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Reptile invasion: Florida agency encourages killing iguanas

Jul. 3, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill them. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says people should exterminate the large green lizards on their properties as...

Pet owners have some tools to fight veterinary sticker shock

Jul. 3, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

That cuddly new puppy can be pretty intimidating if pet owners consider the veterinary bills it might produce. A pet's torn knee ligaments or a broken leg that needs surgery could cost a few thousand dollars. Even stitches to close a bite wound after a scrap with another dog can cost several hundred dollars....

Beagles sniff out snails in luggage at Atlanta airport

Jun. 29, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two dogs, part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's "beagle brigade," sniffed out two Giant African Snails in the luggage of a passenger arriving at Atlanta's airport from Nigeria. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the beagles, named Candie and Chipper, were alerted to the...

Governor signs $34 billion 'divided government' budget

Jun. 28, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed a $34 billion compromise budget Friday after lawmakers wrapped up the week with a flurry of votes on hundreds of pages of legislation that in some cases drew angry protests from his fellow Democrats. Fueled by strong tax collections, the budget boosts aid to...

Some of nearly 200 rescued dogs almost ready for adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's property are recovering well, and some will be available for adoption as soon as Saturday, according to a veterinarian facility. The dogs were removed from a property in western New Jersey on Tuesday because of...

The Latest: Dogs seized from breeder's home nearing adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The New Jersey animal shelter where nearly 200 dogs were taken after being rescued from a former breeder's home says the dogs are recovering well and that some will...

Russian fire teams save 300 cats from burning animal shelter

Jun. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter. The Emergencies Ministry said its team quickly responded to Friday's fire on St. Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island, evacuating 300 cats and seven dogs from the...

Dog who got forever home thanks to a hospice dies of cancer

Jun. 13, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — A rescued English bulldog mix named Lola who got her forever home thanks to a New York hospice has died of cancer. Hospice Buffalo confirmed Lola's passing to WGRZ , which featured her story when workers at the facility took her in last November from a group called Joyful Rescues....

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

Jun. 6, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When dog owners go through a stressful period, they're not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs, scientists report in a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports....

Amazon says drones will be making deliveries in 'months'

Jun. 5, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to use self-piloted drones to deliver packages to shoppers' home in the coming months. The online shopping giant did not give exact timing or say where the drones will be making deliveries. Amazon said its new drones use computer vision and machine...