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97 dogs removed from facility in southwestern Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri on Tuesday removed nearly 100 dogs, including several puppies, from a southwestern Missouri facility, alleging the dogs suffered from severe neglect. The St. Louis-based Humane Society said in a news release that 97 dogs...

Dog helps lead game warden to suspect at Kansas lake

Oct. 19, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Ruby the K-9 officer for Kansas game wardens may be pushing 10 years of old, but her sniffer works just fine. That was evident earlier this month when Ruby played a key role in tracking down a man wanted by police in the south-central Kansas town of Wellington. ...

Dog attacks, kills 6-month-old Tennessee baby

Oct. 19, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) — A dog in Tennessee fatally attacked an infant and was later killed by police when it acted aggressively toward first responders, officials said. The large family dog killed the 6-month-old baby Sunday evening at a home in Kodak and attacked another...

More than 100 dogs found in home, SPCA caring for dozens

Oct. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After more than 100 dogs were found living inside an Eastern Shore home, the Virginia Beach SPCA said it has received 45 of those dogs. The group said in a social media post that it will keep most of the 45 dogs it received on Saturday, but...

Some of Wisconsin's wild turkeys loving life in suburbs

Oct. 18, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin’s greatest wildlife management success stories has been the restoration of turkeys in the state, according to the Department of Natural Resources. But the large wild bird isn’t sticking to rural wooded expanses. ...

Honored service dog helps Army veteran with PTSD, isolation

Oct. 18, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A unique partnership was formed in 2017 when a 3-year-old service dog chose a New Salem Army veteran to be his human. JJ, a black Labrador, was the eighth Service Dogs of America candidate to greet Jared Bollom. JJ’s brother was the seventh, but...

Animal shelters in SC swamped with strays, surrendered pets

Oct. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Not all pandemic victims walk on two legs. Four-legged victims are flooding area animal shelters. The impact goes beyond finding homes for dogs. Staff at shelters in Abbeville and Greenwood are squeezed for time to work with animals to assure they...

Illinois police dog comforts grieving after loss of handler

Oct. 16, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — As he approaches his annual employee evaluation, Winston has a lock on “exceeds expectations.” Consider that since December, the chocolate Labrador had to graduate from therapy-dog school, relocate from balmy Florida to chilly Champaign County,...

A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home

Oct. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. She and her husband, Steve, had recently lost their 21-year-old daughter in a car accident. Soon after, their other child...

Lucky Dog! Pooch trapped in crevice 5 days rescued, unharmed

Oct. 13, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

KERHONKSON, N.Y. (AP) — A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty, parks officials said Wednesday. While the 12-year-old dog, Liza, went days without...