Animals

In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, photo, manager Karen Stalk watches as a worker returns a greyhound after donating blood at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. The organization said the dogs are walked at least five times daily and given outdoor recreation time. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation's largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. Hemopet said the dogs are well-cared for and provide a vital service that saves pets' lives. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
October 12, 2018 - 8:56 am
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 the...
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This Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, photo provided by the City of Waukegan, Ill., shows Nicole Garza, an animal control officer for Waukegan police, holding down a 4-foot alligator in a van outside city hall after animal control workers helped capture it from Lake Michigan. The alligator, whose mouth was taped shut, was spotted by a kayaker fishing for salmon off the Waukegan shore. It was taken to the Wildlife Discovery Center in nearby Lake Forest. Animal control officers have started an investigation to determine who dumped the alligator into the water. (David Motley/City of Waukegan via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 3:17 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities don't know who dumped a four-foot-long reptile into Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is. After initially believing the animal spotted Monday swimming near Waukegan, Illinois, by a startled kayaker was a caiman, officials now say it is actually an...
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October 07, 2018 - 3:56 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say the number of tigers roaming the jungles of Nepal has nearly doubled because of initiatives from the government, conservationists and local authorities who have worked for years to increase the tiger population in the Himalayan nation. Gopal Prakash Bhattarai...
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First lady Melania Trump walks with singing children as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Melania Trump has fed baby elephants as she visits a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady also went on a quick safari. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo international trip as first lady. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. It didn't take long for the typically reserved U.S...
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October 05, 2018 - 2:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a British fisherman was bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler off the northern Australian coast and died before a rescue helicopter could reach him. A police statement said Friday that the 23-year-old man was pulling in a net when he was bitten in...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:19 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut family has been reunited with their dog five years after the beloved pet went missing. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Norwich Assistant Animal Control Officer Donna Gremminger spotted the 17-year-old female dachshund last Thursday in a parking lot in a city...
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September 30, 2018 - 3:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was expected to recover after a shark attacked him while he dived for lobsters in Southern California, hospital officials said Sunday. The teen, who was not identified, was in serious condition a day after he was bitten off the coast of Encinitas, a city north of...
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September 29, 2018 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma center, authorities said. The boy was in critical but stable condition more than nine hours...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:15 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say an elephant has trampled a German tourist while she was trying to take photos of it. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo says the woman died of her injuries hours after the trampling on Wednesday in Mana Pools...
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