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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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Labrador puppy playing with a tennis ball
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June 18, 2019 - 8:50 am
By Amy Woodyatt, CNN (CNN) — Dog owners have long been aware of the phenomenon of puppy dog eyes — just a simple glance from a canine companion can soften even the hardest of human hearts. Researchers think there is a reason for this — with dogs evolving new muscles around the eyes to help bond...
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Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, Animal Care and Control Team.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Activists gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday night to demand more funding for the city's animal intake center, ACCT. "Where's the money?" A woman on the megaphone shouted, "Save the shelter!" At about $180 per pet, Animal Care and Control Team...
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A pit bull mix
WNEP via CNN
May 27, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Chase Senior HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WNEP) — A pit bull mix is in stable condition and improving after being found chained to a tree late last week. "They just left her here, which is horrible," Virginia Thompson of Hanover Township said. On Wednesday night, Virginia Thompson and her friends were...
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cats at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center
David Madden/KYW Newsradio
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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A pilot program to help reduce stress for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport is taking off.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
April 30, 2019 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pilot program to help reduce stress for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport is taking off. The program is called the Wagging Tails Brigade, and there are four registered therapy dog and their handlers in the program. Dressed in capes with the words "Pet...
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puppies
Riverside County Animal Control
April 23, 2019 - 3:04 pm
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — The woman who authorities say was caught on video tossing a bag of newborn puppies near a dumpster in Coachella, California, last week was arrested on Monday. Authorities have also now discovered dozens of dogs living in her home. Police arrested Deborah Sue Culwell, 54...
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In this March 15, 2019, photo Dr. Lindsey Bullen pets Benko, a golden retriever with weight issues, during a visit at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Cary, N.C.
Allen G. Breed/AP Photo
April 03, 2019 - 10:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in...
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Antionette Lee
March 31, 2019 - 7:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Morris Animal Refuge hosted its 22nd annual Fur Ball this weekend. The organization's biggest fundraiser promises entertainment, food and celebration, every year in support of homeless animals. Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio This year's theme was "A night at the...
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Piggyback Treats
Courtesy of Piggyback Treats Company
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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