Habitat for hounds' volunteers rescue pets with rough lives
Habitat for Hounds, an all-volunteer organization that rescues animals, recently found new homes for two dogs and a cat that had been abused by their previous owners. A home for a third abused dog is being sought.

The Richland...

Bill would make using cats, dogs as food illegal
Using dogs and cats for food is not common in Pennsylvania.

Nevertheless, lawmakers are trying to ensure that it never becomes common by proposing legislation that would make it illegal.

Lawmakers are also...

Love of a Doberman inspires Spring Township woman to create rescue
More than 150 dogs owe their lives to a Doberman pinscher that died in 2010. That dog inspired the creation of Zoe's House rescue.

Zoe, a regal-looking black and tan Dobe, was adopted by Lakin Harmon at a particularly hard time in...

Birdsboro boy gets helping paw from service dog
This summer, 7-year-old Talon Cleveland of Birdsboro is looking forward to playing ball and maybe going to the seashore with his new best buddy, Jaxx, a 1-year-old black German shepherd.

The inseparable duo had been together...

4 dogs, including 2 that were dead are removed from home
WILKES-BARRE - A humane officer from the SPCA of Luzerne County removed two living dogs and the bodies of two deceased dogs from a house at 211 Bowman St. today.

SPCA Development Director Peggy Nork said she could release only...

Offices go to the dogs
Several Berks businesses allow their employees to bring their canine companions to work.

Too little brain matter available to test dog for rabies
A laboratory was unable to determine if the pit bull that attacked its Exeter Township owners last month was rabid, a spokeswoman for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County said Tuesday.
Lab tests could not be conducted because...

It's a dog's life after retirement from Army
FORT HOOD, Texas - During his time on active duty, Tigris patrolled for explosives in Afghanistan with special forces soldiers and assisted the Secret Service in Dallas.

Now, the 5-year-old retired German shepherd spends his...

Veterinarian urges owners to watch pets' summer health
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The arrival of summerlike weather is a good time for pet owners to remember their animals can suffer from the heat and seasonal complications as much or more than humans.

Purdue University Pet Wellness...

June 11, 2014 could be safest day for shelter animals in U.S. history
MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 - Animal Ark of Minnesota is joining forces with the California based No Kill Advocacy Center to ask shelters across the United States and beyond to experience a new way of operating. Already, more than 1,200...

Boyertown 4th-graders fed pet food
A recess aide is put on leave after serving animal treats to dozens in New Hanover

Barking dogs can be trained to ignore doorbell
A universally common behavior among our canine family members is barking when someone comes to the door. Ask your dog to sit when he's 3 feet away, and his lack of response suggests he may be deaf. But he springs up out of a dead sleep and can be...

For the huntsman, fox hunting is a family tradition
When Justin Shupp was 20 years old he left school to pursue a career as a huntsman.

That's right. A huntsman, as in fox hunting.

And his parents were thrilled.

Shupp, 29, a graduate of Twin Valley High...

Rescue dogs have their day in Oley Township

About 80 dogs and several hundred people attended a annual picnic fundraiser in Oley Township that raised more than $1,800 for a special-needs dog rescue Saturday, event organizers said.

"That will really go a long way to...

Sewage-sniffing dogs employed at contamination site
KIRKLAND, Wash. - City and county agencies are using the scent-tracking abilities of dogs to determine if septic tanks or broken sewer lines are leaking into a creek that runs into Lake Washington at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland.

Virginia dog deaths ruled accidental
STAUNTON, Va. - Staunton police say the deaths of two dogs found hanging by their leashes in a kennel have been ruled as accidental.

Staunton police spokeswoman Jennifer Stevens says three dogs escaped from the kennel on May 4...

Firefighters rescue 2 dogs from burning home in Schuylkill County
Firefighters in Schuylkill County saved two dogs Wednesday from a fire that destroyed a home in St. Clair, which is about three miles north of Pottsville.

The two-alarm fire in the 200 block of North Front Street was reported at...

Owners bring dogs to hike Cumru Township trails during Bark in the Park

A group of 12 hikers - six human, six canine - ignored light rain Sunday morning as they familiarized themselves with the trails of Nolde Forest State Park.

"Bark in the Park" was a 2-mile guided tour through the hills of the Cumru...

Officials await test results on dog that attacked owners

Animal Rescue League of Berks County officials said Friday that they are awaiting laboratory tests to determine if a pit bull that attacked its owners had rabies.

The pit bull was destroyed when a neighbor struck it with a...

Officials await rabies test results on dog that attacked owners

Animal Rescue League of Berks County officials said Friday that they are awaiting laboratory tests to determine if a pit bull that attacked its owners had rabies.

The pit bull was destroyed when a neighbor struck it with a metal bar...