- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- All but 1 of animals rescued from SUV in Spearfish adopted Updated: Apr-29-16 3:44 pm
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - A year after police found 36 dogs and six cats in the back of an SUV in Spearfish, all but one animal has been adopted.
- Souris Valley Animal Shelter targets feral cats in Minot Updated: Apr-29-16 11:11 am
MINOT, North Dakota - An animal shelter in Minot is targeting feral cats.
- Animals rescued in Spearfish doing well a year later Updated: Apr-28-16 11:47 am
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The story could have ended very differently if someone hadn't called for a welfare check in the Wal-Mart parking lot on April 25, 2015.
- Mendocino County suspends predator trapping program Updated: Apr-28-16 8:54 am
UKIAH, California - Mendocino County has suspended its longstanding program that traps and kills wild animals and dogs that kill livestock to settle a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups.
- Tiger captured in Conroe sent to sanctuary after theft try Updated: Apr-27-16 5:44 pm
CONROE, Texas - A tiger captured after being spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a Southeast Texas city has been sent to an animal sanctuary - but not before a suspected overnight bid to steal the animal from the city animal shelter.
- Wildlife agency agrees to deadline for wolf recovery plan Updated: Apr-27-16 5:36 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of dragging its feet for decades.
- Cats at Japan's 'cat cafes' now allowed to stay up till 10 Updated: Apr-27-16 11:57 am
TOKYO - Felines at Japan's popular "cat cafes" are now allowed to stay up until 10 p.m. to interact with customers.
- Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military Updated: Apr-26-16 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to "silly speculation" generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military.
- Grizzly bear known as 'Scarface' killed by hunter last fall Updated: Apr-26-16 9:59 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Montana wildlife officials have confirmed that a grizzly bear known as "Scarface" to some Yellowstone National Park biologists and visitors was shot and killed during a confrontation with a hunter north of Gardiner last fall.
- North Dakota mule deer numbers double from low 4 years ago Updated: Apr-26-16 9:11 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The mule deer population in the western North Dakota Badlands has increased for a fourth straight year, raising the possibility of doe hunting for the first time in five years.
- Texas vet who killed cat testifies at hearing on license Updated: Apr-25-16 11:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas veterinarian who boasted online of killing a cat with a bow and arrow testified Monday at a licensing hearing that the incident has left her "essentially unemployable."
- Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish Updated: Apr-25-16 7:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, government fisheries officials said.
- Trapped! Vegan restaurants struggle with humane pest control Updated: Apr-25-16 6:13 pm
MIAMI - Even the wellbeing of rats, roaches and spiders are a concern for animal activists. But they also pose ethical dilemmas for owners of vegan restaurants who need to keep those pests out of their kitchens while trying to abide by no-kill values.
- Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan Updated: Apr-25-16 11:44 am
KALISPELL, Montana - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to recover threatened bull trout.
- WWU adopts 'real food' goal for dining halls Updated: Apr-23-16 3:05 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The idea sounds simple as pie.
- Cat nursing Chihuahua after puppy's mother killed by car Updated: Apr-22-16 1:31 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit-area Chihuahua is being nursed by a cat after its mother was struck and killed by a car when the puppy was two days old.
- Biologists trapping, tagging Yellowstone grizzlies in May Updated: Apr-22-16 11:16 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Wildlife officials say they will begin trapping bears inside Yellowstone National Park in early May.
- VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics Updated: Apr-21-16 1:45 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. "Clear," Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats.
- Feral pigs mostly gone in San Diego County Updated: Apr-21-16 12:45 pm
SAN DIEGO - Officials say government-contracted hunters and years of drought have shrunk the population of feral pigs in San Diego County.
- DTE foundation gives $600,000 to Michigan Humane Society Updated: Apr-21-16 11:05 am
DETROIT - The DTE Energy Foundation has given $600,000 to the Michigan Humane Society for animal cruelty investigation work and emergency rescue programs.
- Mobile Zoo forfeits movie star chimpanzee after PETA lawsuit Updated: Apr-21-16 5:46 am
WILMER, Alabama - A 29-year-old chimpanzee that starred in the 1997 film "Buddy" is being moved from an Alabama zoo to a sanctuary in Florida after animal rights activists complained about the animal's living conditions.
- ASPCA offers reward in NY case of abused German shepherd Updated: Apr-20-16 10:58 am
NEW YORK - The ASPCA is offering a $5,000 reward in the case of a German shepherd found abandoned with his mouth taped shut along a busy Long Island highway.
- Man accused of beating cat to death at Brookhaven shelter Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 am
BROOKHAVEN, Mississippi - A man accused of beating a cat to death at an animal shelter in Brookhaven has been arrested.
- Wyoming Game and Fish says mild winter means good hunting Updated: Apr-19-16 7:35 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish predicts that hunters can look forward to plentiful game this year thanks to the mild winter and plentiful moisture.