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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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200 cases prosecuted in first year of Humane Litigation program

Celebrating 12 months of success The Pennsylvania SPCA is celebrating the first anniversary of our Humane Litigation Department, which oversees the prosecution of animal cruelty charges entered by our Humane Law Enforcement team.  In the past 12 months, we have litigated roughly...
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PSPCA rescues 118 animals from Northampton County

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it rescued 118 animals from a shed in Upper Nazareth Township late Wednesday night.  The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Responding to a request for help by the Upper Nazareth Township Police Department, the PSPCA began...
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Chase and Jen Utley Visit the PSPCA!

PSPCA Board Member Jen Utley and her husband, Phillies All-Star Second Baseman Chase Utley, visited our Erie Avenue shelter Monday for a photo shoot to promote the Phillies Pet Calendar as well as the “Enough is Enough” billboard campaign which launched last week. During their...
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PSPCA rescues 3 dogs from West Oak Lane home

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it rescued 3 emaciated Pit Bull Terrier dogs from a home in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. Humane Law Officers cited Anthony Wall, 23, with 2 summary counts of animal cruelty for unsanitary confinement and...
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PSPCA charges 4 more suspects in Berks cockfighting case

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it has filed 173 counts of animal cruelty against 4 additional suspects in the Berks County cockfighting investigation that began earlier this month: Clarence Miller, 71, Clark Miller, 75, and Lynn Lichtenwalter, 57, all of Bernville, have...
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Chase & Jack Utley Say “Enough is Enough”

New campaign launches on billboards in Philadelphia region. Beginning Monday August 18th, a special PSPCA campaign with Chase Utley and the Utley’s dog, Jack, who was rescued from cruelty and adopted from our shelter, will appear on Clear Channel digital billboards in the...
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PSPCA finds homes for 44 of the animals rescued from Berks County farm; investigation continues

The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it has found homes for 44 of the 111 animals Humane Law Enforcement officers rescued from a farm in Bernville, Berks County, last week.  Within 72 hours of the rescue operation, the PSPCA had secured new lives for 43 birds and a goat.  Three...
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