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In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo provided by Dean King, Spartacus his pet exotic African serval cat, stands up to look at a coffeemaker in his home in Merrimack, N.H. The 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. (Lisa King via AP)

Spartacus the serval cat found safe after escape from home

Sep. 12, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) African serval cat named Spartacus has been found safe and sound after escaping from his home and spending days in the New Hampshire wild. The cat was “was trapped near its home and is in good health," Merrimack police posted on Facebook on Friday. The...

Still plenty of pets available despite pandemic surge

Sep. 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — It’s not unusual to see baby booms after snowstorms, hurricanes and other natural disasters that keep humans confined to close quarters for extended periods of time. Now, the prolonged hibernation spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced weary residents to a new...

African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

Sep. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A 40-pound (18-kilogram) serval cat named Spartacus that was adopted from a zoo four years ago is missing after running away from his New Hampshire home. Spartacus, an African serval cat, was reported missing in Merrimack on Wednesday, police said. Dean King told The Associated Press...

Fostering furry friends

Sep. 6, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — Amanda Russell seems like the perfect dog mom. Or cat mom. Or mom to any animal. Russell, of Greenup, has a degree in animal sciences, making her well-equipped to foster animals for Friends of Greenup Paws, an organization of animal advocates who rescue impounded and stray animals in...

Casper decides against ban on feeding feral cats, dogs

Sep. 2, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in a Wyoming city have decided not to prohibit feeding feral cats and dogs. The Casper City Council voted instead Tuesday to approve an amended ordinance banning the feeding of wildlife, such as deer and turkeys. Metro Animal Control recommended the feral dog and cat feeding...

Tip leads to rescue of about 4 dozen dogs, cats from home

Sep. 1, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About four dozen dogs and cats have been rescued from a Pittsfield Township home. A tip led investigators Friday to the home where they found 31 dogs and 14 cats, the Humane Society of Huron Valley said Tuesday. Two dogs were found dead. The agency said the animals had...

Police remove 78 cats from Sedalia home; 2 people arrested

Aug. 26, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Two people were arrested after Sedalia police removed 78 cats from a home, where more than two dozen other cats were found buried in the back yard, police said. Officers went to the home Wednesday after receiving a tip. They found the cats inside a 941-square-foot home, KMBC-TV...

Following the LNU Lightning Complex fires, a scorched VW Microbus rests in a driveway of the Spanish Flat community in Napa County, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days

Aug. 25, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region with...

Woman convicted after 100 dead, sick animals found in home

Aug. 19, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman accused of having more than 100 dead and sick animals in her home has been convicted of multiple animal cruelty charges. Lisa Hokaj-Ross, 53, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 24 counts — one for each of the sick cats and one dog found in her house in March...

Two kittens that were hiding among debris of a damaged building near the site of last week's massive explosion sit in a cage after being rescued by members of Animals Lebanon in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The volunteers say they have happily reunited dozens of pets with their owners. But many others remain in the group's shelter, waiting for their owners to pick them up or locate them. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Volunteers rescue pets, search for lost ones in Beirut blast

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the massive explosion tore through Beirut last week, it did not only kill and injure thousands of people and destroy a large part of the city — it also left scores of animals trapped or lost in the rubble of the Lebanese capital. Animals Lebanon, a Beirut-based group, said it...