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Unlicensed Missouri dog breeder charged with animal abuse

Oct. 29, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An unlicensed dog breeder in southern Missouri was charged Thursday with 24 criminal counts after she allegedly euthanized 21 dogs she had agreed to turn over to the state, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said. Marlisa McAlmond, who runs Cedar Ridge Australians in Oregon...

South Dakota man charged with neglecting more than 30 dogs

Oct. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota man arrested Tuesday faces over two dozen charges for allegedly neglecting and starving more than 30 dogs, prosecutors said. Thomas Mraz, of Whitewood, was charged Monday with five counts of animal cruelty and 26 counts of neglect, abandonment or mistreatment,...

Oklahoma man arrested after abused animals found at home

Oct. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

PORTER, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma man has been charged with 42 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found 36 malnourished dogs inside maggot infested cages and farm animals that had been restrained. Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said when deputies were dispatched to a home in...

Deputies: Man charged in theft, slaughter of horse

Oct. 17, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been arrested in the theft and slaughter of a horse last year, officials said. Eladio Garcia-Gasca, 50, was arrested Thursday at his North St. Petersburg home and charged with grand theft and animal cruelty, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office news...

Person in custody after officials find 200 animals in home

Oct. 16, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have a person in custody after finding more than 200 animals in a West Seattle home and many others dead in an ongoing animal cruelty investigation. KOMO-TV reports the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Animal Shelter found 200 animals inside a home, with many dead animals...

Authorities seize 24 dogs after animal neglect complaint

Oct. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WHITEWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say they rescued 24 dogs after responding to a complaint at a home near Whitewood, in far western South Dakota. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered several neglected animals at the residence on Tuesday and eventually seized two dozen of the dogs....

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Stephen Hauschka (3) misses a field goal attempts against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jaguars on verge of NFL record with 'crazy' kicking carousel

Oct. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Gardner Minshew wouldn’t even try to name every kicker who’s suited up for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. He surely would have missed one or two — or more. The Jaguars (1-4) will set an NFL record by using their fifth kicker in as many games...

Cats eat from a food dispenser filled up by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

On Brazil’s tropical island of cats, virus led to starvation

Oct. 14, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

MANGARATIBA, Brazil (AP) — All the locals knew the island just west of Rio de Janeiro was teeming with cats. They left food and even brought tourists. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and human support dried up, resulting in a gruesome scene witnessed by fishermen: a group of cats devouring...

Man sentenced for involvement in overseas cockfighting ring

Oct. 13, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man accused of raising hundreds of roosters in Virginia to ship overseas for cockfighting was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday. Emmanuel Garcia, 55, received his sentence in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, where a judge also ordered him to pay more than $6,200 in overtime...

Arson suspect faces new charges over dead animals

Oct. 12, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of intentionally setting a fire in Phoenix that contributed to the Almeda fire now faces added criminal charges surrounding the deaths of eight animals. Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, made his first court appearance Friday on eight new misdemeanor counts of animal abuse...