HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman was rescued from her burning southeastern Michigan home after she refused to leave while trying to save some of her exotic animals, birds, ferrets and other pets.
MARION, Ohio (AP) — A radio station serving U.S. President Warren G. Harding's Ohio hometown says a reward offered by one of its listeners is providing new hope of finding a long lost dog collar stolen from his historic home.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday said it will launch a task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old practice.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona County authorities say a 6-year-old boy has died after being mauled by at least one dog at his grandparents' home in the Las Cruces area.
The boy died Monday shortly after being airlifted to a hospital from the Mesilla Park neighborhood where the mauling occurred, the Sheriff's Office said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Editor’s note: AP is replacing the story about the sale of a Miami mansion once owned by Madonna with this piece, which looks at how the tale of a German shepherd and a trust has long been used as a publicity stunt to dupe reporters.
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Harrington man has been charged with killing his wife and the family dog, Delaware State Police said.
Richard Nelson, 69, called 911 to report that he killed his wife and dog Sunday morning, police said in a news release on Monday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man has been accused of beating another customer over the head with a dog bone during a quarrel over a Las Vegas pet store's mask policy, according to authorities.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said 22-year-old Juan Hamilton was arrested on a warrant after the Nov.
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were trying to identify the owner of two dogs that attacked an animal control officer in the Saginaw area.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to a felony for throwing his ex-girlfriend’s caged miniature poodle in a river.
Davion Simpson, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty in the case and faces possible jail time when he’s sentenced Dec.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines are seeking two people suspected in the fatal shooting a dog that was protecting its owner during a home invasion early Wednesday.
Police said the incident happened around 12:30 a.m.
BOSTON (AP) — First responders would be allowed to treat and transport injured police dogs to veterinary hospitals under a bill that was unanimously approved by the Massachusetts Senate this week.
Nero’s bill was named for the K9 partner of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt.
MAZOMANIE, Wis. (AP) — A woman suspected of stealing a dog from a Mazomanie residence was arrested Sunday and the canine was returned home safely, authorities said.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office says a 13-year-old German shorthaired pointer named Jackson was reported missing Thursday afternoon.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man has been acquitted of illegal trapping charges stemming from an incident that caused a dog's strangulation death and prompted a new state law prohibiting trapping on public land.
KENLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina infant has died after being attacked by a dog, police said.
Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson said in a statement that a pit bull attacked the infant around 5 a.m.
It’s really not that complicated. Kids love dogs. Dogs love kids. Separate them at your peril.
So despite obvious efforts to link the beloved and durable “Clifford” story, about a huge dog and the little girl who loves him, to a bigger and more current message in the CGI-meets-live action “Clifford the Big Red Dog, ” it really isn’t necessary.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The operator of a suburban Chicago kennel where 29 dogs were killed in a fire will spend 20 days in a county jail.
Garrett Mercado’s sentence was announced Tuesday by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of beating a pit bull puppy, stabbing it 50 times and stuffing it into a suitcase while the dog was clinging to life will serve 10 years in prison after admitting to the crime, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A lot of that human-pet bonding during the pandemic is slowly coming to an end as more offices reopen, so what's a lonely dog to do?
Turns out, a lot — and we don't mean an all-day whine, a messy rug delivery or doubling down on destroying the furniture.
Two people were killed Sunday night in a crash when a car headed the wrong way in northbound lanes of Interstate 95 struck another car, according to Virginia State Police.
Authorities responded to the scene of the crash in Prince George County around 10:45 p.m., The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento police dog was stabbed while trying to apprehend a suspect, authorities said Saturday.
The incident occurred Friday night while officers were at a residence to locate a suspect with a warrant for stalking and threats, a Sacramento Police Department statement said.
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A presumed wolf-dog hybrid that escaped its enclosure over the summer in North Carolina has been found dead, officials said.
She was found Monday off state Route 86 near Hillsborough and was believed to be “the last of the free-roaming wolfdogs in our area,” Orange County Animal Services spokeswoman Tenille Fox said.
Chinese celebrity pet shiba inu dog in Beijing sells for US$25,000 in online auction after being abandoned for 7 years
An online celebrity pet dog was sold at over 160,000 yuan (US$25,000) at an auction in China, which was extended for five hours due to huge public interest.
The eight-year-old shiba inu was put up for auction by the Chaoyang District Court in Beijing, northern China, as its owner could not be contacted and had defaulted on fostering costs at a pet training centre, the Southern Metropolis News reported.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Police Department's first therapy dog was originally trained to be a guide dog, but she turned out to be too friendly to focus on helping one person.
Now the department is counting on the Black English Labrador Retriever's outgoing nature to help it break down barriers and start conversations with people in high-crime areas and those wary of the police.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State University veterinary school’s diagnostic lab is providing free COVID-19 testing for dogs and cats in Louisiana through the end of the year, the school said Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer killed a dog and shot a person in the hand when he opened fire as a group of dogs charged at officers late Tuesday, police said.
Officers had responded to a reported disturbance involving “animal destruction” at a residence about 11:45 p.m.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who fatally tortured a Chihuahua puppy and posted a video about it online was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison.
Angel Ramos-Corrales, 19, of Riverside was sentenced for a February assault during which he brutalized his 4-month-old puppy named Canelo, breaking its skull and ribs, according to a statement from the U.S.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Cryptocurrency has officially gone to the dogs.
The recent trading frenzy over a digital token called Shiba Inu — commonly billed as a “meme” or joke coin — has vaulted the canine-themed cryptocurrency into the top ten most valuable digital assets by market value, hitting $40 billion and surpassing its cousin and apparent inspiration, Dogecoin.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A trident of snow-marbled summits straddles the low-slung stretch of the Continental Divide at Marias Pass, commanding the attention of rubbernecking motorists skirting the southern boundary of Glacier National Park.
DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who ran a dog fighting facility has been sentenced to serve nearly four years in federal prison, prosecutors said.
James Lampkin, 44, also known as “Pookie,” had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Animal Welfare Act.
WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Somebody who ain't nothin' but a hound dog has made off with an Elvis Presley bust from a Central Illinois saloon.
The Peoria Journal Star reports that the theft of the King of Rock n' Roll from atop the bar of Jimmy's Bar in West Peoria happened sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
SETAUKET, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a bulldog on Long Island early Wedensday after three people said it had attacked them in their home, police said.
Suffolk County police told Newsday that a Setauket resident called 911 at 12:30 a.m.
MATTHEWS, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman was killed by a pit bull that attacked her after she fell from a chair while holding her 3-year-old granddaughter, authorities said.
Kathleen Bertram, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday after the dog attacked her in her son's home in the Grant County town of Matthews, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck several sled dogs on a recreational trail in Itasca County, putting a likely end to their racing days.
The dogs were hit by a vehicle on the Circle T Snowmobile Trail last Saturday evening while training.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri on Tuesday removed nearly 100 dogs, including several puppies, from a southwestern Missouri facility, alleging the dogs suffered from severe neglect.
WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Ruby the K-9 officer for Kansas game wardens may be pushing 10 years of old, but her sniffer works just fine. That was evident earlier this month when Ruby played a key role in tracking down a man wanted by police in the south-central Kansas town of Wellington.
KODAK, Tenn. (AP) — A dog in Tennessee fatally attacked an infant and was later killed by police when it acted aggressively toward first responders, officials said.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After more than 100 dogs were found living inside an Eastern Shore home, the Virginia Beach SPCA said it has received 45 of those dogs.
The group said in a social media post that it will keep most of the 45 dogs it received on Saturday, but some will go to other rescue organizations, news outlets reported.
NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family.
She and her husband, Steve, had recently lost their 21-year-old daughter in a car accident.
KERHONKSON, N.Y. (AP) — A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty, parks officials said Wednesday.
DYER, Ind. (AP) — Communities across Northwest Indiana are considering humane pet store policies that ban the sale of pets raised at puppy and kitten mills.
California on Saturday enacted a law aimed at phasing out one of the nation's large canine blood banks and the practice of keeping dogs in facilities while their blood is drawn.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law to let veterinarians run community blood banks where residents can take their pets to donate blood and that can sell and transfer the blood supplies to clinics that need it.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting an Albuquerque man after first wounding the man's service dog has been arrested in Gallup, Albuquerque police said Saturday.
Gallup police aided by state police arrested Xavier Marquez, 22, on Friday on a homicide warrant in the Sept.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida veterinarian has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for sexually abusing dogs, posting bestiality videos online and collecting child pornography.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for their roles in an interstate dog fighting network operating in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A woman who drowned a 10-week-old puppy that was found submerged and in a weighted cage in a northern New Jersey pond two years ago has been sentenced to six months in jail.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A woman from Washington state suffered burns from her shoulders to her feet when she tried to rescue her dog from a Yellowstone National Park hot spring.
Park rangers and firefighters cared for the 20-year-old woman before she was taken to the burn unit at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, park officials said in a statement Tuesday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A toddler has died after she was mauled by a dog at a relative's home, authorities said.
The mauling occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday in Akron.
Authorities said a man and a woman became involved in an altercation at the home, and at least one of two dogs there became agitated as the dispute continued.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The operator of a suburban Chicago kennel where 29 dogs were killed in a 2019 fire has been convicted of charges of animal cruelty and violation of owner’s duties.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city said they were looking for a shooter who killed a neighbor and wounded his dog while they were out for a walk.
Shawn Lynch, 34, was walking his pit bull, Yessenia, last week when a neighbor with a history of violence yelled at him from a parked SUV, accusing him of looking at him the wrong way, according to an arrest warrant that Albuquerque police issued for the suspect this week.