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12:59 PM / Tuesday December 6, 2022

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Fur Babies Rule! Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats

May 20, 2022

BPT You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers, and nursing homes to help alleviate stress and provide comfort in times of need. But did you know that time spent with therapy cats provides scientifically proven emotional benefits as well? A white paper by Pet Partners found that therapy animals have been…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties authorize creation of passenger rail authority

May 6, 2022

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline have approved the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority, completing the approval of the Authority by the Commissioners from Berks and Montgomery Counties.   The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) will oversee and implement the restoration of passenger rail service between Reading…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Montco sponsored household hazardous waste collection events begin

May 6, 2022

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Montgomery County sponsored household hazardous waste collection events began on April 30. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is required.  No televisions, electronics or appliances are accepted at these chemical collections. Businesses and contractors will be turned away from these residential events. Visit: www.montcopa.org/774/Accepted-Hazardous-Household-Waste-Items for a list of acceptable and…

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Finding their ‘fur-ever’ home — Dodger

April 29, 2022

At 9-years-old, Dodger has seemingly had a “ruff” life. Nearly two months ago, this sweet senior was found walking along Kensington and East Allegheny Avenues. A Good Samaritan got out of their car and Dodger immediately approached – he was so excited and wiggly to see them.  Maybe Dodger was so happy because he knew…

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Keeping pets safe in the garden

April 29, 2022

FAMILY FEATURES If you have pets that enjoy spending time outdoors, it’s important to make sure your yard is a safe place for them to be. Consider these hazards that can negatively impact the well-being of your furry friends. Poisonous plants – Some common plants can be dangerous for animals, causing anything from mild oral…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County awarded grants to support crisis services and student assistance programs

April 1, 2022

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Early Intervention (MH/DD/EI) has announced the award of two Community Mental Health Services Block Grants. The funds will go toward bolstering crisis services and student assistance programs in Montgomery County. In partnership with the HHS…

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Fur Babies rule! Five ways to show your pet some extra love

March 18, 2022

BPT  Your pets are part of your family, and you would do just about anything for them. From the tail wags and face licks to the head bumps and purr fests, your pets show their unconditional love in many ways, every single day. If you’re looking for ways to reciprocate, consider the following tips for…

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Fur Babies Rule! Six tips to keep pets safe and warm this winter

February 17, 2022

FAMILY FEATURES Just as people prepare their homes, cars and families for extreme temperatures and weather events of winter, it’s important to remember pets’ needs this time of year. As cold weather sets in, Dr. Jennifer Freeman, DVM, resident veterinarian at PetSmart, shares these tips to prepare and ensure your pets are warm and happy…

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