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French probe into pregnant women killed by dogs in a forest

Nov. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French investigators are seeking to determine which dogs bit and killed a pregnant woman in a forest during a hunt with hounds last weekend. The prosecutor in charge of the case, Frederic Trinh, said the autopsy showed that the 29-year-old woman died of bleeding as a result of multiple dog...

Runaway Kansas police dog bites 14-year-old on face, chest

Nov. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a runaway Kansas police dog bit a teenager on the face and chest. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the German shepherd, named Bocephus, disappeared Monday night. Someone found the dog, put him on a leash and walked around a...

Wisconsin girl with inspirational love of dogs dies at age 8

Nov. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EST

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl with an inoperable brain tumor who received tens of thousands of pictures of her favorite animal from strangers has died at age 8. Emma Mertens loved dogs. So, after she was diagnosed in January family and friends sent photos of their dogs to the Hartland girl. And...

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

Nov. 14, 2019 7:20 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too. The project will collect a pile of pooch data: vet records, DNA samples, gut microbes and information on food and walks....

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgian Shepherd dogs running loose at the barracks south of Vienna early Thursday. The fatally injured staff sergeant was...

Actor Dave Bautista is now guardian to 2 abandoned pit bulls

Nov. 14, 2019 3:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal shelter sent out a desperate plea after someone had abandoned two pit bull dogs. But volunteers never expected the post would catch the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista. The 6-year-old pit bulls, Maggie and Ollie, were handed over...

Rescue: ‘Unicorn’ puppy doesn’t notice ‘tail’ growth on head

Nov. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — A rescued puppy is attracting a lot of attention because of his resemblance to a unicorn. The nearly 10-week-old puppy, named Narwhal, has a tail-like appendage growing from his forehead. Narwhal was rescued over the weekend and sent to Mac’s Mission in Jackson, which specializes...

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Nov. 13, 2019 4:44 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays. Thunberg tweeted as she took to the sea...

Florida police: Officer killed service dog that bit at him

Nov. 13, 2019 8:17 AM EST

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a service dog while responding to a man suffering from a seizure. An Okeechobee police statement says the shooting happened Monday night. Police say two officers approached a man suffering from medical issues on the side of a...

Animal rights activists stage rare protest in Cuba's capital

Nov. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban animal rights activists have staged a rare protest in Havana, where authorities swiftly crack down on unapproved demonstrations. About 30 animal advocates gathered Monday morning in front of a pound on the outskirts of the capital where street dogs are taken to be euthanized. The...