Dental care is as important to dogs and cats as it is to humans
When it comes to oral health, dogs and cats need no less attention than their human companions.

Gum disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and, if left untreated for an extended period, systemic inflammation that affects an...

Animal Rescue League executive director reports statistics to City of Reading Animal Control Board

Animal Rescue League head reports statistics

The City of Reading Animal Control Board on Thursday night heard Liz McCauley, executive director of the Animal Rescue League, report on agency...

Final voting for Noses 4 N.I.E. 2016 calendar contest
Voting is under way for the final round of the Noses 4 N.I.E. Berks County Pet Calendar contest. The field has been narrowed to 25 finalists and you can vote

Mud, rain force animals out of Orphans of the Storm shelter
As torrential rain fell across Armstrong County overnight Tuesday, water and mud poured through Orphans of the Storm animal shelter in Rayburn, Armstrong County, forcing volunteers and staff to work quickly to rescue cats and dogs from...

Council Bluffs, Iowa, officials to consider lifting pit bull ban
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - A woman who was forced to find a new home for her dog is leading an effort to end Council Bluff's 10-year-old ban on pit bulls.

An animal control officer approached Shala Richardson and her pit bull mix,...

Washington County author?s book inspired by pet greyhounds
Author Diane Casenta Galutia of Lawrence in Cecil Township, Washington County, will be at the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville on Oct. 3, 2015, to introduce her first published work, a book for young readers.

Commentary: Inmate dog training program benefits all
Disabled individuals, autistic children and prisoners too are likely to benefit from a dog-training program at the State Correctional Institute - Houtzdale.

The prison is partnering with United Disability Services will...

Donated thermal cameras help Westmoreland County rescue team find pets
About two years ago, the Westmoreland County Animal Response Team was called to a home in Luxor where a cat was stuck in a wall.

The fire department was called to help, but had to knock holes in the walls to find the trapped pet, which...

Puppies make trip north to Centre County PAWS in hopes of finding homes
Millions of would-be pets are euthanized every year, but people like Donna Clapper put a dent in that figure.

The indentation isn't noticeable unless you hear it from her, because no matter where you get your statistic from the...

Anti-Vick protestors gather again outside Heinz Field
San Francisco 49ers' fans weren't the only people donning red on the North Shore Sept. 20, as more than 50 people lined up outside Heinz Field in Pittsburgh for the second time to protest the Steelers signing Mike Vick.

Leading up...

Prepare your dog for hiking
TACOMA, Wash. - My new best friend has sketchy bowel control, is banned for life from national parks and I've caught him in bed with my wife, but he's an excellent hiking partner.

Shaped like a loaf of bread, he's tireless and...

Chinese district threatens to kill all pet dogs
BEIJING - A Chinese district government is giving dog owners a stark choice: Get rid of your pets or we'll come to your home and kill them on the spot.

Even in a country where dog ownership is tightly regulated, the order issued this...

Fired sheriff deputy charged in K9 partner's death

ALICE, Texas - A South Texas deputy sheriff who was fired after his police dog died when left in a hot patrol car has been charged with animal cruelty.

Latham Roldan faces the misdemeanor count in last month's death of his K-9...

Camden County, New Jersey, proposal would ban sales from puppy mills
The Camden County Freeholders announced Thursday that they intend to introduce and vote on a resolution that would prohibit pet stores from selling animals obtained from so-called puppy and kitten mills.

Instead, the shops...

Reading woman accused of stealing and selling puppies for drugs

A 47-year-old Reading woman is accused of stealing two puppies from a friend she was living with in the city, telling police that she sold one of the dogs to buy drugs, authorities said Friday.

Lisa Blackmon of the 100 block...

Hickory North Carolina bans pets, other animals from outdoor public events
HICKORY, N.C. - Hickory is banning pets and other animals from several outdoor events.

The Hickory Daily Record reports the ban on events held on public property passed...

Spared pit bull mix attacks teen; is euthanized hours later
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - Officials say a pit bull mix deemed "sociable" on behavioral tests was euthanized after viciously attacking his new owner's teenage daughter on the day he was brought home.


Australian court hearing over Johnny Depp?s dogs adjourned
SYDNEY - A court hearing dealing with allegations that Johnny Depp's wife, Amber Heard, illegally brought the couple's dogs to Australia was adjourned on Monday until November.

Pet tales: Paint Monkey owners plan special fundraiser in memory of their dog
Dude was a happy and "clownish" black pug. He loved everyone and especially loved making people laugh.

Dude regularly went to work with Mary Lou Bradley and her husband, Joe Groom, at their rather unique business - Paint Monkey...

Dog missing for more than 7 months returns home
DARLINGTON, S.C. - A dog that was missing for more than seven months has returned home to Darlington.

The Morning News of Florence reports that Betty Trogdon's dog, Charlie Brown,...