animal shelter

Displaced dog flees Hurricane Dorian-affected areas
Courtesy of Brandywine Valley SPCA
Molly Daly
September 03, 2019 - 5:16 pm
The Brandywine Valley SPCA is taking in roughly 350 homeless dogs and cats from the Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Dorian. The first wave of pets arrived Tuesday at the New Castle Airport via a Wings of Rescue plane.
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A few dozen demonstrators gathered in front of City Hall Wednesday to protest the conditions and lack of staff and funding at ACCT.
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Justin Udo
August 21, 2019 - 7:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the last few months, the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia has faced a deadly outbreak, the resignation of its executive director and a number of other issues, and people involved with the organization are taking to the streets, calling for officials...
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Pat Loeb
August 06, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's troubled animal shelter suffered another setback Tuesday as its executive director resigned less than a year after taking the job. It's been a brief but tumultuous tenure for Susan Russell, chosen to lead the Animal Care and Control Team, or ACCT, last...
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Following an outbreak of a deadly canine upper respiratory virus, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter is fully operational again after being closed for three weeks.
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John McDevitt
June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following an outbreak of a deadly canine upper respiratory virus, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter is fully operational again. Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, or ACCT Philly, had been closed for three weeks, but adoptions are back on. New...
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Shara Dae Howard
May 19, 2019 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania SPCA says they are assisting the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, as they investigate the cause of a deadly upper respiratory infection. “It really was just a matter of time before there was a challenge,” said Nicole Wilson with the PSPCA...
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Dog Food
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John McDevitt
January 26, 2019 - 11:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal workers are looking forward to a paycheck now that the 35-day government shutdown has ended. Despite that, Providence Animal Center in Media will be offering free pet food to government employees as long as there is a need. "People have been without paychecks...
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Street Tails Animal Rescue's Hound-O-Ween 2017
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Lauren Lipton
October 21, 2018 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Halloween is going to the dogs. This Saturday is Hound-O-Ween , a special event at The Piazza in Northern Liberties, and you and your hound are invited. Hound-O-Ween is Street Tails Animal Rescue's sixth annual pet costume contest, full of treats, prizes and creative...
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A student reads out loud to a non-judgmental audience — cats.
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John McDevitt
June 21, 2018 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A summer reading program at the Pennsylvania SPCA allows children to practice their reading skills by reading out loud to a non-judgmental audience — cats. The cats get something out of it, too. The program, called Cat Tales , is for students entering second through...
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