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Pleasanton police: 'Adorable' piglet found wandering city

Jan. 21, 2022 11:38 AM EST

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Pleasanton police want to know if anyone is missing an “adorable” piglet. The little porker was found wandering the East Bay suburb on Thursday, the department said in social media posts. The owner couldn’t be immediately located so...

Shelter still trying to adopt Buddy, the badly burned dog

Jan. 18, 2022 08:33 AM EST

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A northern Mississippi animal shelter is still searching for a home for a dog that was severely burned. Buddy was set on fire by a child in northern Mississippi last year and underwent a series of skin grafts and has new skin on his snout, WMC-TV reported. ...

Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA wins tree decorating contest

Jan. 08, 2022 09:03 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA barked up the right tree this year. Christmas tree, that is. The local animal shelter decorated a Christmas tree for an annual contest at Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 06, 2022 14:22 PM EST

Kingsport Times News. January 5, 2021. Editorial: Start the new year by adopting a shelter pet The story of Ellie, the three-legged dog, should serve as an inspiration for folks to begin a new year with a new family member, a cat or dog from one of the region’s many...

Some still don't know fate of pets after Colorado wildfire

Jan. 06, 2022 13:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — When Lisa Young evacuated her home as a fast-moving Colorado wildfire burned, it looked like firefighters were going to be able to stop what appeared then to just be a grass fire in a field behind her home. She just took her purse, turned off her slow cooker and television and made...

Kentucky shelter working to locate pet owners post-tornado

Jan. 01, 2022 18:48 PM EST

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky animal shelter has been doing its part to help with recovery from last month's tornadoes by reuniting pets lost in the storm with their owners. The Hopkins County Animal shelter has taken in about 90 dogs and about 120 cats from the hard-hit...

Husband, sons carry on Wyoming woman's kindness tradition

Jan. 01, 2022 10:11 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Kristy Van Der Hoeven lived each day representing the spirit of giving in Cheyenne. She was described by her loved ones as a woman with a laugh you could recognize over the blare of a concert in Denver’s Pepsi Center, a dedicated mother filled to the brim...

Animal shelter faces costly bill after carbon monoxide leak

Dec. 30, 2021 07:45 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Employees and all of the animals are OK after carbon monoxide leaked into a Quad Cities animal shelter, but the facility now faces a costly bill. KWQC-TV reports that employees of the Humane Society of Scott County in Davenport recently noticed something was...

Hundreds of parakeets dropped off at Michigan animal shelter

Dec. 26, 2021 10:00 AM EST

ROMEO, Mich. (AP) — An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets. The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that the small, colorful birds were dropped off Thursday night, The Detroit News reported. “We were in...

Chicago dog pound is sued over lost dog adopted out

Dec. 21, 2021 22:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman said her dog ran away and was adopted by a new owner, despite having his name and her phone number on his collar. Zeus, a golden retriever, ended up at a dog pound and was transferred to Fetching Tails Foundation before he was placed in a new home,...