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In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground. The Fair Haven town manager came up with the oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money and to help get local kids civically involved. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Jan. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids civically involved came from a local town manager. In...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2018 file photo hows a store sign at a Petco store in Chicago.  Petco, the San Diego-based pet store chain, went public again Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 hoping to bank on people’s obsession with their furry friends.  Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, rose 66% to $29.89 in afternoon trading, valuing the company at more than $6 billion.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Petco goes public again as spending on dogs and cats soars

Jan. 14, 2021 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Petco, the pet store chain, went public again Thursday, hoping to cash in on people's obsessions with their furry pets. Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, soared 63% to close at $29.40, valuing the company at more than $6 billion. It raised $864 million after selling 48...

FILE - This undated file image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery. An appeals court granted a stay of execution Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, for Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in 2004. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP, File)

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Jan. 13, 2021 2:11 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S. government has put to death a female inmate. Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. after...

FILE - This undated file image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery. Montgomery who In 2004, killed a pregnant woman, cut a baby from her womb and then passed off the newborn as her own is set to die for the crime. Lisa Montgomery would be the first woman executed by the federal government in some six decades if her execution happens as scheduled on Jan. 12, 2021, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP)

Woman set to die for killing woman, cutting baby from womb

Jan. 11, 2021 6:43 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Becky Harper sobbed as she spoke to a Missouri dispatcher after stumbling across her expectant daughter in a pool of blood, her womb slashed open and the child she had been carrying missing. “It’s like she exploded or something,” Harper told the dispatcher on Dec....

This photo provided by Ben & Jerry’s shows Ben & Jerry’s dog treats.  The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market. The treats, sold in 4-ounce cups, will arrive in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this month.
 (Ben & Jerry’s via AP)

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business

Jan. 11, 2021 8:22 AM EST

Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry's. The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market. Doggie Desserts, sold in 4-ounce cups, go on sale in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this...

FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, a service dog strolls through the isle inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., while taking part in a training exercise. United announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that starting with flights in February it will no longer accept emotional-support animals. It will let trained service dogs fly for free in the cabin, but owners of other animals will have to pay a pet fee to put them in the cargo hold or a carrier that fits under a seat. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

United joins rivals in dropping emotional-support animals

Jan. 8, 2021 1:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is joining other major U.S. carriers in no longer allowing emotional-support animals to fly for free. United said Friday that starting Monday, it will no longer let passengers book travel for companion animals. For people who book before the deadline, free travel for...

Woman charged for stealing $10K dog from Houston-area shop

Jan. 6, 2021 4:54 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman who allegedly stole a $10,000 bulldog from a Houston-area pet shop and fled in a speeding car while an employee chased her and clung to the hood was charged with aggravated robbery, authorities said. Royshana King, 21, is accused of snatching the dog on Nov. 4 from Bully Kamp, a...

FILE- In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, of Warwick, N.Y., while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect Monday, although passengers who already bought tickets can fly with a companion animal until Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

American Airlines is grounding emotional-support animals

Jan. 5, 2021 1:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect...

FILE — This April 29, 2017 file photo shows Aja, a Biewer Terrier, watching the DockDogs competition, from a jacket pocket of her owner Charli Yarbrough, during the annual Pet Lovers' Extravaganza in Virginia Beach, Va. The American Kennel Club announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, that the Biewer Terrier has received full recognition, and is eligible to compete in the Toy Group, bringing the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 197. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Leave it to Biewer: New toy dog breed to join many US shows

Jan. 4, 2021 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's called the Biewer terrier, and it's been busy. The American Kennel Club announced Monday that the tiny, chipper Biewer — pronounced like “beaver” — became its 197th recognized breed. That makes the toy dogs eligible to compete for best in show at many U.S....

Wilbur, a 6-month-old French bulldog, poses for a portrait in Rabbit Hash, Ky., on Nov. 13, 2020. Wilbur was elected the Mayor of Rabbit hash in November's election cycle. The town has elected a canine to the office of mayor since 1998. (Albert Cesare /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

French bulldog Wilbur is Kentucky town's new 'mayor'

Jan. 1, 2021 2:05 PM EST

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — Usually, when someone gets elected they’re the one who is seen kissing and holding babies. But in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, the mayor is the one getting cuddled. Wilbur, a 6-month-old French bulldog, has recently been “elected” mayor of Rabbit Hash, a small...