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Police investigate if man was grilling coyote or dog

Jan. 19, 2021 11:10 AM EST

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating whether a New York man was cooking a dog or a coyote on a grill outside a home. Officers responded to a complaint of animal cruelty on Jan. 13 and found a man cooking a canine outside a home in Rome, New York, the Rome police department said. The man cooperated...

In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground. The Fair Haven town manager came up with the oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money and to help get local kids civically involved. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Jan. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids civically involved came from a local town manager. In...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2018 file photo hows a store sign at a Petco store in Chicago.  Petco, the San Diego-based pet store chain, went public again Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 hoping to bank on people’s obsession with their furry friends.  Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, rose 66% to $29.89 in afternoon trading, valuing the company at more than $6 billion.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Petco goes public again as spending on dogs and cats soars

Jan. 14, 2021 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Petco, the pet store chain, went public again Thursday, hoping to cash in on people's obsessions with their furry pets. Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, soared 63% to close at $29.40, valuing the company at more than $6 billion. It raised $864 million after selling 48...

Police say 2 dogs attacked delivery driver in northeast Iowa

Jan. 14, 2021 11:15 AM EST

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A delivery driver was hospitalized after being attacked in La Porte City by two dogs that also attacked a postal carrier, police there said. The attack happened Wednesday morning after the dogs — described as a pit bull mix and a bichon — escaped their fenced...

Dog rescued from fire after owner sees smoke on security cam

Jan. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EST

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A pet dog was saved from an apartment fire in San Diego County when the resident, who was away, remotely checked a security camera and saw smoke. The fire occurred Wednesday morning in Escondido, Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Sargis told The San Diego Union-Tribune. The resident...

Police dog, suspect, shot after chase in Thurston County

Jan. 14, 2021 8:57 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Sheriff’s Office police dog was shot twice after an armed driver led several police agencies on a chase along Interstate-5 Wednesday night. It’s unclear what prompted the chase, but it ended in the southbound lanes near Grand Mound, according to a...

FILE - This undated file image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery. An appeals court granted a stay of execution Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, for Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in 2004. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP, File)

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Jan. 13, 2021 2:11 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S. government has put to death a female inmate. Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. after...

Woman attacked by Duluth police dog settles for $50,000

Jan. 12, 2021 4:14 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Warroad hotel housekeeper who was bitten by a police dog that belonged to an off-duty Duluth officer will receive $50,000 in a settlement agreement. The Duluth City Council unanimously voted Monday night to approve the deal in a lawsuit filed against the city and Officer Marc Johnson...

FILE - This undated file image provided by Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery shows Lisa Montgomery. Montgomery who In 2004, killed a pregnant woman, cut a baby from her womb and then passed off the newborn as her own is set to die for the crime. Lisa Montgomery would be the first woman executed by the federal government in some six decades if her execution happens as scheduled on Jan. 12, 2021, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via AP)

Woman set to die for killing woman, cutting baby from womb

Jan. 11, 2021 6:43 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Becky Harper sobbed as she spoke to a Missouri dispatcher after stumbling across her expectant daughter in a pool of blood, her womb slashed open and the child she had been carrying missing. “It’s like she exploded or something,” Harper told the dispatcher on Dec....

This photo provided by Ben & Jerry’s shows Ben & Jerry’s dog treats.  The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market. The treats, sold in 4-ounce cups, will arrive in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this month.
 (Ben & Jerry’s via AP)

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business

Jan. 11, 2021 8:22 AM EST

Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry's. The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market. Doggie Desserts, sold in 4-ounce cups, go on sale in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this...