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Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 24, of Greensboro, NC, Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Puppies from Lancaster

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 24, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was sentenced to six years and six months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $1,660 in restitution by United States District Court Judge Edward G. Smith for robbing a Lancaster County puppy breeder and his family at gunpoint in order to steal five French Bulldog puppies in October 2020. In April 2022, the defendant was convicted of robbery, which interferes with interstate commerce (Hobbs Act robbery), and interstate transportation of stolen goods in connection with the robbery. Evidence presented at trial proved that to gain access to the puppies, dogs with a total value of more than $23,000, Stimpson posed as a customer seeking to purchase five French Bulldog puppies, only to pull out a gun, point it at the victims, and steal the animals. One... Read more →

CNB PET News: Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers Black Friday adoption deals

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the Black Friday weekend, the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be offering adoptions at the price of your choosing from Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27. “There are dozens of dogs and cats at the shelter who are desperate to find a forever home,” said Commissioner Jon Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to find a new furry friend at a low price. So please, consider coming to the shelter this weekend and adding unconditional love to your family.” The adoption center is open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Camden County Animal Shelter, visit Read more →

WARNING: CC Health Department Confirms that Cat In Lindenwold Tested Positive for Rabies

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) that a cat found in Lindenwold has tested positive for rabies. RABIES ALERT ! On November 16, a Lindenwold resident found a sick stray cat. The resident picked up the cat in a cloth and brought it to a local animal hospital. The cat was exhibiting symptoms of rabies, was euthanized and the animal hospital arranged for rabies testing at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). The only known human exposure was the Lindenwold resident. On November 21, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services was notified by PHEL that the animal was rabid. The resident and the employees of the animal hospital were notified. All precautions were taken at the animal hospital, so no exposures occurred there. Camden County health... Read more →

5 Ways to Help Pets at ACCT Philly

1. Donate ACCT Philly is a 501c3 nonprofit and we rely on the generosity of animal-loving people like you to help Philadelphia’s homeless and abandoned pets. Your gift will be put to work caring for dogs and cats at ACCT Philly, supporting programs that help them find new, loving homes and that help to reduce the number of animals at the shelter. You can help by: - Making a donation online, by mail, or in person - Hosting a fundraiser or supply drive - Making ACCT Philly your charity of choice on Amazon Smile - Donating a vehicle - Asking your employer to match your donation 2. Adopt At ACCT Philly, we aim for every healthy and treatable animal to find a loving home. If you want to add a furry family member, there are wonderful dogs, cats and critters at our shelter just waiting for you to take them... Read more →

Are You Looking for a Dog Kennel

Different Types of Dog Kennel Systems CNBNEWS PET TIPS Are you looking for a quality kennel for your pet that is comfortable, sturdy and low maintenance? Kennels provide shelter to your little companion and are an important addition to a home if you are a dog owner. A dog kennel manufacturer has various options for domestic and commercial kennels that will suit your requirement. The manufacturers concentrate both on the design and the materials used for the kennel to offer a product of value to the customers. The kennel systems should be such that you should not have to worry about repair or replacement for years. There are different types of dog kennels in the market and you can explore the options to know what suits you, your home, and your dog the best. The article gives a brief account of the different kennels available. Kennels are available in both... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY (November 4, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-- Missing puppy. Please help us find her. Her name is Moppet. She ran out the front door towards the 42/295 ramp off Market Street. CALL 856-831-9919 OR 856-287-6714 source NEXTDOOR NEIGHBOR Read more →

CNB Pet News: Top Tips to Brew up a Fun, Festive and Safe Halloween for Pets and Pet Parents

You can get your pets all set for Halloween and keep them safe. by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP* (NAPSI)—Earlier sunsets, colorful leaves and cooler temperatures usher in a new fall season full of delicious autumnal flavors, treasured traditions and new celebrations, which can have important implications for beloved pets. Whether you plan to don matching costumes with your pup for a night on the town or snuggle up with your cat at home after handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, Halloween is a great opportunity to bond with furry family members while looking after their overall health and wellness. Follow these tips to help keep pets safe and happy for a spook-free Halloween and festive fall season ahead: • Make safety a priority: Brushing up on a few behaviors can help pets and pet parents feel more prepared to enjoy the evening’s festivities. Pets can be spooked by masks and costumes,... Read more →

CNBNEWS PET TIPS: Top Reasons to Use the Best Dog Treats

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most pet parents, you want to give your pups the best when it comes to special treats. Here‘s why, according to the experts on canine health and happiness, Kolby and Kaleb Rush of Saint Rocco’s all-natural, human-grade treats. Good friends Lacey and Erika Cleary 1. Training: Professionals agree that introducing a brand-new behavior, working on socialization, or emphasizing counter-conditioning all take incredible focus. High-value treats are like giving your dog an A+ for behavior and training, enabling the highest focus and encouraging better results. 2. Health: Veterinarians have been touting the perils of processed dog foods and treats for years. Feeding dogs sub-par treats using rendered leftover meat waste, sugar, sodium, BHA, food coloring, and additives made in potentially filthy conditions or processing plants can contribute to lower life expectancy, allergies, certain cancers, and unnecessary weight gain. 3. Taste: A treat should be a TREAT and not... Read more →

Pets Are The Bests: The Biggest Dogs in the World

Can you imagine feeding this dog? And can you imagine picking up their poo-poo? You would need a backhoe. It is a short clip check it out. Courtesy of TREND MAX and ViralBe. ~CNBNewsnet source ViralBe RELATED: FILM CATEGORY PETS ARE THE BEST CATEGORY Read more →

The Prevention of Ringworm in Dogs: Tips for Pet Parents 10/10

As a pet parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend healthy and happy. One way to do that is to prevent ringworm on dogs. Ringworm is a fungal infection that can cause hair loss, itching, and skin irritation. It is important to catch ringworm early so it can be treated effectively. Below are some tips on how to prevent ringworm in dogs. Disinfect your dog's bedding and toys regularly. Dogs can contract ringworm, a fungal infection, from other animals or humans. The fungus thrives in warm, moist environments, making bedding and toys prime targets for contamination. Disinfecting these items can help prevent your dog from becoming infected. There are many commercial disinfectants available that are effective against ringworm. However, you can also use a diluted bleach solution (one part bleach to nine parts water) to cleanse surfaces and fabrics. Be sure to rinse well... Read more →

Green Parakeet Flying Around East Thompson Ave.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 10, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This morning around 10:15 AM, we (Peyton and Me) saw a light green parakeet in a tree on Thompson Avenue in between Burdsall and Harley Avenues. It resembled the parakeet in the image above. It set on a tree branch for a few seconds. To capture the bird, I held out my fist, thinking it might come down from the tree, and called, "Here, sweetie." The bird looked around like she was pondering, "Who the hell is sweetie?" A few seconds later, it flew to the other side of the street. In the image below, the arrow points to the tree where Sweetie sought refuge. Maybe the bird's name was Spike. Read more →

This Friday and Saturday First Ever Animal Welfare Conference, at The Hive in Philadelphia

(Baltimore, MD. October 5, 2022) — Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is hosting its first ever national conference in the City of Brotherly Love. The event will take place at The Hive, located at 30 South 15th St. in Philadelphia on Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to Noon followed by a community event for pets and people. During the community event that is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Baltimore-based rapper DDm will be performing in the parking lot of Emancipet Low Cost Veterinary Clinic, located at 575 Adams Ave. in Philadelphia. CARE is the only BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) led nonprofit that prioritizes human and animal wellbeing, equity centered research, and storytelling from the views of those impacted. The conference is called “The Gathering”, and the goal is to... Read more →


DURING THE FREE FAMILY FUNDAY EVENT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10 AM – 12 PM CAMPUS TO PARTNER WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS     WHAT: In celebration of the beloved musical Annie (and Annie’s adorable rescue dog Sandy), coming to the Miller Theater October 11 – 16, 2022, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is inviting animal lovers everywhere to find their very own Sandy on Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM outside the Kimmel Center building. Partnering with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA), attendees will have the opportunity to meet dogs in need of a loving home. Guests will receive snacks (while supplies last) courtesy of Family Discovery Series sponsor Dietz & Watson.$35 Annie community rush tickets will be available for purchase during the event. WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2022 · 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering in Gloucester City (Chapter 23)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet THE WILD SIDE OF GLOUCESTER CITY--Mother Nature is active in Gloucester City. People must slow down and sometimes watch what is happening right in front of them. Peyton and Me have had runs-in with wild turkeys, a fox, a beaver, geese, pheasants, a deer, a skunk, and most recently, a Red-tailed hawk. All that wildlife is living right in our little neighborhood of Riverview Heights. After taking a photo of the men working on Barnard Avenue, we walked along the railroad tracks towards Powell Street. Suddenly, the hawk in the photo came swarming down in front of us. We approached slowly, and as we got closer, we saw the bird fighting with something, using its claws. It appeared to be a squirrel. We kept moving closer, taking photos every few feet. When we got too near, the hawk flew away (right and above). We... Read more →

CNBNews Pet Tips: The Health Benefits to Flexitarianism

(NAPSI)—If U.S. dogs and cats were their own country, they’d rank fifth in global meat consumption. In fact, through their diet, our pets constitute about 25–30% of the environmental impacts from animal production in terms of the use of land, water, fossil fuel, phosphate, and biocides in the United States. Imagine the environmental impact if the 90 million dogs in the United States consumed just 25% less meat-based food. There are health benefits to flexitarianism, too. A recent study shows that vegan diets for dogs may be linked with better health, and could be less hazardous, than meat-based diets. Statistical analysis of the survey results suggested that, overall, dogs on conventional diets were less healthy than dogs on vegan diets. It stands to reason that even a reduction of meat-based food in a pet’s diet will have an impact on overall health, which can lead to a reduction in vet... Read more →

PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: New Business Opens in Southport Area; CNBNews Editorial, You Have a Right to Know

CHAPTER 22 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 29, 2022)-CNBNewsnet--In May, we noticed construction work at a GAF property, Charles and Water Streets. The GAF Scale House once stood on the property where the work was occurring. Pine logs used to make various mill products were also stored on the same plot. And a bar and a diner were located there, too. After seeing the construction, we asked several city officials if they knew anything about site improvements in that vicinity; they answered no. Instead of receiving the documents we requested, the Housing Office gave us the construction permit issued to GAF for the 2017 power plant demolition. The power plant was located on the empty lot on the other side of the street from the new business that had just opened. (image provided) +++++ Months later, after seeing a line of flatbed trailers on the... Read more →

Gloucester County GOP Chairwoman: When Will Someone Be Charged For K9 Ember's Death

MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante called a National Dog Day social media post by the official Gloucester County government Facebook page ironic. “For Gloucester County government to be posting anything about National Dog Day without any official acknowledgment of the death of K9 Ember while in the care of the County Fire Marshal is not only cold but ironic and insensitive,” GCGOP Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “The only thing county government should be concerned about is justice for K9Ember.” According to published reports, K9 Ember was assigned to the County Fire Marshal and passed away in the vehicle assigned to the Fire Marshal. This fact is not in dispute and was confirmed by an attorney for a member of the Fire Marshal’s family who stated that the dogs tragically died in the Fire Marshal’s 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe K9 vehicle, in correspondence denying that another member of... Read more →

What Causes Dog Aggression And What Can Be Done?

Witnessing aggressive behavior in a dog can be a frightening experience, especially if the behavior is new or unexpected. While the conduct may result from a temporary disorder in some circumstances, seeing a dog in this state can be scary. Learning common triggers for aggressive behaviors in dogs may help you to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation. Fear Fear is a common cause for dogs to behave aggressively toward other dogs or people. Aggressiveness may be the animal's way of preparing for a flight or fight response to a perceived threat, and these threats can come in various forms. Fireworks, thunderstorms, or other loud noises are frequent sources of fear for dogs. Occasionally, rescue dogs display aggressive conduct due to abuse or other tragic events from their past. But, help is available if you were attacked by a pitbull or other canine. Obedience training with an experienced trainer can assist... Read more →

CNBNews Pet Tips: Taking Fido to the Beach

CNBNewsnet---Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous official warnings about local waters showing high levels of dangerous microbes. These warnings have included Enterococcus, blue-green algae, red tide, and a bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. Pseudomallei), which can cause an illness called melioidosis. In fact, this month, the CDC announced that the bacterium B. pseudomallei had been found in soil and water samples along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and it issued a health alert to physicians nationwide to be on the lookout for symptoms of melioidosis, including cough, fever and chest pain, disorientation, pneumonia-like illness and seizures. As these public warnings are cast nationally, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are issuing their own warnings for pet owners. Here’s what pet owners should know when heading out to beaches, lakes, rivers, and other waterways this summer. Melioidosis Melioidosis is primarily a tropical disease, commonly occurring in... Read more →

Pedestrian Walking on Thompson Avenue in Gloucester City Attacked by Ferocious Dog (video)

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet On the left are two American Pitbulls, and on the right is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. When it comes to appearance, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (or American Staffordshire Terrier) is the dog breed that most closely resembles a pitbull. They are the most common dog to be mistaken for pitbull because they have a similar body and head shape and a large neck. (source GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Sunday, August 7, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-This past Friday, our neighbor told us a horrific story about a woman being attacked earlier that day in the morning. The neighbor said he heard loud growling noises coming from East Thompson Avenue; when he looked in that direction, he saw the man who lives on that street trying to walk his three dogs on separate leashes. Actually, the dogs, who are either Pitbulls or dogs that look like the PitBull breed,... Read more →

Pet Tips: Summertime Heat is Overwhelming for Animals

Lacey and Erica Cleary, hanging out on summer day (both deceased) With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees in states around the country, many owners are taking precautions to keep their pets cool – like scheduling dog walks in the early morning and checking pavement temperatures before heading out. To help dogs beat the heat this summer, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital is offering tips for avoiding and recognizing heat stroke in dogs. “There are ways pet owners can prevent overheating from progressing to heatstroke, but they must know the signs, and act quickly,” said Dr. Kevin Kelley, Emergency Service Head at BluePearl. “Most often, heat stroke is caused when a pet is left in a confined space with little or no ventilation during periods of warm temperatures and high humidity. While this is the most common scenario we see, it can happen anywhere - even walking outdoors on a... Read more →

Puppy Killer Gary Moore, of Atlantic City Pleads Guilty to Killing Seven Pound Yorkshire Terrier

MAYS LANDING – On July 15, 2022, Gary Moore, age 39 of Atlantic City, NJ entered a guilty plea to 3rd degree animal cruelty charge resulting in the death of a 7 pound Yorkshire Terrier puppy named Mommas. The terms of his plea agreement with the State require a New Jersey State Prison sentence of 3 years. Moore is scheduled to be sentenced on August 26, 2022 before the Honorable Dorothy Garrabrant J.S.C. On January 7, 2020, Atlantic City Police responded to a 911 call from a very emotionally upset woman who came home to find the body of her deceased puppy. Detective Malik Tolbert, one of the officers who responded to the call, entered the victim’s apartment to find her hysterical. She told police she came home from work and could not find her Yorkshire Terrier puppy, Mommas. She continued to look for the dog and eventually found the... Read more →

United States Postal Service Releases Dog Attack National Rankings 

Alexandria, VA, letter carrier Latasha Thompson services mailboxes as a dog passes by. NEW JERSEY — More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021. In New Jersey, there were 137 dog bites in 2020 which declined to fewer than 123 in 2021, knocking the state out of the top ten for incidents. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing information on the do’s and don’ts of responsible dog ownership as part of its annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign. The campaign runs Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11. This year’s theme is “The USPS Delivers for America — Deliver for Us by Restraining Your Dog.” Spread the news of the campaign by... Read more →

Litter Boxes for Cats: How Can You Choose the Best One?

When you first adopt a cat, your primary thinking is to purchase the kitty supplies. The litter box should be at the top of your list. Despite its importance, many people put in a small effort while choosing the litter boxes. Judging by their appearances, you might assume that all litter boxes are the same. However, remember that not all cat litter boxes are identical and more importantly, not all of them are equal for every cat. Cats are extremely choosy about the depth, shape, size, and other factors of their litter boxes. Just like us humans, cats need litter boxes that are spacious, comfy, and capable of fulfilling their needs. If they don’t like the litter boxes, they will refrain from using them. If the litter boxes are too small or big for the cats, they might not consider using them. Many cats are also spooked by the appearance... Read more →

Philadelphia Area gets new CARE Center Director 

Hakeem Ruiz hopes to make life better for BIPOC pet owners in Camden and the City of Brotherly Love (Baltimore, MD. May 31, 2022) — Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is a 501©3 nonprofit that addresses organizational and personal biases in animal welfare. The Baltimore-based nonprofit is pleased to announce the support of a new CARE Center in the Philadelphia area, to assist the work of Hakeem Ruiz, who is a native Philadelphian. CARE Centers are located throughout the United States and involve no physical building. They are aimed at partnering with BIPOC communities and people like Ruiz, who are doing the work or Human and Animal Wellbeing. The mission of these centers is to support and amplify community leaders who are trying to keep people and pets together. James Evans, founder and Chief Executive Officer of CARE, is thrilled to see the expansion of CARE’s mission... Read more →

CNB Pet Tips: Support Your Pet’s Mental Health This Summer

Use positive reinforcement-based dog training methods and mental health solutions like anxiety vests and calming chews to help care for your pets’ whole health and wellness. by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, FFCP (NAPSI)—As pet parents start to fill their summer agendas with outdoor adventures, travel and social gatherings, it’s important for them to consider how plans will affect their pets’ mental health. Stress and anxiety in pets can be triggered by both environmental changes, such as new places, people and routines, and situational changes, like less time at home or more time alone. During May, Mental Health Awareness Month, and beyond, it’s important to care for your pet’s mental health, as one of the five dimensions of Petco’s Whole Health philosophy. Here are a few things to keep in mind to support your pet’s health and wellness as you make plans for the summer ahead: Outdoor Activities As the weather warms... Read more →

CNBNews Pet News: Memorial Day Tips

Memorial Day is here, and in honor of the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces, many people (and their pets) are gathering to enjoy the outdoors. While we are busy honoring these fallen soldiers, spending time with friends and family, it is important to remember the safety and well-being of our furry friends. PET TIPS “Naturally, pets want to be included in all the festivities of their owners. However, there are potential risks for pets at these outdoor events,” explained Dr. James Barr, Chief Medical Officer at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital. “In addition to the food dangers that exist, large gatherings, loud music, and fireworks can trigger anxiety in lots of dogs and cats. It is important pet owners know the dangers and are prepared for whatever the weekend festivities bring.” Memorial Day tips to avoid an unexpected trip to the... Read more →

Philadelphia Students/Staff Must Wear Mask Inside Buildings

PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is issuing the following statement with regards to the School District of Philadelphia’s announcement that students and staff are required to wear masks while in school buildings and vehicles. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health strongly supports the decision by the School District of Philadelphia to require all students and staff to mask at this time. Given the rising case counts in Philadelphia and the surrounding area and the high transmissibility of the current variants of COVID-19 circulating in the Philadelphia area, masking will likely keep many children safely in class who otherwise would be out of school because of COVID-19 infection. It reflects the commitment of our city school leaders to keeping schools open and keeping children in school and learning and we are grateful for that commitment. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and work closely with the School District to... Read more →

Four Dogs Vying for the Next Clean Water Spokesdog

Clean Water Spokesdog Competition Underway WILMINGTON — Four dogs from four different Philadelphia animal shelters are all vying for the chance to be the next Clean Water Spokesdog. Who will it be? Let the people decide! The 2022 Clean Water Spokesdog Competition is underway. Through May 31, people will have the chance to vote for their favorite dog to be the Philadelphia Water Department’s (PWD) new Spokesdog for clean water and Water Woman’s sidekick. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) and PWD have collaborated with four Philadelphia animal shelters for the contest — Morris Animal Refuge, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Pennsylvania SPCA, and Street Tails Animal Rescue. This year’s candidates — Halo, Fancy Boy, Sophie, and Seven — are all shelter pups from the four partnering shelters. People can vote for their favorite dog by going to @DelawareEstuary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and liking the image of their... Read more →

Despite Filthy Conditions, Dying Dogs, Cruel Practices Licensed Dog Breeders Still Operating

Maureen Butler admitted that at least three dogs had died "due to fighting" at her facility, PugPekinPoo-Tzu. Other dogs appeared sick, had patches of hair loss or wounds and state inspectors found dozens of violations for poor animal care and cramped conditions in 2021. For details, see the 2022 Horrible Hundred report on problem puppy mills at (MO Dept of Ag./2021) Credit MO Dept of Agriculture New report reveals The Humane Society of the United States releases 10th annual Horrible Hundred report, providing a sampling of 100 problem puppy mills and sellers in the U.S. WASHINGTON (May 9, 2022) -- The Humane Society of the United States released its 10th annual Horrible Hundred report today, revealing thousands of dogs suffering across the country at commercial dog breeding operations known as puppy mills—many of which are still in business despite years of documented animal welfare violations. The report describes violations... Read more →

Pet Tips: Molly Mutt's Lesson on Anxiety and Solutions

Pet Anxiety Awareness Week May 2022 OAKLAND, Calif.—Pets can get anxious when their loved ones are away, on Zoom calls, or too busy to play fetch, give belly rubs and say “good stretch.” Molly Mutt says that Pet Anxiety Awareness Week is a reminder that simple actions can provide relief for anxious pets. files “Pets don’t have to be anxious. There are some simple ways that you can provide your pets some relief when you aren’t right by their side,” said Molly Mutt's co-founder Molly Mundt. “At Molly Mutt, we recognize that for over 30,000 years, dogs and humans have lived together as companions and protectors, sidekicks and soulmates. We have built our offerings on this age-old bond by designing ways for dogs and people to be together.” Molly Mutt’s origin story starts with its co-founder, three muddy mutts, a couple of dirty dog beds, and San Francisco's famous... Read more →

PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: Stops in Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--For whatever reason, there are sections of Gloucester City that are being used as dumping grounds by people who have no respect for the environment or the community that you and I live in. They litter the main streets of the City with their trash and or drop it in the fields across from the Cold Springs School Campus. Some of these same individuals are responsible for the trash piles along Water and Charles Streets in the old industrial area. Some playgrounds have become a favorite target, even though trash cans are visible in most city parks. Sadly the offenders are not only from out-of-town but residents who live here. The fields across from the Cold Springs School Campus have been used as an illegal dump site for years. The trash in this photo was discovered in early May 2022. Discarded mail... Read more →

PET TIPS: Beware, Easter Candy Can Kill Your Dog

BY LAURA FOURNIOTIS BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital Veterinarians from BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are issuing a warning for pet owners ahead of Easter, fearing a higher-than-usual uptick in chocolate toxicity cases. BluePearl, which has over 100 pet hospitals across the U.S. that see more than 1.2 pets annually, sees an alarming 321% increase in chocolate toxicity cases on Easter each year. However, according to new data released by the National Confectioners Association, Easter candy sales are expected to be 5-7% higher in 2022, which could bring even more pets into the veterinary ER. image courtesy of iStock “Spring represents one of the busiest times of the year for BluePearl, as together our hospitals see tens of thousands of pet emergencies, with many of these emergencies relating to chocolate toxicity or other food related illnesses,” remarked Dr. James Barr, Chief Medical Officer at BluePearl. “Millions of Jellybeans... Read more →

Philadelphia Federal Jury Convicts Armed Puppy Robber

North Carolina Man Convicted by Federal Jury for Gunpoint Robbery of Puppies from Lancaster County Breeder PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 23, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was convicted of committing a gunpoint robbery of a Lancaster County puppy breeder and his family in order to steal five French Bulldog puppies in October 2020. In November 2020, the defendant was charged by Indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, and interstate transportation of stolen goods in connection with the robbery. To lure the victims out with the puppies, dogs with a total value of more than $23,000, Stimpson posed as a customer seeking to purchase five French Bulldog puppies, only to pull out a gun, point it at the victims, and steal the animals. One of the victims recorded the registration of the defendant’s getaway vehicle, which was traced back to... Read more →

What’s the difference between FDA-approved and pharmacy-compounded animal drugs?

If you’ve ever had to give your cat a dose of medicine, you know that it can go sideways quickly. While no cat enjoys the process, some might be more cooperative depending on how the drug is given. For example, some cats tolerate taking pills easier than liquid, while others make the pill-giving process into a battle royale. Thankfully, your veterinarian can ask a compounding pharmacist to change that FDA-approved pill into a liquid for your finicky feline. Some common instances where veterinarians may recommend compounding are: Creating an oral medication from tablets or injectable solutions Adding flavoring Mixing solutions into eardrops Reformulating a medication to remove a harmful ingredient (such as an allergen) FDA’s Role in Compounded Animal Drugs The FDA is charged with evaluating animal drugs to make sure they are safe and do what they claim to do, whether that’s treating a particular type of infection, relieving... Read more →


BY LAURA FOURNIOTIS BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital We are approaching tick season in many parts of the U.S., and experts are warning that this could be an especially plentiful year for the potentially disease-carrying bugs. While Lyme disease is the most common vector borne disease in the U.S. with 476,000 people are diagnosed each year, what many people do not know, is dogs are also at risk for Lyme disease. PEYTON CLEARY (CNBNews Photo Hilton Head Island 2022) If left untreated, dogs with Lyme disease can experience heart complications, joint disease, and permanent nervous system damage. In honor of Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month (April), BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital is urging owners to take a moment to brush up on the basics of Lyme disease in pets and how to prevent it. Here is what pet owners should know about Lyme disease and dogs. Can dogs... Read more →

Gloucester County Annual Kitten Shower April 30

(Clayton, NJ) -- The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners announced that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) will be hosting their second annual Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming arrival of kitten season. Director Frank J. DiMarco said, "In the next few weeks the shelter will inundated with cats and kittens. Following the tradition of the baby shower, the kitten shower is a great way to help the Animal Shelter get everything they need to welcome and care for new kittens.” There will be refreshments, activities for children, information on fostering and volunteering and prizes at the Kitten Shower. The Mobile Cat trailer will also feature some of our newest kitten arrivals. The GCAS is looking for donations of the following: Cat toys Cat bed Fleece blankets Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Kitten bottle kits KMR kitten formula Wet & Dry Kitten Food... Read more →

CNB PET TIPS: Approved Tips For New Pet Parents

by Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM (NAPSI)—Whether you’ve just decided to welcome a new pet to your family or you’re in the throes of early pet parenthood, like all pet parents you may experience challenges along with the joy, cuteness and many other rewarding parts of having pets. Dog, cat, bird, fish, reptile or small pet, each animal that comes into your life has unique needs, from grooming and habitat to nutrition, exercise and enrichment. Here are a few veterinarian-approved tips to help navigate every step of the way—from preparation to “Gotcha Day,” early bonding, life stage transitions and beyond—and foster long-lasting pet health and wellness. Do Your Homework: Help start your pets’ journey off on the right paw by researching what it takes to prioritize their well-being and help them thrive. •The process can be overwhelming at first, but a Petco pet care center and are great places... Read more →

Adopt today at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter Lots of Pets Available

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! “We have a lot of dogs at the shelter patiently waiting for homes. There’s a match for everyone,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We are committed to finding each animal their perfect home. We will always prioritize the well-being of the animals when finding their forever families.” Director Frank J. DiMarco is the liaison to the shelter and would like to remind residents that adoption fees remain only $35.00 for dogs and cats 5 years and younger. Fees for animals 6 years and older is waived. “It’s never been more affordable to adopt at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter,” said Director DiMarco. The shelter's adoption department expanded their hours in January 2022. Hours are: Monday 8:00 a.m.­– 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.... Read more →

ADA Iditarod Update: 20 Miles Separate Two Mushers Leading The Pack

The chase is on. About 20 miles separate the two mushers at the front of the Iditarod pack, who have more than 400 miles to run before reaching the burled arch in Nome. The race has arrived at the Yukon River, and Eureka musher Brent Sass is blasting through checkpoints, opting instead to rest his dog team along the trail. In Ruby early this morning, he could've sat down to a five-course gourmet meal with an "after-dinner mint" of $3,500 in $1 bills — his reward for being the first to reach the Yukon — but decided to keep running instead. (He'll collect later.) The next closest competitor is defending champion Dallas Seavey, who told Iditarod Insider at the Cripple checkpoint that his dogs were running slower than he planned. Here's more on how Sass and Seavey's race strategies are shaping up. In the meantime, there's a pileup of mushers... Read more →

BluePearl Pet Hospital Releases Annual Pet Health Trends Report

... Revealing Most Pressing Health Issues Facing Pets Today Leveraging medical data from more than 100 BluePearl hospitals, and more than 1.29 million pets seen in 2021, this report offers a big picture of pet wellness across the U.S. Peyton Cleary Read BluePearl’s 2021 Pet Health Trends Report here. Tampa, Fla. - February 8, 2022 - BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital today released its 2021 Pet Health Trends Report which reveals the year’s most popular pet names and breeds, top pet diagnoses, and toxicities, pet obesity and pet blood donations trends, and more. Leveraging medical data from more than 184,000 cats, 662,000 dogs, and 11,500 other species (i.e., birds and reptiles), this report highlights the most pressing health issues facing pets today. BluePearl is one of the largest providers of advanced animal care in the U.S. with over 100 hospitals in 29 states. In 2021, BluePearl Associates cared for... Read more →

CNBNews Pet Tips: Bad Pet Breath Can Mean Health Issues

Pet parents can breathe easier when they protect their fur babies from bad-breath-causing bacteria. by Dr. Jay King, DVM (NAPSI)—By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease. If your pet has smelly breath, it could be a warning sign. Pet parents might not know that bad breath is caused by harmful bacteria and can be an indicator of oral disease. Harmful bacteria in the mouth can also work its way under the gum line, cause gum disease and get into the bloodstream. It gets worse. Bacteria in the blood can harm joints, damage organs and lead to chronic disease. Doctor’s Advice As a veterinarian, I want you to know it’s important to be proactive when it comes to pets’ oral health, and how easy and affordable it can be to vastly improve it with an oral-care probiotic. ProBiora3®, a proprietary blend... Read more →

Stop at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and Meet Brandy

MEET BRANDY--This sweetheart is a 3-year-old Lab/Heeler mix looking for a forever home. Brandy is a sweet girl, but can be a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly and loves to play once she gets more comfortable. Brandy would do best in a home without children under 10 years old, but she does enjoy the company of other dogs! Apply today with the Gloucester County Animal Shelter if you would like to meet Brandy. +++++ Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners is expanding adoption hours at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter beginning Monday, January 31. The new updated hours are: Monday 8:00 a.m.­– 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Sunday­ Closed “We’ve seen a large influx in the interest of adopting pets in 2021. We know... Read more →

@Attention Gloucester County Dog and Cat Owners...Free Rabies Clinic Schedule

Dates announced for 2022 Free Rabies Clinics Peyton C. poolside, Hilton Head Island (Clayton, NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) have announced the dates for the 2022 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic offered to residents’ pets taking place from January to April. Director Frank J. DiMarco said, “In order to keep pets and people safe from the disease, we encourage our residents to take advantage of the free rabies clinics we offer in order to ensure the safety of their animals should they ever encounter infected animals.” Commissioner Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “We see our pets as part of our families and would do anything to keep them safe. By vaccinating our pets, we are giving them a defense against the disease but also helping prevent... Read more →

Mt Laurel Animal Hospital in Need of Blood Donors

Just like humans, some dogs have serious illnesses or injuries that may require a blood transfusion. To perform blood transfusions, we at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital need access to donor blood. This donor blood comes from other dogs whose owners have signed them up for blood donor programs, like this one! For any pet owner with a dog in need, canine blood donations are very important, as they give the receiving dog a second chance at life. There is always a need for blood donations...just ask Mo! OUR SUPERHEROES MEET MO Mo, who is now 9 years old, was a rescue from a shelter in East Orange, NJ. He was brought up from the south with his 2 siblings, Manny and Curly. Mo was the last to go due to having demodex (a common infestation of the dog's skin with tiny, cigar-shaped, eight-legged mites). Mo's rescuer gave him lots of... Read more →

Attention Gloucester County Residents!!! Rabid Raccoon in Deptford Township

(Deptford Township, NJ) – Residents in the vicinity of 200 Ogden Road, Deptford Township should be aware that a raccoon tested positive on January 10, 2022. There were no animals or humans exposed. The Gloucester County Health Department would like to remind you to be aware of this incident and take appropriate safety measures for all children and pets. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus in the saliva of infected animals. If left untreated can cause death. Post-exposure treatment is needed immediately. All pet owners are urged to check the vaccination status of their pets. Residents should avoid wild animals and keep your distance from stray dogs and cats. Be aware that high-risk wildlife such as raccoons, foxes and skunks also feed in areas where outside cats are fed. In order to ensure your safety, the Gloucester County Health Department recommends that your pets have their current... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter at Full Capacity, Please Consider Adopting One of These Precious Dogs

Full kennels at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! “We have a lot of dogs at the shelter patiently waiting for homes. There’s a match for everyone,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We are committed to finding each animal their perfect home. We will always prioritize the well-being of the animals when finding their forever families.” Director Frank J. DiMarco is the liaison to the shelter and would like to remind residents that adoption fees remain only $35.00 for dogs and cats 5 years and younger. Fees for animals 6 years and older is waived. “It’s never been more affordable to adopt at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter,” said Director DiMarco. The shelter's adoption department is open Tuesday-Thursday 12 p.m.– 7 p.m. and Friday– Saturday 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. An approved application is not required... Read more →

Guest Opinion: John Reinke Busts Myths About GW’s Animal Abuse...

... Government Overreach Rampant In Tiger King By Marc Ang OKLAHOMA - While many would like to focus on Tiger King’s Joe Exotic’s colorful personality, and some may choose to vilify him due to his most explosive moments, there was no denying that many lives were affected, animals and humans. Namely the loyal and earnest GW Zoo day-to-day manager John Reinke. est. 2006 John and I caught up in Oklahoma where he is currently babysitting a few circus big cats. He is best known for his close relationship with tamed lion Bone Digger. Local news featured the lion chilling on his bed, getting along with other animals, namely weenie dogs. Fast forward to today, John is babysitting a lion puppy and maybe getting attached again. More importantly, we had a great conversation on the imminent domain issues surrounding the events that transpired in Tiger King’s multiple seasons. We both... Read more →