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5 Animals Rescued In Dogfighting Raid Being Rehabilitated In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh continues to play a big role in the battle to stop dogfighting rings across the country.

02/01/2014

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Police Investigating After 2 Pit Bulls Found In Dumpster

It was in a dumpster in the city’s Lincoln-Lemington section where a woman said she thought she saw two men dump a body wrapped in what looked like a carpet or a blanket.

10/30/2013

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2 Dog Attacks Investigated In Kittanning

Two separate dog attacks are under investigating in Kittanning, Armstrong County. In one instance, a child was attacked, and in the other, a small dog was killed.

08/07/2013

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Man On Trial For Cruelty To Animals

A local man is on trial for allegedly running a dog-fighting operation.

04/18/2013

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Pit Bull Owners Cited After Dogs Attack Boy

The owners of several dogs in Scott Township were in court Wednesday because one of the animals attacked a little boy last month.

04/17/2013

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Scott Twp. Boy Hospitalized After Being Attacked By Dogs

A 5-year-old Scott Township boy was injured Friday while he and his mother were visiting a friend’s home.

03/22/2013

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Malnourished, Neglected Pit Bulls Rescued From Home

Kathy Hecker with Animal Friends says what she found Tuesday at 213 Sagamore Street is repulsive.

03/19/2013

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Pit Bull Advocates Slam Maryland Court Ruling

The highest state court in Maryland just ruled that pit bulls are so dangerous that the owners of that breed will be automatically responsible for injuries even if there’s no owner negligence involved. So what does that mean for dog owners in Pennsylvania?

05/02/2012

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Lawmakers Working To Strengthen Pa. Laws Against Dog Fighting

There are new details about an alleged dog fighting ring that was broken up by humane agents on Friday night in Wilkinsburg.

02/25/2012

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12 Pit Bull Terriers Seized In Wilkinsburg Raid

Humane agents say they’ve broken up a dog fighting ring in Wilkinsburg. They raided a house in the 1200-block of Bessica Street at about 9 p.m. Friday.

02/25/2012

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Exotic Animals Found After Stowe Twp. Fire

When fire crews arrived at an apartment building in Stowe Township, they found more than just flames.

10/04/2011

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Pit Bulls: Bad Breed Or Bad Rap?

The pit bull attack in Ross Township that left a man injured, and Chihuahua barely alive, has sparked debate about the pit bull breed. Is it simply a dangerous breed? Or do pit bulls get a bad rap?

08/31/2011

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Chihuahua’s Owner Recalls Attack

Heavily sedated, Gidget can barely move her big brown eyes, but this Chihuahua is alive and that’s saying something. “And I have hopes and dreams that she’ll be fine, but I know she’s been through a lot,” Nancy Laspada said.

08/31/2011

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Animal Rescue League Surpasses Adoption Goal

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Animal Rescue League of Western PA is celebrating a record year of adoptions – more than 5,000. “It’s been a lot of hard work for our staff and volunteers here and […]

01/03/2011