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Barn owl documented in Wisconsin for 1st time in 20 years

Nov. 29, 2021 01:03 AM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In a rare sighting, the first barn owl nest was documented in the state of Wisconsin in more than two decades after a La Crosse resident spotted an owlet in their backyard, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The bird has been an...

Ex-animal shelter chief pleads guilty to sex act with girl

Nov. 23, 2021 12:08 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The former director of a central Indiana animal shelters has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with an underage girl. Philip H. Peckinpaugh, 36, of Muncie, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Under the...

More than 80 animals rescued from Fairfield home

Nov. 21, 2021 10:24 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — More than 80 animals have been rescued from a home in Fairfield. Police said they received a call from fire department personnel Saturday morning who were assisting the home’s resident who was suffering a medical emergency. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 2, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers blew it on fuel tax For years the Mississippi Department of Transportation and business groups around the state have been complaining that the revenue stream for fixing roads and bridges has...

Overcrowded animal shelter seeks emergency funding

Oct. 24, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A sharp increase in the number of sheltered animals threatens the financial survival of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, according to the nonprofit organization’s leadership. The Daily Journal reports key government figures from the city of Tupelo...

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...