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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...

Colorado bill would prohibit traveling animal show

Apr. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers moved closer to passing a bill that would prohibit using certain animals in traveling performances like circuses, facing opposition from livestock and rodeo groups who claim the measure threatens their livelihood and support from animal rights organizations....

Nursing homes fight isolation in lockdown with furry robots

Apr. 04, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

EAST JORDAN, Mich. (AP) — Mary Ecker is one of about 100 elders who live at Grandvue Medical Care Facility, a county-owned nursing home a few blocks from the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. Outgoing and naturally optimistic, Ecker has lived at Grandvue for 16 years....

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 31, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ March 30 The Kingsport Times-News on smoking in city playgrounds and parks: Smokers don’t carry ashtrays, and most cigarette butts they discard outdoors will...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Mar. 30, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. March 28, 2021. Editorial: Indiana’s governor has advice, not an order, on masks. Will anyone listen? Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb doesn’t seem comfortable with his own decision. On one hand, he announced that...

Westminster dog show won't have spectators due to virus

Mar. 29, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — America's top dogs won't have their pack of fans on hand at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The club announced Monday that spectators and vendors won't be allowed this year because of coronavirus limitations. No tickets will be sold. ...

Deadly rabbit disease reported for first time in Idaho

Mar. 29, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a contagious disease that kills rabbits has been detected for the first time in Idaho. Two dead jackrabbits near the Boise Airport were confirmed to have tested positive for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, or RHD, on Thursday night, Boise...

Cook County pet owners warned that coyotes are out and about

Mar. 27, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It is the time of year that coyotes are out and about looking for other coyotes to mate with and animal control officials want pet owners to know that it's also a time when coyotes enjoy snacking on dogs and cats. In a news release, the Cook County...

Poland plans pensions for dogs, horses in state employment

Mar. 27, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — They locate survivors in collapsed buildings, track down fugitives, foil drugs and explosives smugglers and help control rowdy crowds. All in exchange for food and lodging — and an occasional pat on the head. But when retirement time comes, state...

Police believe woman fell into icy New Hampshire lake

Mar. 26, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — The body of a Massachusetts woman who's been missing for two weeks was found in a New Hampshire lake Friday, and police believe she had fallen through the ice while walking her dog. With the ice melting, crews went back to Ossipee Lake to look for...