Hill ‘manic menace’ bullies bulldozers, bikers, trucks

Pets | July 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rod Bartchy Our seven-year-old daughter, Suzanna, wanted a dog. Hey, we all did. The result was Cassie, an innocent little border collie puppy. But was the innocence a scam? She gnawed at the metal partitions in her crate. She nipped at my daughter’s heels with sharp puppy teeth, relentlessly herding her, in tears, into […]

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Sterilize all pets! Help solve the overpopulation crisis

Pets | July 7th, 2018 | 5 Comments

by Brenda Malinics Most people do not realize the staggering problem of overpopulation of stray and feral dogs and cats in Philadelphia. A “feral” cat is unsterilized, unsocialized and fearful of humans, the result of abandonment or loss by its owners. As an animal advocate who has rescued thousands of animals, I cannot emphasize enough […]

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Cat adoptions, July 5

Pets | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

CHEVRON’S MOTOR PURRS: Chevron is a four-month-old male with Abyssian like brown and white fur. He comes with his brother, Crier, who would not pose for the photo. They are tested, fully vetted and ready to spice up their furever home. Meet them Sunday at Petapalooza (Bone Appetite location). Contact Brendascatrescue.com at 215-872-1636.   TESSIE […]

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Tell-tail signs of pet heart disease

Pets | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Dr. Edward Aller Unfortunately, similar to humans, as our pets age, so do their hearts. Signs can be different between species and may present differently for each individual; however, there are some telltale signs that you may see and that should throw up a red flag. During yearly/bi-yearly exams, a veterinarian will auscultate (listen […]

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Cat adoptions, June 28

Pets | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

HIS CARETAKER DIED: Sasha is a 10-year-old male whose human friend and caretaker died unexpectedly last week. Ms. Jeanne fed 30 cats, most of whom are friendly, in a depressed part of the city. Brenda was tested negative, is neutered and vaccinated. Please contact 215-872-1636 or BrendasCatRescue.org if you can adopt or foster Sasha or […]

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Kirby deserves a ‘barkalaureate’ degree: Fishy Hill-based business offers unique ‘op-paw-tunity’

Local Life, Pets | June 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Northwest Philadelphia is filled with environmentally conscious people who believe in the importance of recycling and practice what they preach. But while we may recycle cans, bottles, newspapers, etc., Jennifer Kirby, 35, who lived in an apartment in East Falls for four years before buying a home in Chestnut Hill in 2014, […]

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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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