animal cruelty

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
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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Riverside County Animal Control
April 23, 2019 - 3:04 pm
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — The woman who authorities say was caught on video tossing a bag of newborn puppies near a dumpster in Coachella, California, last week was arrested on Monday. Authorities have also now discovered dozens of dogs living in her home. Police arrested Deborah Sue Culwell, 54...
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The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.
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February 12, 2019 - 10:40 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- It took a little convincing before police believed the person who reported the strange discovery. The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger. So, naturally, authorities were suspicious. "We...
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John McDevitt
January 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet. With Pennsylvania and New Jersey each declaring a state of emergency due to the frigid temperatures, animal welfare organizations are reminding pet owners to protect their furry friends while outdoors. "We actually...
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Cecelia Johnson, 64, was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony under a state law that is just over a year old.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has ruled that a Norristown woman — the first person in Pennsylvania to be convicted under a new state law that increases penalties for cruelty to animals — will face no jail time. Montgomery County Judge Risa Ferman found 64-year-old Cecelia Johnson guilty...
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Instead of "bring home the bacon," say "bring home the bagels," PETA says.
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December 05, 2018 - 11:20 am
By Tara John (CNN) - - Meat-based idioms, like "flogging a dead horse" or "taking the bull by the horns," can be compared with homophobic and racist language, according to animal rights organization PETA. "Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that...
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