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Cat found in New Mexico after going missing in Oregon

Nov. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A cat who has been missing for five years in Portland, Oregon, has been found in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter announced this week that Sasha the black cat was recently found wandering the streets of New Mexico’s capital. Officials said a scan of the cat's...

Actor Dave Bautista is now guardian to 2 abandoned pit bulls

Nov. 14, 2019 3:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal shelter sent out a desperate plea after someone had abandoned two pit bull dogs. But volunteers never expected the post would catch the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista. The 6-year-old pit bulls, Maggie and Ollie, were handed over...

Paducah shelter struggling with 65 dogs rescued in 2 days

Oct. 24, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The McCracken County Humane Society is struggling after taking in 65 dogs in two days. The Paducah Sun reports it started on Sunday with the report of a pit bull puppy in bad shape. The puppy later died, and on Monday 10 dogs, most of them pit bulls, were removed from the residence. One...

Reading to cats, walking dogs: 5 ways to help at a shelter

Oct. 1, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — While your local pound works to find forever homes for many cats, dogs and other animals, volunteering is an easy way to improve their lives while they wait. Becoming a volunteer generally starts with an application. You can choose the kinds of activities that interest you, whether that's...

Longtime shelter dog finds home after man rooms with her

Sep. 25, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MERRIAM, Kan. (AP) — A dog that spent more than 400 days at a suburban Kansas City animal shelter has found a home after a man moved into a kennel with the terrier mix and posted videos of the experience on Facebook. Staff with the Great Plains SPCA shelter in Merriam, Kansas, cheered as the 3-year-old...