animals

Dog fetches empty bowl.
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Kimberly Adams
June 28, 2020 - 6:12 pm
The financial challenges of the pandemic are hurting many pet owners who might be struggling to buy their pets food. Read more here.
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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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fireworks
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John McDevitt
June 26, 2020 - 1:27 pm
Neighborhoods across the country have been dealing with a frenzy of fireworks set off at all hours of the night. If your pet is easily spooked and tends to bolt, it’s important you get them microchipped as soon as possible. Read more here.
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Goats at the Philly Goat Project in Germantown
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John McDevitt
June 24, 2020 - 7:01 pm
Germantown nonprofit Philly Goat Project brings all sorts of educational and wellness programs to the Philadelphia region. And despite obstacles the pandemic is causing, fundraising efforts have continued in creative ways. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
June 18, 2020 - 8:10 pm
While the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo wait for visitors to return, staff members are keeping things interesting for them with enrichment activities. Read more here.
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A black bear that has been wandering around South Jersey was spotted in Deptford Township on Tuesday morning.
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Tim Jimenez
June 16, 2020 - 9:57 am
A black bear that has been wandering around South Jersey was spotted in Deptford Township Tuesday morning. Read the latest here.
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ACCT Philly renovation
ACCT Philly
John McDevitt
May 29, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Major renovations to ACCT Philly’s facility were postponed in March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, but improvements are now back on track. Read more here.
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Dogs train to sniff out COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine
John McDevitt
May 15, 2020 - 3:58 pm
The University of Pennsylvania launched a pilot study to see if dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in people, even if they’re asymptomatic. Read more here.
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Dog grooming
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John McDevitt
May 14, 2020 - 6:03 pm
You can’t get a haircut right now, but can your dog? Only a few grooming services are still open in the Philadelphia region. Read more here.
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Emu
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John McDevitt
May 13, 2020 - 7:48 pm
There were a lot of double takes along Route 422 near the Royersford exit around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when a n escaped emu was seen running around on the median, causing backups in both directions. Read more here.
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