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Adoption

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New Bill Could Open Adoption Records In Pa.

Since 1985, Pennsylvania has closed adoption records to adoptees, but a a new bill introduced by State Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff would allow adoptees to obtain a copy of their original birth certificates.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/30/2013

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Gay Couple Uses Adoption To Gain Benefits

Two Pittsburgh men who have been in a relationship for more than 40 years found a unique way to get around state law that prohibits benefits for same-sex couples.

06/29/2013

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American Academy Of Pediatrics Supports Gay Couple Adoption

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports gay couples adopting children.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/26/2013

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Couple Accused Of Abuse Waive Case To Trial

A local couple, accused of abusing their adopted children, went before a judge on Thursday.

01/17/2013

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Dog Found In Trash Can Fully Recovered & Looking For Good Home

Oscar the dog was found locked in a trash, tortured and left for dead, last month in Pittsburgh’s Garfield section, but the Animal Rescue League took him in to nurse him back to health.

09/14/2012

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Woman Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty After Horses Found In Poor Health

A local woman was convicted Thursday in the abuse of more than a half dozen horses, which were left dirty and starving last month. The horses are doing much better after spending more than a month at a quarantine site in Westmoreland County.

06/28/2012

Second Chance Equine Association

Eight horses are doing much better after being rescued from a Butler County barn last month.

06/28/2012

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

There is no room at the inn at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.

06/14/2012

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Humane Society’s North Side Facility Overrun With Dogs

There is no room at the inn at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. The North Side facility is overrun with dogs and the agency needs your help.

06/14/2012

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Final 3 Haitian Orphans Brought To Pittsburgh After Earthquake Adopted

It’s been two years since the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti. Hundreds of orphans there were left with nothing. Dozens of those children were brought here to Pittsburgh for a new life, and today, the last three adoptions were finalized.

03/22/2012

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Valencia Family Adopts Arabian Mare, Foal

Last week, 32 Arabian horses were up for adoption at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, but within a day, they all had homes.

03/09/2012

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New Poll On Pet Euthanizing Discussed

KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks to Jolene Miklas, director of communications for Animal Friends.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/05/2012

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Local Humane Society Filled With Pets Needing Homes

It’s crisis mode for the staff and volunteers at the Western PA Humane Society. Their North Side shelter is overrun, spilling into the hallways with not stray animals, but owner-surrendered pets.

09/21/2011

Western PA Humane Society

To learn more information about adopting a pet, visit the Humane Society’s website, wpahumane.com.

09/21/2011

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