animal cruelty

Low-key shot of chocolate labrador puppy
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Mike Dougherty
October 26, 2019 - 12:17 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would make certain types of animal cruelty a federal crime with up to seven years in prison. But an expert cautioned the bill isn't as broad as people think. Read more here.
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John McDevitt
October 08, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The PSPCA removed 43 birds form adjoining properties along Weymouth Street near Clearfield Avenue in Kensington. Read more here.
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AP News
September 24, 2019 - 3:39 pm
A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on properties in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions. Read more here.
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Toby, a poodle belonging to the Cook family.
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Mike DeNardo
September 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm
Police in South Jersey are trying to find out who killed a pet poodle in Maple Shade.
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Rescue puppy
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AP News
September 06, 2019 - 10:45 am
Animal welfare authorities say 55 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Pennsylvania home after they received a call about unsanitary conditions. Read more here.
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Cat
Mike Groll/AP, file
July 22, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed...
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Pennsylvania state police.
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Dan Wing
June 20, 2019 - 9:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway into possible child abuse and animal abuse at a Chester County home, where dozens of animals were found tortured or dead earlier this week. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the home on Street Road in Upper Oxford Township a little...
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Charitable giving
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June 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report , released...
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A pit bull mix
WNEP via CNN
May 27, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Chase Senior HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WNEP) — A pit bull mix is in stable condition and improving after being found chained to a tree late last week. "They just left her here, which is horrible," Virginia Thompson of Hanover Township said. On Wednesday night, Virginia Thompson and her friends were...
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Fish tank.
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May 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man was charged with animal cruelty to a fish. A North Carolina man was arrested for cruelty to animals when he moved but left his 6-inch pet fish behind in a dirty bowl with no food. While "Finding Nemo" has done a lot to make us think differently of the feelings...
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