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Man who had nearly 200 cats takes plea agreement

Jan. 16, 2020 6:48 AM EST

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with animal neglect after a rescue group removed nearly 200 cats from his central Iowa property is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 20. Polk County court records say Dennis Carlson, 66, entered a written Alford plea of guilty Jan. 9 on one count of animal neglect, death or...

Fire at rescue home kills 20 animals in Florida

Jan. 13, 2020 4:59 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A fire killed 18 cats, a hamster and a sugar glider at the home of a private animal rescue group, its owners said. The Florida Times-Union reports firefighters were able to save 16 other animals, and one cat remained missing from the blaze in Jacksonville, Florida. The owners of...

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON MONDAY, JAN. 13, AND THEREAFTER - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, photo, Gabriel, an Australian Shepherd mix, looks into the camera at the Animal Humane Society in St. Paul, Minn. In St. Paul, the Humane Society staffs an adoption site and surgical truck directly next door to St. Paul Animal Control. In fact, unlike the city of Minneapolis, St. Paul does not run a public adoption program of its own. Instead, the cash-strapped agency relies entirely on private placements and nonprofit partners. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)

St. Paul Animal Control sees opportunity for collaboration

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Molly Lunaris faced a cat crisis: 84 felines, most of them less than a year old, roaming largely unattended in a St. Paul home. In a different era, the intense animal hoarding might have been handled with back-to-back euthanasias rather than rehousing the cats. Lunaris, however,...

Group: 2 'terrified' cats found in plastic bags along road

Jan. 12, 2020 11:57 AM EST

DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An animal welfare group says two “terrified” cats were found in plastic bags along the side of a road in Pennsylvania. Speranza Animal Rescue said in a Facebook post that a volunteer spotted a box near a motel along Route 15 in Dillsburg in York County on Thursday night...

In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 photo, Petey, one of the shelter dogs up for adoption, watches a group of people pass by as the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter conducts a

Wait period added to give pets a better chance at new life

Jan. 11, 2020 9:01 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — As dog barks echoed off the walls of the Mountain Health Network Arena lobby in downtown Huntington Sunday afternoon (Jan. 5), several cats — and some dogs, too — cowered at the craziness around them. One orange and white fluffy kitten, however, was as cool as a...

20 cats, owner found living in Virginia Beach storage unit

Jan. 9, 2020 2:34 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia animal shelter took in 20 cats after they were found living in a storage unit with their owner who had recently lost her home, the adoption center said in a social media post. The woman and the felines were found living in a Virginia Beach self-storage unit this week,...

Rescuers remove 25 small dogs, 1 cat from dead owner's home

Jan. 8, 2020 4:25 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Animal rescuers donned respirators and hazmat suits to remove 25 small breed dogs and one cat from a Missouri home where the owner had been dead for more than a week, The Humane Society of Missouri said Wednesday. The group said in a news release that the small dogs were in varying stages...

Kentucky Humane Society sees spike in cat adoptions

Jan. 7, 2020 4:45 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Humane Society had its largest adoption year on record with about 6,902 animal adoptions in 2019. The Humane Society said it was the first year that cat adoptions outnumbered dogs. In total, 3,424 cats found new homes compared to 3,398 dogs. Adoption officials said cat...

Cat found in Virginia with arrow lodged in its shoulder

Jan. 3, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a cat has been wounded after being shot by an arrow. The Danville Register & Bee reported Thursday that someone spotted the cat in the parking lot of a roofing company. Police arrived and called the local Humane Society. It turned the cat over to the...

Florida cat reunited with owner 2 years after hurricane

Dec. 29, 2019 11:05 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A cat that went missing two years ago in Florida during Hurricane Irma has been reunited with the pet's owner. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office tweeted late last week that the cat showed up at one of its offices in the Tampa area and deputies were hoping to find the owner....