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Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen

Oct. 17, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area animal shelter that closed to suppress an infection resulting in at least four dog deaths could reopen as early as Friday. Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt has said tests on dogs at the county shelter showed they had the highly contagious illness streptococcus zooepidemicus....

Congress may award Tennessee extra $14M to fight Asian carp

Oct. 17, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Congress may award an extra $14 million to help fight Asian carp in Tennessee. The Jackson Sun reports Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced last month that a Senate committee had approved $25 million to fight the invasive fish. That marks a $14 million increase from last year....

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Oct. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of environmental groups and scientists are asking U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the American Southwest. Following a loss in federal court, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working on crafting a new rule...

North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia

Oct. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but no threat to humans, has wiped out pig herds in many Asian...

Iditarod changes tack, will meet with animal welfare leader

Oct. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with a leader of an animal welfare group that's devoted to ending the world's most famous sled dog race, which it sees as a cruel, deadly event for its canine participants. Organizers of the 1,000-mile wilderness trek have for decades...

Missouri dog breeder sued over conditions at kennels

Oct. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state is suing a southwest Missouri dog breeder over what officials call continued substandard conditions at the business. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit that accuses Puppy Love Kennel and its owner, Cory Mincey, of violating the...

Bears hope to have Trubisky return from shoulder injury

Oct. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are cautiously optimistic quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will return this week from a left shoulder injury. Trubisky said he feels "close" to 100 percent and hopes to start when the Bears host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. "We've done a good job with this rehab...

Study of Cape Cod shark problem finds no definitive solution

Oct. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A long-awaited report on what to do about the great white sharks prowling Cape Cod waters offered more than two dozen suggestions but concluded there is nothing that can provide 100% safety. The report by the Woods Hole Group — a coalition of towns, the Cape Cod National...

Rescue group seeks help to treat severely burned pit bull

Oct. 16, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina rescue group is looking for help as it treats a pit bull it says had severe burns and a shattered hip. Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls says on its Facebook page that it believes Zeus was mistreated, adding that the burns appear to be chemical burns. While the dog has had...

Hundreds of birds crash into NASCAR Hall of Fame building

Oct. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing some 100 of them. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says on its Facebook page that 100 of the chimney swifts are severely injured with broken legs, wings and other fractures....