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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, Thomas Waerner, of Norway, celebrates in Nome, Alaska, his win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Waerner is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win

May. 24, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The...

This photo released by the Idaho State Police shows wreckage after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near the town of Shelley, Idaho, Friday, May 15, 2020. Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed Friday in eastern Idaho. (Idaho State Police via AP)

2 people, 14 dogs killed in crash on Idaho interstate

May. 15, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed in eastern Idaho. They say the truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident reported early Friday on Interstate 15 near Shelley. The driver and a...

Coroner: French bulldog fatally mauls suburban Chicago woman

May. 13, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

INGLESIDE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who recently adopted a French bulldog that had been bred to fight was fatally mauled by the dog over the weekend, a coroner said. A friend found Lisa Urso unresponsive on the patio behind her Ingleside, Illinois, home on Saturday evening. Investigators...

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 photo provided by the Slidell Police Department, Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal pets Rubyjean after the dog was found by police in Slidell, La. Police in Louisiana said a man was recorded on a doorbell camera choking the dog, belonging to his estranged girlfriend.  Slidell police said Shane Michael Mitchell stole Rubyjean and choked her after arguing with the woman on Sunday, May 10.  Mitchell was jailed on animal cruelty charges and the dog was returned to its owner. ( Slidell Police Department via AP)

Police: Man caught on camera choking ex-girlfriend's dog

May. 13, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was recorded on a doorbell camera choking his estranged girlfriend's dog, police said. Shane Michael Mitchell stole the dog, Rubyjean, and choked her on Sunday after arguing with his estranged girlfriend, Slidell police said in a news release. They sent undercover...

Kara Winger uses a cable system to simulate throwing a javelin as she trains outside her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels on this cable. It’s just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She throws a metal pipe along the angled cable to simulate javelin tosses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Cable ready: US javelin standout making most of home setup

May. 8, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels available on this cable, though. It’s just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She throws a metal...

Dog walker finds nails in hot dog pieces scattered on lawns

May. 7, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A dog walker found nails in cut-up pieces of hot dogs scattered across some lawns in Rhode Island, police said. The dog walker found the bits of hot dogs on several lawns along one street in Newport on Monday, police said. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

In this photo taken on Monday, April 27, 2020, volunteer Nadezhda Minyaeva, wearing a face mask and gloves to protect from coronavirus, takes Russian pensioner Margarita Donchenko's dog Sopha for a walk in a courtyard outside the apartment building in Moscow, Russia. In an effort to observe social distancing, the pensioner ties the dog's leash to the door handle, closes the door, after which Nadezhda unties the leash and takes the dog for a walk. Donchenko knows how much attention a dog needs and she is glad that when she can't give her fluffy little black-and-white pooch what she needs, there's volunteer Nadezhda Minyaeva to show up once a day for a walk. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Amid Moscow lockdown, some dogs find new homes and friends

May. 4, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Stuck at home during Moscow's coronavirus lockdown, Alexandra Novatova opted to use a delivery service — a big decision, because she was ordering more than a pizza or a shipment of toilet paper. She got a dog brought to her door. She chose the mutt, a shepherd mix with a scythe-like...

Kentucky police find dead dogs and cats in shelter's freezer

May. 4, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

WEBBVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police seized 90 dogs from a no-kill animal shelter in Kentucky due to its allegedly poor conditions, and charged its owner after dead cats and dogs were found in the facility’s freezer. The dogs were taken Saturday because of “poor living conditions” at the...

FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Harbor, an 8-week old Labrador retriever, takes a nap during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters in New York. America’s dogs are having their day as the coronavirus keeps many people at home more with their pets and is spurring so much adoption and fostering that some shelters’ kennels have emptied.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

In a US now in puppy love, Labs still tops, but corgis rise

May. 1, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — America's dogs are having their day as the coronavirus keeps many people at home more with their pets and spurs so much adoption and fostering that some shelters' kennels have emptied. But while much is changing for people and pooches around the country, here’s something holding as...

Reward offered after pets, wildlife poisoned in Wisconsin

Apr. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of someone who is poisoning pets and wildlife in northern Wisconsin. Four dogs have died in the past month in Forest County. Testing on two of the pets, a 4-year-old yellow Labrador...