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47 cats living in car rescued from hot weather in Minnesota

Jun. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

HARRIS, Minn. (AP) — Forty-seven cats were rescued from a vehicle that was parked in sweltering heat at a southeastern Minnesota rest area, authorities said Wednesday. The cats discovered Tuesday were living in the car with their owner who recently became homeless and didn’t want...

Rita Bingham: Leading the charge for animal rescue

Jun. 05, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — At the age of 85, Rita Bingham would have expected to be living the retired life in a state of relaxed peace. Instead, she finds herself leading the charge for animal rescue organizations across southwest Louisiana. “Sometimes I feel like I’m the only...

2 cats die, a dozen other animals saved from LA fire

Jun. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire in a Los Angeles pet business killed two cats but firefighters were able to save a dozen other animals, authorities said. The fire broke out Wednesday evening in East Hollywood at an undetermined type of pet business, said Los Angeles Fire Department...

Cat reunited with owner after 16 years makes national news

May. 29, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

ODESSA, Del. (AP) — He’s graced the pages of newspapers. Been spotlighted on local TV stations. The internet has also shared the story of how Ritz the cat reunited with his owner after 16 years of wandering anomalously through Delaware. But the limelight hasn’t fazed the gray...

California considers banning declawing of cats in most cases

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers could soon ban the declawing of cats solely for the convenience of humans, advancing a bill on Thursday to halt what animal rights activists say is a painful procedure used primarily to prevent torn furniture and scratched skin. Claws...

Kurt Zouma pleads guilty to kicking, slapping his pet cat

May. 24, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma pleaded guilty Tuesday to kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The 27-year-old France international appeared at a hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court accused of three offenses under the Animal Welfare Act in...

Bad Kitty: German town grounds cats to save rare birds

May. 18, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August, to protect a rare bird during its breeding season. The decree is designed to help save the crested...

Delaware cat missing for 16 years reunited with his owner

May. 07, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Sixteen years ago, Jason McKenry’s 2-year-old gray tabby escaped from his Bear apartment. McKenry long ago knew he would never see Ritz again. Then in late April, he got a text. Ritz had been taken to a veterinarian and was about to be put down when...

Greek man held on suspicion of kicking kitten into the sea

May. 02, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Monday arrested a man suspected of enticing a kitten with food at a restaurant where he was dining and then kicking it into the sea, the country's minister for the police said. Minister Takis Theodorikakos voiced shock at the incident,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 28, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Wise County Deputy Nathaniel Baker is a hero If anyone has ever been at the right place at the right time, it is Wise County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathaniel Baker, who joins those heroes who have saved a life. Baker is...