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Seacrest Wolf Preserve lets guests get close and personal

Aug. 9, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — Wolves cannot hug. They have no arms. But they are loving, communicative animals with formal greeting traditions of their own, one of which is a “muzzle grab.” And so, when Dreamer, among the largest of the 30 residents at Seacrest Wolf Preserve, took half of my face in...

7-month-old boy dies after attack by family dog in Akron

Aug. 8, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 7-month-old boy died after an attack by the family dog at an Akron home. Akron police said the pit bull attacked the boy and his 77-year-old grandmother shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Police said the boy was rushed to Akron Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced...

Officials say Omaha puppy euthanized after rabies exposure

Aug. 7, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha family’s puppy was euthanized this week after being exposed to rabies, the Nebraska Humane Society reported. The group said it's the first time in five years a pet in Douglas has had to be euthanized due to rabies exposure, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The family...

Dogs lay in a cage in a slaughterhouse as they wait for the FOUR PAWS International, rescue them at Chi Meakh village in Kampong Thom province north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

Aug. 6, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business. Buth Pith and his wife Khath Hach this week shut down the small abattoir they had operated for...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 5, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Aug. 4 The Johnson City Press on donating to animal shelters: Like most service organizations that rely on the community’s kindness, the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter is struggling amid the economic downturn brought on by the novel...

Louisiana dog tests positive for COVID-19, agency announces

Aug. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's agriculture department said a dog in the state has tested positive for the coronavirus, the state's first confirmed case in an animal. A nasal swab test determined the dog's infection, the department said. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said no evidence suggests...

Navy SEALs Cut Ties with Museum Over Colin Kaepernick Video

Aug. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH (AP) — The commander of the Navy SEALs said the unit will suspend its support of the National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. “Each and...

Pet owners bonding with their dogs, cats during pandemic

Aug. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Schererville resident Tiffany Leigh’s chihuahua Millie is generally attached to her, but never more so than during the coronavirus pandemic that has left many people working from home. They’re basically inseparable now. “She figured out how to climb onto the...

From left, Zaida Brooks, 5, Waverly Brooks, 2, their father, Omar Brooks, and mother, Nicole Malesic, pose for a photo with Maisie Mae, a foster dog at Bridge To Home Animal Rescue on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Eighty Four, Pa. Brooks and his family have been fostering dogs for the past two years. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Ex-soldier finds peace fostering pets, finding them homes

Aug. 1, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was 18, Omar Brooks left home in Canonsburg to enlist in the Army. His training took him to Fort Stewart in Georgia, where every morning after reveille at 0630, the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division sang “Dogface Soldier” — a World War II paean to the grit...

1st dog that tested positive for COVID-19 dies in New York

Jul. 30, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a dog in the U.S. has died. Robert and Allison Mahoney of Staten Island told National Geographic that their 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert had been sick with...