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Kentucky county buying airport land for park, animal shelter

Aug. 13, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Boone County recently approved a $1.18 million deal to purchase about 300-acres owned by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The airport acquired the land in the 1990s as part of a runway extension project that is no longer...

'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

Aug. 04, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online...

After mountain hiker dies, rescuers carry body nearly a mile

Jul. 31, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of a rescue group had to carry the body of a hiker nearly a mile in freezing temperatures and high winds after the man died on the Northeast's highest mountain, authorities said. A group of hikers found the man unconscious and not breathing on Mount...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Humane societies need us to be humane too Mississippi ranks seventh in the nation for pet ownership, according to the World Population Review. Given what we continue to see at local human societies, our state...

Gulf Coast shelters have too many animals, too few workers

Jul. 12, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Animal shelters across the Mississippi Gulf coast are coping with too many animals and too few staffers and volunteers. The Sun Herald reports that one shelter, the Jackson County Animal Shelter, is being forced to considering euthanizing healthy, adoptable...

Judge OKs transfer plan for beagles from troubled facility

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a plan that calls for transferring about 4,000 dogs currently housed at a troubled Virginia breeding facility to shelters where they can be adopted, according to court records. The development came in a civil enforcement...

Pets are being given up as owners struggle to pay bills

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two German Shepherds were found all alone at Lori Wilson Dog Park in Cocoa Beach last month. They had been abandoned, and, apart from being a little dehydrated, were otherwise fine and good natured, but extremely stressed because their humans had deserted them. ...

Animal shelter workers trained as veterinary assistants

Jun. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Wilson County animal enforcement officers have a new tool in their toolbox. Wilson County Animal Services Center manager Sgt. Rodney Harper and adoption coordinator Alyssa Whitney just became certified veterinary assistants after completing a five-month program...

47 cats living in car rescued from hot weather in Minnesota

Jun. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

HARRIS, Minn. (AP) — Forty-seven cats were rescued from a vehicle that was parked in sweltering heat at a southeastern Minnesota rest area, authorities said Wednesday. The cats discovered Tuesday were living in the car with their owner who recently became homeless and didn’t want...