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This image shows a party game focused on Latino pop culture. the Tragos Stay Home Pack and includes such activities as showing off your best moves to Bad Bunny’s Yo Perreo Sola dance and taking your best shot at duplicating Cardi B’s coronavirus howl. Half the proceeds of the set go to The Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund. Available on Options in Spanish and English, both digital and in a box, are now widely available.(Tragos Games LLC via AP)

Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

Oct. 19, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available. A sampling: TRAGOS: It's a party card game focused on Latino pop culture that comes in a...

Cats eat from a food dispenser filled up by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

On Brazil’s tropical island of cats, virus led to starvation

Oct. 14, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

MANGARATIBA, Brazil (AP) — All the locals knew the island just west of Rio de Janeiro was teeming with cats. They left food and even brought tourists. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and human support dried up, resulting in a gruesome scene witnessed by fishermen: a group of cats devouring...

Dog, cat adoptions increase amid coronavirus pandemic

Oct. 11, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Animal shelters and rescue groups around Michigan’s state capital have seen a big spike in adoptions since March as people have increasingly turned to the companionship of furry friends during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff at the Ingham County Animal Shelter say they have...

Coronavirus found in deceased cat in Opelika

Oct. 8, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State health and agriculture officials are investigating after the coronavirus was found in a dead cat, officials said Thursday. The Alabama Department of Public Health said testing confirmed that a deceased cat in Opelika tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the strain of the virus...

Woman charged with animal cruelty, dog and 182 cats seized

Sep. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Delaware woman with several counts of animal cruelty and seized more than 180 animals from her home. The state Division of Public Health said officials with the Office of Animal Welfare arrested Linda Favre, 65, of Camden last Wednesday. She was released on her...

Reward for information on person who threw kittens from auto

Sep. 23, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a $750 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever's responsible for the death of two kittens. Witnesses told authorities that around 12:30 p.m. Monday, they saw a Siamese kitten thrown from the window of a moving...

Dog thrives in new home, 6 months after being shot

Sep. 20, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was just six months ago when a Koffman Loop Road resident returned home and found a dog, now known as Remi, with a severe gunshot wound to her face. Remi was shot in the left cheek and she required two separate surgeries. Her throat and mouth were swollen, and she was given a...

In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo provided by Dean King, Spartacus his pet exotic African serval cat, stands up to look at a coffeemaker in his home in Merrimack, N.H. The 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. (Lisa King via AP)

Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

Sep. 12, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. The cat was “was trapped near its home and is in good health," Merrimack police posted on Facebook on Friday. The...

Still plenty of pets available despite pandemic surge

Sep. 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — It’s not unusual to see baby booms after snowstorms, hurricanes and other natural disasters that keep humans confined to close quarters for extended periods of time. Now, the prolonged hibernation spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced weary residents to a new...

African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

Sep. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat named Spartacus that was adopted from a zoo four years ago is missing after running away from his New Hampshire home. Spartacus, an African serval cat, was reported missing in Merrimack on Wednesday, police said. Dean King told The Associated Press...