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Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest

Jul. 4, 2020 5:54 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food, officials said Saturday. The remote Christian-majority state’s Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said in a tweet that the state...

Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said. The 6-year-old mixed breed dog was tested after its owners contracted COVID-19 and the dog began suffering from a neurological illness, the...

Mizzou to test dog bone cancer therapy on human brain cancer

Jul. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Veterinary researchers at Mizzou have had such success with a new immunotherapy approach for bone cancer treatment in dogs, the results have now helped secure FDA approval to test the method on human brain cancer patients. In collaboration with the biotech company ELIAS Animal Health,...

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

Jul. 1, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette was charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, the Journal and Courier reported Wednesday. Julian...

Woman pleads guilty to abusing dog with missing legs

Jul. 1, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to abusing a mixed Dachshund-Chihuahua named Buddy. Lynette Victor, of Slidell, pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals and was sentenced to seven years in prison, which was suspended, according to a press release from District Attorney...

23-month-old child killed when attacked by dog in Texas

Jun. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

QUINLAN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was killed when attacked by a dog in North Texas. The 23-month-old child left an enclosed yard on Monday unnoticed by family members and walked a short distance along a gravel road before being attacked by the dog, or a pit bull or pit bull mix, said Hunt...

Standing outside Terry's Creek Baptist Church, Magnolia, Miss., with Spike are, from left, Catherine Brown, Tom Gunther and the Rev. Laverne Summerlin on June 18, 2020. (Ernest Herndon/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

Dog makes folks welcome at Terry’s Creek church

Jun. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — Terry’s Creek Baptist Church has many faithful members, no doubt — but perhaps none more so than a four-legged one named Spike. Spike is a big, black, gentle Lab mix owned by member and nearby resident Tom Gunther. “Sunday morning he’ll come running down...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Jun. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday. Authorities went to the home Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible animal...

Police: Suburban Des Moines man used dog to attack others

Jun. 26, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Police in suburban Des Moines have arrested a man they accuse of siccing a pit bull on people at a party before killing the dog himself after it turned on him. Juan Carlos Moreno Martinez, 33, of Ankeny, was arrested Thursday and has been charged with several counts of assault, animal...

Pit bulls attack owner, 72; she's in critical condition

Jun. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A 72-year-old Louisiana woman was in critical condition after being attacked by her two pit bulls on Thursday, and a neighbor who tried to help her was bitten in the arm, authorities said. Both dogs were still attacking their owner when St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies arrived...