Police: Arizona man beheads roommate’s dog as she moves out

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:05

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb.Jose Vega Meza, 21, told investigators that he killed the dog on Saturday because his roommate owed rent money to his ...

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 are recovering well and that some will be available for ...

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 Strozeski told The New York Times that Rocky Ridge Russells ...

Law allows Texas patrons to dine with dogs in certain areas

U.S. 06/10/19, 14:59

Texas restaurants may soon welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas under a new state law that allows patrons to bring their furry companions at a business' discretion.Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law last week that changed the state's past stance on dogs in dining areas, the Galveston County ...

Sit. Study. Fetch a bachelor’s degree in dog training.

U.S. 05/27/19, 11:07

Luna the springer spaniel is learning to sniff out a troublesome golf course fungus in return for a tennis ball while helping her handler fetch a new breed of bachelor's degree.The four-year program in "canine training and management" officially launches this fall at the State University of New York at ...

Former military trainer, retired dog reunited in San Antonio

U.S. 05/15/19, 12:06

A former military dog trainer and his now-retired canine partner have been reunited in an emotional encounter in Texas.Aaron Stice (stys) was a corporal in the Marines when he last saw the Belgian Malinois (mal-ihn-WAH') named Kkeaton (KEE'-tuhn) in October at Camp Pendleton in California.Stice is now a civilian trainer ...

Minneapolis clinic offers affordable vaccines for pets

Health 05/11/19, 00:05

As Americans spend more money on their pets' health, the city of Minneapolis is trying to help dog and cat owners.Four times a year Minneapolis holds a low-cost vaccination clinic for the pets of Minneapolis residents. They offer rabies and distemper vaccines, along with microchipping. The cost for all three ...

Mourners remember dog walker, and 5 dogs killed in crash

U.S. 05/09/19, 12:15

Pet owners and others gathered at a Southern California intersection to mourn a popular dog walker killed along with five of six dogs she was transporting when a motorist fleeing police crashed into her car.Dog owners and friends of Jessica Bingaman held candles and sang at a Wednesday night vigil ...

In ‘lawless’ world of service dogs, many families suffer

Business 05/02/19, 23:06

All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids.To Glenn and Rachel Cummings, Mark Mathis seemed like a dream come true. His ...

Prosecutors: Divorcing Indiana couple left dog to starve

U.S. 04/25/19, 14:56

Prosecutors say a suburban Indianapolis couple who vacated their home during divorce proceedings left their dog behind to starve to death. The emaciated dog, named Chuck, was found dead in January in the couple's Johnson County trailer home. A necropsy determined he starved to death. The Indianapolis Star reports 31-year-old Michael S. ...

California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash

U.S. 04/23/19, 17:49

A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can on a sweltering day.Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, was charged with seven felony counts of ...

Colorado dog reunited with Florida family after 2017 theft

U.S. 04/21/19, 17:23

A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy.Animal charity organization Wings of Rescue says the German Shepherd named Cedar was covered with snow in a rural Colorado ditch, apparently malnourished with an injured leg ...

Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaring

U.S. 04/03/19, 00:46

Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach.U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in refrigerators at big retailers like Walmart.Later ...

Pipe dream turns nightmare for pit bull chasing opossum

Amazing 03/29/19, 10:20

A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet (30 meters) into a pipe in North Carolina.Claremont Rescue Chief Eric Jones said in a Facebook post that his agency was called late Tuesday night to the scene, where Rocky the ...

Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

U.S. 03/22/19, 00:10

The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them.The team stopped last week after Frenchman Nicolas Petit yelled at a ...

Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

U.S. 03/20/19, 07:59

Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity, according to new American Kennel Club data.Labs topped the list for the 28th year in a row. Yet there's been plenty of movement over time ...

Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man’s best friend

U.S. 03/15/19, 13:32

Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well? The California Science Center has spent the past five years sniffing out the answers to those and hundreds of ...

Humane Society seeks release of dogs from Michigan lab

Science 03/14/19, 11:51

The Humane Society of the United States is pushing for the release of three dozen dogs from a western Michigan laboratory, alleging that an undercover investigation found that they are being fed fungicides.The animal rights group on Tuesday released the findings of its investigation conducted last year at Charles River ...

‘Ugly Dogs’ group helps Alaska students raise trip money

Sports 03/13/19, 11:49

Social media fans of a rookie Iditarod musher have used their #UglyDogs group to raise money for students at a rural Alaska school.Twitter followers of musher Blair Braverman helped raise field-trip funds for students at Top of the Kuskokwim School in the race checkpoint town of Nikolai, KTVA in Anchorage ...

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