Philly Dawg Archive: October, 2011

Stories shine spotlight on rescue crisis

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We have a rescue crisis in the region, really the entire Eastern seaboard. Yes, there are too many unwanted cats and dogs and not enough loving... Read more

Shelter manager's dismissal over dog's euthanasia has lessons for all

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UPDATE: First, the Rich and Sally Meyers Animal Shelter of Adams County did receive $16,000 in funding from Adams County in 2011, $5,000 increase... Read more

Vick's new parrot: Readers talk back

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When I got a tip that Michael Vick and his family had joined the ranks of exotic bird owners I had to follow it. How could I not? Who could... Read more

Cat killings prompt concern in Chesco

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Is there a serial cat killer or killers on the loose in western Chester County? As my colleague Kathleen Brady Shea reports in today's Inquirer... Read more

White House raccoons safer than in Philly

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Note to Philly raccoons: turn on the GPS and high tail it to1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C. It may mean the difference between life... Read more

Fur fighter tackles tough pet hair gently

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Philly Dawg is deluged with requests to review pet products. Most of the time we feel woefully under educated to offer opinions on the... Read more

Animal advocates: Ohio gov's shooting response "toothless"

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Animal welfare advocates decried as "toothless" Ohio Gov. John Kasich's response to the shooting deaths of 50 wild animals - including rare... Read more

Ohio tragedy brings sorrow, nationwide calls for action

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Three years ago two Mennonite brothers in Berks County, Pa. took out their shotguns and opened fire on 80 of their breeding dogs in their... Read more