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Humane Society: About 150 animals taken from 2 properties

Oct. 30, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Animal welfare officials say about 150 animals were taken from two western Pennsylvania properties in a case of what they are calling a "large scale alleged neglect situation." The Humane Society said in a news release that officials began taking the cats, kittens, dogs and chickens from...

83 cats, 10 dogs rescued from unsafe conditions

Oct. 24, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it rescued 83 cats and 10 dogs from unsafe conditions at a self-proclaimed rescue facility. WHTM-TV reports that the animals were removed from the Jonestown property on Wednesday. Authorities say many of the cats...

Missouri man accused of mutilating cat at restaurant

Oct. 23, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of mutilating a cat in a fast-food restaurant restroom is facing animal abuse and property damage charges. WDAF-TV reports that court documents show 19-year-old Tanner Maggard had worked at an Arby's in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit but was fired in...

Reading to cats, walking dogs: 5 ways to help at a shelter

Oct. 1, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — While your local pound works to find forever homes for many cats, dogs and other animals, volunteering is an easy way to improve their lives while they wait. Becoming a volunteer generally starts with an application. You can choose the kinds of activities that interest you, whether that's...

Animal rescue operators charged after 150 dead dogs found

Sep. 25, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on property in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals that were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions, law enforcement said. Tiffany and Steven...

State's smallest daily paper finds success with happy news

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — On the second floor of City Hall, tall windows capped with green glass panes offer views of the Allegheny Mountains, and when council members rock back and forth in their old, wooden chairs, the quaint creaking makes it tough for reporters to take notes. Just about everything in Tyrone,...

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions. The bird population in the United States and Canada was probably...