Pets

April 14, 2019 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A dog owner in Britain is being investigated for manslaughter after her pet mauled to death a 9-year-old boy at an English vacation park. Police said Sunday the woman has been released but is under investigation for manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. She has not...
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Peter Kaiser (9) poses with his lead dogs, Morrow, left, and Lucy., Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Nome, Alaska, after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It's the first Iditarod victory for Kaiser in his 10th attempt. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 10:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents' kennel in Bethel, a rural...
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In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo is the Fritz Creek General Store, shown near Homer, Alaska. A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat's presence violates food safety standards. The Homer News reported Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that the Fritz Creek General Store near the small city of Homer has been home for Stormy since 2012. (Megan Pacer/Homer News via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 2:49 pm
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat's presence violates food safety standards. The Homer News reported Thursday that the Fritz Creek...
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February 17, 2019 - 11:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick is proposing legislation that would protect people from a lawsuit if they damage a vehicle to rescue an animal in...
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November 16, 2018 - 3:21 am
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 in...
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FILE--In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo Atlanta Hawks guard Lamar Patterson stand on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Australian National Basketball League Brisbane Bullets recruit Lamar Patterson was briefly detained after landing in Brisbane on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, with his dog, Kobe. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 02, 2018 - 2:31 am
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 French bulldog placed inside his hand luggage and ran afoul of Australia's...
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Greg Manteufel, left, and his wife Dawn Manteufel, speak to reporters on Tuesday, Oct.2, 2018, in Milwaukee, about his recovery from a rare blood infection that led to the amputation of part of his forearms and legs. Doctors say the blood infection was caused by dog saliva. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
October 02, 2018 - 4:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who lost his hands, feet and parts of his arms and legs to a rare blood infection transmitted by dog saliva was praised by his doctors Tuesday for his positive outlook and determination to walk again with prosthetics. Greg Manteufel, 48, was discharged two weeks ago...
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August 20, 2018 - 5:00 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal alligator attack in South Carolina. (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A man staying in a house near the site of a fatal alligator attack in South Carolina says the victim walked her dog on the street daily, and typically carried a bag of treats for...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:04 pm
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina family says they returned home recently to find their 5-year-old daughter's puppy had been stolen. Shala Browning tells the Burlington Times-News that she and her family, including daughter Zakaia Gray, went out Saturday for her birthday. She says they...
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August 02, 2018 - 8:38 am
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Surgeons have amputated the legs and hands of a Wisconsin man who contracted a rare blood infection from a dog lick. Greg Manteufel remains hospitalized at a Milwaukee area hospital. Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin infectious disease specialist Dr. Silvia Munoz...
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