Archive: February, 2012
Okay, so Pennsylvania's not at the top of the class when it comes to supporting animal issues in the U.S. Congress.
Shout out to Rhode Island where U.S. House lawmakers scored a whopping 100 percent on humane legislation and its two Senators 90 percent.
But neither was the Pennsylvania delegation in the basement.
Animal control has been a hot potato in Philadelphia for the past decade, bouncing between city administration and the Pennsylvania SPCA.
And it's no surprise.
Consider what it takes to manage 30,000 stray dogs and cats each year - that includes handling calls, picking up the animals, providing veterinary care, adoption and euthanasia.
While Malachy the champion Pekingese was dining on chicken at the posh Sardis Restaurant in midtown Manhattan yesterday, 800 other Pekes and Peke-mixes were sitting in shelters or foster homes waiting for adoptive families.
A Pennsylvania dog has claimed top honors at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Palacegarden's Malachy, a Pekingese from Adams County, won Best in Show tonight at the New York show, beating seven other group winners.
With a social media campaign underway, petitions circulating and protests planned, the owner of Atlantic City's Steel Pier scrapped plans to resurrect the diving horse show.
"Instead of trying to rekindle the past, we're going to preserve history and nostalgia in a new way," said Anthony Catanoso, the Steel Pier's president in the Daily News.
The owners of the famed Steel Pier in Atlantic City want to bring back the animal act that once defined it.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has dumped its lead sponsor Pedigree after 24 years.
The reason? The American Kennel Club didn't like those tearjerker commercials of sad-eyed shelter dogs peering out from behind lonely cage bars.
So this year's Westminster show, which starts tomorrow at Madison Square Garden in New York, will be sponsored by Nestle Purina Petcare whose messages will feature "happy dogs."