Philly Dawg Archive: May, 2013

Tornado claims four-legged victims, but hope springs among the ruins

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The ferocious tornado that destroyed much of Moore, OK yesterday and killed at least 24 people (a blessedly lower figure than reported overnight)... Read more

Study shows more communities support humane treatment of feral cats

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In many parts of the country there has been a sea change over the past decade in the way local governments view feral cats. In hundreds... Read more

Harrisburg's baby falcons ready for their big debut

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Harrisburg falcon fans: Now is the time to tune in to falcon cam. The four baby pergrine falcons - known as eyases - born this spring are... Read more

New Leash on Life offers hope for inmates and troubled dogs

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In case you missed it, the Inquirer recently ran a riveting six-part series on a Philadelphia prisons program that matches inmates with... Read more

Three dogs rescued from Ohio house of horrors

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It turns out three women weren't the only ones imprisoned in a Cleveland man's house. Authorities removed three dogs from Ariel Castro's... Read more

Harrisburg council approves first city anti-tethering law

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Harrisburg is the first city in Pennsylvania to outlaw the 24/7 chaining of dogs. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance... Read more

Philadelphia ranks fifth in nation for dog attacks on mail carriers

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When it comes to on-the-job hazards, Philadelphia letter carriers are among the most likely to suffer dog bites. According to a new ranking... Read more

Rep. Meehan calls for bill passage to end horse slaughter

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Rep. Pat Meehan took his campaign to end horse slaughter in the U.S. to Philadelphia on Friday, just three days after 30 slaughter-bound... Read more