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Lehigh County resident pleads not guilty to 67 PSPCA animal cruelty charges; more than 50 animals kept in unsanitary conditions are in PSPCA custody pending trial

A Lehigh County man pled not guilty Thursday to dozens of animal cruelty charges the PSPCA filed in September based on unsanitary conditions and failure to provide water to some 40 birds, 3 dogs, and 6 snakes. The PSPCA charged the owner, Jason Wieder, 35, of Emmaus, with 67...
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Law That Would Protect Cats, Dogs and Pigeons Fails in PA

  HB 1750, the bill that would have banned both the killing of dogs and cats for human consumption as well as pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania, failed in the House of Representatives this week.  Although the bill passed the Senate Judiciary committee in June and passed the...
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Centre County woman pleads guilty to twelve PSPCA animal cruelty charges

  One of the victim dogs, during processing at the PSPCA in December 2013 The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced that Jessica Little, 41, of Pleasant Gap,  Centre County, pled guilty to 12 counts of animal cruelty Tuesday.   Based on a call from the Spring Township Police...
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Mega Match-a-Thon Adoption Event and 50% Vaccine Clinic Continue Sunday

The Mega Match-a-Thon adoption event, sponsored by the ASPCA and presented by Subaru, has already helped 100 animals find new homes this weekend and continues Sunday from 9am to 6pm. The PSPCA alone has adopted out 70 animals and five partnering shelters – ACCT Philly,...
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Make today count.

Stand up for pigeons and pets in Pennsylvania. We ask our fellow animal advocates to contact their legislators to urge them to support HB 1750, which will ban pigeon shoots and human consumption of cat and dog meat in Pennsylvania.  Last night, the PA Senate voted by a 75%...
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PSPCA Hosts Federated Humane Societies of PA Fall Meeting

The Pennsylvania SPCA hosted members of the Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania (Federated Humane) Thursday for the 2014 Fall Meeting and Workshop.  Following a welcome by PSPCA CEO and Federated Humane Board Member Jerry Buckley, leaders from humane organizations...
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Visit Our Vaccine Clinics to Prevent Pet Disease

Did you know we hold low-cost Vaccine Clinics every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am-3pm at our Philadelphia headquarters? Hundreds of pet owners looking to help their pets avoid preventable diseases come to 350 E. Erie Avenue to receive friendly and gentle services by our...
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Owner of 271 cats acquitted of animal cruelty; PSPCA stands by charges

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced that Alaine Jacobson, 64, the owner of nearly 300 cats the PSPCA removed from overcrowded, unsanitary conditions at her Frankford home in March was acquitted of animal cruelty charges September 16. After a two-day trial in the Philadelphia...
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PSPCA removes deceased dog from Hunting Park home, bludgeoning suspected

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it removed a deceased dog from a home in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia in the early hours of Thursday. The investigation continues and bludgeoning is suspected. After a call from the Philadelphia Police Department late Wednesday...
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PSPCA removes dozens of cats from Lancaster County farm

The Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement officers removed 25 live cats and 2 deceased cats from a farm in Quarryville, Lancaster County, pursuant to a search warrant Friday. Responding to a tip from Humane Society Police Officer Linda Gibson of Helping Hands for Animals, a...
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