TEN SLEEP, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife officers are checking for chronic wasting disease in deer killed by hunters.
The Northern Wyoming Daily News
Bighorn sheep population thriving on range near Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — More hikers trekking through the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson have noticed the presence of the bighorn sheep, showing that an effort to reintroduce the animals is paying off, state wildlife officials said.
“Bighorn sheep have become a watchable wildlife ...
Study: Illinois slaughterhouse big nitrogen polluter
BEARDSTOWN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois pork-processing plant released more nitrogen from animal waste into waterways than any other slaughterhouse in the U.S., according to a report from a nonprofit environmental organization.
Environmental Integrity Project assessed water pollution by ...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — More than a week ago, a basset hound mix with a white muzzle scratched at the front gate of a northeast Macon home.
With three rescue dogs of their own, Jim Waters’ family opened their door to the reddish brown female with short, whitish legs.
“We took Sadie in and ...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Dozens of beagles rescued from a home in rural Pennsylvania are finding new owners and new homes.
The Lehigh County Humane Society received thousands of inquiries and began accepting adoption applications Thursday.
The dogs were
UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — More than 250 exotic animals have been removed from a house northwest of Philadelphia.
The Humane Society of Montgomery County tells The Reading Eagle that the animals found in the house in Upper Hanover Township ...
Part-time Kauai resident to pay $40K for nene killings
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A part-time Kauai resident must pay more than $40,000 in fines for shooting and killing four of Hawaii’s endangered state birds with pellet gun.
Kauai prosecutors say an investigation by state and U.S. agencies showed that 72-year-old Steven Cookson shot four Hawaiian ...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.
Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four ...
Deer in Upper Peninsula tests positive for fatal illness
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a deer in Dickinson County carried the first known case of chronic wasting disease in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the 4-year-old doe was shot on a farm in Waucedah Township. Laboratories confirmed the ...
At least 240 animals rescued from ‘deplorable’ home
PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.
Robin Royer, a code enforcement officer for Upper Hanover Township,
Man charged with shooting muzzled, leashed dog at park
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with shooting a muzzled, leashed dog at a Washington park.
The Kitsap Sun reports the suspect, who ...
‘Malnourished’ animals report prompts Albania zoo closure
MBROSTAR, Albania (AP) — A report claiming lions and other animals were left malnourished at a private zoo in Albania has prompted Albanian authorities to order the zoo’s temporary closure.
Environment Minister Blendi Klosi ordered the immediate inspection and removal of the animals from ...
Deadly deer virus found in Minnesota for the first time
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Deer from a private herd on a Minnesota farm have contracted a deadly virus that until now has not yet been seen in the state.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials say the virus was confirmed in seven deer on a Goodhue County farm and six have died. The virus, ...
Reward offered for wolf that escaped when hurricane hit
CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — An animal preserve is offering an $800 reward for the return of a wolf named Tahané that escaped as Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle.
In a video posted on Facebook , ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental officials are conducting a black bear survey in an effort to set appropriate population levels of the animal for various parts of the state.
Questionnaires are being sent this fall to about 11,000 randomly selected landowners across the state in ...
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Animal health officials say a disease carried by gnats has turned up in Minnesota deer for the first time.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease — or EHD — in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal’s extinction in violation of federal law.
Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, ...
Houston emergency personnel rescue pony from storm drain
HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency responders have rescued a pony that was found trapped in a storm drain in southwest Houston.
KPRC-TV reports firefighters sedated the pony during the ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An 8-year-old husky is recovering after being lost for two weeks in the Mount Hood wilderness, getting shot and possibly chewing off its own injured leg.
Federal government cites exotic zoo over its animal care
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina exotic animal park has been accused of failing to provide proper care for several animals.
The Statesville Record & Landmark
Officials issue alert after rabid cat found in Miami-Dade
MIAMI (AP) — Florida health officials have issued a 60-day alert in Miami-Dade County after a second cat tested positive for rabies this year.
The Florida Department of Health announced the alert Tuesday morning. It covers a limited area in North Miami Beach and will last until Dec. ...
Risk of striking a deer rises as mating season begins
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Mating season for deer has begun. That means the animals are on the move, and drivers face a higher risk of striking them.
The Virginian-Pilot reported last week ...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A routine drill at an Ohio zoo turned to panic after someone misheard chatter on a police scanner and believed a jaguar had escaped from the Akron Zoo.
People turned to social media to say the jaguar named Bella was on the loose and Akron’s police SWAT team had responded ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed during a hunting trip Africa, ending days of turmoil for a state where big game hunting is popular but critics said the photo was seen as unsportsmanlike by ...
KENANSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina animal shelter says the responses it’s received after word that it would have to euthanize 13 dogs has spared the animals for at least one more day.
The Duplin County Animal Shelter issued an “S.O.S.” on its Facebook page Monday saying the dogs had ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a graphic photo of an Idaho wildlife official posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa (all times local):
Idaho’s governor says he’s worried that the state’s reputation as a hunting and fishing paradise could suffer because of a ...
Police: Virginia dog kennel owners engaged in bestiality
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a couple who owned a dog kennel engaged in bestiality caught on video.
Citing a Monday release from Suffolk police, The Virginian-Pilot
ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig’s head in baggage at the world’s busiest airport.
The U.S. Customs and Border ...
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say four people in Tennessee have been injured in a dog attack.
Clarksville Police Department spokesman Jim Knoll told The ...
Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes up can save you a bundle of time and money.
“As long as the soil drains well, water the trees through autumn at least once a week unless there is a ...
Omaha zoo asks for tree branches downed during snowstorm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s zoo wants area residents to share their broken tree limbs as tasty treats for some animals.
The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium posted a Facebook request Monday for limbs downed during Sunday’s snowstorm.
The zoo says it can’t accept branches from trees ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are trying to determine how a young antelope named Taylor Swift managed to get out of its enclosure at the Sacramento Zoo.
The bongo calf’s escape led officials to briefly close the zoo Sunday.
Zoo spokeswoman Laurel Vincent tells the
Oregon hunter kills advancing cougar near Mt. Hood
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man hunting for deer near Mt. Hood killed a cougar after he says three of the big cats advanced toward him.
KGW-TV reports ...
Piglet who went hog wild in traffic safely returned home
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine’s capital say a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out dodging traffic after escaping has been safely returned home.
Augusta police say they found the piglet Saturday after receiving reports of the hog running wild. The Kennebec Journal
Another death of rare whale confirmed off Massachusetts
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the third death of a rare North Atlantic right whale this year has been confirmed.
NOAA and conservationists are keeping a close eye on the right whale population because of high mortality and low reproduction ...
100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane Michael
About 100 cats and kittens were airlifted out of Florida to Delaware on Monday, an effort to make room in shelters for animals displaced by Hurricane Michael.
The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate ...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears.
Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between ...
65 rescued beagles should be ready for adoption soon
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The tale of 65 beagles rescued from a hoarding situation in Pennsylvania led to an outpouring of donations for an overwhelmed shelter housing the dogs.
Mary Shafer, the Lehigh County Humane ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a dog attacked and killed a woman inside her Washington home.
Citing an email from a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman, news outlets report that the fatal dog attack was reported Sunday evening, and took place indoors.
The exact ...
Detroit animal control head tries to bring issues to heel
DETROIT (AP) — The city’s long-troubled animal control operation has its third new leader in three years as it grapples with overcrowding and outdated facilities.
The Detroit health department tapped Pittsburgh native Charles Brown in August to head Detroit’s Animal Care and Control ...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police say they’ve seized an alligator, a python and tarantulas from a Rhode Island man who was charging people to take pictures with the creatures at a comic book convention in Massachusetts.
Framingham police confiscated the animals and arrested the 41-year-old ...
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Owning eight dogs feels like a full-time job for him, but Greenwood County Animal Control officer Joseph Brooks said he wouldn’t trade it for the world.
He grew up around animals. His family always had dogs growing up, and relatives of his had a farm and kept ...
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam.
Police in Maine’s capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after ...
Hungary: Ban on living in public areas taking effect
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A constitutional amendment that prohibits people from living in public areas takes effect Monday in Hungary, but Ferenc Ribeny’s biggest concern is the fate of his dog.
The revision empowers police to issue warnings to anyone seen living rough. Penalties for ...
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Officials say intruders broke into an eastern Arkansas animal shelter and set several dogs against each other in what a shelter volunteer called “a bloodbath.”
The incident happened Wednesday night at the Humane Society of the Delta in the Mississippi River ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state game wardens are asking the public’s help in stopping poaching during the hunting season.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Col. Jason Batchelder says the state has a “healthy population” of people who shoot deer at night or over bait.
He says baiting ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticized by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa.
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter spokesman Jon Hanian told
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Two red pandas at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport have some roomier new living quarters.
The red pandas, Rochan and Meri, have a new habitat that includes air conditioning and an outdoor yard with open viewing for visitors.
The zoo opened the new habitat to ...