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Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

In 2006, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) euthanized 90 percent of the animals that were brought to them. In an effort to ratify the high frequency of euthanasia and provide a better alternative, Dana Spain founded the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) as PACCA’s life-saving department.  In 2009, PAWS broke away from PACCA, […]

 

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 […]

 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 […]

 By Lindsey Muller, David Pulli, Lisa Preuninger and Caitlin Sullivan

Mantua: Local Animals Get a Second Chance

Mantua: Local Animals Get a Second Chance

Veterinarians are skilled in medical and surgical treatments to attend to the needs of animals. Many vets have a great passion for animals and take great pleasure in improving an animal’s life. Three veterinary students from West Philadelphia took their love for animals to another level. In 2005, Cares4Pets was formed, focusing on the goal […]