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$10,000 grant will help care for more than 30 rescued pupped

$10,000 grant will help care for more than 30 rescued pupped

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — More than 30 puppies are being nursed back to health after being rescued from a breeder in central Nebraska last month.

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New Mexico couple: Woman posed as humane worker, stole dog

RIO COMMUNITIES, N.M. — A New Mexico couple says a woman posing as an Animal Humane employee threatened them with jail and stole one of their dogs.

February 06, 2016 3:08 amLoading…

Daisymae, stolen Oakland dog, returned to shelter

OAKLAND, Calif. — A dog that was snatched from a San Francisco Bay Area shelter earlier this week has been returned.

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Animal rights group protests cowboy monkey

Animal rights group protests cowboy monkey

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An animal rights group wants "Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey" pulled from a weekend rodeo in St. Paul.

February 04, 2016 7:45 am Related Loading…
Animal rights group files complaint for escaped goat

Animal rights group files complaint for escaped goat

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group has filed a complaint with U.S. Department of Agriculture about an escaped research goat that remains on the loose.

February 02, 2016 2:45 pm Related Loading…

Bay Area officials look for pit bull mix snatched from shelter

OAKLAND, Calif. — Officials with the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for help finding a dog that was snatched from one of the organization's shelters in Oakland.

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Indianapolis firefighters help care for 22 abandoned puppies

Indianapolis firefighters help care for 22 abandoned puppies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis fire station received an unexpected weekend delivery when someone left nearly two dozen puppies on its doorstep.

January 31, 2016 3:26 pm Related Loading…

Ranch shelters old, sick animals in need of lifelong homes

JACKSON, Wyo. — A black blur scampers down a snow-blanketed driveway, swiftly clearing the gate at the entrance of the property. As ranch manager, Bill has the job of alerting his crew to visitors. And while he may be a cat, he takes that job seriously.

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Cat that pulled vanishing act will return to owners by jet

Cat that pulled vanishing act will return to owners by jet

A cat named Hemi, who vanished without a trace in 2011 and reappeared just as mysteriously last week, will soon make a jet flight halfway across the country to rejoin the family that never stopped missing him.

January 19, 2016 6:00 pm Related Loading…
Idaho governor wants more say in species protection ideas

Idaho governor wants more say in species protection ideas

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says federal agencies need to do a better job at considering state and local ideas when it comes to making decisions about species facing possible extinction.

January 19, 2016 2:49 pm Related Loading…
Officials say elk population stable after years of decline

Officials say elk population stable after years of decline

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Officials say the elk population in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park and southern Montana is stable after dropping over the past few years, though biologists are warning that after a set of mild winters, there is a possibility that harsher winters could change …

January 17, 2016 1:50 pmLoading…
Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. 

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Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

DENVER — Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators.

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Iowa shelter volunteer offers to take in terminally-ill dog

Iowa shelter volunteer offers to take in terminally-ill dog

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — After three years at a northern Iowa animal shelter, a 14-year-old golden retriever named Goldie is going to live out her final days with a Mason City family.

January 16, 2016 2:26 pm Related Loading…

APNewsBreak: Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

January 11, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
More Utah coyotes killed under state bounty program in 2015

More Utah coyotes killed under state bounty program in 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah state program that pays a bounty for dead coyotes brought in about 1,000 more carcasses last year, despite criticism after the shooting death of a well-known wolf mistaken for a coyote, according to a Division of Wildlife Resources report.

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Indiana's 1st otter trapping underway since species' return

Indiana's 1st otter trapping underway since species' return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's first river otter trapping season since the furry species was reintroduced to the state in the 1990s following a long absence has seen trappers take two-thirds of the statewide limit less than halfway into the season.

January 01, 2016 2:01 pm Related Loading…
Animal rights group targets Nebraska sheriff in online video

Animal rights group targets Nebraska sheriff in online video

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An animal rights group is criticizing a Nebraska sheriff in online videos after authorities stopped members of the group near a U.S. Department of Agriculture research lab in Clay County.

January 01, 2016 12:41 pm Related Loading…

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