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Pet lovers meet pet stars at Manhattan's PetCon

Nov. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pet lovers are getting to meet some pet stars from social media this weekend at PetCon in New York City, a convention dedicated to all things linked to beloved animals. While there are some cats and other creatures there, PetCon in Manhattan is mostly about dogs and their humans. Elaine...

Woman had 44 frozen dogs, 130 live dogs in home

Nov. 14, 2018 6:12 PM EST

SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs were found at a New Jersey home that reeked of animal feces and urine. State police say 65-year-old Donna Roberts was charged with animal cruelty following an inspection Tuesday at her Shamong Township residence in the...

Woman returns Tennessee boy's stolen American Bully puppy

Nov. 14, 2018 4:44 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A stolen puppy has been returned to a 12-year-old boy in Tennessee whose family says he was shoved to the ground in the theft. WREG-TV reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office returned the 4-month-old American Bully named Diamond to the boy on Tuesday. John Black says Diamond was...

Family says man shoved child walking puppy, stole dog

Nov. 13, 2018 4:46 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee family says a man jumped out of a car, shoved their child on to the ground and snatched the child's puppy. WREG-TV reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating the weekend theft. A sheriff's office release asks for help reuniting the 12-year-old boy and the...

Nearly 170 neglected dogs seized from Iowa puppy mill

Nov. 12, 2018 2:06 PM EST

NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Officials say nearly 170 dogs showing signs of neglect in filthy kennels have been seized from an overcrowded puppy mill in northern Iowa. A news release on the Worth County Sheriff's Office website says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the animals...

S. Korea sends tangerines to North in return for mushrooms

Nov. 12, 2018 4:15 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has airlifted 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea in return for shipments of pine mushrooms by the North in September, officials said Monday. South Korean military planes flew to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Sunday and Monday to deliver the fruit from the...

Harrowing escapes, heartbreaking loss in Northern California

Nov. 11, 2018 6:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — In the days since a ferocious, wind-whipped wildfire began tearing through this Northern California town, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods despite mandatory evacuation orders found cars incinerated and homes...

Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

Nov. 10, 2018 11:14 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons and even a baboon all were a vital — and for decades overlooked — part of the...

Florida voters choose to phase out greyhound racing by 2021

Nov. 8, 2018 2:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters decided to phase out greyhound racing in the state by 2021, meaning thousands of dogs will soon need new homes. The state voted 69 to 31 percent Tuesday to pass Amendment 13, which bans the sport beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. It is an overwhelming defeat for an...

Florida women accused of stealing Vietnam vet's service dog

Nov. 8, 2018 12:46 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida women are accused of stealing a service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran. Osceola County Sheriff's officials say in a news release that the victim was at Old Town near Orlando on Oct. 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs when a woman started an altercation with...