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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...

Some of Wisconsin's wild turkeys loving life in suburbs

Oct. 18, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin’s greatest wildlife management success stories has been the restoration of turkeys in the state, according to the Department of Natural Resources. But the large wild bird isn’t sticking to rural wooded expanses. ...

Honored service dog helps Army veteran with PTSD, isolation

Oct. 18, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A unique partnership was formed in 2017 when a 3-year-old service dog chose a New Salem Army veteran to be his human. JJ, a black Labrador, was the eighth Service Dogs of America candidate to greet Jared Bollom. JJ’s brother was the seventh, 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...

Illinois police dog comforts grieving after loss of handler

Oct. 16, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — As he approaches his annual employee evaluation, Winston has a lock on “exceeds expectations.” Consider that since December, the chocolate Labrador had to graduate from therapy-dog school, relocate from balmy Florida to chilly Champaign County,...

A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home

Oct. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. She and her husband, Steve, had recently lost their 21-year-old daughter in a car accident. Soon after, their other child...

Lucky Dog! Pooch trapped in crevice 5 days rescued, unharmed

Oct. 13, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

KERHONKSON, N.Y. (AP) — A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty, parks officials said Wednesday. While the 12-year-old dog, Liza, went days without...

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...

COVID-19 leaves Wisconsin veterinary clinics playing catchup

Oct. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the country’s pets. Over the past year and a half, pet adoption rates were up, animal shelters were practically empty, and pet owners were home more. But for veterinary care providers, it has...

California to allow more canine blood banks, walk-in donors

Oct. 09, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

California on Saturday enacted a law aimed at phasing out one of the nation's large canine blood banks and the practice of keeping dogs in facilities while their blood is drawn. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law to let veterinarians run community blood banks where residents...