Formerly homeless man helps shelter who helped his dog
ELSMERE, Del. (AP) — Two years ago, 58-year-old Pete Buchmann lost his best friend, the loving and devoted Rottweiler-boxer mix, Buster.
“He was my buddy,” Buchmann said. “My friend, he was my family, really. It was hard.”
Buchmann and Buster made news in 2014 when at age 54 Buchmann ...
These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter.
Such “gig economy” work can make for a stressful tax season that eats up your time (and billable ...
Robot pet toy plays with Fido while you’re away
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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say a cat in northern Wyoming has been infected with plague.
The Gillette News Record reports the cat from the Kaycee area in Johnson County ...
2 dogs that escaped man’s euthanasia request find new home
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Two dogs that escaped death when a northwestern Indiana veterinarian refused their owner’s request to have the healthy canines euthanized have found a new home together with an Illinois couple.
A rescue group said that the man who had owned Sam, a pointer, and ...
UK bans pet shops from selling puppies and kittens
LONDON (AP) — Britain has banned third-party sales of puppies and kittens to protect the animals from exploitation.
The government says the new law will help crack down on “puppy farms” and make it harder for unscrupulous dealers who have little regard for animal welfare.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is one of the most pet-friendly places in the country and tops the charts when it comes to dog ownership, a recent study has found.
The Idaho Statesman reports Idaho had the ...
Pets for the holidays: Muncie shelter cuts adoption cost
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana animal shelter is cutting the cost of adoption to try to find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats during the holidays.
Muncie Animal Care and Services is calling it the “Twelve Strays of Christmas” adoption event Saturday. Dogs will cost $5 while cats and ...
Elm Pet Foods, others recall dog food over vitamin D
NEW YORK (AP) — Elm Pet Foods is the latest maker of dog food to issue a recall over elevated levels of vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure at high enough levels.
Similar recalls have been issued by ANF Inc., Sunshine Mills Inc., Natural Life Pet Products, and Nutrisca over the last ...
Alaska musher banned from Iditarod sled race next year
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials have banned a longtime musher from competing in Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race next year, citing concerns about his care of dogs.
Officials announced Wednesday that the race’s Qualifying Review Board has denied musher Hugh Neff’s application to compete ...
Police: Exotic birds worth $15,000 stolen from pet store
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say exotic birds equaling a total of $15,000 were stolen from a Connecticut pet store this week.
New Haven police say the call came in early Tuesday when a newspaper delivery man noticed a pried-open door at a pet store. The Connecticut Post
Minnesota pet owners can use trust to care for pets
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Pet owners can spend a lot of time caring for their pets.
But owners don’t always plan for who will care for their pet when they themselves die or become incapacitated. Far too often, Fido is an afterthought when a loved one goes to the hospital or an assisted ...
Possible rash of dog poisonings in Rice Lake investigated
RICE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible rash of dog poisonings in Rice Lake.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says it has received several reports in the past month of dogs that have become sick without a clear reason. The pets of at least two owners have ...
Small rescue dog helps Ohio police department, community
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — A pint-sized pup adopted by a northern Ohio police department is having a positive impact on officers and the community.
Marblehead Police Chief Casey Joy
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The scoop on how your cat’s sandpapery tongue deep cleans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool.
The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops ...
Here’s the scoop on your cat’s scratchy tongue
Here’s the scoop on your cat’s scratchy tongue
NEW YORK (AP) — Pet lovers are getting to meet some pet stars from social media this weekend at PetCon in New York City, a convention dedicated to all things linked to beloved animals.
While there are some cats and other creatures there, PetCon in Manhattan is mostly about dogs and their ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — If you’ve ever wanted a pet monkey, you’re in luck.
Mike Freedstover, owner of MC’s Exotic Pets, a pet store that opened last month in downtown Lewiston’s Newberry Square, can help you select the type of monkey to get, obtain the required permit and get one in for ...
Pets stores banned from selling cats, dogs in Georgia city
ATLANTA (AP) — Pet stores in a Georgia city are now banned from selling cats and dogs.
News outlets report Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an ordinance into law Tuesday that aims to discourage the operation of puppy and kitten mills. The mills are often accused of keeping animals ...
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Woman goes above beyond at Crossed Paws Pet Rescue
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Dogs survive in her care because she doesn’t give up.
That’s what Stefanie Badillo, 45, of Auburndale, said about herself. Badillo is the owner of the nonprofit Crossed Paws Pet Rescue at what used to be Winter Haven Kennels, 3205 Recker Highway.
“I’ve spent ...
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — As Americans, we might not think about rabies too often, but in other parts of the world, the viral disease which strikes animals remains an ever-present threat.
One local veterinarian recently participated in The Big Fix Uganda, a volunteer effort to improve the lives ...
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Correction: Election 2018-House-Iowa-Steve King story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about the re-election of Iowa Rep. Steve King, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Purina Pet Care was a subsidiary of Land O’Lakes. Nestle Purina Pet Care is a subsidiary of Nestle SA.
A corrected version of the story is below:
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s government has pledged to revise legislation on stray animals after a teenage girl drowned in a river while trying to escape a pack of feral dogs.
Police say the dogs went after the girl on Monday in a public park in the city of Gostivar. The ...
BEIJING (AP) — A city in southwestern China has banned dog walking during the daytime and banished the pets entirely from parks, shopping centers, sports facilities and other public spaces.
The ordinance issued by the city of Wenshan in Yunnan province on Oct. 29 has been called the most ...
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say a cat in the northeastern part of the state has been infected with plague.
The Gillette News Record reported Sunday that the ...
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — No matter what Lamar Patterson does for the Brisbane Bullets on the basketball court, he can expect to be dogged by questions about Kobe.
The ex-Atlanta Hawks player flew into Brisbane with his ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A domestic violence shelter custom-designed for people and pets has been built in New York City.
Domestic violence survivors, officials, advocates and some pets gathered Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting. Organizers say it’s the first shelter of its size custom-built for ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The dogs, cats and other wildlife captured by East Baton Rouge Parish animal control officers, or surrendered by the public, will soon head to a new shelter where they can be treated and readied for adoption.
Companion Animal Alliance, the nonprofit animal advocacy ...
Finding the proper send-off for your four-legged friend
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — For many people, pets are family. And for Charles Schabacker, that connection doesn’t stop upon their death.
Schabacker has had his pets cremated, and when he dies, he wants his ashes to be mixed with theirs. With the growing popularity of cremation over the past ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several Indianapolis apartment complexes have turned to DNA to catch dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.
They’ve employed a company called Poo Prints that takes cheek swabs from renter’s dogs to collect DNA samples of the pets.
If maintenance crews ...
PARIS, Maine (AP) — An animal shelter in Maine that recently brought attention to a dog under its care for four years has been flooded with adoption applications.
Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, of Paris, Maine,
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron City Council has scrapped legislation that could have imposed jail time on dog owners whose pets bark loudly.
City Council on Monday voted to follow the recommendation of its Public Safety Committee to not approve legislation calling for the increased ...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — When thousands of Utah residents were forced to flee their homes during a wildfire last month, their pets were displaced as well and many ended up at an animal hospital.
Staff at the Payson Family Pet Hospital housed nearly double its normal capacity of animals as ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Volunteers say a “lucky cat” is recovering after she was stolen from a pet store adoption room in Santa Fe and then returned with singed whiskers, dilating eyes and barely able to stand up.
Chanid New, a volunteer coordinator for Felines and Friends New Mexico, tells ...
California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs’ lives.
People for ...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Peggy Crawford recalls a time 20 years ago while she was working at Springbrook Behavioral Health in Travelers Rest when she encountered a boy who hadn’t spoken in seven years.
A trained canine therapy volunteer, she took her dog to visit the boy and he began ...
Editorials from around New England:
Connecticut policymakers find themselves in the same pickle that has confronted small-time bookies, Mafia dons and other crooks who prey on gambling addicts. A big operator moved into ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta is partnering with a pet travel pod startup, as it changes its prices and policy for transporting passengers’ animal companions, the airline announced Tuesday.
Delta Air Lines Inc. struck a long-term partnership with CarePod, saying the Singapore-based startup will ...
Police say armed repairman shoots, kills attacking monkey
SHALLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in a coastal North Carolina town say a repairman won’t face charges after he fatally shot a pet monkey that escaped and attacked a woman.
A Shallotte police detective told The ...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Yellow anaconda snakes, mongooses and bush-tail possums could soon be officially banned in Florida.
Those animals were among more than a dozen unwelcome species the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agreed to ban on Thursday under a proposed ...
VALPARAISO, Neb. (AP) — Concerns about rabies have condemned an eastern Nebraska family’s pet raccoon.
Officials warn waterfowl hunters of toxic algae blooms
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is warning waterfowl hunters who use retrieving dogs about potentially harmful algae blooms.
Officials tell WCAX-TV the blue-green algae ...
New York state makes it illegal to lease dogs and cats
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — 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 using a pet as ...
Dog deaths after grooming documented, but link uncertain
Over the past decade 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at the nation’s leading pet retailer, a New Jersey news organization reports, though what the numbers mean is uncertain.
NJ.com said that its count is based ...