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Deaf dog, deputy provide comfort in last moments of life.

Oct. 31, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A teenage boy with Huntington’s disease could move only a finger, but his eyes lit up as he held the therapy dog’s leash a month before he died in hospice care. An elderly woman couldn’t have any visitors in her room due to the coronavirus, but her spirit soared on...

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Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific

Oct. 29, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there's more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight. The furry friends...

Dog walker struck, killed by vehicle in Smithfield

Oct. 15, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A 70-year-old Rhode Island woman walking her dog has died after being struck by a vehicle. The woman was struck at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday as she crossed a street in Smithfield, police said in a statement. The driver of the vehicle that struck her stopped, called 911 and stayed at...

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...

Veterinarians warn of rise in canine parvovirus

Oct. 8, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Veterinarians are warning pet owners about canine parvovirus after a recent outbreak in the Tri-Cities area which include Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. KOMO-TV reports over the last two weeks local clinics have seen a spike in positive cases according to lead vets with Horse Heaven...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 30, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Sept. 29 The Johnson City Press on “duty-to intervene” policies which require officers to step in when another officer is violating the law: A lawyer is required to report substantial questions regarding another lawyer’s honesty,...

Yukon mushers struggle to feed dogs after poor salmon runs

Sep. 30, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Owners of sled dogs in Alaska's Yukon River region have had difficulty feeding the animals since the state halted subsistence fishing because of paltry salmon runs. The low number of king and chum salmon in state waters compelled the Alaska Department of Fish & Game to stop...

Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country from which they came. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week ordered the animals...

Sniffer dogs named K'ssi, left and Miina react with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Four corona sniffer dogs are trained to detect the Covid-19 virus from the arriving passengers samples at the airport.  (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

Sep. 23, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by...

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...