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Dog, missing 2 months, found alive inside Missouri cave

Aug. 16, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, he got a text from a neighbor: People exploring a nearby cave found a dog. Could it be Abby? Bohnert doubted it, but still curious, he went to the cave site...

Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs, doctors report

Aug. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for months has had the advice in place as monkeypox spreads...

Students -- and pets -- move into dorms at Nicholls State

Aug. 16, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana college is welcoming students back to campus and some, for the first time, are bringing their pets. Taylor Lafleur moved into a dorm at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux last week with her dog, Moa — a 7-month-old Great Pyrenees and...

Florida sheriff berates woman on Facebook after dog drowned

Aug. 14, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff went on Facebook and berated a animal cruelty suspect as a “despicable excuse for a human being” after she was charged with drowning her Chihuahua. The 32-year-old woman was already in the Brevard County jail on charges she stabbed a...

Service dog helps ease Frederick veteran’s anxiety

Aug. 13, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Joe Nieves, 40, sank into the couch of his living room. His service dog, Jem, a 3-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix, hopped up next to him and rested her head on his thigh. He started petting her, running his hands over her ears. “I mean, look at her....

Florida woman's dog lost in SC crash found weeks later

Aug. 13, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — On July 17, a tiny dog from Florida named “Goofuss” ran from a car that had been involved in a crash on Interstate 77 in rural Chester County in South Carolina. There were tears. There were searches. There were Facebook posts. And there were good people...

California paddleboarder uninjured in shark encounter

Aug. 11, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A California paddleboarder and his dog were thrown into the ocean when a shark bit the board but both survived the encounter without injuries, authorities said. The Wednesday morning attack occurred about 150 yards (137 meters) off Lovers Point Beach in...

Trace of 'bone-crushing' dog found at Tennessee fossil site

Aug. 09, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University says researchers have discovered evidence of the extinct “bone-crushing” dog at a fossil site that also included herbivores, a sabretooth cat and alligators. The university says it identified the Borophagus dog at the...

Disabled therapy dog inspiring people at Alabama hospice

Aug. 07, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Despite his physical disability, Turbo, a pet therapy dog for a hospice facility in north Alabama, is inspiring people and showing them they can overcome any problem they may face just like he has. Turbo, a 50-pound, 1-year-old chocolate lab, was born with a...

Affidavit: Prosecutor threatened to kill neighbor over dog

Aug. 04, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana prosecutor charged with harassment, intimidation and other counts threatened to kill a neighbor in a dispute over a dog, an affidavit unsealed Thursday said. Bartholomew County Prosecutor William Nash also is charged with obstruction of...