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Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers $3 dog adoption special

(Blackwood, NJ) – This weekend, all dogs at Homeward Bound will have an adoption fee of just $3. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “There are so many animals at the shelter just waiting to find a loving home,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to a new pet. And if you are unable to adopt right now, the shelter is always looking for donations.” For more information on the Homeward... Read more →


GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede Hosts Successful Annual Rabies Clinic in Partnership with Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center

The eagerly anticipated annual rabies clinic, organized by the GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede in collaboration with Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, took place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Harry E. Williams Recreation Center on 2 Broadway, Runnemede, NJ. This event attracted pet owners from the community, providing them with access to essential rabies vaccines and an opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause. A total of 62 cats and dogs received rabies vaccines, ensuring the continued health and safety of cherished pets throughout the community. Beyond its primary function as a healthcare service, the clinic served as... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers $5 dog adoption

(Blackwood, NJ) – This weekend, all dogs at Homeward Bound will have an adoption fee of just $5. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We have so many animals at the shelter waiting to find a loving home,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to a new pet. And if you are unable to adopt right now, the shelter is always looking for donations.” For more information on the Homeward Bound... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers $3 dog adoption special

(Blackwood, NJ) – This weekend, all dogs at Homeward Bound will have an adoption fee of just $3. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “There are so many animals at the shelter just waiting to find a loving home,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to a new pet. And if you are unable to adopt right now, the shelter is always looking for donations.” For more information on the Homeward... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

Graffiti Vandals Paint Broadway Building; Twin Bar Repairs Underway

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor CNBNews photo FEBRUARY 10, 2024 Related: Broken Windows WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS? Angad S. Guglani, the owner of the former Coffee Corner property, kept repeating that question as Peyton and I stood there staring at the graffiti sprayed in white paint on his building. Guglaini said he recently spent Angad S. Guglani $30,000 on fixing up the outside of the building, located at the corner of South Broadway and Market Street. He planned to spend another $30,000 on paving the parking lot that adjoined the building. Guglani’s business, Cooper Square Acquisitions,... Read more →


*Peyton and Me:

Mother Nature, Broken Windows, Trump/Biden, Ridgeway Fires, New to Gcity

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2024)(CNBNews)--The other day, we had a hawk perched on the deck railing in our backyard. Based on the information we found on the Bird Feeder Hub website https://birdfeederhub.com/hawks-in-new-jersey/, we believe it is a Red-tailed hawk. The Red-tailed hawks are the most common hawk found on the North American continent, living year-round in almost every state, including New Jersey. Their population increases even more during the winter, when birds that have spent their summer in Canada come down to join the others in the U.S. Red-tailed hawks are most active... Read more →


Adoption Specials at Homeward Bound Pet Center

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers adoption specials (Blackwood, NJ) – This week, all dogs at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will have an adoption fee of just $1. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We need the public’s help in finding loving homes for these animals,” saidCommissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to a new pet. And if you are unable to adopt right now, the shelter is always looking for... Read more →


How Do I Send My Dog To Florida?

Transitioning to a new state can offer an exciting adventure, but it requires extensive preparation and meticulous planning, especially if you have a furry companion. Suppose you're considering moving your dog to Florida, specifically to Orlando. In that case, there are specific regulations and requirements you need to be aware of to ensure a smooth transition for your four-legged friend. Besides, you must choose a reputable and reliable pet transport to Orlando to ensure your dog is accommodated and safe while traveling. Nevertheless, we'll guide you to the steps and considerations you should consider when sending your dog to the... Read more →


DUNKIN Hosting Adoption Party

Today, January 27, Dunkin’ will host an adoption party to help Donut, a 4-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier Mix, find his forever home. The Dunkin’ located at 1399 Delsea Drive, will treat dog lovers to a FREE Medium Hot or Iced Coffee from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. as part of the event. The adoption party will also include the Dunkin' prize wheel with special giveaways, including Dunkin’-themed dog toys, Dunkin'-branded swag and more. Dunkin’ will also donate 1,000 pounds of dog food to the Philly Bully Team to help support their mission to save Philadelphia’s Pit Bulls. During the... Read more →


Pit Bull Dogs Attack Philadelphia Police Officers, One Pit Shot, No Officers Injured

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 12, 2024)(CNBNews)-- At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, Philadelphia Police officers responded to a report of a “person screaming” in the rear yard of a residence on the 3600 block of Sepviva Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that several pit bulldogs had attacked a French bulldog in the yard. The owner of the French bulldog, a 37-year-old male, attempted to intervene and was bitten multiple times on the right leg and lower back. He was transported to Temple Hospital in stable condition. The French bulldog died from its injuries. Officers entered the residence and... Read more →


PET NEWS: Burlington County Animal Shelter Makes First Adoption of 2024

PRESS RELEASE (JANUARY 12, 2024 The Burlington County Commissioners celebrated the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s first adoption of 2024. Mecca was adopted Friday, Jan. 5 by Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst resident Ebony Toney and his daughter. The 4 ½-year-old bulldog mix has been cared for at the shelter since being surrendered in August by his former owners. “Mecca is a goofy boy who lives for making people smile,” said Ericka Haines, the shelter’s director. “He’s really playful and we’re thrilled he is starting off the year in a wonderful new home.” Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O’Connell said happy stories... Read more →


11 New Zealand Rabbits (male and female) Found on Highway Up for Adoption

Gloucester County Animal Shelter has 11 New Zealand Rabbits, we have both male and female available for adoption. Sadly, they were discarded along the road. Luckily recovered and are being well taken care of waiting for their new homes. Meet Winnie as she is still in her Santa sweater, waiting for a home for the holidays! Winnie is still hoping to find a cozy spot by a fireplace in time for the new year. Raleigh has been here since August, and we cannot understand why she hasn’t been adopted! She is very sweet and a certified emotional support animal. Her... Read more →


The touching story of the most loyal dogs has brought millions of people to tears

SOURCE ALL MAGAZINE When it comes to dogs, people often think of loyal and trustworthy virtues, no matter who the owner is, the dogs are always attached to them. There are many stories that make us move and admire the loyalty and affection that four-legged friends have for humans. Hachiko the dog Hachiko the dog is probably no stranger to animal lovers around the world, especially when its story has been adapted into the famous movie of the same name. Hachiko belongs to the Akita breed and is considered a "national treasure" of Japan thanks to its absolute loyalty to... Read more →


CNB Pet News: Veterinarian’s Top Tips for a Safe, Festive Holiday Season with Pets

PETS AND PEOPLE by Dr. Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM (NAPSI)—Pet parents across the country are gearing up to spread holiday cheer with their favorite furry family members. Whether cuddling by the fire with your cat, tossing snowballs for your dog or sprucing up your small pet’s habitat with seasonal décor, you can make every moment merry with your pets all season long with these essential tips: • Find value all season long: Petco’s Merry Makings collection has everything pets and pet parents need to make the season easy, affordable and special. Stock up on gifts under $10 including tennis... Read more →


French Bulldog Puppy Stolen from Linwood Found

LINWOOD, NJ (December 12, 2023)--A French bulldog puppy stolen from a Linwood home has been returned. photo provided Police did not give details about how the dog was found, but thanked those who helped, including tips from the public. Two vehicles along with other items were also taken from the West Vernon Avenue home, according to earlier reports. The suspects are using garage door openers to gain access to residents’ homes, police warned. The investigation into the theft of the dog and related motor vehicle thefts and burglaries is ongoing, police said. Video from various nearby surveillance have been shared... Read more →


Please Open Your Heart and Adopt CHIP!

Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around gloucester city. Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Chip Photo from Petfinder Name: Chip Species: Labrador Retriever Terrier mixed Info: Dog, Male, Adult, Medium Location: Blackwood, NJ, 08012 Description: Meet Chip a laid-back Lab/Terrier Mix who is good with Kids Cats and Dogs.This 18-month-old has a beautiful... Read more →


Tail Waggin' Trends: NYC's Top Dog Grooming Styles Revealed

‍Welcome to a world where canine fashion is just as vital as human fashion. In the bustling city of New York, dog grooming is not just a chore, but an art form, a means of expression, and a booming industry. This article tackles the latest trends in dog grooming, from chic haircuts to vibrant fur dyes, and everything in between. It's time to dive into the fabulous world of NYC's top dog grooming styles. Runway Ready: Keeping Up with the Latest Canine Fashion in NYC New York City, known for its trendsetting fashion scene, doesn't limit its stylishness to just... Read more →


“Stache,” Delivers a Hometown Victory Thanksgiving Day

Oaks/Valley Forge, PA (November 23, 2023) – A proud and confident Sealyham Terrier, “Stache,” delivered a hometown victory Thanksgiving Day, winning Best In Show at Philadelphia’s prestigious National Dog Show Presented by Purina, with a capacity crowd and total audience of some 20 million holiday television viewers looking on. The #2-ranked Terrier and #12-ranked All-Breed show dog in America, “Stache” is from a legendary line of dogs that includes his grandfather “Charmin,” winner of the World Dog Show, the AKC National Championship, and Crufts, the famed Birmingham, England competition where he bested 22,000 dogs in 2008. Margery Good of Cochranville,... Read more →


REPORT: 69% of American pet parents are nose blind

NEW YORK: 69% of American pet parents say it’s possible they are nose blind when it comes to the true smell of their pet, according to a new study. Researchers polled 2,000 pet owners nationwide and found that as well as having gotten used to the smell of their furry friends, 66% agreed they could also be nose blind to pet smell in their home. The new study commissioned by Sunstar QAIS, an indoor air quality brand, aimed to uncover the reality of pet stinks at home and discovered that 79% of pet owners admit their house has a pet... Read more →


Kennel Club of Philadelphia Reports Boffo Entry of 1,944 Enrolled for National Dog Show

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show has finalized an entry of 1,944 for the upcoming major competition, an increase of over 100 from 2022. A total of 199 different breeds and varieties will be represented at the annual canine extravaganza set for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. Tickets are $16 for adults, $7 for children 4-11, 3-and under free, at www.nds.nationaldogshow.com and at the door. There is plenty of Free Parking. The affordable ticket prices reflect the Kennel Club’s... Read more →


HAVE YOU LOST YOUR Black Cocker Spaniel ?

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, NJ (November 10, 2023)--The Harrison Township Police have reported that a senior black Cocker Spaniel dog with no collar was turned in at the headquarters by a resident this evening. If you know the owner, please contact dispatch at 856 589 0911. Animal control will be picking up the dog tonight. Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers $10 cat adoption special

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate Halloween, all cats at the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will have an adoption fee of just $10 from Tuesday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday, Oct. 31. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We are reaching a critically full level of cats at the shelter, so we need to find loving homes for these animals,” saidCommissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please, if you are able, consider opening your heart and your home to a new... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter Microchip Mania

Director Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, has announced that the next County Microchip Mania event will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, located at 1200 North Delsea Drive in Clayton. The fee to have your pet microchipped is $30, which can be paid in cash or with a debit or credit card. The Shelter respectfully asks that dogs not be on retractable leashes and strongly discourages body harnesses for this event. For more information about Microchip Mania, please contact Gloucester County Animal Shelter by email... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelters' Spook-Tacular

For more information on the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and adoption policies, please call (856) 881-2828 or visit the website. Follow the shelter's Facebook page and Instagram to connect with the GCAS on social media. A list of animals that are currently up for adoption can be found on the GCAS’s Pet Finder page. The GCAS is located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312, and is open to view and adopt animals Monday 8 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday through Thursday 8 AM -6 PM, Friday and Saturday 8 AM - 4:30 PM. The Adoption Office is closed... Read more →


Number One! THE FRENCH BULLDOG

NATIONAL DOG SHOW CELEBRATES TOP 5 MOST POPULAR BREEDS WITH 2022 BEST IN SHOW, WINSTON, THE PROUD NUMBER ONE OAKS, PA (October 10, 2023) With National Dog Show 2022 Best In Show Champion Winston as the standard bearer, the National Dog Show celebrates the French Bulldog as the new #1 most popular breed in America for 2023. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the French Bulldog has now surpassed the Labrador Retriever as the most popular breed in America, based on purebred registration figures compiled during the 2022 year. The French Bulldog was already #1 in the Philadelphia rankings... Read more →


Our Best Friends: Trooper, Sheba, Misty, Bear, Nikki, Lacey, and Erica...Gone Too Soon...

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS and information William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Lacey is on the left, and Erica is on the right. Friends from the first day they met. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (First published July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--We have been very fortunate to own many excellent Labrador retrievers over 60 years of marriage. Three of our eight Labdores were therapy dogs. Today, Peyton holds down that title. Before her, the two pictured, Lacey and Erica, performed those duties. Seeing the faces of senior citizens and hospital patients brighten when we walk into their room with our dog is... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Devil's Handler

by Jonathan Lally Devil took off like a bullet chasing his prey to protect his handler. The prey ran down the field, only to have Devil launch at him, ensnaring his arm in a vice-like grip full of sharp canine teeth. People from all over the world watched in utter silence, as the prey—better known as the decoy—attempted to dislodge Devil, but to no avail. A sharp command given, Devil immediately released the decoys arm, then started an intense bark, in almost rhythmic bounce, at the decoy. Devil and his handler had the world looking at them, and the handler... Read more →


Brandywine Zoo Welcomes Baby Crowned Lemur

A Happy Birth Announcement for a Globally Endangered Species The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controland Brandywine Zoo are excited to announce its newest addition, a baby Crowned lemur, which recently was welcomed into the zoo. The lemur baby was born to Sophie and Kipp, Crowned lemurs that came to and were paired at the Brandywine Zoo in October 2020 as part of an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP). This is the second SSP birth from a breeding pair at the zoo this summer – a Southern pudu fawn was welcomed in July.... Read more →


Say Hello To Austin, Tilly, Aragon, Lucy and Ethel, Blaze, Ben, Maria, Ben, and Jerry

ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER Say hello to Austin! This cute boy was found as a stray on I-295! He is safe and ready to go to a loving home. He favors women and needs a little time to warm up with men. He is great with dogs and seems to do well with cats. Stop in and meet Austin! Tilly is a 1-year-old bully girl who’s sweet as can be! She loves all people and gets along well with dogs! Like most young dogs, Tilly needs a little leash training. She's just the cutest... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption $1 Fee

\ (Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the start of the Philadelphia Eagles football season, all pets at the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will have an adoption fee of just $1 from Thursday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 17. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “This is the shelter’s busiest time of year, and we need the public’s help in finding loving homes for these animals,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please, if you are able, consider opening... Read more →


Pets Make The Best Friends: Even Good Dogs Have Bad Days

Gaithersburg, MD, letter carrier Hugues Pointe Jour takes a protective stance against an approaching dog. (NAPSI)—If you are or care for a dog owner, here’s a statistic you do not want to be part of: More than 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering the mail last year. To keep its workers safe, the USPS offers dog owners advice during the annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week, Sunday, June 4, through Saturday, June 10. This year’s theme is “Even good dogs have bad days.” Pet Owners Can Help Support Safe Mail Delivery Many attacks reported by letter... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through the Streets of Gcity, Cherry Hill, Down the Shore

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews FOND MEMORIES OF THE BROWN STREET SCHOOL-Today, the demolition process of Brown Street School, Brown and Somerset Streets commenced. Gloucester City taxpayers will bear the cost of $324,265 for this work. Caravella Demolition, based in Newark, NJ, is the contractor assigned to carry out this task. The contract outlines the specific duties that Caravella must perform. 1. Environmental/Asbestos Abatement 11,800 SF 2. Demolition of Former School Structures, Contents and All Other Debris Whether Above or Below Ground at 51 South Brown Street, Block 151 Lot 15, Final Restorations and Grading to within 6" of... Read more →


Missouri College of CVM Discover Strong Ling Between Respiratory and Digestive Diseases in Canines

During swallow study, 75% of dogs with respiratory disease had one or more digestive tract abnormalities. August 23, 2023 While the respiratory and digestive systems of canines have previously been studied independently, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have been investigating the interplay between disorders in either of these systems for the last decade. One of their most recent studies supports a strong link between the two systems, finding that 75% of dogs with respiratory disease lacking gastrointestinal (GI) signs had one or more co-existing digestive system abnormalities. The findings, which can advance the diagnosis... Read more →


Reminder! Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center Waives Adoption Fees Until August 31

(Blackwood, NJ) – For the entire month of August, all adoption fees at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be waived as part of the facility’s Clear the Shelters special. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We are reaching critically full levels at the shelter, as this is our busiest time of year,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “We really need the public’s help in finding loving homes for these animals. Please, if you are able, consider opening... Read more →


Camden County Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Offering $3 Adoption Deal

(Blackwood, NJ) – This week, all Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center adoptions are just $3. This special will run from Tuesday, July 25th through Sunday, July 30th. “This is our busiest time of year, and large numbers of dogs and cats are coming into our shelter every day,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to one of the pets at the shelter. And if you are unable to adopt, the shelter is always in need of donations so please consider donating $3 instead.” The adoption center is open Tuesday... Read more →


The Gloucester County Animal Shelter Has 64 Dog Runs and 200 Cat Cages

Under the direction of the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and with guidance from the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee and the County Health Department, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) became operational in July 1990 with the completion of the Animal Shelter building in Clayton. The GCAS operated as a division of the Gloucester County Health Department to address the growing rabies problems in the early 1990s. In 1994, the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners designated the shelter and its services as the Department of Animal Shelter, operating independently of other departments. Peyton Cleary Expansions Since our inception, the GCAS... Read more →


Summer Time Safety Tips For Your Pets

(NAPSI)—Longer days and warmer nights make summer an excellent time to bond with loved ones—including those with fur, scales, fins and feathers. Consider these safety tips, new products and special ways to help support pets’ health and wellness all season long. The dog days of summer can be more delightful for all your pets if you prepare properly. Make sure pets stay cool and hydrated: It’s critical to keep pets cool during the warmer months. Pets can easily become overheated, so choosing an outdoor bed such as the K&H Cooling Pet Cot can provide a rest from hot surfaces outside,... Read more →


PET TIPS: Protect Your Pets This 4th of July

Fireworks Are No Fun for Pets, Tips to Help Protect Pets this July 4th Guardians of Rescue is offering helpful tips to protect pets as people celebrate this Independence Day SMITHTOWN, New York – (June 30, 2023) –Millions of people will be having a great time this July 4th as they celebrate the country's Independence Day. The day will be spent with many people engaging in backyard barbecues, parties, pools, and fireworks. Meanwhile, the festivities will not be such a blast for pets. More pets go missing over this holiday weekend than any other time of the year, because they... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Meet Sage the Navy's Facility Dog

When the Navy's newest and most advanced aircraft carrier set off last month on its second deployment, it brought along something both familiar and entirely novel: Meet Sage, the USS Gerald R. Ford's facility dog. As part of a pilot program, she is the first "expanded operational stress control canine" to serve on the crew aboard a Navy ship throughout a deployment. The 3-year-old Labrador retriever has been specially trained to help sailors cope with stress associated with deployment, providing comfort and morale boosts as part of the ship's warfighter toughness mental health and resiliency team. Recently, Sage and her... Read more →


Harrison Township PD: Do you know who owns this dog?

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, NJ (JUNE 8, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Harrison Township Police Department is holding the above canine at the Police Administration Building. The friendly animal was located on Harrisonville Road in the area of Clems Run. Contact the Harrison Township Police at (856) 307-7184 if you know who this canine belongs to. Read more →


Humane Society Rescues 114 Dogs from NC Puppy Mill

One week ago, the Humane Society of the United States assisted the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing 114 dogs from alleged cruelty at a breeding operation in North Carolina. Conditions on the property were filthy, hazardous and consistent with egregious neglect. Veterinarians immediately noted that some of the dogs were severely emaciated, and some were so dehydrated that they required subcutaneous fluids on-scene. The dogs have embarked on their long road to recovery, starting with much-needed veterinary care in a comfortable, safe environment. (PHOTOS). A dog that was rescued from a large-scale breeder in Hertford Co., NC by the... Read more →


PUBLIC DEBUT OF TWIN SLOTH BEAR CUBS; HELP CHOOSE THEIR NAMES

PHILADELPHIA ZOO CELEBRATES Birth of Twin Sloth Bear Cubs photo provided by The Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Zoo has officially introduced its two four-month-old sloth bear cubs to the world as excited guests, Zoo members, staff, and volunteers witnessed the historic moment. The cubs, two males born on January 2, 2023, to 10-year-old mom Kayla and 10-year-old dad Bhalu, have until now been behind-the-scenes with Kayla inside their den. To accompany their long-awaited debut, the Zoo is now asking for the public’s help in choosing names for the boys. The pairs of names, chosen by Zoo staff, all... Read more →


Humane Society Report on 100 Problem Puppy Mills

The Humane Society of the United States has released its annual report sampling 100 problem puppy mills and dealers operating throughout the country Our report is assembled annually by combing through federal and state inspection records for citations and instances of animal suffering, as well as consumer complaints and undercover footage. This year’s report describes violations such as breeders failing to provide veterinary care to injured and emaciated dogs, dogs and puppies exposed to extreme weather, breeders performing ‘DIY’ euthanasia and surgery, and dogs living in cramped, filthy and unsafe conditions. CRIME Photo and video from state/USDA inspection reports. The... Read more →


PET PARENTS! Are Your Pets, Happy, Healthy and Safe?

SMILE PEYTON (CNBNews graphic files) By Petco Health & Wellness Co. (NAPSI)—With spring underway, it’s a terrific time for pet parents to re-evaluate their pets’ routines to ensure they are happy, healthy, and safe throughout the changing seasons. Clean Up Their Grooming Routine Grooming is essential to pets’ routine care and overall health. Pets’ needs vary based on breed, age and coat type, but pet parents should always keep their furry friends’ teeth, gums,coat, fur, paws, ears and nails fresh, clean and healthy. Across more than 1,350 Petco pet care centers, petco.com and in the Petco app, pet parents can... Read more →


8,000 Puppy Buyers File Complaints Against Breeders Who Sold Sick Animals

The Humane Society of the United States has issued a 15-year report summarizing nearly 8,000 complaints from buyers of sick puppies from pet stores, breeders, and middleman dealers. The highest number of consumer complaints were submitted by Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. image courtesy of https://thebarkingboutique.com/ The HSUS receives tips from troubled buyers for many reasons. Some are seeking information about how to pursue their consumer complaint and obtain reimbursements needed to cover veterinary care. Others seek information about where their pet store puppy really came from. Some want the seller investigated for potentially illegal or cruel conditions.... Read more →


Star Eagles Player Donates K-9 to Atlantic City Police

Philadelphia Eagles’ Star Fletcher Cox Honored for Donating Narcotics K-9 to Atlantic City Police Today, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox was recognized at a press conference by City of Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and Atlantic City Police Department Chief James Sarkos. The press conference was held at the John “Sonny” Burke Canine Training Center in Corbin City, NJ. K-9 Narco, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was purchased from funds that were generously donated by Fletcher Cox to the Atlantic City Police Department. Narco is trained in patrol and narcotics detection. Narco, and his partner Officer Adrian Nunez-Santos,... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offering $21 dog adoption deal

for Joel Embiid’s MVP win (Blackwood, NJ) – In celebration of Philadelphia's own, Joel Embiid, being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for this season, Homeward Bound will be offering $21 adoption fees for all dogs in the shelter from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. CNBNews graphic file “There are over 120 dogs waiting at Homeward Bound to find their forever homes,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to one of our underdogs at the shelter. And if you are unable to adopt, the shelter is always... Read more →


YouTube Video: The Incredible Belgian Malinoise

The Video was submitted by January F. The highly skilled Belgian Malinois can jump incredible distances. The smart, confident, and versatile Belgian Malinois is a world-class worker who forges an unbreakable bond with his human partner. To deny a Mal activity and the pleasure of your company is to deprive him of his very reasons for being. Belgian Malinois are squarely built, proud, and alert herders standing 22 to 26 inches. Strong and well-muscled, but more elegant than bulky, there's an honest, no-frills look about them, as befit dogs built to work hard for their feed. A breed hallmark is... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $2 Million from Animal Shelters from American Rescue Plan Funding

Camden Commissioners allocate $2 million to animal shelters (Camden, NJ) – On Friday, the Board of Commissioners announced that $2 million worth of funds from the American Rescue Plan have been awarded to four Camden County animal shelters. “The pandemic truly impacted every aspect of our communities, including our animal shelters,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Animal Shelter. “These funds are critically important for our animal shelters to keep operations up and running to provide the best quality of life for the animals they care for. Our hope is that these funds provide some relief for... Read more →