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POSTED: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 10:59 PM

Have you ever seen those promotions on puppy sales sites, classified ads or breeders' web pages that offer to ship your puppy direct to you?

POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2013, 7:23 PM

Animal cruelty charges were filed today against a Havertown woman who admitted she cut the ears off her pit bull puppy.

Kristina Murphy, 19, was charged with two first-degree misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and one summary count of animal cruelty, according to the Delaware County SPCA.

POSTED: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:49 PM

U.S. and European countries have cracked down on the dog and cat fur trade by banning their importation and requiring that fur be labeled but there is no such requirement in Canada.

POSTED: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 9:46 AM

More than 350 cat lovers from 37 states (and Canada and Israel) gathered at a suburban Washington hotel last weekend for a landmark event.

This was not a kitty convention with knitted catnip toys, froufrou blankets and pampered pets, but rather a serious conference that brought together national experts with innovative ways of tackling a critical and controversial municipal issue: cat overpopulation.

It was Alley Cat Allies' first national conference: "Architects of Change for Cats."

POSTED: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6:24 PM

Hurry there's still time to enter two contests that could win you free pet insurance or free treats for a year.

First, get out those oh-so-adorable Halloween puppy snapshots filling your IPhone. Pets Best, a pet insurance company, is holding a Halloween pet costume contest. It's open to all pet owners and has a grand prize of one year of free pet insurance.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 4:52 PM

UPDATE - No arrests yet, but PSPCA officers closed in on suspects yesterday, executing search warrant on Olney residence where one suspect lives and collecting evidence. Police also narrow search for second suspect, citing excellent community tips.

The Pennsylvania SPCA is pursuing "solid" leads in its quest to nab the two men who set a cat on fire in the Olney section of the city over the weekend.

POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2013, 6:35 PM

Imagine being a child and navigating the streets of Philadelphia in the dark - all the time.

That's what little Jeffrey faced as a blind dog. Only Jeffrey was fortunate enough to have his own seeing eye dog - his brother Jermaine. The two pit bull terrier mixes run around like normal playful pups, only Jeffrey sometimes needs a little guidance and gently leans on Germaine to lead the way.

And talk about a generous brother, just this morning Jermaine refused to eat a stray treat on the floor of their kennel and instead waited for Jeffrey to find it. Talk about two pitties in a pod.

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29
POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013, 11:10 PM

Cold weather bringswith it concerns about housing for anyone caring for outdoor cats.

If you don't have a barn or suitable outbuilding what are the alternatives for keeping feral cats warm?

We once used a wood dog house stuffed with straw and a plastic curtain pinned up over the door to keep the wind out. We added insulated pads and discs we popped in the microwave to keep our feral cat family cozy.

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Amy Worden is a politics and government reporter for the Inquirer. In that capacity she has explored a range of animal issues from dog kennel law improvements and horse slaughter to the comeback of peregrine falcons and pigeon hunts. From hamsters to horses, animals have always been part of her life. To pass along a tip or contact Amy, click here. Reach Amy at

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