pets

Johnny Lopez
August 13, 2019 - 11:23 am
If you ever thought your cat was being aloof because it didn’t know its own name when you called them then you are in for quite the shock. A new study has found that our feline friends can actually distinguish their names from other sounds, so your kitty may just be ignoring you when you call for...
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July 22, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed...
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Thermometer Sun 40 Degres. Hot summer day. High Summer temperatures
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Justin Udo
July 16, 2019 - 5:11 pm
UPDATED: 1:20 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s getting hot out there and in response, the City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Red. What is a Code Red? Well, the city issues one when temperatures reach 90 degrees or more for at least three consecutive days. Plan for dangerous heat later...
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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Dreamstime
Kimberly Adams
March 12, 2019 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Vets On Wheels kicks off this month in Camden, and it's a way to mingle in the community and feed your pets. "Food is a wonderful thing, it builds camaraderie and makes everyone happy when they waiting," said Animal Welfare Association's Maya Richmond. Richmond says...
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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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Researchers warn in a new study that many of the raw meat products for dogs they looked at contained high levels of bacteria that could put both people and animals at risk of infection.
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March 04, 2019 - 9:13 pm
By Katie Hunt, CNN (CNN) -- Feeding your dog a raw meat-based diet is seen by some owners as a healthier and more natural alternative to commercially available pet food. But researchers warned in a new study that many of the raw meat products for dogs they looked at contained high levels of...
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