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West Philadelphia woman guilty of animal cruelty for starving her dog to death

Philadelphia, PA (February 1, 2016) – The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced a West Philadelphia woman has been found guilty of one count of animal cruelty. Jamie Rutledge, of the 000 block of North Ithan Street, was found guilty of failure to provide food to the dog, a...
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Pennsylvania SPCA: Lancaster man pleads guilty to seven counts of animal cruelty

Philadelphia, PA (February 1, 2016) – The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced a Lancaster County man has pled guilty to seven (7) counts of animal cruelty in a case involving three Maltese-type dogs who are currently in the custody of the PSPCA. John Huyard, of New Holland,...
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Pennsylvania SPCA introduces Animal Care Network, Partners with Monster Pets to bring convenient, low-cost services to the Philadelphia area

Monster Pets stores in Philadelphia and South Jersey support PSPCA’s mission with adoption, vaccine clinics and other preventative care services The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it is expanding its outpatient veterinary care services with the introduction of the PSPC...
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Archmere Academy Raises Money By Dressing Down!

A group of students from Archmere Academy recently came to our headquarters as part of a service visit. They were so inspired that during their school’s Tag Day they raised $1000 for the PSPCA. Each student donated $2 for privilege of dressing down on a Friday. Thanks to...
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Lancaster man found guilty on 26 counts of animal cruelty

Philadelphia, PA (January 22, 2016) – The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced that a Lancaster County man has been found guilty on 26 counts of animal cruelty for keeping 18 dogs in unsanitary conditions, as well as docking the tails of puppies beyond the allowable period....
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Furry Refugees Arrive at Phila. Int’l Airport

PHILADELPHIA INT’L AIRPORT (WPVI) – Seven street dogs rescued from Puerto Rico will soon be ready for adoption. The dogs arrived at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday night around 7, into the care of the Pennsylvania SPCA. The dogs will now enter a fourteen...
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Adoption Update: January 19, 2016

Adoption Update: January 19, 2016 The PSPCA Adoption Center at Erie Avenue will open today for cat adoptions only.  Dog adoptions will remain restricted after an illness was found in two dogs. Our medical staff continues to assess our canine population to ensure their health. Our...
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From the NY Times: The Big Search to Find Out Where Dogs Come From

OXFORD, England — Before humans milked cows, herded goats or raised hogs, before they invented agriculture, or written language, before they had permanent homes, and most certainly before they had cats, they had dogs. Or dogs had them, depending on how you view the human-canine...
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Philadelphia man ordered to complete rehabilitative program after hitting dog with baseball bat

Philadelphia, PA (January 15, 2016) – The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced a  South Philadelphia man has been ordered to complete an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program after being charged with animal cruelty for hitting his ex-girlfriend’s dog with a...
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BRR!! It’s Cold Outside — Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe

Despite off and on mild temperatures, the current cold spell remind us that it is winter and we can expect more seasonal conditions for several more months.  During the winter months, the number of calls received by the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Department...
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