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Found Akita shepherd (near 49th and Chester)

Posted on 29 June 2012

This enormous, gorgeous Akita shepherd was found near 49th and Chester. He looked hungry and was given food and water. The SPCA was informed and are on their way. Email Max at octobermax@gmail.com if you know this dog.

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Small black & white dog found near 50th and Hazel

Posted on 25 June 2012

This dog was found near 50th and Hazel on Saturday night. If you have any information, please contact Pauline at 267-761-7872 or 215-430-2620.

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Found two small dogs (47th and Baltimore)

Posted on 24 June 2012

A neighbor found these two dogs loose near 47th and Baltimore. Please email shildebrand@mac.com if you have any information about these dogs or think you know where they belong.

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Long-haired grey cat missing from 44th and Larchwood. Update: Found!

Posted on 16 June 2012

Update (6/18): Bishop is back home! Please see comments.

Update (6/16): Bishop is still missing.

Reader April is looking for her cat – a younger, small, long-haired grey cat, named Bishop. He’s been missing since June 11. He has/had a collar with a little bell on it. He is missing from the area of 44th and Larchwood. Please call 215 510 1798 if you have seen him.

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Adopt-a-Dog: Champ

Posted on 14 June 2012

A neighbor is looking for a permanent home for her foster dog:

“This is Champ, my foster dog. He is a one in a million kind of dog. I have tried to describe here how sweet and cute and goofy he is but you might just have to meet him to find out how special he is!

First off, he is very handsome. He has a giant smushy head and big mitten-paws and a fancy striped coat with a white ring around his neck. There is something about him that makes everyone want to meet him. It takes us forever to go on a walk because so many people want to stop and pet him. He loves the attention but he is polite and gentle. I think he has a lot of potential as a therapy dog. He walks very nicely on leash, right next to your side with a loose leash. Sometimes he wants to stop and look at things but he doesn’t yank the leash or pull ahead of you. Oh, and he is housetrained!

At home, Champ is super calm and mostly sleeps. He is an easy, low energy dog. He is a huge snuggle bug and wants to be in your lap, but he is also fine to chew on a bone or sleep in his crate. He goes into the crate for a treat and he is usually quiet even if there are people or dogs around while he’s in there. He sometimes cries for a minute but he doesn’t keep it up. He comes to work with me and is an angel there. He just plays with his toys, sleeps, or gives my co-workers a stress break. He is goofy and a little foolish and makes everyone laugh and smile when they are around him.

Champ is amazing with other big dogs. My own dog is really picky/bossy with other dogs and he does great around her. He respects corrections from other dogs and doesn’t invade their space, but he still likes to play! I have not had him around small dogs or cats so I am not sure how he feels about them!

Champ is such a pleasure to have as a foster dog. The only things that make him not completely perfect are that he is a chewer (but he responds well to a verbal correction and doesn’t guard anything that he chews, so it’s no big deal), and that he is a picky eater and sometimes needs some encouragement to eat his food. We’re still figuring out what foods he likes to eat. Those are seriously the only things I can find remotely “wrong” with him!

Champ is healthy aside from a mild case of kennel cough that he is recovering from. He is already neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated for the next year.

His stats:
Age: 4
Sex: Male/Neutered
Breed: To me he looks like a mix of Cane Corso, Pit Bull, and maybe American Bulldog. Who knows though!?
Weight: 74 pounds; he should gain 5-10 pounds though.
ACCT Number: A16225742
At the shelter because: He got lost and was rescued by the police and brought to ACCT!”

If you would like to meet Champ please email Natalie at davidna@vet.upenn.edu.

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Found young male cat (40th and Locust)

Posted on 12 June 2012

Found a very friendly young male cat near Locust Walk at 40th and Walnut on Friday, June 8. If you are missing a cat please email foundcat40@hotmail.com with a detailed description or photo if you have one.

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