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POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:15 AM

UPDATE This story has been updated to include information about two convictions in connection with Alfie's case and comments from the SPCA officer.

Two years ago last month Alfie was found on death’s door, locked in a shed in South Jersey.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:33 AM
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POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:19 AM


Who tied Venus to a fence at a North Philadelphia park on Monday so tight she was choking  and left her there?

That's what the Pennsylvania SPCA wants to know. They are searching for the owner of an adult, female, brown and white pit bull type dog found on Tuesday, some 12 hours after being tied to a chain link fence with a cable and electric tape.

POSTED: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:25 PM

Pity the pit bull.

The American Pit Bull Terrier - once the nation's beloved "nanny dog" - are without question the most overbred, abused and neglected canines.

Take a look at any urban shelter's PetFinder page. The shelters are overflowing with unwanted pit bulls. Some find homes. More end up being euthanized.

POSTED: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:21 PM

UPDATE - This story has been updated to reflect that amount HSUS paid to Ringling Bros. was not disclosed and that the issue over payment with insurance companies is still in litigation.

When the Humane Society of the United States was founded, there were few local laws and no federal laws protecting animals.

Animal shelters - better known then as the municipal pound - killed strays in gas chambers or turned over whole populations of dogs and cats to research labs.

POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:50 PM

The cages are full folks, the summer shelter crush going on right now at your area home for homeless animals.

POSTED: Sunday, July 6, 2014, 8:13 AM

Most of the time Jackson Galaxy's life is a living hell. As the host of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell" the all-star cat behavior expert deals with some pretty dicey feline situations.

But late last month Galaxy experienced a little heaven on earth: On June 29 and his fiancee Minoo Rahbar tied the knot in the beautiful surroundings of Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. 

Their dog, Mooshka, was the ringbearer and a resident donkey named Sweetheart played flower girl for the event.

POSTED: Thursday, July 3, 2014, 6:48 PM

More pets disappear on the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year.

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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 aworden@phillynews.com.

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