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Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s Northeast Adoption Center and Low Cost Clinic, or PAWS Northeast, is the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in the region. A team of employees, medical staff and volunteers provide low-cost care to animals in need. The adoption center, located at 1810 Grant Ave., opened two years ago in May 2014. PAWS […]

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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, […]

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Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Fishtown: PSPCA Turns Art Into Activism

Renee Beaucheane is a longtime animal rights activist. In addition to working professionally with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) in Fishtown, much of her personal time is devoted to animal-rights-related causes. The Fishtown PSPCA, located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and West Oxford Street, opened in June 2015 to serve […]

 

University City: Project MEOW Helping Control the Stray Cat Population

University City: Project MEOW Helping Control the Stray Cat Population

Project MEOW is a nonprofit organization helping to control the stray cat population in West Philadelphia, and it has one very important goal to accomplish: Make Every One Wanted. Founded in 2007 by Beth VanHorn, Debby Boyd and Pam Hopkins, the volunteer-run group has helped hundreds of cats per year, with their unique approach to controlling […]

 

Northern Liberties: Five Places To Pamper Your Pet

Northern Liberties: Five Places To Pamper Your Pet

From the continued renovation of new apartments and residences to the influx of small businesses in Northern Liberties, this up-and-coming Philadelphia neighborhood has a lot going on. Pets play a major role in the community – so much so that local businesses have made it their mission to serve man’s best friend. Here are five […]

 

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 […]

 By John 'Jay' Jones and Irene Kipervasser

Walnut Hill: Windermere Residents Continue the Fight to Reclaim Property

Walnut Hill: Windermere Residents Continue the Fight to Reclaim Property

It has been little over a month since a five-alarm fire on Jan. 10 ripped through the Windermere Court Apartments on 48th and Market, destroying the upper floors of the former residential complex and leaving residents and locals alike scrambling to recover from this sudden and tragic disaster. “I walk this way everyday to class,” […]