Dog found in plastic bag in Reading alley being treated by ARL
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County saved and is treating an 8-year-old Shih Tzu that was found abandoned in a plastic bag in a Reading breezeway Saturday.

Beth Ireland, director of marketing for the ARL, said the...

Fundraiser gives dogs reason to dash
More than 160 people brought their dogs Sunday to the 10th annual Doggie Dash & Walk for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

The record turnout met at the Birdsboro VFW and participated in either a 2-mile race at 9 a.m. or...

After dog attacks, Adamstown mulls muzzle law

After dog attacks, muzzle law mulled

The problem of dog attacks in Adamstown may have taken a turn for the worse.

Last month, resident Toni Mumma told borough council of at least six dog attacks...

Pottstown woman gets probation for theft of puppy from Boyertown store
A Pottstown woman admitted on Thursday that she stole a puppy from a Boyertown pet store in May by stuffing it into a purse.

Diane M. Taglieber, 27, pleaded guilty to the retail theft before Judge Thomas G. Parisi and was sentenced...

Organic pet food business sprouts from cooking for sick dog
NEW MILFORD, Conn. - When Paul Gallant's golden retriever was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, he wanted to do everything he could to save the dog.

And when a veterinarian who specialized in holistic care suggested Gallant...

Veterinarian's plans worry some residents in Jefferson Township

Veterinarian's plans worry some residents

Several Koenig Road residents have let the Jefferson Township supervisors know they are concerned about the prospect of a veterinary clinic setting up...

Survey: More than 70 percent of renters own pets
More than 70 percent of apartment renters reported owning pets, with cats and dogs as the most popular types, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Despite the high pet ownership numbers, the survey by found...

Annual dog licenses can be fetched online in Berks County

It's the night before vacation and you're about to take your dog to a boarding kennel when you suddenly realize you forgot to renew your dog license for the...

Reading man takes terminally ill therapy dog to visit Berks Heim for last time
Residents at Berks Heim laughed and smiled when Sandy, a therapy dog, scampered around a community room to say her last goodbye.

"I love her so much," 76-year-old Fran Baldassari of Pottstown said as she petted Sandy at the Bern...

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