Update: Dogs seized from breeder’s home nearing adoption

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:55

The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local):3:30 p.m.The New Jersey animal shelter where nearly 200 dogs were taken after being rescued from a former breeder's home says the dogs ...

Noted dog breeder owns kennels where dogs found in squalor

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:26

The co-owner of a once-renowned New Jersey dog kennel where authorities say nearly 200 terriers and dachshunds were living in squalor says the kennel fell on hard times and found itself with more animals than it could even give away.Martin ...

UK to tighten laws on sale of puppies and kittens

Europe 12/24/18, 07:50

The British government has decided to ban third-party sales of puppies and kittens to improve animal welfare.Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said Sunday the ban "is part of our commitment to make sure the nation's much-loved pets get the right ...

What makes chickens happy? Nobody is quite sure

News 12/20/18, 00:06

How do you measure a chicken's happiness? Is it in the way it runs for food? How much time it spends preening?To size up what might make chickens happy in their brief lives, researchers at the University of Guelph in ...

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Science 11/15/18, 01:03

Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity ...

California considers making cage-free eggs a state law

U.S. 11/06/18, 10:45

California voters are considering a measure Tuesday that requires all eggs sold in the state to come from cage-free hens by 2022.Dubbed the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, Proposition 12 would set minimum requirements on the size of ...

Police take lions, others away from private zoo in Albania

Europe 10/28/18, 09:31

Albanian authorities have forced their way into a private zoo and removed 12 animals due to fears they were malnourished.Members of Four Paws, an international animal welfare charity, move a metal cage outside Safari Zoo Park in Mbrostar, about 100 ...

Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:13

An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer. The Eugene Police Department on Thursday made public a video and photo of Officer Shawni McLaughlin freeing a terrified fawn that got ...

New York state makes it illegal to lease dogs and cats

New York 09/24/18, 14:42

New York state will soon make it illegal to finance the purchase of dogs, cats or other companion animals through lease-to-own schemes.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation taking effect in 90 days that will ban the practice of ...

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