3 weeks of age, weighing less than four pounds, and suffering from parasites, cigarette burns, and seizures. He was rescued to Marlton by a compassionate Christian lady and later adopted by a nice Downingtown couple. Despite a hellish start, he has grown into a happy, friendly fellow with an athletic bent, an open heart, and, oh, what a nose. On Sunday, he goes national. Jamison, a pit bull-boxer mix, is in the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI, airing on Animal Planet.
December 23, 2014 |
If 9-year-old James had three wishes, he would ask for a million dollars, a mansion, and 15 puppies. Christmas, he declares, is his favorite holiday because "everybody gathers around and opens presents. " Although he is sometimes reserved when meeting new people, James warms up quickly to those who share his interests, particularly sports. He loves to play basketball and football; the latter is his favorite, and he dreams of playing professionally some day. He also enjoys video games, watching TV, and playing with his prized possession, his Nerf gun. James is doing well in fourth grade, and is proud of the A he recently received on an assignment.
August 16, 2014 |
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.