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California woman says dog defended her from mountain lion

May. 18, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BIG BAR, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a mountain lion in Northern California says her dog jumped to her defense and was badly wounded in protecting her. “I don’t think I will ever be able to live up to how amazing and loyal she is to me,” Erin Wilson told the...

Nevada man who tortured, killed dogs denied early release

May. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who has served less than a third of his maximum 28-year prison sentence for killing and torturing dogs has been denied early release. The state parole board announced Monday it had denied Jason Brown's request in April for early release after...

K-9 featured in Netflix's 'Rescued by Ruby' euthanized

May. 15, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island dog whose inspiring story of going from shelter dog to lifesaving police K-9 became the subject of a recent Netflix movie has been euthanized. State Police said Sunday K-9 Ruby was put down Friday following a “sudden, acute, and...

Iditarod reverses musher demotions, but then levies fines

May. 12, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials with the Iditarod announced Thursday they have reversed the penalties levied against two mushers who were demoted in final standings for breaking a rule against sheltering their dogs inside a cabin during vicious storms near the end of this year’s race across...

Construction starts on 'living shoreline' near New Orleans

May. 12, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb. Money for the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline comes from an $8.8 billion restoration fund set up in a...

Sheriff: Florida woman shot dogs in their legs with BB gun

May. 12, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused of shooting her dogs multiple times with a BB gun to keep them from escaping her yard, sheriff's officials said. The 37-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated animal cruelty, Hernando County Sheriff's...

Private property owners sue over Virginia's hunting dog law

May. 11, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WILSONS, Va. (AP) — Soon after Jim Medeiros bought his 143-acre (58-hectare) cattle and poultry farm in rural Virginia a decade ago, he and his wife were startled by the sounds of 20 hunting dogs barking and howling as they circled their house and chased their chickens. When...

Arrest after father, daughter, dog shot at California home

May. 08, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shooting his girlfriend, the woman's father and the family dog at their Southern California home, authorities said. Officers responding to reports of a family disturbance found the 27-year-old woman and her...

Arf, doc! Dog to 'cut' ribbon at LSU vet school's pet clinic

May. 07, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dog will do the honors at the “ribbon cutting” for the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s new pet clinic. A toy will be attached to a ribbon held by VIPs at the Stephenson Pet Clinic on Monday afternoon, and a Belgian Malinois...

Police say man fatally mauled breaking up fighting dogs

May. 04, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

KEWANEE, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois man was attacked and killed by his own dog, police say. Juan Ruiz, 66, of Kewanee, died April 29 after he was attacked while breaking up a fight between his pit bull and another dog in his home, Kewanee Police Chief Nicholas Welgat said...