Animal Rescue League announces new foster program coordinator

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County announced Julie Reber has been hired as the new foster program coordinator.

Reber has extensive experience in animal rescue, held the...

Get your pet's picture in print! Enter the Noses4N.I.E. 2016 Berks Country Pet Calendar contest
Your pet could be featured in the Noses4N.I.E. 2016 Berks Country Pet calendar. Get the details here. Deadline for photograph entries is Aug. 5. Voting begins...

Humane Society of Berks County waives adoption fees through June 28

The Humane Society of Berks County will waive its adoption fees for all pets through Sunday, June 28, during the "Build a New Relationship" campaign sponsored by Purcell Construction of Denver, Lancaster County.


Service dog throws self in path of bus to protect blind owner
BREWSTER, N.Y. (AP) - A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said.

Both Figo, the golden...

PSPCA seizes 23 Chihuahua mixes
PHILADELPHIA, PA. May 8, 2015 - The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it removed 23 Chihuahua-mix dogs from a property in Pocono Lake in Monroe County.

Responding to a tip received Thursday, PSPCA humane law enforcement...

On-call puppy love for national pet month
WASHINGTON--May 11, 2015--Ever wish you could turn to man's best friend in the middle of a ruff day? Nat Geo WILD is making dreams come true with #BarkBreak, an on-call dog service that will personally deliver an adoptable shelter dog for a...

EDITORIAL: Dog owner bears final responsibility
EDITORIAL: Dog owner bears final responsibility

It's not the dog, it's the owner.

Not for the first time does the Pocono Record issue that caveat to folks who are distraught because something untoward has happened...

36 golden retrievers rescued from Turkey arrive in Atlanta
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Dozens of abandoned golden retrievers rescued from Turkey have arrived in Atlanta and have been placed at a boarding facility in Fulton County to be adopted.

Multiple news outlets report the Adopt a Golden...

Birdsboro woman hopes for return of her beloved dog
Dog has been missing since April 7, but has been spotted in woods since then

Dog eats 23 rifle bullets
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds.

Benno, the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had surgery last week to remove the .308 caliber...

Vets confirm first known case of rare dog disease in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Veterinarians have confirmed the first known case of a rare, deadly dog disease in Iowa.

KCRG-TV reports a 4-month-old black Labrador retriever named Shadow from...

Peggy Sue, a sightless pit bull, finds a new home
Peggy Sue, a sightless pit bull, finds a new home with Sarah McKillip, and they are set to begin formal training to help the dog better navigate her world.

Dog survives for 2 days in van wreckage after deadly crash
RATHDRUM, Idaho - A pet Chihuahua survived for two days in the wreckage of a van after a crash with a semi-truck in Idaho killed its owner.

Spokane, Washington, television station KHQ reports ( ) that the dog...

Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at urban doggie day cares
CHICAGO - Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the...

Pets and pills don't mix
A medication that does one thing for people does not necessarily do the same for our pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects,...

Dog day care business in Chicago hit by canine flu
CHICAGO - Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. Others are only accepting dogs with...

Want to raise empathetic kids? Get them a dog
One of the greatest lessons of my life came from a dog. It was Christmas Eve, 1989, and our house was burning to the ground. As we stood in the snow in our jammies, our Newfoundland, Alfie, kept running back toward the house to make sure all the...

Nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans holds fundraiser
A chicken bake fundraiser for a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans drew more than 800 people Sunday, raising over $6,000.

"We were all shocked at the amount of support that we've had," said Kyle Hummel, chairman of...

Bark for Life lets the dogs out to fight cancer in Pottstown
Bark for Life in Pottstown raises funds to fight cancer

Dog wardens to make random checks
Owners will be stopped randomly to make sure pets have current licenses, vaccinations