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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON MONDAY, MAY 25, AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, May 15, 2020, photo, Duane Daniels and his dog Chutki are shown at their home in Madison, Wis. The two have received help from the Dane County Humane Society's Pets for Life program. (Ruthie Hauge/The Capital Times via AP)

Pets for Life helps Madison pet owners get through pandemic

May. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Duane Daniels heard through a local veterans group, back in 2018, that pet owners in his south side neighborhood could get free pet supplies and veterinary care, he was skeptical, but he called the number he’d been given. The number belonged to Abbi Middleton, coordinator...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, Thomas Waerner, of Norway, celebrates in Nome, Alaska, his win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Waerner is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win

May. 24, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The...

Teen accused of dropping stray dog from balcony on video

May. 23, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old North Carolina man accused of dropping a stray dog from a balcony and posting a video of it on social media was charged with animal cruelty, authorities said. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the suspect, Jashon Tyrell Hampton, was arrested Friday on the...

Iowa man accused of leaving 2 dogs to starve to death

May. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man adopted two dogs from an animal shelter and then intentionally left them to starve to death in his apartment, police said. David James Goodburn, 21, was charged with two counts of animal neglect — serious injury or death — which are serious...

Riley County officials find about 30 dogs in man's home

May. 20, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Riley County authorities are working to determine how to care for about 30 dogs who were found living in a man's home. The terrier-mix dogs were discovered Monday at a home in Randolph after animal control officers responded to a report about the dogs. Although the home was...

In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 photo, Nikki and Andy Smith and their sons Braeden, 11, and Tyler, 8, play with their new dog Thor in front of the family's home outside of Cleveland, Minn. The pandemic motivated the family to adopt a pet because they are spending more time at home. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

Pet adoptions up during pandemic

May. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Last Christmas, the Smith family from Cleveland, Minnesota, pondered the idea of getting a puppy. But as days ticked down to Dec. 25, mom and dad decided it just wasn’t the best time. But then the coronavirus hit, priorities changed and spare time needed to be filled. And what...

This photo released by the Idaho State Police shows wreckage after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near the town of Shelley, Idaho, Friday, May 15, 2020. Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed Friday in eastern Idaho. (Idaho State Police via AP)

2 people, 14 dogs killed in crash on Idaho interstate

May. 15, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed in eastern Idaho. They say the truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident reported early Friday on Interstate 15 near Shelley. The driver and a...

Coroner: French bulldog fatally mauls suburban Chicago woman

May. 13, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

INGLESIDE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who recently adopted a French bulldog that had been bred to fight was fatally mauled by the dog over the weekend, a coroner said. A friend found Lisa Urso unresponsive on the patio behind her Ingleside, Illinois, home on Saturday evening. Investigators...

Maryland man pleads guilty to tying up, killing pit bull

May. 13, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man accused of cutting a pit bull's throat and tying the dog to a tree was sentenced to one year in jail, prosecutors said Tuesday. Corey Markus Jones, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated animal cruelty and was ordered to complete three years of supervised...

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 photo provided by the Slidell Police Department, Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal pets Rubyjean after the dog was found by police in Slidell, La. Police in Louisiana said a man was recorded on a doorbell camera choking the dog, belonging to his estranged girlfriend.  Slidell police said Shane Michael Mitchell stole Rubyjean and choked her after arguing with the woman on Sunday, May 10.  Mitchell was jailed on animal cruelty charges and the dog was returned to its owner. ( Slidell Police Department via AP)

Police: Man caught on camera choking ex-girlfriend's dog

May. 13, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was recorded on a doorbell camera choking his estranged girlfriend's dog, police said. Shane Michael Mitchell stole the dog, Rubyjean, and choked her on Sunday after arguing with his estranged girlfriend, Slidell police said in a news release. They sent undercover...