GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Animal welfare officers in Pennsylvania say they removed 23 Chinese Crested dogs and one cat from a filthy home near Gettysburg over the weekend.
Sanctuary closure prompts search for new homes for animals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern...
Animals rights complaint details dog deaths at Johns Hopkins
BALTIMORE (AP) — An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins University researchers over a lab experiment in which nine dogs had to be euthanized after spinal...
CHICAGO (AP) — New legislation requires kennels in Illinois to always be staffed and have sprinklers or alarms that ring at the local firehouse, after a fire this year killed dozens of...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Commercial pet dealers will have to comply with new regulations in New York state intended to improve the living conditions of companion animals.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ruth loves popcorn. But she has to work for it, by blowing air with her trunk through a white pipe attached to a barrel above her head to push it out.
SOLON, Maine (AP) — State animal welfare agents have seized about 80 animals they say are in need of "urgent care" from a property in Maine.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An animal welfare activist from California entered a no contest plea in Las Vegas to misdemeanor disorderly conduct for approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a...
Gas euthanasia at Wyoming animal shelter protested
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming residents are trying to end the use of a gas chamber for euthanasia at an animal shelter.
The Humane Society of the U.S. says Wyoming is one of just...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.
The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County...
Minke whale carcass washes ashore on Cape Cod
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — Experts are planning a necropsy on a minke whale carcass that washed ashore on Cape Cod over the weekend.
The Cape Cod Times reports that the 23-foot long whale was found...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from California who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference...
WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (AP) — Animal welfare officials in Connecticut are trying to figure out who owned a dog found dead in crate in a secluded wooded area.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been charged with animal cruelty after the death of a dog that was left in a hot car.
Officers from the state Office of Animal Welfare arrested...
COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities investigating an animal welfare complaint concerning the living conditions of rabbit at a Michigan home ended up seizing more than 100...
MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's property are recovering well, and some will be available for adoption as soon as Saturday, according to...
MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local):
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FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 200 dogs have been rescued from what authorities say was a "massive hoarding situation" at a New Jersey home.
Reward offered in emaciated dog case
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Animal welfare officials in Rhode Island are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the owner of an emaciated dog recently found wandering...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York legislature's votes on ban on declawing cats (all times local):
New York's Legislature has passed a bill that would make the...
SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a humpback whale that has been a regular visitor to the waters of New England for about 35 years has died.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Three formerly hungry lions being housed at Tirana Zoo in Albania have been sedated and in about 48 hours will wake up at the Felida Big Cat Centre in the...
PULASKI, Pa. (AP) — Animal welfare authorities say almost 50 dogs have been removed from a western Pennsylvania home where another 10 dogs were found dead.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An effort to ban the declawing of cats in New York is moving through the state Assembly.
The chamber's agriculture committee advanced the measure Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split...
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An international animal welfare group was locked in a dispute with the Albanian government Thursday over three lions that were removed from a private zoo but not been taken...
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Animal rights group files complaint against OSU
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Ohio-based animal rights group has filed a complaint against Oregon State University with the U.S. Department of Agriculture over seven animal deaths.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has unanimously approved a bill that would increase the penalties for animal mistreatment.
The measure approved Thursday by a vote of 96-0 moves to the...
PARIS (AP) — The dolphins' bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off.
But what shocked French marine researchers wasn't just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent...
80 dogs removed from animal shelter in Florida Panhandle
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — About 80 dogs were removed from a Florida Panhandle shelter, where authorities said the malnourished animals had been standing in filth.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill designed to prosecute people who get hired at a farm in order to work undercover to report on animal living...
Wildlife safari pays $75K to settle USDA complaint
GENTRY, Ark. (AP) — The Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari in northwestern Arkansas has agreed to pay a $75,000 fine and plans to reopen this weekend after taking action to resolve a U.S....
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Just two months after a federal court judge struck down an Iowa law meant to discourage investigations of animal abuse on farms, lawmakers are pushing another so-called...
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say there is an arrest warrant out for a woman who was sentenced to nearly a year in jail in an animal cruelty case and has not served it.
EU court rules halal meat cannot get organic label
PARIS (AP) — The European Union's top court has ruled that the EU organic food logo cannot be used on meat derived from animals that have been slaughtered in accordance with religious rites...
Advocates to gather at Harvard for annual Animal Law Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Animal law advocates from a variety of backgrounds are planning to gather at Harvard Law School this week for the school's fifth annual Animal Law Week.
USDA hunters kill dozens of deer in Long Island state parks
BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its hunters have killed nearly four dozen deer at state parks on Long Island because large herds are damaging the landscape.
City offers incentives to encourage pet registration
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont animal welfare officials say they are looking to encourage pet registration with incentives.
Although April 1 is the deadline across much of the Vermont, people in many areas often skirt the rule. South Burlington's city clerk tells WCAX-TV that only 30 percent of dogs were registered last year and less than 10 percent of cats.
Iowa man pleads guilty after Chihuahua found in trash
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to animal neglect and abandonment after being accused of throwing a 2-year-old Chihuahua named Oscar into a trash bin.
Idaho pays $260,000 in legal fees in dairy spying lawsuit
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have agreed to pay $260,000 to the attorneys for an animal welfare group following a federal court ruling that found the state's law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights.
The Idaho Press reports that the Constitutional Defense Council approved the payment to the Animal Legal Defense Fund on Wednesday.
After 105 animals seized, man banned from farming for life
SORRENTO, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has banned a man from farming for life after authorities seized 105 animals from his farm.
Animal welfare officials say they found filthy conditions at Marc Calcia's farm in Sorrento. The Bangor Daily News reports officials seized 75 chickens, 10 ducks, 15 rabbits and five pigs and brought them to shelters.
Hunters, activists brace for spat over bear hunt bills
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bear hunting is one of Maine's oldest traditions, and residents might be able to do more of it in the future — but not before some claws come out in the Maine State House.
Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather.
Panel OKs bill to restrict tethering animals
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A House committee Wednesday advanced a bill requiring Virginians who tether dogs outside to give the animals more room to move.
It was one of three animal welfare bills the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources sent to the full House of Delegates for consideration.
Maine’s bear hunt could see changes this year
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Legislators might consider changes to Maine's bear hunt in the coming year as the state grapples with a growing population of the animals.
Maine has more than 35,000 bears, an increase of more than 12,000 from the mid-2000s. Republican Sen. Paul Davis, of Piscataquis County, is submitting a bill that would give the state wildlife commissioner the ability to adjust the rules governing the state's bear hunting season and bag limits.
New Mexico land boss bans killing contests on trust land
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said Thursday she won't allow coyote killing contests on millions of acres of land managed by her agency.
Federal judge strikes down Iowa law on undercover ag workers
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down an Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation, finding the law violated the constitutional right to free speech.
Potbellied pig found beheaded, bound near Philadelphia park
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A potbellied pig was found bound and beheaded in a Philadelphia park and animal welfare officials are seeking the public's help.
A dog crate with the pig's remains was found Monday morning near Pennypack Park in northwest Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says they were called to the scene by Philadelphia police.