Charge dismissed against officer in K-9 partner’s death
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has avoided conviction in the death of his K-9 partner.
Florida Today reports that Brevard County Judge Kelly Ingram dismissed a misdemeanor...
Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area animal shelter that closed to suppress an infection resulting in at least four dog deaths could reopen as early as Friday.
Iditarod changes tack, will meet with animal welfare leader
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with a leader of an animal welfare group that's devoted to ending the world's most famous sled dog race, which it sees as a...
Missouri dog breeder sued over conditions at kennels
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state is suing a southwest Missouri dog breeder over what officials call continued substandard conditions at the business.
Rescue group seeks help to treat severely burned pit bull
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina rescue group is looking for help as it treats a pit bull it says had severe burns and a shattered hip.
Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls says on its Facebook page...
Animal rescuer saves dog stranded on steep cliff in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to...
Trial begins for dog breeder charged with animal neglect
NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A trial has begun for the owner of a northern Iowa dog breeding operation who's been charged with several counts of animal neglect.
Pack of handsome wild dogs debuts at Bronx Zoo
NEW YORK (AP) — A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo.
The foxlike wild dogs — called dholes (dohlz) — were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in...
Sioux City takes step toward lifting pit bull ban
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City has taken its first formal step to lift its ban on pit bulls in the city.
The City Council voted 4-1 on Monday for an ordinance that would remove the ban...
190-pound dog rescued from Utah canyon by first responders
MILLCREAK CANYON, Utah (AP) — First responders have rescued an injured, 190-pound dog from Grandeur Peak in Millcreek Canyon.
The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team was...
River otters attack, injure family dog in Anchorage park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man rescued his family's dog from an attack by river otters in a small lake at an Anchorage park, he said.
Kenny Brewer waded waist-deep into Taku Lake and...
Game warden’s dog died in hot patrol vehicle that stalled
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas game warden's dog died when the handler's patrol vehicle stalled and an emergency system that's designed to turn on fans and lower windows if the...
2 arrested after officials seize 57 dogs in North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A mother and son have been arrested in North Carolina after authorities seized 57 dogs and puppies from two properties.
Police: 2 Maryland men hospitalized after dogs mauled them
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland say two men have been hospitalized after they were mauled by two dogs.
Dog lost since 2007 found over 1K miles away in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family's south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on...
1 dead, 1 injured in shooting over dog hit by vehicle
VERBENA, Ala. (AP) — A confrontation that began after a vehicle struck and killed a dog on a rural Alabama road ended with a woman shot dead, her husband wounded by gunfire and another man charged...
Mom charged after dog bites daughter in the face twice
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a child abuse charge against a Utah woman accused of bringing her dog back into her home after the pit bull twice bit her daughter in the...
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Officials: Florida man stole car, left disabled dog to die
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have accused a man of stealing a car with a disabled dog inside and leaving the pet in the station wagon to die in the Florida heat.
‘Is this your turd?’: Missouri city’s cleanup flags dog poop
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets...
Victim of Connecticut dog attack: Don’t blame dogs
PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman recovering in the hospital after being attacked by four of her own large French mastiffs says she doesn't blame the dogs.
Woman accused of abusing 310 dogs gets 60 days in jail
EDEN, Md. (AP) — A woman accused of keeping 310 dogs in awful conditions at a Maryland puppy mill has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
News outlets report 70-year-old Susan Murphy, of...
Mississippi national forests could reduce deer dog hunting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hunters who use dogs to pursue deer could see reduced access to national forests in Mississippi.
A report for the U.S. Forest Service finds few large continuous tracts...
Trial starts for man charged in S Carolina dog fighting ring
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal animal cruelty trial is underway for a South Carolina man accused of raising pit bulls for a dog fighting ring.
Dog racing supporters challenge amendment constitutionality
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's greyhound racing industry is asking a federal judge to revoke an amendment that voters approved last year banning dog racing in Florida, saying the process was...
Missing with stolen car, Florida disabled dog is found dead
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — An animal rescue group says a disabled dog has been found dead, five days after the car it was sitting in was stolen.
Police: Connecticut woman attacked by 4 of her own dogs
PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by four of her own large dogs, three of which were shot and killed by police.
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Missing hunter found dead in eastern Oregon
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A missing hunter has been found dead in the Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Andrew Dennis' body was found late Sunday...
Correction: Disabled Dog Search story
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the search for a disabled dog in Florida, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the charity involved in the search. The correct...
Coyote attacks reported in New Jersey park
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and a dog were injured in separate coyote attacks in a New Jersey park.
The Bergen County sheriff's department says the unidentified woman was...
Arizona officials grab 18 dogs and 67 birds in hoarding case
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials from the county animal shelter in Tucson, Arizona, say they have taken in 18 small dogs and 67 birds seized in a suspected animal hoarding case.
Woman shot when dog jumps onto car console, causes gunfire
ENID, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman was shot in the thigh when a dog inside the vehicle with her jumped onto a back seat console, causing a gun under the console to fire.
Body of skinned dog, turned over to police, is now missing
ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — The Alamo Police Department has apparently misplaced the body of a dog that was found dead and partially skinned on Lucille Avenue last Monday.
Dog gong: UK honors US secret service dog for bravery
LONDON (AP) — A retired US Secret Service dog who helped protect President Obama in the White House has been honored in Britain for his bravery.
Developer takes step to improve former dog track land
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A company has taken another step toward redeveloping the former Waterloo Greyhound Park.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Waterloo planning and zoning...
Animal rights group wants mascot hit by player to retire
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An animal rights group wants Mississippi State to retire its live bulldog mascot named Jak after he was crashed into by an Auburn University player making a mad dash through...
The search is over: Dog turns up a year after gas explosions
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A dog that disappeared after the chaos of the natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts a year ago is back in the arms of its owner.
Missouri police seek tips in skinned-alive beagle case
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — An $8,000 reward is being offered for information in the case of a pet beagle that was skinned alive in southwest Missouri.
Authorities: Malnourished, dead dogs found in Alabama home
FORNEY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama have charged a woman with animal cruelty after they say deputies found nearly 50 animals, including some dead dogs, in “inhumane conditions” at her...
Charges against woman in deaths of 3 dogs dismissed
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Rhode Island woman whose three dogs died after police say she left them in a hot car.
Authorities ID Kentucky toddler fatally mauled by dogs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky have released the identity of a 3-year-old boy who was mauled to death by his family’s Rottweilers.
Louisiana man whose dog died brings help to injured dog
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man whose dog died earlier this year has donated resources to a dog whose legs were cut off.
News outlets report David Mohr traveled to Mandeville on...
Dogs seized in animal cruelty case now up for adoption
ALEXANDRIA, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says 28 German shepherds that were seized in an animal cruelty case now have a chance to find...
Police: Wichita man drowned while trying to save dog
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County authorities say a 59-year-old Wichita man drowned while trying to save his dog.
Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Myers said the man drowned Wednesday at the Sedgwick...
Warning issued after wolf kills dog northwest of Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — State wildlife officials are warning residents northwest of Fairbanks to protect pets and livestock after a dog was killed by a wolf.
New Mexico man accused of biting police dog after ax attack
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities say he bit a police dog following an alleged ax attack.
The Albuquerque Journal reports Chris Gavaldon was...
Southern Oklahoma man dies after being attacked by dogs
BENNINGTON, Okla. (AP) — Police say a southern Oklahoma man has died after being attacked by three dogs, including two pit bulls and a mixed breed.
Missouri man sentenced to 9 years in revenge stabbing of dog
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for fatally stabbing a dog 11 times in revenge, dumping its remains on the owner's doorstep and then telling...