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Dog found to have fungal disease was rescued from Southwest

Jan. 21, 2020 10:47 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A University of New Hampshire pathologist recently diagnosed a fungal disease called Valley Fever in a rescue dog from Arizona, the school said in a news release Tuesday. It was the first time the school's veterinary lab had diagnosed the disease in a dog in New Hampshire. The disease,...

Police: Dad strangles coyote to defend family under attack

Jan. 21, 2020 10:11 AM EST

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A coyote attacked a pair of dogs, bit a woman and skirmished with a vehicle before being killed by a father defending his family on a walk Monday, police said. The same coyote is likely connected to three attacks that happened relatively close together and throughout the course of an...

Man who left mother in feces-filled home is sentenced

Jan. 21, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRANDON, Iowa (AP) — A man whose elderly mother was found in a feces-filled house with 18 dogs in northeast Iowa has been given jail time and probation. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that David Rogers, 61, was sentenced last week to a year in jail with all but 60 days suspended. He also will...

Police: Coyote attacks woman, child, dogs and even a vehicle

Jan. 20, 2020 4:38 PM EST

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A coyote attacked a pair dogs, bit a woman and skirmished with a vehicle before being killed by a father defending his family on a walk on Monday, police said. The Kensington Police Department believes the same coyote was responsible for attacking a vehicle on a roadway in Hampton...

Firefighters rescue man, dog from icy pond

Jan. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EST

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts rescued a man and a dog from an icy pond Sunday. Authorities said the incident began when the dog fell into the frigid waters of East Waushacum Pond, in Sterling north of Worcester. The man got in a canoe to try to rescue the animal but fell in himself...

Dog-sledding guide Tim Thiessen of Leadville brings his huskies down a trail off Tiger Road on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, Colo. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP)

Colorado dog sled guide preparing for Wyoming's Stage Stop

Jan. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EST

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Six snowy miles up Tiger Road, seemingly closer to Keystone than Breckenridge, a cacophony of Siberian husky howls fill the air. At the foot of Mount Guyot, Good Times Adventures is a dog-sledding and snowmobiling oasis deep in the woods. If you hop on a snowmobile from the main...

Deer-tracking dog recovers hundreds of trophies for hunters

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When a Taylorsville man lost a deer he shot, he decided to buy a dog and train it to track. Now, his dog has recovered almost 500 deer for hunters "About seven years ago I shot a big buck I couldn't find," Heath Walters said. "I didn't know anybody with a tracking dog. “It...

Delaware animal shelter will receive dogs from Puerto Rico

Jan. 18, 2020 5:22 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware animal shelter is scheduled to receive several dozen dogs that have been evacuated from earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico. A group of rescue organizations are partnering to fly more than 110 at-risk shelter pets from Puerto Rico to Delaware, New Jersey and Florida, the...

Puppy at Texas animal shelter tests positive for rabies

Jan. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EST

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials say a 6-month-old puppy at an animal shelter in Stephenville has tested positive for rabies and anyone who interacted with the dog should be tested. The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a news release that the tan and white lab mix was...

2 men accused of throwing dog into ice-covered lake charged

Jan. 18, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ELWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Two Elwood men accused of repeatedly throwing a dog into an ice-covered lake have been charged with animal cruelty. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that James Pollock, 28, and Austin Vanburen, 19, were charged Jan. 7 after the office received calls...