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Lawsuit: Suburban Denver police let dog attack sleeping man

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man says officers in suburban Denver allowed a police dog to attack him while he slept, nearly killing him and permanently damaging his vocal chords. The Denver Post reported Monday that 25-year-old Spencer Erickson sued Lakewood police, saying officers improperly released...

Judge's stern barks at dogfighting defendants prompt appeals

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The judge didn't mince words when it came time to sentence five North Carolina men in an illegal dogfighting operation that involved more than 150 pit bulls. "Either the dogs have to be eliminated from the world or the people who fight the dogs or both, but there needs to be an...

Authorities searching for driver who dragged dog to death

Sep. 16, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

WILSON, La. (AP) — Deputies in a Louisiana parish are looking for a driver who dragged a leashed dog to death behind a car. News outlets report a citizen saw the dog being dragged Sunday afternoon along Louisiana highway 68 in Wilson and called the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jeff...

2 puppies euthanized after contact with rabid bats

Sep. 13, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Officials say two German shepherd puppies were euthanized after they came into contact with bats that tested positive for rabies in southwestern Washington. KATU-TV reports Cowlitz County environmental health manager Season Long said Friday a 4-month-old and a 5-month old German...

Florida man accused of firing shot arguing over pit bull

Sep. 13, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man shot at a moving truck after not wanting to let go of a pit bull. Holly Hill police arrested 23-year-old Eric Neely on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the truck driver James Blich told officers he owns...

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

Sep. 12, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs. At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards weird, odd and sometimes head-scratching scientific discoveries. This year's winners included: Dutch and Turkish researchers...

Georgia sheriff: 43 dogs saved, 2 arrested in Maltipoo mill

Sep. 12, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says deputies shut down a puppy mill, removing a dead puppy and 43 dogs, some with severe injuries, from a home with "deplorable conditions." The dogs were a mix of poodles and Maltese, and Maltipoo puppies. Monroe County Animal Shelter Director Dawn Kennedy says seven...

Dogs that killed 29 cats at Alabama shelter were euthanized

Sep. 11, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week. Parrish says the owner of the dogs, Kenneth Hamilton, agreed to give the animals to the city after initially refusing....

5 new cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 11, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities says five more cases have appeared of an unexplained disease that has affected dozens of dogs and killed at least 26 animals across the country. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it is still investigating the cause of the disease, whose symptoms...

Suit targets California hunting rules that allow GPS on dogs

Sep. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method...