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POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:49 PM

A New Jersey company is looking for dedicated pet lovers who've gone above and beyond in the service of animal welfare.

Home Again Pet Recovery Service announced a nationwide search for companion animal “Hero of the Year”  who supports the health and well-being of companion animals, whether through their everyday work or volunteer efforts.

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POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 11:04 PM

Remember to put some kibble in that lunch box tomorrow, it's annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.

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POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:19 AM

A Luzerne County man will go to trial in the brutal hanging death of his nephew's dog.

Gino Saullo was arrested in March after the dog, a three-year old pit bull mix named Pumpkin was found bloodied, beaten and hanging from a Dumpster.

Saullo gave up his right to a preliminary hearing at a court appearance yesterday, according to WNEP-TV.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 1:07 PM

Another round of recalls from a leading maker of high quality pet food.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 8:55 AM

About the same time the Pennsylvania Senate was considering a bill to collect DNA samples from those accused of a serious crime, a York County community association was announcing its decision to impose an even stricter law on its four-legged citizens.

A Dallastown condo association - tired of pet owners violating their poop scoop policy - sent letters to residents last week telling them that all dogs must submit a DNA sample so they can track down the scofflaws, according to the York Daily Record.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 8:09 AM

A bill to ban the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia passed the House unanimously yesterday.

The bil, sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R., Montgomery), gives law enforcement new tools to go after individuals engaged in dog fighting or cock fighting.

“Animal fighting is a felony of the first degree, but unfortunately police often find the tools of the trade rather than an animal fight in progress," said Stephens, a former prosecutor. "This bill ensures people who commit these barbaric acts don’t escape punishment."

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 4:14 PM

It's crunch time for cat rescue groups around the country.

As rescues and shelters struggle to find homes for countless litters of kittens being born now, cruelty officers are dealing with another springtime ritual: cracking down on hoarders.

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POSTED: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 10:22 PM

As dozens of Oklahoma City residents gathered today to remember their pets lost in the tornados last month, communities around Colorado Springs and elsewhere in Colorado are facing their own battle with mother nature: wildfires - the worst in state history - that have claimed the lives of two people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Among the homes destroyed was the one owned by Theresa Strader, founder of National Mill Dog Rescue, which has rescued more than 7,000 puppy mill dogs since its founding five years ago.

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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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