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POSTED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:03 AM

The ferocious tornado that destroyed much of Moore, OK yesterday and killed at least 24 people (a blessedly lower figure than reported overnight), claimed four-legged victims too.

As one woman stood in front of the rubble that was once her home, she tearfully told a TV news reporter that they lost everything and that their pets were inside.

Orr's Family Farm,a popular horse farm and tourist attraction in the epicenter of the tornado reports losing between 75 and 100 horses.


POSTED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:34 PM

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 of communities catch-and-kill has been replaced with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), a humane approach that allows sterilized animals to live out their lives in the place where they were found.

POSTED: Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:02 PM

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 growing fast and learning their way around the ledge atop the Rachel Carson building.

Tomorrow you can watch them get their ID bands during a live-streamed event on the falcon cam home page.

POSTED: Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:13 AM

In case you missed it, the Inquirer recently ran a riveting six-part series on a Philadelphia prisons program that matches inmates with, shall we say, behaviorally-challenged dogs. New Leash on Life - like other prison dog training programs throughout Pennsylvania, is a second chance for inmates to turn their lives around and often the last chance for many difficult dogs on death row at Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT), the city's public shelter.

POSTED: Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:03 AM

It turns out three women weren't the only ones imprisoned in a Cleveland man's house.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:23 PM

Harrisburg is the first city in Pennsylvania to outlaw the 24/7 chaining of dogs.

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance to combat cruelty by requiring that dogs be outside no longer than it takes to "perform a task" - otherwise known as a potty break.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:19 AM

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 by the U.S. Postal Service, Philadelphia is fifth among the top 14 cities for dog attacks on postal workers, who suffered 34 dog attacks last year.

Los Angeles was the most dangerous city with  69 attacks on postal workers, followed by San Antonio/Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8:38 AM

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 horses from Pennsylvania perished in a massive tractor-trailer fire on a New York highway.

About this blog
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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