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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 →


ACCT PHILADELPHIA: More than 70 large dogs need foster or adoptive homes by April 24th

CNBNews File photo The shelter will be completely closed for dog intake on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, to allow for the dogs to be moved, and the building to be cleaned. ACCT Philly, Philadelphia’s only open intake animal shelter and animal care and control provider is asking for the community’s help as it has to create a second shelter temporarily to house dogs exposed to canine flu for up to a month. Recently, as cases of canine influenza spread rapidly through the community and dogs brought it into the shelter along with another respiratory virus called pneumovirus,... Read more →


Gloucester County Pet Adoption Center Open

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ Director Frank DiMarco and Commissioner Jim Jefferson attend the Gloucester County Animal Shelter Black Tie Event held on March 25, 2023. This event featured cats dressed to impressed and find their forever home. If you are interested in adopting, the shelter's adoption department is open Mondays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An approved application is not required to walk through the kennel, but we do encourage you to fill an application out prior to arrival just in case you would... Read more →


Thrive Pet Healthcare Expands in Philly

Thrive Pet Healthcare Expands Veterinary Care Network to Philadelphia Celebrating the opening of Thrive Pet Healthcare’s first Philadelphia hospital on Saturday, April 15 Peyton C. making some biscuits posing April 13, 2023 (PHILADELPHIA) – Thrive Pet Healthcare, a first-of-its-kind veterinary healthcare network with approximately 400 locations across the U.S., will host a grand opening at their first primary care hospital in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The new hospital located at 1800 Spring Garden St. near Matthias Baldwin Park provides wellness and preventative care, surgery, vaccines and diagnostic testing services for dogs and cats. Thrive Pet Healthcare... Read more →


New Urgent Care Veterinary Clinic in Turnersville

PET NEWS April 4, 2023 (TURNERSVILLE, N.J.) – Thrive Pet Healthcare Tuesday announced the opening of an urgent care clinic in Turnersville, which will also serve the Williamstown and Pennsville Township areas. Pet owners now have another option when their pet needs timely veterinary care for injuries or illnesses that are not severe enough to require emergency treatment, but cause enough pain or discomfort that they can’t wait to see their primary veterinarian. Thrive Pet Healthcare is addressing the critical need for veterinary care that complements pet owners’ trusted primary care and alleviates the case overload of emergency hospitals by... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center

offering $1 dog adoption deal for March Madness (Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the New Jersey’s underdog, Farleigh Dickinson University, defeating the top seeded Purdue University during March Madness, Homeward Bound will be offering $1 adoption fees for all of dogs in the shelter from Tuesday, March 21 through Sunday, April 2. “There are dozens of animals waiting at Homeward Bound who are in desperate need of a forever home,” 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... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offering $4 adoption deal for March Madness  

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the runup to March Madness, the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be offering $4 adoptions for all dogs, cats and guinea pigs in the shelter and at PetSmart adoption centers in Lawnside, Sicklerville and Cherry Hill. The special will run from Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 19. “The shelter is full of loving dogs and cats who are just waiting to find a forever home,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to not only celebrate March Madness, but to open your home and your heart... Read more →


CNB PET TIPS: Give your Pets the Best Special 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. 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... Read more →


Celebrating The Eagles...Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center Offers $7 Adoption for Super Bowl

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles making it to the Super Bowl, the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be offering adoptions of all animals for just $7 from Tuesday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 12., the day of the big game. The price was chosen to reflect the jersey number of Haason Reddick, Eagles all-pro linebacker and Camden City native. “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 not only celebrate our... Read more →


CNB PET NEWS: 2-Year-Old Clyde Needs A Forever Home

Gloucester County Animal Shelter's longest resident looking for forever home CLAYTON, New Jersey (WPVI) -- After more than 100 days inside a kennel, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter wants to find its longest resident a forever home. Clyde, a 2-year-old German Shephard and pitbull mix, is getting some extra attention in South Jersey after spending the last five months at the shelter. Employees at the shelter say it's just been too long. Clyde has been there since August. "He's going to need that break-in period and resettling once he gets into a home. So whoever is up for that task,... Read more →


CNB PET NEWS: BUSTER BROWN PASSED!!!

< GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ--GCAC Officer Alex Fruggiero works on dog behavior assessments prior to them being placed up for adoption. Buster Brown passed!!! The shelter's adoption department is open Monday’s 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An approved application is not required to walk through the kennel, but we do encourage you to fill an application out prior to arrival just in case you would like to meet an animal available for adoption. Adoption includes spaying, neutering, all age-appropriate vaccines and dogs are heartworm... Read more →


WINSLOW FREE RABIES CLINIC SATURDAY

2023 FREE RABIES CLINIC- SATURDAY, 1/14/2023 - 9AM-1PM - PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE 2023 Rabies Clinic Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023 Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Location: Public Works Garage – 125 South Route 73 (Behind Municipal Building) **Renew your pet licenses during the month of January 2023. Your current license expires December 31, 2022.** RABIES CERTIFICATION CANNOT EXPIRE BEFORE NOVEMBER 1 OF THE LICENSING YEAR TO OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE Registration of animals after March 31st will be considered late, and a $25.00 late fee will be charged in addition to the regular license fee per animal. Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Control Shelter Has Pets For Adoption

photos provided/January 9, 2023/CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER Kristine Quigley works with socializing the dogs prior to them being placed up for adoption. The shelter's adoption department is open Monday’s 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An approved application is not required to walk through the kennel. Still, we do encourage you to fill an application out prior to arrival just in case you would like to meet an animal available for adoption. Adoption includes spaying, neutering, all age-appropriate vaccines and dogs are... Read more →


New Years Eve Can Be Dangerous for Pets

Fireworks and loud noises can turn even the bravest dog into a scared puppy. And when a dog is scared, he is more likely to run away to find shelter. New Year’s Eve, a night filled with loud noises, like parties, fireworks, and music, large crowds of people, unfamiliar surroundings, and a change to people's normal routines, is a particularly dangerous night for pups due to these reasons. Lacey and Erica Cleary To keep your dog safe, calm, and happy this New Year’s Eve, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital is offering this expert advice. Keep pets away from fireworks,... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


MISSING PUPPY LAST SEEN IN GLOUCESTER CITY

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. Visit Blossom... 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... Read more →


Pets Are The Bests: The Biggest Dogs in the World ...film

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... 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,... 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... Read more →


KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS TO HOST PET ADOPTION IN CELEBRATION OF ANNIE

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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 https://dogfoodcare.com/) 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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.... 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... 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... 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 humanesociety.org/horrible-hundred. (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)... Read more →