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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, a coyote runs on the sidewalk in midtown Sacramento, Calif. Animal control officers in northern California have determined that a growing population of urban coyotes is likely the culprit behind multiple discoveries of mutilated animal corpses. Residents in Sacramento started reporting sightings of dead cats over the past few weeks, the Sacramento Bee reported Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Xavier Mascarenas/The Sacramento Bee via AP, File)

Urban coyotes likely behind mutilated animals in Sacramento

Aug. 6, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal control officers in northern California have determined that a growing population of urban coyotes is likely the culprit behind multiple discoveries of mutilated animal corpses. Residents in Sacramento started reporting sightings of dead cats over the past few weeks, the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 5, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Aug. 4 The Johnson City Press on donating to animal shelters: Like most service organizations that rely on the community’s kindness, the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter is struggling amid the economic downturn brought on by the novel...

Pet owners bonding with their dogs, cats during pandemic

Aug. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Schererville resident Tiffany Leigh’s chihuahua Millie is generally attached to her, but never more so than during the coronavirus pandemic that has left many people working from home. They’re basically inseparable now. “She figured out how to climb onto the...

Palestinian veterinarians neuter a dog at a clinic in Gaza City, Monday, July 13, 2020. In the impoverished Gaza Strip, where most people struggle to make ends meet amid a crippling blockade, the suffering of stray dogs and cats often goes unnoticed. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Gazans defy taboos to rescue, neuter stray animals

Jul. 25, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the impoverished Gaza Strip, where most people struggle to make ends meet amid a crippling blockade, the suffering of stray dogs and cats often goes unnoticed. Said el-Er, who founded the territory's only animal rescue organization in 2006, has been trying to change that. He...

Why this bad pandemic might be good for Tampa Bay dogs

Jul. 19, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The only ones benefiting from this coronavirus pandemic might be the dogs. Think about it: A lot of dog owners who used to leave for work all day are now home, meaning extra walks, treats and belly rubs. More importantly, abandoned dogs (and cats, too) who once waited desperately at...

Deceased cat gets voter registration application in mail

Jul. 11, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a presidential election year, there's always a push to get people registered to vote. For one Atlanta family, that push got a little interesting. Ron Tims said he checked his mail Wednesday and found a voter registration application addressed to Cody Tims — his cat, who died 12...

In this image provided by the Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department, a kitten is held after it was rescued from a storm drain,  Friday, July 11, 2020, in Terryville, N.Y., about 60 miles east of New York City. Suffolk County Police Officer Michael Viruet climbed into the drain and brought the kitten to safety. The kitten's reversal of fortune continued when it was adopted by a local resident, police said. (Suffolk County Police Department via AP)

Cat-astrophe averted: LI police free kitten from storm drain

Jul. 11, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

TERRYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Only eight lives left for this New York cat. Police on Long Island rescued a black kitten Friday that fell into a storm drain in Terryville. A 911 caller spotted the animal about 6 p.m., and Officer Michael Viruet of the Suffolk County Police Department climbed into the drain and...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Laura Martin mourns her father, TK Huff, who died during the Camp Fire, during a vigil in Chico, Calif. A scathing grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday, June 16, 2020, into a Northern California wildfire that killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused to learn from past catastrophes. Those who died were mostly elderly or disabled, the oldest 99 years old and the youngest 20. Their remains were found in showers and bathtubs, clutching a beloved photograph, cuddling pets, trapped in getaway cars and even seeking safety under a vehicle. TK Huff of the nearby town of Concow was found outside his home, 10 feet (3 meters) from his wheelchair. Evidence suggested the 71-year-old tried to drag himself away to escape the fire, the report said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

Who they were: Victims of the deadliest California wildfire

Jun. 16, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing 84 of the 85 victims of a 2018 wildfire in Northern California. A report released by the Butte County district attorney listed the names of all but two who have not been identified and how they died. ___ Joyce Acheson, 78,...

Famous feline of 'A Street Cat Named Bob' dies at 14-ish

Jun. 16, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Bob, a cat whose relationship with the recovering heroin addict who adopted him inspired the book and film “A Street Cat Named Bob,” has died. He was at least 14. Publisher Hodder & Stoughton said Tuesday that Bob had died a day earlier. It said in a statement that he...