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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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Piggyback Treats
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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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Dreamstime
December 29, 2018 - 5:23 pm
CALIFORNIA (CBS) — A new California law will soon put a leash on pet store sales, becoming the first state to ban retail sales of cats, dogs and rabbits in an effort to crack down on breeding mills. A bill signed in October, AB 485, goes into effect Jan. 1. It says pet stores can only sell cats,...
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Dreamstime
October 28, 2018 - 11:15 pm
By Matt Morrison (CBS) -- Invasive species can be ruthless. Surprisingly, they can also be adorable. When non-native plants, animals, and pathogens are introduced into a favorable new environment, they can sweep through the ecosystem and threaten the survival of the native flora and fauna. They...
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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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