Pet Tales: Animal Advocates saves cats and dogs
Smithers is a gray tabby cat who seems to be happy with his current life. He has things to climb and his choice of lounging and sleeping spots in two rooms and a sun porch. Smithers has places to play and places to hide when he wants some time away...

Oregon police investigate cat poisonings
SALEM, Ore. - Police in Salem, Ore., say they've interviewed a person of interest in a case of suspected anti-freeze poisoning that has killed at least eight cats.

Lt. Steve Birr says the first cat began showing signs of...

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause
LOS ANGELES - From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally affected him...

Pet grief groups grow as society sees the animals as family members
BALTIMORE - Their names were Bandar and Pixel. When they died, Bandar in 2013 and Pixel in 2014, Linda Schenk as shaken. She had owned both cats for 15 years. They'd been with her through a move to California and back home to Baltimore and a...

Ontelaunee Twp. man rescues cat roaming Reading roofs for days

Roofer Chadd Gandert had never used his bare hands to grab a frightened cat that was crouched three stories high in a rain gutter.

But he did firmly tap...

Cat addicted to laps
Dinah, our calico cat, is an addict.

She needs - and kneads - human laps. Especially mine.

Her attention can be briefly diverted if an empty box or washbasket is brought into the room. She can't resist exploring those,...

Bobcat hybrid that escaped from New Jersey home captured
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home.

Stafford Township Police Capt. Tom Dellane said Rocky was found around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, a day...

Berks Humane Society offering seasonal special on black cats
Happy Harriet, Kitten Little and Jazz are waiting for their lucky day.

Despite enduring superstitions, that day might come before Halloween for the three black cats and others like them.

Starting today, the Humane...

Pets in spotlight at Pottstown event
Pottstown-area pet owners got a mix of fun and practical advice Saturday in Memorial Park during the fourth annual pet fair.

More than 120 vendors joined the festivities, selling pet treats and other supplies. At noon, dogs...

California women call police after being trapped by angry cat
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Two San Diego County women had to get help from police after being trapped in a bedroom by a family cat that a neighbor calls "a ball of fury."

Chula Vista police tell KGTV-TV ( a woman...

More than 50 cats removed from York home
With each gust of the wind through a York City neighborhood on Wednesday came the smell of cat feces and urine.

"On a windy day it just carries," Jeff Snyder said. "The wind makes it worse."

Snyder lives next door to the...

Animal Shelter member bitten by feral cat
A staff member at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe's Stroud Township shelter is getting rabies shots after being bitten and scratched by a feral cat brought in Monday.

Shelter General Manager Kim Loffio said a cat and...

Animals in Reading shelter find new homes during Independence Day weekend adoption event
A special weekend adoption event at the Humane Society of Berks County shelter brought out prospective families looking for new furry friends.

Rose Petit, her boyfriend, Clint Kime, and his brother DeShawn Rivers wanted a new...

Cat owner shoots, kills dog attacking her pet
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - A 70-year-old central New York woman has been charged after authorities say she killed a neighbor's dog because it was attacking her cat.

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Editorial: People do not have to choose between felines, canines
The Issue: A study says cat lovers are more intelligent than dog lovers. Our Opinion: The smartest of us are those who love both.

Cat rescued from roof in Reading
An orange, short-haired domestic cat is resting at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County after a Monday morning adventure gave him and an ARL employee a ride in a Reading Fire Department ladder truck.

The cat, believed to be a...

Humane Pennsylvania offers 2 for 1 cat adoption special
Humane Pennsylvania, which is a partnership of the Humane Society of Berks County, the Humane League of Lancaster County and Humane Society Phoenixville, is running The Great Catsby Adoption Event from April 28 through May 31, 2014. Two...

Animal cruelty conviction for owner of Grace Kelly's former home
PHILADELPHIA - An elderly woman has pleaded no contest to animal cruelty charges in what authorities say was a cat-hoarding situation in Hollywood icon Grace Kelly's childhood home.

Eighty-two-year-old Marjorie Bamont was...

Judge says bobcat must be tested
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Jersey judge says he wants to make sure a woman's pet is not a purebred bobcat before returning the animal to her.

Stafford Municipal Judge Damian Murray on Friday ordered that the pet be tested.

Tilden Township craft fair benefits Hillside SPCA

Sherry Hayes understands the plight of animal shelters and decided to do something about it.

"I organize craft shows to raise money for animal causes," said Hayes, 50, of Fleetwood. "If we don't help them, who...