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Missouri man accused of mutilating cat at restaurant

Oct. 23, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of mutilating a cat in a fast-food restaurant restroom is facing animal abuse and property damage charges. WDAF-TV reports that court documents show 19-year-old Tanner Maggard had worked at an Arby's in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit but was fired in...

Reading to cats, walking dogs: 5 ways to help at a shelter

Oct. 1, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — While your local pound works to find forever homes for many cats, dogs and other animals, volunteering is an easy way to improve their lives while they wait. Becoming a volunteer generally starts with an application. You can choose the kinds of activities that interest you, whether that's...

Animal rescue operators charged after 150 dead dogs found

Sep. 25, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on property in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions, law enforcement said. Tiffany and Steven...

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions. The bird population in the United States and Canada was probably...

Oregon bans trapping of rare, cat-like Humboldt marten

Sep. 16, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cat-like creature in Oregon's coastal forests that's so rare it was once thought to be extinct can no longer be hunted, trapped or collected as roadkill under new rules that could go into effect as soon as next week, officials said Monday. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission...