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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Guide dog
Rebecca Eden/Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
John McDevitt
May 28, 2020 - 1:48 pm
Guide dogs perform extraordinary tasks for their visually impaired owners every day. But one thing they can’t do: judge 6 feet between other humans. Read more here.
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May 25, 2020 - 3:29 pm
As warm weather sends people outdoors, some are encountering tenacious pests with no respect for social distance: Ticks go for blood in the hardest-to-reach places on the human body. Read about tick season and prevention 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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John McDevitt
May 13, 2020 - 4:45 am
If you really want to stand out during your next Zoom conference call, the Brandywine Valley SPCA can help you out with a “puppy pop-in.” Read more here.
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Vacant kennels
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John McDevitt
May 08, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Since the stay-at-home orders first went into effect a couple months ago, shelters are seeing a shortage of animals nationwide. On one hand, more dogs and cats are finding comfort in forever homes. On the other, the pandemic has hindered most intake efforts, creating the shortage. Read more here.
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PSPCA donations
John McDevitt
May 06, 2020 - 1:42 pm
The Pennsylvania SPCA is helping families feed their pets during the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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Jessica and Marvin Graaf of Philly Bully Team reunited 15-year-old Gucci with the Chamlee family from Tennessee.
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Charlotte Reese
May 03, 2020 - 5:30 pm
A dog was reunited with her owners, who drove from Tennessee to Philadelphia to get her, after she went missing four years ago. Read more here.
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Therapy dog
Bob Wharton
John McDevitt
May 01, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Therapy dog Jackson is still able to meet with people and provide some comfort during the coronavirus pandemic — just virtually. Read more here.
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