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South Dakota man charged with neglecting more than 30 dogs

Oct. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota man arrested Tuesday faces over two dozen charges for allegedly neglecting and starving more than 30 dogs, prosecutors said. Thomas Mraz, of Whitewood, was charged Monday with five counts of animal cruelty and 26 counts of neglect, abandonment or mistreatment,...

Coroner: Alabama woman killed in attack by pack of dogs

Oct. 20, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

NAUVOO, Ala. (AP) — A pack of dogs attacked and killed a woman in rural Walker County northwest of Birmingham, authorities said. Ruthie Mae Brown, 36, of Boldo was pronounced dead at the scene in Nauvoo on Monday afternoon, Coroner Joey Vick said. It was unclear exactly what happened, but authorities...

Hiker reported missing is safe after a night in the woods

Oct. 19, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Maine (AP) — A 27-year-old hiker from Pennsylvania who was reported missing spent a chilly night in the woods but was found in good shape with her dog on Monday, the Maine Warden Service said. Wardens had been looking for Carolyn Leigh Meadows, of West Chester, since Sunday afternoon. She'd been...

Shelter officials say 35 rescued dogs were starving, inbred

Oct. 19, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Shelter officials say 35 dogs rescued near Whitewood last week were starving and inbred. “They’re skinny, they’re bloated with worms, they have diarrhea, they were fighting over food to survive,” Jennifer McCambridge, senior kennel tech at the Western...

Oklahoma man arrested after abused animals found at home

Oct. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

PORTER, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma man has been charged with 42 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found 36 malnourished dogs inside maggot infested cages and farm animals that had been restrained. Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said when deputies were dispatched to a home in...

Authorities seize 24 dogs after animal neglect complaint

Oct. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WHITEWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say they rescued 24 dogs after responding to a complaint at a home near Whitewood, in far western South Dakota. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered several neglected animals at the residence on Tuesday and eventually seized two dozen of the dogs....

In this Oct. 13, 2020, photo, Ricardo Pimentel is greeted by dogs that he rescued at his Tierra de Animales (Land of Animals) shelter in Leona Vicario, Mexico. Pimentel sheltered about 300 dogs at his home during Hurricane Delta, and his story, which has gone viral, led people across the world to donate to the shelter. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)

Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

Oct. 15, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs. There were plenty of other critters too: Dozens of cats were harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a...

Man dies in shootout with police; officer, dog also shot

Oct. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A suspect died and a police officer and a police dog were shot during a shootout that ensued from serving an arrest warrant, authorities said. The suspect, Rodney Ross, 30, shot at police and then fled a home as officers attempted to arrest him Tuesday morning, then died in the...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes report woman mauled by pack of dogs

Oct. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) — Tribal officials in Idaho said Tuesday that a 60-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital after being attacked by a pack of loose dogs on reservation land over the weekend. Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said the Fort Hall Fire Department responded to an emergency...

Police: Van carrying 80 dogs overturns on Virginia highway

Oct. 12, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Va. (AP) — A van carrying 80 dogs overturned on an interstate in Virginia, causing some of the animals to be injured and others to escape the vehicle, police say. The crash occurred early Sunday on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Rick Garletts. It is unclear...