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PSPCA rescues 13 dogs from suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it rescued 13 dogs from a suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia during the early hours of Tuesday. The Philadelphia Police Department called the PSPCA after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen about suspicious activity...
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Owner of emaciated dogs found guilty in absentia of PSPCA animal cruelty charges

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced a Philadelphia man was found guilty in absentia of animal cruelty after failing to appear for trial Monday.  Brian Halbherr, 27, of the Mayfair section of the city, was fined $500 on each of two counts for failing to provide sustenance to his...
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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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Northampton woman pleads guilty to 74 PSPCA charges of animal cruelty

  The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced a Northampton County woman pled guilty Thursday to 74 animal cruelty charges.    Roseanne Yost, 47, of Upper Nazareth Township, was cited for unsanitary confinement of more than 100 animals and failure to provide veterinary care. She will...
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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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