Ellwood City Back Yard Bird Watchers, Nature Lovers

Ellwood City back yard bird watchers and nature lovers – there is a Facebook group you’re invited to, called Bird Watchers of Western PA and Eastern Ohio that would love to hear your stories and see your pictures! The group was created several months ago and although it has had a slow start, Admin Susan Ansell Provan says they’re already looking to expand. “[We] would even love to start a neighborhood club if anyone is interested,” she said. Anyone who would like to be part of a neighborhood club may contact her through the Facebook group. Ellwood City boasts a…

VIDEO: Blue Jeans Celebrates Fifth Birthday at Living Treasures

Today, a crowd of zoo-goers wished Blue Jeans, one of the giraffes at Living Treasures Moraine, a Happy Birthday and presented her a birthday treat. Living Treasures is known for their exotic animal encounters and occasional events like this; they recently celebrated their “Christmas in July” event where the animals received Christmas-themed treats and activities throughout the day. Join the birthday celebration and wish Blue Jeans a happy birthday today at the park, which will be open until 8p.m. this evening. The zoo’s official Facebook page uploaded a video of the festivities:

Gov. Wolf, Boston Terrier Sign Bill for Stricter Animal Cruelty Laws

HARRISBURG – Yesterday Gov. Tom Wolf and a Boston Terrier named Libre, signed the Libre’s Law Bill – strengthening Pennsylvania’s laws and punishments against animal abuse and neglect. Next to Wolf’s signature lies a tiny paw print belonging to a once neglected Boston Terrier, Libre, named by his rescuer meaning “freedom” in Spanish. In July 2016, Libre was found as a three-month-old puppy clinging to life in the summer heat, dehydrated, emaciated and suffering from severe mange with maggots eating his rotting flesh, he was disposed of and neglected by an Amish puppy mill farmer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His rescuer,…