Juniata Park: Animal Group Aims to Educate Pet Owners This Winter

Juniata Park: Animal Group Aims to Educate Pet Owners This Winter

As the weather starts to get colder, people are covering up to stay warm. Yet animals are sometimes left out in the cold. This can be due to neglect or due to innocent ignorance. Regardless of why, the Animal Control and Care Team of Philadelphia wants to educate people about keeping their pets safe in the […]

 

Grays Ferry: Low-Cost Animal Care Serves Those in Need

Grays Ferry: Low-Cost Animal Care Serves Those in Need

With a total intake of 27,990 animals last year, Philadelphia ranks above the national average of cats and dogs brought in to animal control. Allison Lamond (below), community outreach and volunteer coordinator for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), doesn’t see that number decreasing anytime soon. “Life happens,” the eight year volunteer said, “people move […]

 

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, also known as the ACCT, is located between Second and Front streets. It welcomes stray animals and the help of volunteers, as well as donations to help save lives and make a difference. Susan Cosby, the executive director of Animal Care and Control Team, spoke about the […]

 

Port Richmond: Swiacki Meats Serves More Than Kielbasa

Port Richmond: Swiacki Meats Serves More Than Kielbasa

Serving the top of the line in Polish food since the 1950s, Stan and Ed Swiacki Meats is in the process of being passed down to the third generation. “My husband’s father started it all, and then my husband and his brother took it over,” said Cathy Swiacki, wife of owner Ed Swiacki. “Now it’s my son […]

 By Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Clinic Offers Affordable Animal Care

Hunting Park: Clinic Offers Affordable Animal Care

[vimeo 59593133] A cat’s meow could be worse than a dog’s bite. Nationwide, the United States is estimated to have approximately 80 million free-roaming felines, and cat-devoted organizations like the Animal Care and Control Team in Hunting Park are trying to contain the cats – primarily feral cats – in Philadelphia. “Feral cats lived outside their […]