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...

Cat whisperer heading to Oregon to tame attack cat
LOS ANGELES - The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell."

Cats don't become ferocious...

24 cats, 3 dogs rescued from Pa. veteran's car

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — More than two dozen animals were rescued from a homeless veteran's car after she checked herself into a Pennsylvania VA hospital.

Humane Society of Lebanon County spokeswoman spokeswoman Suzanne...

Animal Rescue League of Berks has picture purr-fect reading program

When 7-year-old Colby Procyk sat down to read at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, an affectionate feline cuddled next to him.

With the cat pressing against his chest, Colby, a Kutztown Elementary second-grader,...

Couple finally facing charges for illegal dog and kitten neutering
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. - A husband and wife face animal cruelty charges after police say the woman neutered a dog and a kitten for friends who didn't want to pay veterinarians for the surgery.

Authorities said both animals required...

Luzerne County woman seeking home for stray cat
A Conyngham woman hopes to find Skeeter, a homeless feline in the valley, a permanent residence this Christmas.

Christine Falvello counts on her hands 18 feral and stray cats she knows of in the valley that people are putting...

Burned cat gets new home with Philadelphia firefighter
A Philadelphia firefighter is adopting a cat that was set on fire earlier this month in the city's Olney section.

Campbell the cat will be going home with Lt. Stephen Paslawski of Engine Co. 45 in Strawberry Mansion, the...

Shelter fees cut to promote black-pet adoptions at Colorado shelter

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A Grand Junction animal shelter is cutting fees to increase adoption chances for black pets, which sometimes wait months longer than other animals to be adopted because of their color.

Cats: They're just not that into us
Cats are the world's most popular pets, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one. This popularity is undoubtedly helped by the fact that cats are simultaneously affectionate and self-reliant: They need virtually no training; they...

When you need to find a missing cat, use a dog
Abby put her dark, wet nose to the edge of the plastic bag, sniffing at the bits of fur inside.

Trainer Sam Connelly of Pure Gold Pet Trackers held the bag of cat hair from missing cat Jo Jo for her golden retriever. Abby got the scent...

Reading woman sentenced for hoarding animals
A Reading woman accused of hoarding animals in her city home was sentenced Tuesday to 170 days already served to one year in the county jail.

Mary Lou Petrucci, 56, who pleaded no contest to animal cruelty, also was ordered by...

Campaign trying to halt Peru cat-eating festival
LIMA, Peru - A Peruvian congressman has joined animal rights activists to try and halt the consumption of barbecued cat at an annual religious festival.

The activists said at least 100 cats were to be eaten at the September...

Germantown sisters working to find homes for stray kittens
ON A CRISP late-summer day recently, Aine and Emaleigh Doley sat on their porch in Germantown surrounded by playful kittens that purred as they vied for the women's attention.

The Doley sisters, who already have six cats living...

Dozens more abandoned cats found at Illinois home
MONMOUTH, Ill. - A case of cat hoarding discovered last week at a western Illinois home is worse than authorities initially believed.

Warren County officials last week found 60 cats inside the dilapidated Monmouth home, whose...

Are you ready to care for your pet when emergency strikes?
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 23, 2013 // - Whether it is a tornado in Kansas, a hurricane in Louisiana, a wildfire in California, an earthquake, a nuclear plant failure, floods, blizzards, or a family emergency, you know you need to be prepared...

Cat found in NY with arrow shot through abdomen
Cat found with arrow shot through body is recovering at NY vet's office, getting new home

Arizona fat cat ordered to diet
PHOENIX - Staffers at the Maricopa County animal shelter want to find a loving home for "Albert" the cat.

First, they've put the 28-pound cat on a reduced-calorie diet so he can shed some weight. They say he should probably be...

Rescue League cat area reopened
Kitten's death was 'isolated incident'