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Nearly 170 neglected dogs seized from Iowa puppy mill

Nov. 12, 2018 2:06 PM EST

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Officials say nearly 170 dogs showing signs of neglect in filthy kennels have been seized from an overcrowded puppy mill in northern Iowa. A news release on the Worth County Sheriff's Office website says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the animals...

S. Korea sends tangerines to North in return for mushrooms

Nov. 12, 2018 4:15 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has airlifted 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea in return for shipments of pine mushrooms by the North in September, officials said Monday. South Korean military planes flew to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Sunday and Monday to deliver the fruit from the...

Harrowing escapes, heartbreaking loss in Northern California

Nov. 11, 2018 6:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — In the days since a ferocious, wind-whipped wildfire began tearing through this Northern California town, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods despite mandatory evacuation orders found cars incinerated and homes...

Are Oregon's cougars being overhunted? Experts disagree

Nov. 11, 2018 3:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fatal cougar attack has reignited debates over hound hunting and cougar management in Oregon. Groups of Oregonians, particularly hound hunters, say that Oregon's cougar population is growing out of control. Cougar advocates, on the other hand, say that Oregon is over-hunting...

Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

Nov. 10, 2018 11:14 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons and even a baboon all were a vital — and for decades overlooked — part of the...

Florida voters choose to phase out greyhound racing by 2021

Nov. 8, 2018 2:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters decided to phase out greyhound racing in the state by 2021, meaning thousands of dogs will soon need new homes. The state voted 69 to 31 percent Tuesday to pass Amendment 13, which bans the sport beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. It is an overwhelming defeat for an...

Florida women accused of stealing Vietnam vet's service dog

Nov. 8, 2018 12:46 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida women are accused of stealing a service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran. Osceola County Sheriff's officials say in a news release that the victim was at Old Town near Orlando on Oct. 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs when a woman started an altercation with...

Macedonia pledges action after girl drowns fleeing dog pack

Nov. 6, 2018 3:23 PM EST

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has pledged to revise legislation on stray animals after a teenage girl drowned in a river while trying to escape a pack of feral dogs. Police say the dogs went after the girl on Monday in a public park in the city of Gostivar. The 17-year-old's body was...

China city curbs dog walking, bans them in parks, stadiums

Nov. 6, 2018 2:51 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A city in southwestern China has banned dog walking during the daytime and banished the pets entirely from parks, shopping centers, sports facilities and other public spaces. The ordinance issued by the city of Wenshan in Yunnan province on Oct. 29 has been called the most restrictive in a...

Jury acquits Indiana man accused of killing woman's dogs

Nov. 1, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a northwestern Indiana man who authorities say stole two dogs that belonged to a woman he formerly dated and killed them . The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports a jury on Wednesday cleared 24-year-old Anthony Priestas of two felony counts of killing a domestic...