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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 (http://is.gd/lPN8Lr ) 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

Partially paralyzed dog makes fast friends, including NASCAR great
Rocket has come a long way in a little over six years: from nearly losing his life to helping save the lives of other injured pets.

His limp body was plucked from the side of the road in Hometown, Schuylkill County, on a cold December...

Northumberland county couple rescues retired service dogs
HERNDON - Anne Gibbs says there were tears in her eyes when she heard the 7-year-old bicolor German shepherd might be euthanized if the animal wasn't adopted from Alabama.

With already eight full-sized dogs in her Herndon,...

Don't expect real puppy love at doggy weddings
LOS ANGELES - When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.

These animal lovers say their pooches can feel real longing for other...

Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks
TAMPA, Fla. - A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot repeatedly was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing...

Animal Rescue League of Berks County has new shelter manager
Sarah McKillip of West Lawn will oversee kennel staff and daily operations for the Cumru Township-based shelter, which the largest is Berks County.

"Being able to pair my love for animals with my professional skill-set is a...

Rescues invited to attend dog adoption event

Dave Kline, executive director of circulation and promotions at Reading Eagle Company and president of WEEU Radio 830AM, announced March 3 that rescue groups are being sought to attend the radio station's annual Doggie Meet &...


Connecticut task force seeks to reduce animal euthanasia
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A dog may be man's best friend, but in many ways we are failing them, which is something a new state task force wants to change.

The Humane Treatment of Animals Task Force is investigating how to reduce the rate at...

Former Reading TV studio will soon be animal hospital
Humane Society will turn former North 11th St. studio into pet hospital

Woman who fosters dogs pleads with Spring Township officials to make exception to 5-dog limit
A woman who recently moved from Reading to Spring Township pleaded with Spring officials Monday to let her continue fostering dogs.

Nikki Mengel, 43, of Noble Street in West Lawn was joined at the supervisors meeting by her...

Spanish woman who beat Ebola but had dog killed adopts pet
MADRID - An animal rescue center says a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola only to discover that authorities had killed her dog as she battled for her life has adopted a new pet.

When the news broke that Spanish officials...

Chicago's Metra considers allowing pets on trains
CHICAGO - Metra is considering launching a three-month test run to allow small pets on its trains.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the commuter rail service's...

Woman charged with stealing puppy from Milwaukee yard
MILWAUKEE - A 20-year-old woman accused of stealing a 3-month-old Chihuahua from the yard of a Milwaukee pet owner has been charged with felony theft.

According to a criminal complaint, Jessica Setzer took the puppy from the...

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