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Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals

Apr. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the same poison appears to have killed three family dogs and several wild animals since December in northern Wisconsin. State officials say the dog deaths happened in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence counties. Investigators are conducting lab tests to determine the type...

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

Apr. 17, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland, on...

Minnesota woman with 64 dead cats, 43 live cats sentenced

Apr. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who was found to have 64 dead cats, 43 live cats, a 400-pound pig and other animals on her property has been sentenced. Twenty-five-year-old Caycee Bregel, who ran an animal rescue nonprofit out of home south of the Twin Cities, pleaded guilty Friday to 13 counts...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 12, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Rep. Ilhan Omar files $100 million lawsuit against Fox News host...

Charges dropped against man accused of abandoning pet fish

Apr. 10, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a North Carolina man accused of leaving his pet fish behind without food when he was evicted. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David told news outlets Tuesday that 53-year-old Michael Hinson is no longer charged with animal cruelty and...

Man charged with cruelty, abandonment of pet fish

Apr. 4, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with abandoning a pet fish that authorities say he left behind without food when he was evicted. News outlets report that that New Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested 53-year-old Michael Hinson on Wednesday and charged him with one count of...

Judge: Animal shelter to keep tiger seized from Houston home

Apr. 4, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger since February, when some people entered the house to smoke marijuana and found the big cat . Authorities...

Dismembered remains of a horse found in Missouri park

Apr. 2, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Animal control officers in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating how the dismembered remains of a horse ended up in a city park. A man playing disc golf found the remains Monday evening in Kessler Park. Police spokesman Capt. Tim Hernandez says the horse appeared to have been...

Farm owner blames winter weather for dead and hungry horses

Mar. 29, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland farm owner says winter weather was to blame for the dozens of dead and starving horses found on her property last year. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports 75-year-old Barbara Pilchard testified Wednesday in her trial on charges of animal cruelty, neglect and abuse....

US congressmen urge FDA halt monkey testing at Arkansas lab

Mar. 27, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration must halt all primate experimentation at an Arkansas laboratory until allegations of negligence and abuse are properly addressed, U.S. congressmen demanded in a bipartisan call for action. U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, of Florida, and Brendan Boyle, of...