To Make Philadelphia a No-Kill City

CCT Philly, PAWS & Pennsylvania SPCA create Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition, invite organizations to join effort to attain 100% safe placement of healthy and treatable pets in city of Brotherly Love
 In a united effort to make Philadelphia the state’s first no-kill
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Philadelphia Launches New “Don’t Take the Risk” Campaign to Prevent Opioid Deaths

 The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched the second phase of an emotional media campaign that is part of the City’s effort to decrease deaths related to opioid use.  The campaign contains a collection of stories in English and Spanish told by people whose lives have been forever


Trump: Will Repeal and Replace Obamacare ‘Simultaneously’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he will "simultaneously" repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In an interview slated to air on 60 Minutes on CBS-TV Sunday night, Trump said the revised plan "will be great health care for much less money." Trump, who has been a staunch (more...)

More Than Half Of U.S. Dogs, Cats Are Overweight or Obese

Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are encouraging pet parents to pay attention to the serious problem facing an estimated 54 percent of America’s pets. According to last year’s survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 58 percent of cats and 53 percent of dogs in the U.S. are considered overweight (more...)

Be aware: Don’t risk your dog’s life in the summer heat

For people who love dogs and the outdoors, nothing is more fun than going out to run, walk or play with their beloved and eager pets. But this summer’s heat already has proved deadly for dogs – and we’re not just talking about the tragic stories of pets locked in hot (more...)

National Zoo Panda Gives Birth to Twins

VOA News Giant panda fans got two tiny pieces of good news Saturday as the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington announced the births of a pair of new panda cubs. The zoo announced the surprising second delivery by mother Mei Xiang late Saturday, about five hours after kicking off regionwide excitement with (more...)

Don’t Let the Fourth Of July Be a Dangerous Day For Pets

The July 4 holiday can be thrilling for humans, but it’s actually a dangerous time for pets -- and one of the busiest days of the year in animal emergency hospitals, according to doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Exploding firecrackers can be just as hazardous for pets as for humans, but that’s (more...)

Cold Weather Tips for Local Pet Owners

Heidi Ganahl CEO of Camp Bow Wow, 1) Never let your dog off the leash in snow or ice. Although it may seem like a fun option to let your pup frolic in the snow, it can prove to be extremely dangerous. Dogs tend to lose their sense of (more...)

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After more than a two-decade battle in and out of the legislature and major momentum among animal advocates, the House of Representatives refused to vote on HB 1750, which would ban live pigeon shoots and the sale of dog and cat meat in the state. This legislation passed (more...)

$50,000 Grant to Save Kittens’ Lives from Best Friends Animal Society

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is recruiting volunteers who love kittens to help save orphaned babies and Best Friends Animal Society, which runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the (more...)

Philadelphia Teacher Sees Improvement Thanks to Classroom Pet

For many students, school work can be stressful.  And as students struggle, good teachers look for ways to help their students improve.  For Ms. Linda Graham and her 4th grade class of boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA, improvement came through Carl, the Bearded Dragon. “Since Carl came (more...)

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have periodontal disease by the age of three, making it the number one disease in cats and dogs. Periodontal disease can not only lead to bad breath but can also irritate the gums and (more...)

National Zoo’s Giant Panda Cub Makes Public Debut

After nearly five months, the public finally got its first look at Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, on January 18. The female cub was born on August 23, 2013, to Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, the resident breeding pair at the zoo (more...)

Polar Bear Range Moscow Meeting Focuses on Habitat Loss

A two-day meeting in Moscow that concluded December 6 brought together polar bear scientists, wildlife managers, technical experts and representatives of native peoples of the Arctic to discuss current and future challenges faced by the polar bear. The meeting of the polar bear range states — the United (more...)

Atlanta’s Twin Panda Cubs Mark Their 100th Day with New Names

At long last, Zoo Atlanta's twin giant panda cubs will no longer be known as "Cub A" and "Cub B." At an October 23 celebration marking their 100th day of life, the two young males received the names Mei Lun and Mei Huan, derived from a Chinese idiom meaning (more...)


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