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97 dogs removed from facility in southwestern Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri on Tuesday removed nearly 100 dogs, including several puppies, from a southwestern Missouri facility, alleging the dogs suffered from severe neglect. The St. Louis-based Humane Society said in a news release that 97 dogs...

More than 100 dogs found in home, SPCA caring for dozens

Oct. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After more than 100 dogs were found living inside an Eastern Shore home, the Virginia Beach SPCA said it has received 45 of those dogs. The group said in a social media post that it will keep most of the 45 dogs it received on Saturday, but...

Animal shelters in SC swamped with strays, surrendered pets

Oct. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Not all pandemic victims walk on two legs. Four-legged victims are flooding area animal shelters. The impact goes beyond finding homes for dogs. Staff at shelters in Abbeville and Greenwood are squeezed for time to work with animals to assure they...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 13, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. October 7, 2021. Editorial: Groundbreaking for new animal shelter is welcome news There was welcome news from the Franklin County Humane Society earlier this week. The organization, which marks its 76th anniversary this month,...

Northwest Indiana towns pass policies aimed at puppy mills

Oct. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

DYER, Ind. (AP) — Communities across Northwest Indiana are considering humane pet store policies that ban the sale of pets raised at puppy and kitten mills. The towns of Dyer and Highland passed similar ordinances recently which at their core prohibit the sale of puppy...

COVID-19 leaves Wisconsin veterinary clinics playing catchup

Oct. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the country’s pets. Over the past year and a half, pet adoption rates were up, animal shelters were practically empty, and pet owners were home more. But for veterinary care providers, it has...

Omaha woman charged after authorities find 45 dead animals

Sep. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony animal neglect after authorities found 45 dead animals inside her home. A judge set 47-year-old Jaime Kimbrough's bail at $20,000 on Friday. The Omaha World-Herald could not reach her by phone for comment...

Bull that escaped Long Island farm captured after 2 months

Sep. 23, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A bull that escaped from a farm on Long Island and eluded searchers for two months has been captured, authorities said Thursday. The 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull, nicknamed Barney or Barnie, was corralled late Wednesday by staff from Skylands...

'Worst nightmare': 20-plus cats die in Florida shelter fire

Sep. 16, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 cats were killed when a fire broke out at an Orlando animal shelter, officials said. Orange County Fire Rescue found flames “through the roof" when they arrived at the center shortly after 10:21 p.m. Wednesday, the agency said on...

German town seeks owner of baby ostrich found in local park

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Is anyone missing an ostrich? An animal shelter says it is looking for the owner of an ostrich chick that was found in the German town of Krefeld late Friday. German news agency dpa reported Saturday that passers-by called the fire...