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Iowa puppy mill operator found guilty of animal neglect

Oct. 19, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The owner of a northern Iowa dog breeding operation has been found been guilty of animal neglect. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 66-year-old Barbara Kavars, of Manly, was found guilty Friday of 14 counts of misdemeanor animal neglect in connection with the operation of a...

Seniors bake doggie treats

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Many of the residents at Primrose Place have been baking their whole lives. So this autumn, the life enrichment coordinators at different Primrose properties in town challenged some of the residents to try a new recipe — one for the dogs, the Aberdeen News reported. "We...

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

Oct. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice. The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a plan by Southland...

Charge dismissed against officer in K-9 partner's death

Oct. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has avoided conviction in the death of his K-9 partner. Florida Today reports that Brevard County Judge Kelly Ingram dismissed a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge against Sebastian police officer Eric Antosia on Thursday before a jury could render a verdict,...

Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen

Oct. 17, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area animal shelter that closed to suppress an infection resulting in at least four dog deaths could reopen as early as Friday. Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt has said tests on dogs at the county shelter showed they had the highly contagious illness streptococcus zooepidemicus....

Iditarod changes tack, will meet with animal welfare leader

Oct. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with a leader of an animal welfare group that's devoted to ending the world's most famous sled dog race, which it sees as a cruel, deadly event for its canine participants. Organizers of the 1,000-mile wilderness trek have for decades...

Missouri dog breeder sued over conditions at kennels

Oct. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state is suing a southwest Missouri dog breeder over what officials call continued substandard conditions at the business. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit that accuses Puppy Love Kennel and its owner, Cory Mincey, of violating the...

Rescue group seeks help to treat severely burned pit bull

Oct. 16, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina rescue group is looking for help as it treats a pit bull it says had severe burns and a shattered hip. Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls says on its Facebook page that it believes Zeus was mistreated, adding that the burns appear to be chemical burns. While the dog has had...

Animal rescuer saves dog stranded on steep cliff in Idaho

Oct. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down. Wright, the founder of Friends Furever Animal Rescue, told the Idaho Statesman he saw a...

Trial begins for dog breeder charged with animal neglect

Oct. 16, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A trial has begun for the owner of a northern Iowa dog breeding operation who's been charged with several counts of animal neglect. Opening statements were made Tuesday regarding the case against 66-year-old Barbara Kavars, of Manly. Court records say Kavars was holding Samoyed dogs...