animals

The PSPCA rescued 17 cats and six dogs from a home in Harrowgate, adjacent to Kensington.
PSPCA
Justin Udo
February 07, 2019 - 2:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly two dozen cats and dogs are free from what officials are calling unsanitary conditions in Kensington. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) rescued 17 cats and six dogs from a home in Harrowgate, adjacent...
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Dreamstime
January 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Having a pet is seen is a source of comfort and relaxation for many. There is no doubt that the companionship of a pet is helpful from a health standpoint...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, the parents of this 7-week old red wolf pup keep an eye on their offspring at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
January 13, 2019 - 12:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and...
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An opossum at Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center.
Molly Daly/KYW Newsradio
Molly Daly
January 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This year will be a busy one for the only fully licensed wildlife rehabilitation clinic serving Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. The non-profit opened its doors April 1st. Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center Executive Director Rick Schubert...
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The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team is grieving for a Philadelphia family whose beloved dog was lost when a fire broke out in their rowhome overnight.
Dreamstime
Pat Toddy
December 30, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team is grieving for a Philadelphia family whose beloved dog was lost when a fire broke out in their rowhome overnight. "To be able to come out and say believe it or not, your pet's alive, that's our goal," said Red Paw Emergency Relief...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2018 - 3:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What kind of legal mumbo jumbo is "nonhuman personhood"? An elephant named Happy wants to know. A group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit against the Bronx Zoo, arguing that Happy the elephant at the zoo...
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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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November 21, 2018 - 11:02 am
(CNN) -- Cats. Dogs. Hamsters. Ducks. Horses. Pigs. Lizards. Macaws. Chinchillas. Go to a shelter for the animals displaced by the Camp Fire and you'll see just about every type of creature that people keep as pets. Thousands of them are in shelters in Northern California because of the record-...
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Photos provided by Brandywine Valley SPCA
Andrew Kramer
October 14, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Brandywine Valley SPCA is opening its doors to help relieve the enormous pressure on Florida animal shelter, left behind by Hurricane Michael. “We're going to be taking in 100 cats that have been displaced by Hurricane Michael," said Linda Torelli with the BVSPCA...
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Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
August 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia Union support group hosted a fundraising event for refugee animals at a popular Center City sports bar with a special guest bartender. Union defender Keegan Rosenberry joined the Sons of Ben at the Field House Sunday to help animals in need. "Ya know I...
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