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Dogs banned from Chicago firehouses after fatal attack

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dogs have been banned from Chicago firehouses after one ran free, fatally attacking a family dog that was being walked near the station, officials said Tuesday. The Chicago Fire Department says an overhead door was being repaired at a West Englewood fire...

Man arrested in California after 16 dogs found in his SUV

Apr. 13, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested in Northern California after 16 dogs were found inside his SUV, some of them dead, authorities said. A report about a suspicious vehicle on Friday sent El Dorado County sheriff's deputies to Bridal Veil Falls, a rural...

Landlord accused of discrimination in support dog lawsuit

Apr. 12, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A landlord has been accused of discriminating against a tenant by not allowing her to house an emotional support dog for her anxiety and depression, the U.S. attorney's office said in a lawsuit. The complaint filed Friday in New Hampshire accuses...

Major training: Biden dog gets help adjusting to White House

Apr. 12, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dog Major will get professional help adjusting to the White House after a pair of biting incidents last month. Private training for the 3-year-old German shepherd will be conducted “off-site” — not...

Video shows dog attacking horse carriage in North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

WAXHAW, N.C. (AP) — The driver of a horse-drawn carriage in North Carolina is being credited with helping steer the horse and passengers to safety after a dog repeatedly attacked the animal as it was pulling the cart. Bridger Medlin, the owner of the carriage ride...

Four charged in federal court in dog fighting operation

Apr. 05, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four men have been charged with conspiracy in connection with alleged dog fighting operations, according to federal prosecutors in Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Richmond said Carlos L. Harvey of King George; Chester A. Moody Jr. of Glenn...

Tragedy to therapy: Dog honors late graduate of high school

Apr. 05, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Union Grove High School’s newest resource for combatting student depression and anxiety is a furry little critter who specializes in unconditional love. The school has acquired a therapy dog to keep on campus for comforting students who are...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

Apr. 05, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to try something new in Washington. ...

Woman gets jail for dragging puppy to death

Apr. 04, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Brookfield woman will spend a year in jail after she dragged a puppy to its death. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that 48-year-old Rebecca Schroederus was sentenced in Waukesha County court on March 24. She also...

30 dogs were abandoned at Reno-area park in last 2 weeks

Apr. 04, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen dogs were abandoned at Sun Valley Regional Park in the last two weeks. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone involved in the incidents. Washoe County Regional...