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Stories with subject: Animal welfare
  • Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

  • Maine animal shelter buried under carrot avalanche 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:49 am
  • SKOWHEGAN, Maine - A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do.

  • Humane Society offers discount on pit bulls 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:40 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Humane Society is offering discounts to those who want to adopt pit bulls or pit bull mixes.

  • Oneida County triple homicide still unsolved 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:52 pm
  • POCATELLO, Idaho - Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad was in Colorado about a year ago when he received the darkest phone call of his 31-year career in law enforcement. Three people had been found murdered in a remote farmhouse near the tiny community of Holbrook.

  • Conn. biologist joins international salmon group 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:19 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - President Barack Obama has appointed a senior biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.

  • Official: Birds along Missouri River could change 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:53 am
  • VERMILLION, South Dakota - A biology researcher at the University of South Dakota says life will likely be changing for birds along the Missouri River.

  • North Dakota bighorn sheep population stable 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - An annual survey has concluded that North Dakota's bighorn sheep population is stable.

  • Officials: About 140 cats found living in home 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:29 am
  • FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan - Animal welfare officials are seeking new homes for dozens of cats after about 140 were found living with a woman in suburban Detroit.

  • 'Puppy Shower' planned to support influx of dogs 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:34 am
  • JACKSON, Michigan - The Cascades Humane Society in Jackson is hoping for community support to help it care for an influx of puppies.

  • Town looks to bow hunting to curb deer population 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:10 pm
  • DENVER - Wildlife officials are consulting with leaders of the small town of Elizabeth about allowing bow hunting to curb the growing population of deer in the area.

  • $6,500 reward in shooting of alligators in SW Ark. 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:58 pm
  • TEXARKANA, Arkansas - State and federal agencies are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to those who shot and killed two alligators in the Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arkansas.

  • Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:28 am
  • LOS ANGELES - Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, but half of them won't survive, an especially acute problem at overtaxed shelters forced to euthanize the millions they receive. It's a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one of the last major problems" plaguing the animal welfare movement.

  • PETA drops restaurant proposal for Dahmer house 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:17 am
  • BATH, Ohio - A national animal welfare group says it has abandoned the idea of turning serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Ohio into a vegan restaurant.

  • Feds face legal action over jaguar protections 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:58 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two environmental groups are threatening to sue the federal government over protections for endangered jaguars in the Southwest.

  • Veterinarian suspended at Hillsborough shelter 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:07 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - Hillsborough County Animal Services officials say they've placed a veterinarian on administrative leave after failing to take action when a dog was brought to the facility in distressed labor.

  • DNR taking comments on SE deer population goals 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Department of Natural Resources is taking public comments on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals recommended by a citizen advisory team.

  • Slow start for NY town using birth control on deer 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:31 pm
  • HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, New York - Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.

  • Neb. mountain lion hunting bill surfaces again 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:18 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers isn't done yet with his fight to outlaw mountain lion hunting.

  • Idaho asks judge to toss lawsuit on farm video law 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:34 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

  • Minnesota to hold bear license numbers steady 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:29 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota wildlife managers plan to hold the number of bear hunting licenses steady this year to help gradually increase the bear population.

  • NW Indiana lawmaker helps save unwanted pets 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 6:20 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A northwestern Indiana lawmaker frustrated in her attempts to enact a spay-and-neuter program in the state has found another way to prevent the deaths of unwanted pets.

  • Public input on mule deer strategy sought 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:29 pm
  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Colorado wildlife officials have scheduled seven public meetings across the state this spring to gather feedback on a plan aimed at increasing mule deer populations.

  • Vermont to issue fewer moose hunting permits 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:59 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont will be issuing 20 percent fewer moose hunting permits for the regular season this fall, based on estimated population densities and moose management goals.

  • Wild turkeys make comeback in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:50 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As West Virginia transitions from winter to spring, an odd sound begins to echo through the woods.

  • Pima County official balks at $22M animal facility 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:45 pm
  • TUCSON, Arizona - A Pima County official says the millions of dollars needed for a proposed animal shelter is not unusual.