- 4 family members plead guilty in animal cruelty case Updated: Feb-09-16 2:29 am
MIO, Michigan - Four family members have pleaded guilty to charges after officials say more than 50 dogs were seized from a home in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula during an animal cruelty investigation.
- 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide Updated: Feb-08-16 9:20 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.
- Police capture escaped University of Iowa research goat Updated: Feb-08-16 6:24 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa police have confirmed that a research goat has been captured after being on the loose for over a week.
- Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
- 10 people charged with animal cruelty in cockfighting ring Updated: Feb-08-16 4:42 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut - Police say 10 people have been charged with animal cruelty after officers discovered an illegal cockfight taking place in the basement of a New Britain home.
- $10,000 grant will help care for more than 30 rescued pupped Updated: Feb-07-16 6:58 pm
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - More than 30 puppies are being nursed back to health after being rescued from a breeder in central Nebraska last month.
- Hawaii to tackle animal rights, law enforcement, housing Updated: Feb-06-16 1:18 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are tackling issues from animal rights to police accountability as lawmakers head into their third full week of the 2016 legislative session.
- New Mexico couple: Woman posed as humane worker, stole dog Updated: Feb-06-16 5:05 am
RIO COMMUNITIES, New Mexico - A New Mexico couple says a woman posing as an Animal Humane employee threatened them with jail and stole one of their dogs.
- Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies Updated: Feb-05-16 10:50 am
On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals.
- New Terre Haute Humane Society shelter open Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - While some work remains to be finished, the Terre Haute Humane Society opened its new facility along Fruitridge Avenue to the public Wednesday - a shelter that its proponents say features more efficiency and some modern twists.
- Sharpshooters aim to cull deer in, around Jackson park Updated: Feb-05-16 2:14 am
JACKSON, Michigan - Sharpshooters will try to kill deer in and around a Jackson park as part of an effort to control the animal's population.
- Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.
- In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring Updated: Feb-04-16 12:26 pm
BOSTON - People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren't hallucinating - there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts say.
- Activists: Fire shelter chief for $1,000 purebred collie Updated: Feb-04-16 12:00 pm
PITTSBURGH - The executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is on leave over accusations by online activists that she paid a breeder $1,000 for a purebred collie puppy rather than adopt a rescue dog from the shelter.
- Daisymae, stolen Oakland dog, returned to shelter Updated: Feb-04-16 10:13 am
OAKLAND, California - A dog that was snatched from a San Francisco Bay Area shelter earlier this week has been returned.
- Animal rights group protests cowboy monkey Updated: Feb-04-16 9:43 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An animal rights group wants "Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey" pulled from a weekend rodeo in St. Paul.
- Move sought for Japan's oldest elephant may be too late Updated: Feb-04-16 8:41 am
TOKYO - In the humble zoo, among the small cages of owls, guinea pigs and raccoons, Japan's oldest elephant stands in a concrete pen about the size of half of a basketball court. She drinks sugar water from a bucket and munches on bananas with her last remaining tooth while a debate is being waged about where she should live out her final years.
- FBI increases reward in Chicago arson investigation Updated: Feb-04-16 4:40 am
CHICAGO - The FBI has increased a reward to $10,000 for useful information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages in Chicago a year ago.
- Virginia man gets jail time for collecting, selling turtles Updated: Feb-04-16 2:15 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - A Newport News man who snatched hundreds of young turtles and eggs from their nests has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
- Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants Updated: Feb-03-16 3:39 am
ASAN, South Korea - Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs.
- Seizure of 696 animals in North Carolina sets ASPCA record Updated: Feb-02-16 6:04 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The almost 700 animals seized from a no-kill shelter in North Carolina sets a record for the ASPCA, the group that's now caring for the pets.
- Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant's death Updated: Feb-02-16 5:12 pm
SEATTLE - A Seattle-based advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo, saying it's concerned the zoo wasn't equipped to care for the animal.
- Terrebonne council delays discussion on dog barking problem Updated: Feb-02-16 7:55 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - The Terrebonne Parish Council has postponed its discussion on excessive noise caused by barking dogs until there's a meeting with law enforcement, the planning department, parish attorneys and the animal shelter.
- Indianapolis firefighters help care for 22 abandoned puppies Updated: Feb-01-16 8:26 am
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis fire station received an unexpected weekend delivery when someone left nearly two dozen puppies on its doorstep.
- PETA: Turn 'Silence of the Lambs' house into animal museum Updated: Jan-28-16 3:32 am
PERRYOPOLIS, Pennsylvania - An animal rights group wants to convert the western Pennsylvania house used in the film "The Silence of the Lambs" into an empathy museum, where visitors could wear the skins of slain and abused animals.