Philly Dawg Archive: May, 2013

Aramark wins top prize for commitment to animal welfare

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Philadelphia-based Aramark, the nation's largest food service company, has won a top award from an animal welfare group for its commitment... Read more

Activists oppose Phila. Council plan to expand horse-drawn carriage hours

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A City Council proposal to extend hours that horse-drawn carriage operators can provide rides to tourists around Independence Park is drawing... Read more

Convicted animal abuser arrested again in dog fighting bust

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The Pennsylvania SPCA confirmed late yesterday that the individual arrested in Saturday's dog fighting bust was Antoine Talley, who was convicted... Read more

Dog fighting bust at Phila. home of convicted animal abuser

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Humane officers on Saturday arrested an unidentified individual on dog fighting charges and rescued five pit bulls at a home owned by a convicted... Read more

Harrisburg fuel spill kills eleven young ducks and geese

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UPDATE: The eleven birds rescued from the fuel-polluted waters of Wildwood marsh yesterday have died. Officials said the seven goslings and... Read more

U.S. Rep. Meehan to make anti-horse slaughter pitch in Philly

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With signs suggesting that the federal government will give the green light to the opening of the nation's first horse slaughter plant since... Read more

Penn dogs training to sniff out ovarian cancer

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In case you missed it, I wanted to share a fascinating piece by my colleague Sam Wood at philly.com on efforts by researchers at the University... Read more

Viral obit spreads myth of feline leukemia

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It was one of those quirky paid obituaries that appears from time to time of someone who qualifies as a true character. Antonia W. "Toni"... Read more