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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<!–:en–>Law to Protect Dogs, Cats and Pigeons Fails To Get Vote in Pennsylvania<!–:–><!–:RU–>Закон по защите собак, кошек и голубей не набирает голосов в Пенсильвании <!–:–>

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...)

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...)

Are You A Great One?

Petco’s National Adoption Weekend taking place August 10-11 focuses on great pet parents everywhere Every day, in every way, pet parents are there for their pet. A great pet parent shares a unique bond with their pet and goes out of their way to care for their physical, mental, (more...)

Snow Leopard Conservation Plays Part in Asia Development Project

Snow leopard conservation will play a key role in a unique four-year water security and sustainable development project across Asia being launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities (more...)

National Dog Show Returns To Philadelphia As Thanksgiving Day

"The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®" and hosted by Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP)"  will return to Philadelphia for the fourth consecutive year this fall, continuing a tradition that started in 1879. The shows will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, at the (more...)

Calling All Dogs For Fido’s Festival USA

That’s right: ALL DOGS — not just full breeds (Most of us couldn’t pass those requirements either) Restrictions — None! No breeding papers required. You can’t help who your parents are. All are welcome at Fido’s Festival USA® an all-inclusive dog festival. Come on (more...)

Pet Owners are Estimated to Spend More Than $52 Billion in 2012

Pet Owners are Estimated to Spend More Than $52 Billion in 2012

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announces a 5.3 percent growth over last year and forecasts higher-than-ever spending in 2012. Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is pleased to announce that overall spending in the pet industry was at an all time (more...)

A New Lion In Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo is preparing for a new generation of lions. Kay Buffamonte, lead keeper at “Big Cat Falls,” says to CBS News, that his name is Makini and he’s been brought in from Tulsa, Okla. “This is a youngster — he’s three years old,” she tells KYW Newsradio, explaining that the (more...)

Phil ‘Predicts’ 6 More Weeks Of Winter

“What started as a small gathering in 1887 has now evolved into tens of thousands of visitors from around the nation and even the world coming to Punxsutawney to participate in this time-honored Groundhog Day tradition,” Gov. Corbett Corbett said after Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil (more...)

Undercover Animal Cops Came To Philly’s Streets

The Pennsylvania Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals’ humane society officers fight every day to keep furry, feathery and scaly friends out of harm’s way. The nonprofit’s undercover animal cops came to the streets of  Philadelphia eight months ago to investigate dog fighting, which has (more...)


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