Philly Dawg Archive: May, 2013

Feds sue homeless shelter for barring blind man and his dog

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The federal government is suing a western Pennsylvania homeless shelter for barring entry to a needy man and his dog. The U.S. Department... Read more

Game show host Barker urges lawmakers to ban pigeon shoots, bill primed for Senate vote

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(This story has been updated to reflect status of bill in Senate) Legendary game show host Bob Barker is putting his mouth where his money... Read more

Area pets are finalists in hero contest

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Two area animals are vying for the title of nation's top hero pet. The "Pets of Valor Award" sponsored by the Humane Society of the United... Read more

Remembering the dogs and horses of war

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The sculpture above is not from the Civil War. It's from 2001, depicting horses carrying Green Berets through the dangerous and mountainous... Read more

Pets on Amtrak? Federal bill would ok it

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Dogs and cats are welcome on planes and many hotels, so why not on trains? Well, it will take an act of Congress to make it happen. A... Read more

5/23: Chat: Leigh Siegfried of Opportunity Barks

Leigh Siegfried is an Associate member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is a Member of the Association of... Read more

Dogs bring bacteria home - and that's a good thing

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Think your pet-filled home is a bacteria factory? Well, guess what, it is - and, as Martha Stewart would say - that's a good thing. A study... Read more

Study finds below average longevity in Pennsylvania pets

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When it comes to longevity, Pennsylvania dogs and cats are below average. A new report, produced by Banfield Pet Hospital, looked at the lifespans... Read more