In this Friday, May 20, 2016, file photo, Dr. Richard Goldstein, chief medical officer at the Animal Medical Center, checks on one of his patients at the hospital's clinic in New York.
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June 04, 2019 - 10:36 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would be the first state to ban the declawing of cats under legislation heading to a vote in the state Legislature. The Senate and Assembly are both expected to take up the bill Tuesday. Declawing a cat is already illegal in much of Europe as well as in Los Angeles, San...
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A cat.
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Justin Udo
May 07, 2019 - 9:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County SPCA police officers removed more than 100 sick cats and kittens from a townhome in Doylestown. Officials say the animals have been living in terrible conditions and many are in need of immediate medical treatment. They are being transported to the...
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cats at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center
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David Madden
May 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
SEWELL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A $75,000 grant will go a long way to help animals — cats in particular — in Camden County. The money comes from the Petco Foundation and is going to the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, which used to be called the Camden County Animal Shelter, in Blackwood. "It's...
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John McDevitt
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Delaware County animal shelter has come up with a fun way to introduce the public to cats that are up for adoption, as well as a fundraiser for its life saving mission. It's called Cinco de Meow, a play on Cinco de Mayo. The event is actually on May 4 at the...
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This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo shows Shelley, an adopted cat, at its new home in Philadelphia.
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April 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words...
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John McDevitt
March 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It’s not unusual for a company to have a spokesperson but the owners of one small business in Kensington have decided to take on a four legged approach in marketing their business. At Philadelphia Brewing, Duke has been an employee for years. You see, he is a cat and...
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March 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In her former career as a pastry chef, Jennifer Kirby was troubled by the food she saw wasted in the food industry. She was also increasingly troubled by how much time her dog was spending alone while she was out cooking for others. It was time to find...
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Animal lovers can support shelter animals by buying a valentine.
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John McDevitt
February 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Animal Shelters are always looking for creative ways to raise money to support programs and the animals they care for. The Pennsylvania SPCA has a fundraiser that allows donors to show their love for Valentine's Day. Those who can't adopt a cat or dog can still...
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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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Adoptable pup Nicky poses in an Eagles jersey.
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Rachel Kurland
January 11, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lot is riding on Sunday's game when the Eagles visit the Saints in New Orleans. Morris Animal Refuge on Lombard Street challenged New Orleans-based animal shelter, the Louisiana SPCA, to a friendly wager: If the underdog Eagles win, Louisiana SPCA has to name three...
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