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'Worst nightmare': 20-plus cats die in Florida shelter fire

Sep. 16, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 cats were killed when a fire broke out at an Orlando animal shelter, officials said. Orange County Fire Rescue found flames “through the roof" when they arrived at the center shortly after 10:21 p.m. Wednesday, the agency said on...

German town seeks owner of baby ostrich found in local park

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Is anyone missing an ostrich? An animal shelter says it is looking for the owner of an ostrich chick that was found in the German town of Krefeld late Friday. German news agency dpa reported Saturday that passers-by called the fire...

Animal shelter welcoming more than 50 dogs from Louisiana

Sep. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — More than 50 dogs and puppies are scheduled to arrive on Long Island after being transported from shelters in Louisiana. The North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington said Sunday its emergency rescue team will be arriving with...

Elderly suburban Detroit woman fatally mauled by dog

Sep. 03, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 91-year-old suburban Detroit woman has been fatally mauled by a dog that belonged to a family member, first responders said. The incident occurred Thursday evening at a home, Bloomfield Township Police Capt. James Gallagher said . ...

Authorities raid Kentucky pet shop called "house of horrors"

Sep. 02, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

BURNSIDE, Ky. (AP) — Police and members of an animal rescue group have removed 150 neglected animals from a pet shop in southern Kentucky. Local authorities in Pulaski County, including the Burnside Police Department, served a search warrant on the pet shop, Tim's...

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...

Kentucky teen spends birthdays caring for homeless animals

Aug. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Lyon County teenager celebrates her birthday a little differently than most, and she’s been doing it for half her life. Gracelyn Knoth Taylor recently turned 14, and when she was 7, she told her family and friends she didn’t want gifts from them on her birthday. ...

56 cats removed from Delaware home, neglect charges filed

Aug. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities found 56 cats living in an unkempt home, officials announced Friday. Animal-control officers visited a home in Middletown Tuesday after receiving a complaint. They...

8 rabbits rescued, 25 found dead in Omaha home

Aug. 21, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Animal control and police rescued eight rabbits from an Omaha home where more than 25 others were found dead Thursday. Two dogs also were saved, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The Nebraska Humane Society is taking care of the rescued animals. ...

Kind acts accentuated slain Chicago officer's brief career

Aug. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop was remembered Thursday for a brief career marked by compassion; for her fellow officers, a one-year-old gunshot victim she sped to a hospital, and the stray dogs she ferried to an animal shelter in...