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Animal rights groups sue Iowa over its latest ag-gag law

Apr. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Animal rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a new Iowa law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms, a measure the Legislature approved just weeks after a federal judge struck down a similar law. The latest bill was...

Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals

Apr. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the same poison appears to have killed three family dogs and several wild animals since December in northern Wisconsin. State officials say the dog deaths happened in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence counties. Investigators are conducting lab tests to determine the type...

Colorado dog reunited with Florida family after 2017 theft

Apr. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy. Animal charity organization Wings of Rescue says the German Shepherd named Cedar was covered with snow in a rural Colorado ditch, apparently...

NC Woman: Dog show reserved handicapped spaces for judges

Apr. 18, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A disabled North Carolina woman says more than 20 handicapped parking spots near the Raleigh Kennel Club Dog Show were reserved for judges, forcing her to walk over a quarter mile. Raina Jones tells WRAL-TV that trash bags covered the accessibility signs and notes labeled them for show...

UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 9-year-old boy

Apr. 14, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A dog owner in Britain is being investigated for manslaughter after her pet mauled to death a 9-year-old boy at an English vacation park. Police said Sunday the woman has been released but is under investigation for manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. She has not been...

Serbia griffon vulture flown back home from Turkey

Apr. 12, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Months after it flew as far away as Turkey's border with Syria, a griffon vulture from Serbia has come home. The one-year-old female bird named Dobrila from the central Serbian nature reserve of Uvac was flown home Friday in a joint effort by Serbia and Turkey. It is not clear why...

Allergy concerns end shelter-dogs-in-courthouse policy

Apr. 12, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Shelter dogs hoping to find families had been allowed to visit a Tennessee courthouse, but the pooches aren't allowed in anymore due to allergy worries. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Hamilton County commissioners reversed their decision to let shelter dogs from McKamey...

K-9 pup renamed after original name tied to Nazi general

Apr. 5, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's office has renamed its newest bloodhound after its original name was linked to a leading general in Nazi Germany. The Lake County Sheriff's Office posted the dog's photo on Twitter and Facebook early Friday. But the comments quickly changed from "cute" and...

A rescued puppy named Apple marks relocation milestone

Apr. 5, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

A floppy-eared puppy named Apple has a new home in New York, courtesy of an animal protection group and an overcrowded shelter in Mississippi. Two weeks after being rescued from the streets of Starkville, Mississippi, Apple arrived in New York City on Thursday as the 100,000th homeless animal relocated by the...

Dogs implicated in killing of 41 sheep at Oregon farm

Apr. 5, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State wildlife officials say dogs killed 41 ewes and newborn lambs at a farm in western Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon State Police have launched an investigation after the dead sheep were discovered Tuesday at the farm near Eugene. State Department of Fish and...