FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities have captured an emu after the flightless fugitive led officers down a highway.
The Fresno Bee reported Friday that the bird was apprehended...
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Macomb County are trying to find a man seen in a video striking a dog.
WDIV-TV reports that the video was sent to the county's Animal Control...
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida fisherman will spend five weekends in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty for dragging a live shark by the tail from a boat.
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — Two young harbor seals are back where they belong after being rehabilitated through the Alaska SeaLife Center's Wildlife Response Program and released into Kachemak...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse and other animals will be in hunters' sights as Michigan's small game season gets underway Sunday.
Unknown predator attacks farm and kills 7 goats
BENSON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farmer has lost 13 goats to an unknown animal.
Falkenbury Farm in Rutland County reports seven goats died and six more are missing following an attack.
France bans shows by ailing bear following abuse complaints
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have banned the owners of a sick bear from displaying the animal in public shows after an inspection found that it suffered from severe health problems and was...
Florida man accused of firing shot arguing over pit bull
HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man shot at a moving truck after not wanting to let go of a pit bull.
Holly Hill police arrested 23-year-old Eric Neely on charges of...
Pit bull lovers pack courtroom for hearing on dog’s death
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Pit bull lovers packed a Long Island courtroom for a hearing on the strangulation killing of a dog named Rex.
Rex, a pit bull, was choked to death in July by the...
Eno the elusive emu dies during capture in North Carolina
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Animal control officials in North Carolina are sad to report that an elusive emu has died while being captured.
Injured bald eagle gets care after eluding capture for days
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An injured bald eagle that eluded capture for days is getting veterinary care after being cornered in a northwestern Indiana neighborhood.
Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels
BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs.
At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards weird,...
Rabid bats found along river in Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park officials say two dead bats found along the Colorado River inside the park tested positive for rabies.
Over 100 dogs removed from filthy home near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Animal welfare officers and emergency responders have removed over 100 dogs, ranging from puppies to elderly animals, from a filthy home near Pittsburgh where the owner had been...
Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal.
Owner of dog that died in hot car given probation
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The owner of a dog that died after being left in a hot car outside Lambeau Field has been ordered to volunteer at an animal shelter.
Georgia sheriff: 43 dogs saved, 2 arrested in Maltipoo mill
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says deputies shut down a puppy mill, removing a dead puppy and 43 dogs, some with severe injuries, from a home with "deplorable conditions."
- The Detroit NewsMan charged with stabbing, then strangling girlfriend's dogSeptember 10, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceFair Solution For Stray Cats, W-B ResidentsAugust 6, 2019
- The Brownsville HeraldZoo babies: Gladys Porter Zoo displays 2019 additionsAugust 2, 2019
- The News-TimesPolice: ‘Many’ dogs stolen from Puppy Kisses in DanburyJuly 29, 2019
- Winona Daily NewsDogs attack, kill 29 cats at Alabama animal shelterJuly 29, 2019
Federal officials help catch pigs that escaped from farm
ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — Federal officials are getting involved in the roundup of pigs that escaped from a Vermont farm.
About 250 pigs had escaped from the fenced-in area at Sugar Mountain Farm...
Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos
CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species,...
Feds press on with plan after lobstermen exit whale pact
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arm of the federal government says it's disappointed that a lobster fishing group is pulling its support of a proposal to help endangered whales, but will continue to...
Dogs that killed 29 cats at Alabama shelter were euthanized
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized.
Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week....
5 new cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities says five more cases have appeared of an unexplained disease that has affected dozens of dogs and killed at least 26 animals across the...
Hurricane strands nearly 300-pound turtle on Delaware beach
LEWES, Del. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian swept through New England over the weekend, forcing a higher than average number of animals ashore and stranding about six loggerhead sea turtles along a...
Thirsty animals get help from state wildlife officials
PHOENIX (AP) — Thirsty wildlife around Arizona are getting help from the state.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has hauled more than 1.5 million gallons (5,678 cubic meters) of water to...
California man charged with shooting protected mountain lion
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Simi Valley man was charged with shooting and killing a protected mountain lion that roamed the mountains northwest of Los Angeles and was wearing a GPS tracking...
Suit targets California hunting rules that allow GPS on dogs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars.
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- Business WireVeriSIM Life Raises $5.2M Round of Funding: Building Digital Animal and Human Simulations to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Testing in AnimalsAugust 14, 2019
- Globe NewswireCytokinetics Announces Preclinical Data for CK-3773274 Presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific SessionsJuly 31, 2019
- Business WireHITN Presents Special Programming Stunt ‘El Reino del Leon’July 16, 2019
EPA to scale back use of animals to test chemical toxicity
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but...
Wichita woman given 6 months’ probation in dog’s death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has been sentenced to six months of probation after her dogs attacked a neighbor's dog, which had to be euthanized.
Upstate NY man gets jail time for beating cat to death
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-year-old man who claimed he was putting an injured cat out of its misery has been sentenced to jail for stomping on the animal and smashing it against a utility pole...
Cases of rare fungal disease rise in northern Minnesota
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A summer of heavy rains has caused a rise in cases of a rare fungal infection in northern Minnesota.
So far this year, more than 45 people and 150 animals have been...
Minke whale found dead in Massachusetts waters
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Experts say another minke whale has been found dead in Massachusetts waters.
The New England Aquarium says the 22-foot, sub-adult whale was found dead rolling in the...
Man charged with stabbing, then strangling girlfriend’s dog
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with stabbing his girlfriend's dog, then strangling the animal to death after getting into a vehicle to take it to a veterinarian.
Woman facing animal cruelty charges offered plea deal
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly allowing five dogs to starve to death has been offered a plea deal that includes jail time.
St. Louis man charged with stabbing neighbor’s dog 7 times
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis area man has been charged with stabbing his neighbor's border collie seven times with a pocket knife in an attack that left the dog so severely injured that it had to...
Colorado bear likely caused cub’s accidental dumpster death
DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say a mother bear may have caused a dumpster to tip over and accidentally kill her cub.
The Denver Post reports a bear was likely climbing into or...
Rescue dogs from Bahamas pour into Florida after hurricane
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — More than 50 dogs left without shelter in the Bahamas are arriving in Florida and in need of homes.
The dogs arrived Monday on a rescue yacht normally used for...
Florida man caught on video kicking, punching dog
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Florida arrested a man who was caught on video tackling and punching his dog.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a Facebook post that...
Bill would let some cats, dogs used in testing be adopted
BOSTON (AP) — A bill aimed at giving cats and dogs that have been subjects in research institutions and product testing facilities a second shot at life is set to come up at a public...
Pain of scuba diving deaths off California felt across globe
Less than a year ago, Tia Salika was wearing an animal-print scuba suit and posing for a photograph in the depths of the iridescent blue ocean off South America with her parents and her best...
Suspect stabs police dog in head with screwdriver
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say a police dog that was stabbed in the head multiple times with a screwdriver by a crime suspect is expected to recover.
Mountain lion spotted at San Francisco park and lake
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials have confirmed two mountain lion sightings at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
The city Recreation and Park Department said it has posted signs after the...
US to allow trophy hunter to import body of rare black rhino
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will issue permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot in Africa.
Retired Utah war dogs continue to save and heal lives
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Chris Stewart's town hall meeting was rowdy. Some shouted. Some cried. People argued about gun control and President Donald Trump. Stewart even threatened to leave...
Zoo in Wichita begins 25-year expansion project
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The zoo in Wichita is beginning a 25-year process of rebuilding and expansion.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the next few weeks will bring moving day for animals large...
Dog gets loose, attacks 2-year-old boy in South Florida
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a neighbor's dog got loose and attacked a 2-year-old boy in South Florida.
Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell said in an email that...
Cops: Woman kicked mama duck protecting baby from dog attack
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she let her dogs kill a baby duckling and kicked the mother duck repeatedly as it tried to stop the...
Squirrels, bees could get US aid but not Yellowstone’s bison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species — a...