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Man pleads guilty to 15 charges related to poaching ring

Jan. 19, 2019 9:35 AM EST

STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) — A man implicated in a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring has pleaded guilty to 15 charges related to illegally hunting big game with dogs and leaving the corpses to rot. The Daily News reports 25-year-old William Haynes, of Longview, Washington, pleaded guilty to the charges...

North Carolina man accused of beating puppy with shovel

Jan. 17, 2019 5:48 PM EST

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man who they say beat a puppy to death with a shovel. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a citizen called to say they witnessed the incident on Jan. 9. After an investigation, deputies arrested 49-year-old...

New dog museum unleashed in New York City

Jan. 11, 2019 3:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St. Louis. The collection boasts portraits of royal and presidential pets, artifacts that...

Inmates battling addiction get an unlikely ally: A puppy

Jan. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — Caitlin Hyland's New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring family photos, a few books and a cot. But one thing sets it apart: the cage on the floor for a 10-week-old puppy. Hyland, a 28-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire, who is serving time...

Police dog given Narcan to reverse overdose in Florida

Jan. 10, 2019 1:56 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A police dog working at a Florida port was given medication used to reverse an overdose after he suffered a reaction from sniffing drugs on a passenger. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says the golden retriever, Jake, had seizure-like symptoms and lost motor skills after...

Arkansas dispatchers receive threats after dog shooting

Jan. 10, 2019 1:05 PM EST

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas prosecutor is calling for the public to be patient and stop threatening local dispatchers after a sheriff's deputy shot a Chihuahua dog while responding to a call about an animal attack. The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office received more than 300 calls the day after the...

Review: 'A Dog's Way Home' is saccharine and sentimental

Jan. 10, 2019 12:55 PM EST

How much of a sweet tooth do you have when it comes to movies? It's a question you might want to consider before stepping out for "A Dog's Way Home ," W. Bruce Cameron adaptation of his book about a dog who finds her way back to her owner across 400 miles of Colorado terrain, because this is one sugary...

Man says he accidentally killed girl's puppy with pellet gun

Jan. 10, 2019 5:04 AM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he accidentally killed an 8-year-old girl's puppy when the dog wandered into the path of his pellet gun. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports 19-year-old Johansen Concepcion De La Ros pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty Wednesday. Authorities say Concepcion De La...

Ex-LSU lineman shot by dog in Mississippi has leg amputated

Jan. 9, 2019 7:11 AM EST

EAGLE LAKE, Miss. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mississippi and lost his leg, according to his friend, who says the dog did it. Micah Heckford tells The Clarion Ledger that he and several others were on a duck hunting trip near Eagle Lake when Matt Branch...

Arkansas deputy sheriff fired after shooting, wounding dog

Jan. 7, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff has fired a deputy who shot a small dog in a residential neighborhood. Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals says in a Facebook post that he found no evidence the deputy violated a law or policy when he shot the Chihuahua on Friday near Conway. But the sheriff says the...