Yorkie mix missing from 48th and Hazel (UPDATE: Found!)

Posted on 20 June 2016


UPDATE: The dog has been found.

A yorkie mix (under 10 pounds, smaller than a cat) escaped from a backyard on 48th Street between Hazel and Larchwood on Monday at around 5:10 p.m. It’s possible that someone picked him up as he is not wearing a tag. His name is Truman.

“We are dog sitting for the family while they are out of town and he does not know the area. Please let us know if you hear anything,” writes our reader Joanna.

Please call 434-409-7675 or 703-869-4589 with any information. A reward is being offered for finding the dog.

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PAWS raising money for Grays Ferry shelter renovations

Posted on 12 May 2016

pawsPhilly PAWS, a local pet rescue organization, is raising money for its Grays Ferry location. The Grays Ferry shelter is undergoing a major overhaul that “includes creating a new dog adoption and foster care office, replacing a broken washer with a commercial-grade machine, and replacing old computers and furniture,” according to the PAWS website.

When the renovations are complete, the Grays Ferry location will be able to accommodate a growing staff, serve more adopters, and rescue more homeless pets.

Their goal is to raise $7,500 and they have already raised $5,100 as of 3:45 p.m. on Thursday. Every contribution to this project will be matched thanks to the generosity of two anonymous PAWS donors.

If you want to help, go to this page for more information and to donate.

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Orange tabby cat “Francis” missing after Hazel Ave. fire

Posted on 10 May 2016

The owners of an orange tabby cat, Francis, is making a plea with the community to help them find their pet after he escaped the deadly fire on the 4700 block of Hazel Avenue on May 7. The cat was reportedly spotted outside of the building after the fire, but is now lost. If you find the cat please call Rechelle at 620.719.0816 or Sean at 316.993.0695. Here’s a flier with more information:


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Male husky found near 49th and Baltimore (Update: Owner found!)

Posted on 13 April 2016


This dog was found on Wednesday morning, at around 8 a.m., running north on 49th Street near Baltimore. No collar or tags. He is currently in the area with the person who found him.

If this is your dog or if you have any information about his owners please call Clara at [phone number removed].


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Pitbull/hound mix found near S. Saint Bernard and Florence, now at ACCT

Posted on 30 March 2016


This female pitbull terrier mix was found on Monday night near S. Saint Bernard and Florence. Here’s more information from the person who found her:

We found this nervous little black/dark brown & white pit terrier/hound mix with a pink collar, wandering on the 800 block of [South] Saint Bernard Street (between 49th & 50th just south of Baltimore) on Monday night. We fed her and our neighbors tried to take her in for the night, but she got sick and tried to escape. ACCT picked her up around 11 p.m., and she is still there. She is a young adult, about 30 pounds, is underweight, and she may have had puppies in the past year. If this is your sweet dog, please claim her at ACCT Philly as soon as possible.

The dog’s case number at ACCT is AC72751. ACCT Philly is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., (267) 385-3800.

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Adopt a Cat: Anabel

Posted on 03 March 2016


This week’s featured adoptable cat is Anabel, an adult female medium-sized “tuxedo” cat.

Anabel is a professional cuddler – she can be found on or near you at all times. She doesn’t have many demands, just needs you to cuddle her immediately upon getting home. She will also require the use of your lap, the space by your pillow, and your back or stomach when you lie down.

Anabel2You must regularly scratch the spot between her front legs but not down any further! Also, she must purr in your ear at least ten minutes daily. If you are sad or feeling ill, she’ll find a place near you and stay there until you feel better. Finally, your undivided attention is required, so please don’t bring any other cats around. She plans on returning the favor, as she’ll be following you to any room and sleeping with you every night. But that is all. See? Anabel is not a diva!

Anabel prefers to be in a one-cat home.

She is spayed, FeLV and FIV negative, current with shots, treated for fleas and worms, and is litter box trained.

To adopt this cat please complete and return a PAWS adoption application to or mail it to: PO Box 32078, Philadelphia, PA 19146. The adoption application is available at the Baltimore Pet Shoppe (4532 Baltimore Ave), or online. Please use number A28564499 when applying to adopt this cat.

This cat is being fostered through the partnership of Project MEOW and PAWS. For additional information, contact

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