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This photo, provided by Lollypop Farm shelter, shows one of the 97 cats rescued from a house fire in Perinton, NY, outside Rochester, NY, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Many of the cats suffered smoke inhalation, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester said, and it wasn't clear whether all of them would survive. (Paige Engard/Courtesy Lollypop Farm via AP)

Humane Society: 97 cats survive house fire; some injured

Jan. 15, 2021 9:28 PM EST

PERINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York, according to an animal protection group. The Lollypop Farm shelter had been told as many as 70 cats lived in the Perinton home when it caught fire. But its workers had rescued 97 cats as of late...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2018 file photo hows a store sign at a Petco store in Chicago.  Petco, the San Diego-based pet store chain, went public again Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 hoping to bank on people’s obsession with their furry friends.  Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, rose 66% to $29.89 in afternoon trading, valuing the company at more than $6 billion.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Petco goes public again as spending on dogs and cats soars

Jan. 14, 2021 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Petco, the pet store chain, went public again Thursday, hoping to cash in on people's obsessions with their furry pets. Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, soared 63% to close at $29.40, valuing the company at more than $6 billion. It raised $864 million after selling 48...

New Mexico wildlife officer charged in decapitated cat case

Jan. 14, 2021 5:26 PM EST

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A wildlife officer in New Mexico has been arrested after police say he allegedly decapitated a 9-week-old gray kitten at his home in Bloomfield, authorities said. Jicarilla Apache Game & Fish employee Joseph Weaver, 40, was arrested on a fourth-degree felony charge of extreme...

This Dec. 31, 2020 photo provided by Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara County shows Patches who had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, and believed killed along with her owner in the Montecito debris flow disaster is seen at the Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Patches a calico was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity. (Jillian Title/Animal Shelter Assistance Program via AP)

Missing cat turns up 3 years after California disaster

Jan. 12, 2021 7:24 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later. The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity....

In this photo made Monday, March 2, 2020, Danielle Moore poses for photos with Kana and also paintings of the pet Australian cattle dog in Dallas. In the dog-eat-dog world of online shopping, Chewy has an unusual plan to fend off Amazon: turning pets into works of art. The online pet shop surprises customers with oil paintings of their furry friends, a move the company says wins them customers for life. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Chewy sends pet paintings to keep customers from straying

Jan. 1, 2021 8:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Danielle Schwartz didn’t ask for an oil painting of her cat. But she loves the portrait of Stinky that hangs in her upstate New York home, a surprise gift from an unlikely place: an online pet store. It's one of the more than 1,000 free paintings that Chewy sends to select customers...

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One Good Thing: Midnight Cafeteria feeds Taipei's stray cats

Jan. 1, 2021 12:05 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pipi already dines well. The plump, black-and-white street cat lives near a night market in a neighborhood of Taiwan's capital where volunteers have fed and taken care of strays for years. But Pipi and his fellow street cats got an upgrade of their dining situation recently with the...

In this photo provided by Kate Hilts, Ross Hettervig, left, and Kate Hilts pose for a photo with their cat, Potato, on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Veterinarians and owners report some pets are being medicated for anxiety, and others are being put on diets because of too many treats and not enough exercise in parks that humans may be avoiding because of virus concerns. Hilts says her cat, a rescue who joined their household in March 2019, always seemed to enjoy attention from strangers but now hides from visitors. (Kate Hilts via AP)

Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

Dec. 31, 2020 1:56 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Olivia Hinerfeld's dog Lincoln and Kate Hilts' cat Potato have something in common: They both like to interrupt Zoom calls as their owners work from home. “Sometimes it's better to preemptively put him on your lap so he can fall asleep," says Hilts, a digital consultant in the...

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, file provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, his doctor said. (Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP)

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

Dec. 1, 2020 12:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot. As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House...

Police: Man killed dad's cat with frying pan on Thanksgiving

Nov. 28, 2020 5:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have arrested a man accused of killing his father's cat with a frying pan on Thanksgiving — a day after he was released on bail for a separate incident. The Bangor Daily News reports that 43-year-old Ryan T. Carleton faces new charges including animal cruelty...