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Animal shelter hasn't taken in public's animals for months

Nov. 13, 2019 7:06 AM EST

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi animal shelter has been over capacity for months, forcing it to stop taking in any animals brought in by the public. The Leflore County Humane Society's volunteer interim director, Janice McCurdy, tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that the shelter turns away at least 10...

Deadly cat disease prompts Wyoming shelter quarantine

Nov. 9, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A deadly virus has led to a quarantine at a Wyoming animal shelter. The Park County Animal Shelter in Cody began a three-week quarantine Monday after a litter of kittens came in carrying the disease feline parvo. None of the shelter's dozens of cats may leave and no more may enter during...

Dogs, cats, rabbit die in house fire

Nov. 6, 2019 2:43 PM EST

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters say about a half-dozen pets including dogs, cats and a rabbit have died in a Connecticut house fire. Officials in East Haven say the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and was brought under control in about 15 minutes. No people were hurt in the...

Cat Island refuge closed because of high water

Nov. 4, 2019 7:59 PM EST

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — Federal officials are temporarily closing a wildlife refuge in Louisiana because of high water on the Mississippi River. An announcement Monday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says water has reached 24 feet at the Baton Rouge tide gauge, forcing the agency to shut down...

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...

Omaha man accused of scalding cat charged with felony

Oct. 3, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of hold a cat under scalding hot water, severely burning the animal, has been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 35-year-old Calvin Kyles was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant for the Sept. 10 incident. An arrest...

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...

Rhode Island man charged with killing kitten

Sep. 30, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man killed a kitten belonging to his girlfriend's mother then tried to blame it on a toddler. Matthew Johnson, of Smithfield, was released on $1,000 bond after a court appearance Monday on two counts of malicious injury to or killing of animals. He...