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Canines bring self-isolation ease

Mar. 29, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For some Gainesville residents, it’s a great time to be a dog owner. It’s also a pretty good time to be a dog. While the COVID-19 pandemic shutters restaurants, postpones school and restricts daily life, local dog parks and other open spaces have been a haven for the...

$3.5 million settlement in Ohio woman's dog mauling death

Mar. 28, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The estate of an Ohio woman fatally mauled by her neighbors' dogs will receive $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit against a county and its dog warden, a newspaper reported. The lawsuit was filed after Klonda Richey, 57, was killed outside her Dayton home by two Cane Corso mastiffs on Feb....

Coronavirus shutdown lures many to the outdoors

Mar. 28, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to the coronavirus, Summit the puppy will likely get a chance to live up to his name in the coming month. Bernadette Leibensperger and her 8-month-old rescue mix set out Wednesday morning to complete the 9-mile Pulpit Rock and Pinnacle Loop Trail in Windsor Township, Berks...

In a photo provided by Clay Carson, rescuers carry 4-year-old Vadie Sides out of the woods in Lee County, Ala., Friday, March 27, 2020. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the girl was found with a dog at her side after two days in the woods. Authorities said the girl wandered away from a sitter while in a backyard. (Clay Carson via AP)

Sheriff: Girl, 4, found in woods; had been missing 2 days

Mar. 27, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Searchers on Friday found a 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days in a wooded area in east Alabama. The girl was in good condition with a dog at her side when rescuers approached, authorities said. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said searchers found Vadie Sides after two days...

Cole the Deaf Dog takes his message of kindness on the road

Mar. 27, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — The love of Cole the Deaf Dog comes in one size fits all. The therapy-certified pit bull is a cozy friend to cuddle at Mennies Elementary School, where his “dad” Chris Hannah is the music teacher. Cole is companion to the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home residents, who...

Iowa AG: Groups involved in puppy-laundering ring to disband

Mar. 25, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Those who operated an alleged national puppy-laundering ring masquerading as pet rescues have agreed to dissolve the organizations and pay the state $60,000 as part of a settlement, the Iowa Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. Attorney General Tom Miller last year sued two...

69 dogs rescued from home given to Idaho Humane Society

Mar. 24, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Humane Society has received dozens of dogs and three cats after the animals were rescued from a hoarding situation in the small city of Mountain Home. A judge has ordered that the pets be forfeited to the humane society instead of requiring the owner to pay for the...

To save a dog, fire department goes ‘above and beyond’

Mar. 22, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Molly, age 10, has a few new best friends in the fire fighters of Brookhaven. The Chinese Crested powderpuff canine was in dire straits recently when the home of her owner caught fire and Molly couldn’t escape. Brenda Boyd called 911 at 11:59 p.m. on the night she realized...

Rudy the dog saved a cat and then became his best friend

Mar. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — It wasn’t like Rudy to disobey. But as hard as his owner, Lee Ann Moore, pulled on the leash, Rudy wouldn’t budge. Not an inch. “He was sniffing under this bush and he finally just sat down,” Lee Ann said of her 98-pound Great Dane-black lab mix. Then...

Tom Garrett recently graduated from Guiding Eyes for the Blind with a new guide dog, Clifford. He and Clifford have gotten to know each other in recent weeks, and the match has been life-changing, Garrett says  (Anthony Wahl./The Janesville Gazette via AP)

Service dog so much more than family pet to Wisconsin man

Mar. 21, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Take one look at the fox-red Labrador retriever sprawled across the living room rug, and you might easily mistake him for an easygoing family pet. But Tom Garrett of Janesville knows the 92-pound dog, named Clifford, is so much more. Just look at what happens when Garrett brings out...