- Dothan officer won't face charges in fatal shooting Updated: Jul-07-15 4:41 pm
DOTHAN, Alabama - Prosecutors in southeast Alabama say an officer won't be charged in a fatal shooting outside an animal shelter late last year.
- Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol Updated: Jul-07-15 4:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Capitol lawn could soon get crowded: Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, fallen firefighters and the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School might be joined shortly by tributes for vegans, a monkey-faced deity and a cloven-hooved demon.
- Maricopa County animal shelters full after July 4th holiday Updated: Jul-06-15 2:23 pm
PHOENIX - Maricopa County says its shelters are full with animals in the wake of the July 4th holiday and its attendant fireworks.
- Zimbabwean government exports elephants despite protest Updated: Jul-06-15 10:32 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Twenty elephants exported to China would be "better off" in Chinese zoos rather than struggling wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, the southern African nation's minister in charge of wildlife said on Monday, dismissing protests from animal rights groups.
- Twin Cities group adds stray dogs to facial recognition app Updated: Jul-06-15 3:46 am
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minnesota - The American Humane Society in the Twin Cities is adding photos of stray dogs it takes in to a database that uses facial-recognition technology to reunite lost pets with their owners.
- Asian carp processor hoping more in Ky. try the fish Updated: Jul-04-15 3:58 pm
WICKLIFFE, Kentucky - A western Kentucky fish processing company that sells Asian carp is hoping more Kentuckians will try the fish, which is plentiful in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
- Humane Society says Kentucky shouldn't expand bear hunt Updated: Jul-04-15 3:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Humane Society of the United States says Kentucky's bear population is still too small to allow for an expansion in hunting quotas.
- Employees fired after speaking about problems at shelter Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii - Two managers at Kauai Humane Society have been fired after speaking out about problems at the organization, including euthanasia rates higher than those publically reported.
- Animals with special needs face hurdles to finding a home Updated: Jul-04-15 10:09 am
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Jenny, a 2-year-old spayed American bulldog, has a torn ACL in one leg and is deaf. She needs a foster home to take her in until she can get surgery to repair the leg.
- DeLand hospital testing new snake anti-venom Updated: Jul-04-15 1:38 am
DELAND, Florida - Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs.
- Oklahoma City officials seize 41 cattle from owner Updated: Jul-03-15 11:41 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City official says more than three dozen cows and calves have been seized after the owner failed to comply with ordinances designed to prevent animal cruelty.
- Pueblo shelter says fireworks driving dog boom Updated: Jul-03-15 10:35 am
PUEBLO, Colorado - Holiday fireworks are being blamed for a huge spike in dogs coming to an animal shelter in Pueblo.
- Humane Society raps state lawmaker over chicken cage bill Updated: Jul-03-15 7:58 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Humane Society of the United States is targeting a state lawmaker it blames for stalling legislation intended to give caged chickens more room.
- US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species.
- More antelope licenses to be issued in South Dakota for 2015 Updated: Jul-02-15 7:52 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wildlife officials will make available more antelope hunting licenses this year than in 2014, after the animal's population stabilized following several years of drop-off.
- Reward increases to $17,000 in decapitated dog case Updated: Jul-02-15 4:05 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - An animal rights organization says it is adding $5,000 to the reward in the Knox County case of two dogs that were found beheaded and skinned, and the total offered has reached $17,000.
- Troublesome zebra mussels found in Wellington lake Updated: Jul-01-15 7:35 pm
WELLINGTON, Kansas - Wildlife officials say troublesome zebra mussels have been found in a lake in south-central Kansas.
- Maryland farmer testifies at trial, denies abusing livestock Updated: Jul-01-15 6:11 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - A Maryland farmer charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty testified Wednesday that he treated his cattle, goats and sheep better than authorities did when they seized the livestock he allegedly neglected.
- Labor Department sues trainer Asmussen, stable over wages Updated: Jun-30-15 6:59 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Trainer Steve Asmussen is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department, which alleges his stable didn't pay overtime since at least 2012 to grooms and hot walkers who worked more than 40 hours in a week.
- Red wolf reintroductions halted while changes considered Updated: Jun-30-15 1:22 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal officials say they won't add any more red wolves to the wild while they consider changes to a program that reintroduced the once-extinct carnivore.
- Man faces charges for letting shelter dogs out Updated: Jun-30-15 6:16 am
UKIAH, California - A 19-year-old Hydesville man is facing charges after letting the dogs out at a Mendocino County animal shelter.
- Humane Society: Keep pets safe from fireworks Updated: Jun-30-15 5:47 am
ST. LOUIS - It's a time of the year many pets hate - the noise of fireworks combined with the heat of summer, and the Humane Society of Missouri is urging caution as the Fourth of July nears.
- NY plans to boost cricket frog population Updated: Jun-30-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - New York environmental officials have released a management plan to protect and restore populations of the endangered northern cricket frog.
- Cheyenne sees boom in rabbit population Updated: Jun-29-15 9:50 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The number of rabbits in Cheyenne has skyrocketed, which has caused growing concern among homeowners who have trouble keeping the animals away from their yards.
- Arkansas animal shelter seeks donations to stay open Updated: Jun-27-15 2:20 pm
PARAGOULD, Arkansas - The director of a northeast Arkansas animal shelter says the operation could close without community donations.