A group of kittens
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John McDevitt
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Feline populations at Philadelphia-area animal shelters are above average this year. The temporary stoppage of elective veterinary procedures, like spaying and neutering during the pandemic, could be a factor. Read more here.
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Foster dog
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John McDevitt
March 25, 2020 - 3:38 pm
The PSPCA is ramping up its foster care efforts while area residents are stuck at home during the coronavirus stay-at-home order. Read more here.
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The Supreme Court in Washington.
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AP News
February 24, 2020 - 6:55 pm
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples, a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court. Read more here.
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Dogs that survived the Puerto Rico earthquakes are transported to the Brandywine Valley SPCA.
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Justin Udo
February 09, 2020 - 5:55 pm
A local animal shelter is bringing in pups from hundreds of miles away, as they work to find them forever homes. Read more here.
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Adoption sign.
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John McDevitt
February 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
The new coronavirus outbreak and the ban on travel to China are affecting child adoptions, an organization says. Read more here.
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Teenager sitting in alley at night
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Charlotte Reese
November 24, 2019 - 2:31 pm
As National Adoption Month comes to a close, one local organization wants to bring attention to the more than 800 young people statewide who age out of the foster system without a forever home.
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ACCT Philly
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John McDevitt
September 24, 2019 - 4:27 pm
The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia is waiving adoption fees this weekend in an effort to not only find permanent homes for dogs and cats, but to also help clear the the facility so the staff can undergo an intensive training program. Read more here.
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John McDevitt
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Delaware County animal shelter has come up with a fun way to introduce the public to cats that are up for adoption, as well as a fundraiser for its life saving mission. It's called Cinco de Meow, a play on Cinco de Mayo. The event is actually on May 4 at the...
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Pat Loeb
February 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Casey Caramanica agreed to adopt a newborn in 2015 so that the baby would be spared from Philadelphia's child welfare system, but she unwittingly put herself at the mercy of the system during a year and a half of delays, confused paperwork and lack of assistance or...
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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia hosts a pop-up shop in support of foster and adoptive mothers.
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Justin Udo
May 01, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia held an early Mother's Day event on Tuesday in North Philadelphia to recognize some extra-special moms. Constance Definis was one of the moms who came out for the JFCS pre-Mother's Day pop-up shop ,...
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