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'It's our dog now': Man in DC robbed of pup at gunpoint

Nov. 12, 2019 4:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man was walking his 4-month-old pit bull in Washington, D.C., when he was robbed of the puppy at gunpoint. News outlets report the dog named "L.A." was stolen Saturday. A D.C police statement says the man and L.A were walking that afternoon when a vehicle slowed next to...

Animal rights activists stage rare protest in Cuba's capital

Nov. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban animal rights activists have staged a rare protest in Havana, where authorities swiftly crack down on unapproved demonstrations. About 30 animal advocates gathered Monday morning in front of a pound on the outskirts of the capital where street dogs are taken to be euthanized. The...

Author endeavors to show how animals relate to humans

Nov. 11, 2019 11:57 AM EST

"Our Wild Calling — How connecting with animals can transform our lives — and save theirs," Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, by Richard Louv Are we on the threshold of major advances in communicating with and learning from animals? Richard Louv thinks so. "Our Wild Calling" is a thoughtful, calm,...

Puppy stolen from animal orphanage found safe

Nov. 11, 2019 6:28 AM EST

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — A 12-week-old puppy stolen from an animal orphanage in New Jersey has been found safe. The Voorhees Animal Orphanage says Phoenix was found in a nearby Pet Smart's bathroom on Sunday. Posting on its Facebook page, the orphanage says Phoenix is safe and healthy. The shelter says the...

Police: Kentucky man left starved puppies to eat dead dog

Nov. 11, 2019 6:12 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he neglected and starved his dogs, some of which resorted to eating a dead dog. News outlets report 39-year-old Lamarrick Sanders pleaded not guilty Friday. He's expected to appear in court Nov. 14 and has been...

Jail time sought for man in death of girlfriend's dog

Nov. 10, 2019 2:04 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of felony aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of his girlfriend's Yorkshire terrier last year. York County prosecutors said jurors last week deliberated for less than an hour Thursday before convicting 53-year-old Earl Carl Allen in the April...

Mississippi man convicted of felony dogfighting charges

Nov. 9, 2019 1:05 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been convicted of felony dogfighting charges, two years after law enforcement officers found a dogfighting operation on his property in Adams County. A jury on Thursday found Tommie Queen guilty of three of the nine counts he faced. Circuit Judge Debra Blackwell...

Serviceman's best friend continues to serve in retirement

Nov. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — He's jumped out of airplanes. He's sniffed out explosives. He's protected his human comrades in arms. Now, Staff Sgt. Agbar is an ambassador for his breed, who loves belly rubs and perks with excitement at the sound of the Star Spangled Banner. The 10-year old Belgian malinois,...

Bannon says Stone was Trump campaign link to WikiLeaks

Nov. 8, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign viewed Roger Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks and tried to use him to get advanced word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton, a former top presidential adviser testified Friday. In reluctant testimony, former campaign CEO Steve Bannon told a...

Girl, 2, rescued by horseback rider, loggers and dog

Nov. 8, 2019 1:42 PM EST

MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who got lost in Molalla, Oregon was rescued by some loggers, a woman on horseback and her dog. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Friday that a woman was walking Thursday with her granddaughter when the child ran ahead and disappeared on a path that split in...