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Rabid bats found in Portland and Beaverton

Sep. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a rabid bat has been discovered in Northeast Portland. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Multnomah County since 2014, according to the county. Another was found in Washington County earlier this month, KGW...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 13, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: PBR World Finals is moving to Fort Worth, where rodeo belongs On Aug. 31, the Professional Bull Riders organization announced that its most prestigious event, the PBR World Finals, will move to Dickies...

Chicago officer on desk duty after struggle with Black woman

Aug. 31, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer has been placed on administrative duty as the city's police oversight agency investigates his struggle with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park. Police Superintendent David Brown on Monday directed that...

Cougar that was kept as illegal pet removed from NYC home

Aug. 30, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfare officials said Monday. The owner of the 11-month-old female cougar surrendered the animal on Thursday, Kelly Donithan, director of...

Police: Man, dog die after being struck 3 times on road

Aug. 29, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — Police say they have identified two of three drivers believed to have struck a man who fell while walking his dog along an eastern Pennsylvania road. The Reading Eagle reports that Robert Hatt, 68, and his pet died after both were struck shortly...

Ex-UK Marine leaves Kabul with dogs, cats but no local staff

Aug. 29, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former U.K. Royal Marine who waged a high-profile campaign to leave Afghanistan with almost 200 rescued dogs and cats has flown to safety — with the animals, but without his charity’s Afghan staff, who were left behind in Kabul. A privately funded...

Animal welfare groups to help disadvantaged pet owners

Aug. 14, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — More than 20 organizations around Maine are set to receive grants in support of animal welfare work. The money is from the Maine Community Foundation, which is awarding $282,000 to support the work. Recipients include the Waldo County Pet Food...

Vermont's annual rabies bait drop to begin Thursday

Aug. 02, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The 25th annual rabies bait drop is getting underway across much of Vermont, officials said Monday. Beginning on Thursday, technicians will begin distributing 450,000 quarter-sized blister packs containing rabies vaccine that will be distributed...

SC officials looking for rabid puppy's lost littermate

Jul. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials are looking for people who may have come in contact with a rabid puppy or its missing littermate along the Georgia-South Carolina border. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Friday...

Maryland using dogs to target alcohol in prisons

Jul. 25, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, M.D. (AP) — The state of Maryland has begun to deploy dogs to sniff out illicit alcohol in correctional facilities. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Robert Green told The Washington Post the new team of canines was created in...