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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON MONDAY, MAY 25, AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, May 15, 2020, photo, Duane Daniels and his dog Chutki are shown at their home in Madison, Wis. The two have received help from the Dane County Humane Society's Pets for Life program. (Ruthie Hauge/The Capital Times via AP)

Pets for Life helps Madison pet owners get through pandemic

May. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Duane Daniels heard through a local veterans group, back in 2018, that pet owners in his south side neighborhood could get free pet supplies and veterinary care, he was skeptical, but he called the number he’d been given. The number belonged to Abbi Middleton, coordinator...

This photo provided by Tara Reade, shows Tara Reade out with friends in Washington, in 1992 or 1993, during the time she worked for then- Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. (Tara Reade via AP)

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

May. 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after saying he abused...

Iowa man accused of leaving 2 dogs to starve to death

May. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man adopted two dogs from an animal shelter and then intentionally left them to starve to death in his apartment, police said. David James Goodburn, 21, was charged with two counts of animal neglect — serious injury or death — which are serious...

Riley County officials find about 30 dogs in man's home

May. 20, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Riley County authorities are working to determine how to care for about 30 dogs who were found living in a man's home. The terrier-mix dogs were discovered Monday at a home in Randolph after animal control officers responded to a report about the dogs. Although the home was...

In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 photo, Nikki and Andy Smith and their sons Braeden, 11, and Tyler, 8, play with their new dog Thor in front of the family's home outside of Cleveland, Minn. The pandemic motivated the family to adopt a pet because they are spending more time at home. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

Pet adoptions up during pandemic

May. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Last Christmas, the Smith family from Cleveland, Minnesota, pondered the idea of getting a puppy. But as days ticked down to Dec. 25, mom and dad decided it just wasn’t the best time. But then the coronavirus hit, priorities changed and spare time needed to be filled. And what...

Virtual pet adoptions emerge in Lansing amid virus outbreak

May. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The animals stare out from photos on a website, reduced to a name, a gender and an age. They hope this is the time you will click to learn more. The Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing has 19 pets available for adoption, ranging from dogs to cats to guinea pigs. They can’t...

Maine animal welfare groups get help for pandemic response

May. 9, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Community Foundation is giving more than $100,000 in grants to organizations around the state that are supporting animal welfare during the coronavirus pandemic. The foundation said the 16 grants are going to help animal shelters, humane societies and pet rescue and...

Rescues see increase in adoptions, fostering during pandemic

May. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Pet adoptions have seen a spike during recent weeks across the nation; a surprising result for the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend holds true for at least some rescues in the Shreveport-Bossier area; while shelters are seeing an increase of fostering or rescuing instead of adoptions....

Kentucky police find dead dogs and cats in shelter's freezer

May. 4, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

WEBBVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police seized 90 dogs from a no-kill animal shelter in Kentucky due to its allegedly poor conditions, and charged its owner after dead cats and dogs were found in the facility’s freezer. The dogs were taken Saturday because of “poor living conditions” at the...

Vicious dogs, people: Pandemic complicates animal rescue

May. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As always, Garson Dupuy was out on street patrol this week rounding up strays and responding to reports of vicious dogs or vicious people doing bad things to animals. A Miami-Dade animal welfare officer, he’s been designated an essential worker doing a job that, in normal times, is...