Unleashed for 20 years, Mt. Airy vet makes house calls

Pets | May 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear We all know that doctors have not been making house calls for many decades. Well, maybe not for two-legged patients, but Dr. Natasha Kassell, of Mt. Airy, has been making house calls exclusively for two decades, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Dr. Kassell, 48, graduated from the University of […]

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An agonizing day in the life of a local cat rescuer

Pets | April 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brenda Malinics On any given day I wear many rescue hats — psychologist, negotiator, educator, juggler, accountant, cleaning lady, transporter, administrator, publicist, marketer and some that are too complex to categorize. My day job takes me to one of the poorest and grittiest areas of the city, where I encounter an endless stream of […]

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Help Mr. Lucky, so far very unlucky, live up to his name

Pets | December 9th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Marianne Iaquinto Meet Lucky, (shelter name Jiro), a two-year-old Lab mix who in May of this year was on the kill-list at a Georgia shelter. Just two short hours before his scheduled euthanasia, Linda, a Pottstown, resident, saw his photo online and fell in love, and with the help of a Georgia rescue, saved […]

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Pawsome pet portraits by tail-ented Pastorius Park neighbor

Pets | November 24th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman Luna, an 11-year-old Golden Retriever, died last May, but her owner John Ingersoll continues to see her smiling face whenever he stands behind the counter of his Evergreen Cheese Shop. “Cassie (Catherine) Frazer came to me two years ago and showed me an oil painting she had done of Bonnie, her Golden. […]

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