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Scamp the Tramp wins World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Jun. 22, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

Scamp the Tramp will never win a beauty contest. But he's won an ugly one. The bug-eyed, dreadlocked pooch took top honors Friday night at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Owner Yvonne Morones of Santa Rosa, California, won an appearance with Scamp on the "Today" show, $1,500 in cash, another $1,500...

The Latest: Scamp the Tramp wins California Ugly Dog Contest

Jun. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the Ugly Dog Contest in California (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Scamp the Tramp's looks have made him a winner — but it wasn't a beauty contest. The snaggle-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize Friday at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California. Owner Yvonne...

No criminal charges in dog mauling death of 14-year-old boy

Jun. 21, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

DIGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have concluded their investigation into the dog mauling death of a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy without bringing criminal charges. The Bristol district attorney's office said in a statement Friday that the death of Ryan Hazel, of Rehoboth, on May 9 was "sadly a terrible...

Veterinarian: Bulldog swallows 19 baby pacifiers

Jun. 20, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston veterinary hospital got quite a surprise recently when a family brought in their bulldog after he stopped eating. The Angell Animal Medical Center found 19 baby pacifiers in the dog's stomach. It started in April when the Wellesley family noticed that their 3-year-old dog, Mortimer,...

Woman pleads not guilty to dumping puppies in trash

Jun. 19, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman authorities say was caught on surveillance video dumping a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty. The Desert Sun of Palm Springs says Deborah Culwell appeared in a Riverside court Tuesday. Culwell lives in...

Wayne Newton tells Vegas jury he fired shot as burglars fled

Jun. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a Nevada jury on Tuesday that he fired a gunshot to scare away two burglars that he and his wife and their teenage daughter encountered during a second burglary in 10 days at their home a year ago. "My wife was in hysterics and crying,"...

Police: Arizona man beheads roommate's dog as she moves out

Jun. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb. Jose Vega Meza, 21, told investigators that he killed the dog on Saturday because his roommate owed rent money to his...

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

Jun. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. And that encouraged the development of the facial muscle that creates it. Today, pooches use the...

Police: Woman shoved dog into lake, watched as it drowned

Jun. 16, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire woman is charged with shoving her golden retriever off a dock and standing by while the pet drowned. Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy called the incident earlier this month "disturbing." Sixty-six-year-old Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday on a...

Some of nearly 200 rescued dogs almost ready for adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's property are recovering well, and some will be available for adoption as soon as Saturday, according to a veterinarian facility. The dogs were removed from a property in western New Jersey on Tuesday because of...