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At trendy Japanese cafés, customers enjoy cuddling with pigs

Jan. 29, 2024 21:36 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — First there were cafés that allowed pets. Then came cat cafés, where lattes took second place to feline interaction. The latest craze in Japan: The pig café. “It was wonderful. Very relaxing and enjoyable,” said Brad Loomis, a software engineer from Pullman,...

A pet cat thrown off a train died in cold weather. Now thousands want the conductor to lose her job

Jan. 21, 2024 11:48 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Russian train conductor to lose her job after she threw a pet cat off a train, believing it was a stray. The white and ginger tom cat, known as Twix, escaped from his carrier on a train traveling between...

Strays land in doghouse after causing an estimated $350K in damage to cars at Houston dealership

Jan. 05, 2024 13:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A pair of strays have landed in the doghouse after being caught on video causing more than a quarter-million dollars' worth of damage at a Houston car dealership. One dog, described as a bull terrier mix, was captured in early December, and the second, whose breed...

Cat-owner duo in Ohio shares amputee journey while helping others through animal therapy

Dec. 21, 2023 11:40 AM EST

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Each morning when she wakes up, Juanita Mengel removes the silicone liner of her prosthetic leg out from under a heated blanket so that the metal parts of the artificial limb don't feel as cold on her skin when she straps the pieces together. The 67-year-old...

America's animal shelters are overcrowded with pets from families facing economic and housing woes

Dec. 20, 2023 06:26 AM EST

MENANDS, N.Y. (AP) — Kaine is a big, buoyant dog looking for a home. But lately, he's spending a lot of time at the office. Animal shelters around the U.S. are bursting at the seams amid the rising cost of living, so the gray and white 7-year-old has been staying in a worker's...

Orange tabby cat named Taters steals the show in first video sent by laser from deep space

Dec. 19, 2023 18:30 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An orange tabby cat named Taters stars in the first video transmitted by laser from deep space, stealing the show as he chases a red laser light. The 15-second video was beamed to Earth from NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, 19 million miles (30 million...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Dec. 14, 2023 07:21 AM EST

Kingsport Times-News. December 7, 2023. Editorial: Pet ownership is a job for a lifetime No doubt there are children asking for a puppy or kitten this Christmas. Parents should know, however, there are a number of things they should consider before rushing out to get...

Forget the surprise if you're thinking of giving a pet as a holiday present

Dec. 11, 2023 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adriene Mishler was still grieving the loss of her beloved blue heeler mix when her boyfriend at the time surprised her with a Christmas puppy that was nearly identical. “I wasn’t quite ready to fall in love with another animal,” she said. “At the same...

From SZA to the Stone of Scone, the words that help tell the story of 2023 were often mispronounced

Dec. 07, 2023 18:39 PM EST

Some of the words tied to this year's hottest topics were also among the most mangled when it came to saying them aloud, with stumpers ranging from the first name of “Oppenheimer” star Cillian Murphy to the singer SZA to the name of a sacred slab of sandstone used in the coronation of King...

US proposes plan to help the snow-dependent Canada lynx before warming shrinks its habitat

Dec. 01, 2023 20:44 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials proposed a $31 million recovery plan for Canada lynx on Friday in a bid to help the snow-dependent wildcat species that scientists say could be wiped out in parts of the contiguous U.S. by the end of the century. The proposal marks a sharp...