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Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

Aug. 01, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta John and...

Dogs stranded abroad as families face changing rabies rules

Jul. 30, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — She thought she had done everything necessary to bring their dog from Kenya to their new home. She’d had the rabies shots updated in Nairobi. She’d had a vet there check the spotted spaniel for worms and sent photos of Toffee’s teeth to prove she was at...

How canine heart disease was tied to grain-free dog food

Jul. 23, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, acting on input from a group of veterinary researchers, began investigating whether the increasing popularity of grain-free dog foods had led to a sudden rise in a potentially fatal heart disease in dogs, dilated cardiomyopathy. Four...

Shelter in Ukraine's capital takes in animals haunted by war

Jul. 20, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Shell-shocked family pets started roaming around Ukraine's capital with nowhere to go in the opening stages of Russia's war. Volunteers opened a shelter to take them in and try to find them new homes or at least some human companionship. Every day, Kyiv...

'Dad, that's it. She's dead': Another day of loss in Ukraine

Jul. 08, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — She had gone out to feed the cats when the shelling began. It was afternoon, a residential neighborhood, a time to get errands done. But there is nothing routine about life near the front line in Ukraine. Kharkiv, the country’s...

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. ...

Program aims to reduce surrenders with free pet food, care

Jul. 02, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Help is on the way for Guilford County residents struggling with the increasing costs of feeding and caring for their pets. Guilford County Animal Services recently created the Mobile Pet Assistance Center to help reduce the number of dogs and cats that get...

Dog show 101: What's what at the Westminster Kennel Club

Jun. 20, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of dogs started competing Monday toward the best in show prize at the illustrious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. To the casual viewer, the annual exhibition of dressed-up handlers leading well-mannered dogs around a ring might seem like a somewhat stilted walk...

At Westminster dog show, new focus on veterinarians' welfare

Jun. 18, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dogs get the spotlight, but the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club show is also illuminating a human issue: veterinarians' mental health. In conjunction with a first-time Veterinarian of the Year award that will be presented on the show's final day Wednesday, the...

Chicago cop who struggled with Black woman on beach resigns

Jun. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer captured on video struggling with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park has resigned from the department. Officer Bruce Dyker, who had been on desk duty since shortly after the incident last summer, left the Chicago...