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California considers banning declawing of cats in most cases

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers could soon ban the declawing of cats solely for the convenience of humans, advancing a bill on Thursday to halt what animal rights activists say is a painful procedure used primarily to prevent torn furniture and scratched skin. Claws...

Kurt Zouma pleads guilty to kicking, slapping his pet cat

May. 24, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma pleaded guilty Tuesday to kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The 27-year-old France international appeared at a hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court accused of three offenses under the Animal Welfare Act in...

Bad Kitty: German town grounds cats to save rare birds

May. 18, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August, to protect a rare bird during its breeding season. The decree is designed to help save the crested...

Delaware cat missing for 16 years reunited with his owner

May. 07, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Jason McKenry’s 2-year-old gray tabby escaped from his Bear apartment. McKenry long ago knew he would never see Ritz again. Then in late April, he got a text. Ritz had been taken to a veterinarian and was about to be put down when...

Greek man held on suspicion of kicking kitten into the sea

May. 02, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Monday arrested a man suspected of enticing a kitten with food at a restaurant where he was dining and then kicking it into the sea, the country's minister for the police said. Minister Takis Theodorikakos voiced shock at the incident,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 28, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Wise County Deputy Nathaniel Baker is a hero If anyone has ever been at the right place at the right time, it is Wise County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathaniel Baker, who joins those heroes who have saved a life. Baker is...

50 dogs and cats rescued from fire at Westport pet kennel

Apr. 21, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued 50 dogs and cats from a fire at a pet boarding facility in Westport after three people had escaped the flames by jumping from a second-floor window, authorities said Thursday. The fire was reported shortly before midnight...

Woman arrested after pet remains found in vacant mobile home

Apr. 19, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A woman faces animal cruelty charges after the remains of a cat, rabbit, bird and two turtles were found in her abandoned mobile home near Valparaiso. The woman was arrested Monday after the bodies of the animals were found March 17, The (Northwest Indiana)...

Woman arrested after dozens of animals found in filthy home

Mar. 26, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities found more than 30 dogs, more than a dozen cats and a variety of other animals living in filthy conditions inside and outside a house, state police said Saturday. Police said Joann...

‘Black Noah’ is saving Alabama animals, 1 creature at a time

Mar. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — It’s hard to miss Calvin Tucker. He pulls up in his SUV, which is wrapped with photos of dogs and cars and a big SOCAT logo, to a spot in Bessemer where we agreed to meet. He tells me to follow him to his largest cat colony — a home about...