- Prosecutors: Woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about it Updated: Aug-03-15 11:58 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family's dog, then bragged about it, authorities said.
- Charlie is an autism service dog in training Updated: Aug-03-15 4:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Animal lover and trainer Julie Shaw wants you to meet Charlie, a 10-week-old Australian Labradoodle bred for calmness - not because he's so cute and cuddly, which is a bonus, but because it will help raise awareness about autism.
- Omaha couple hospitalized after dog attack in Martell Updated: Aug-02-15 3:07 pm
MARTELL, Nebraska - An Omaha couple is recovering after being attacked by a dog in eastern Nebraska.
- Mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest Updated: Aug-02-15 10:31 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Champion mushers and rookies alike met in downtown Fairbanks Saturday during the first day of signups for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
- Manatee County asks for hearing in fate of Padi the dog Updated: Aug-01-15 11:46 am
BRADENTON, Florida - Attorneys for Manatee County will ask a hearing officer to reopen the case on whether Padi, a male lab mix, should be euthanized.
- Prosecutor: NYC man convicted of beating 4-month-old puppy Updated: Jul-31-15 8:16 pm
NEW YORK - Prosecutors say a New York City man has been convicted of beating his 4-month-old puppy so badly that she couldn't eat or walk.
- Second man pleads not guilty in Revere puppy deaths Updated: Jul-31-15 2:31 pm
CHELSEA, Massachusetts - A second dog breeder has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges in connection with the deaths of two puppies found in a trash bag in Revere last year.
- Judge rejects challenge to ban on selling dogs from breeders Updated: Jul-30-15 12:52 pm
PHOENIX - A judge has upheld a Phoenix city ordinance prohibiting pet stores from selling dogs or cats obtained from breeders.
- Iditarod winner invests in treadmill to keep dogs in shape Updated: Jul-30-15 7:04 am
WILLOW, Alaska - The warm summer taking over Alaska might not evoke images of the state's most famous dog sled race, but Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey is focused on the cold journey ahead.
- Papillion man found guilty of shooting 2 dogs with BB gun Updated: Jul-30-15 4:52 am
PAPILLION, Nebraska - A Papillion man has been found guilty of shooting his family's two dogs with a BB gun, killing one of them.
- Missing southwest Florida dog turns up in Atlanta Updated: Jul-30-15 3:05 am
SARASOTA, Florida - A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 miles away.
- Cedar Park man charged in shooting of parent's 2 dogs Updated: Jul-30-15 2:34 am
CEDAR PARK, Texas - A Cedar Park man has been charged in the killing of two dogs owned by one of his parents.
- Owner of dogs that attacked woman says kennels were secure Updated: Jul-29-15 2:41 pm
STANFORD, Kentucky - The owner of seven Presa Canario dogs that managed to escape their kennels and maul a Lincoln County woman, leaving her with severe injuries, said he believes someone let the dogs out of their kennels.
- Authorities: Woman faces over 150 animal cruelty charges Updated: Jul-29-15 10:16 am
CUMBERLAND, Maryland - Authorities say a Cumberland woman has been charged with more than 150 counts of animal cruelty.
- Dog that survived being shot with crossbow gets new home Updated: Jul-29-15 5:53 am
NEWPORT, Michigan - A dog that survived being shot in the head with a crossbow has a new home at an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Monroe County.
- Pit bull terrier recovering from sword attack in Canon City Updated: Jul-28-15 11:40 am
CANON CITY, Colorado - A pit bull terrier is healing from a sword attack by a man who says he was defending himself.
- Nonprofit gets OK for no-kill animal shelter in Detroit Updated: Jul-28-15 11:07 am
DETROIT - A nonprofit group has secured licensing to operate a no-kill animal shelter in Detroit that it says could help the city deal with large numbers of stray and abandoned dogs.
- Dog attack in Greenwood leaves child hospitalized Updated: Jul-28-15 9:01 am
GREENWOOD, Missouri - A dog attack in western Missouri has left a toddler hospitalized.
- Man's pit bull attacks his wife; part of her arm amputated Updated: Jul-28-15 9:01 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A North Charleston woman is recovering after her husband's pit bull attacked her, causing her to lose part of her arm.
- Man gets 1 year in jail for attacking dog with machete Updated: Jul-28-15 1:38 am
MERCED, California - A judge in Central California has sentenced a man to one year in jail for his role in slashing a dog with a machete and leaving it to die while tied to a fire hydrant.
- Several dogs survive southern Illinois house explosion Updated: Jul-27-15 4:05 pm
CASEYVILLE, Illinois - Several dogs thought to have died in a southern Illinois house explosion caused by a suspected natural gas leak have been rescued from the rubble.
- Dog reunited with Arizona owners after turning up in Indiana Updated: Jul-26-15 4:50 pm
MESA, Arizona - A dog that went missing from a Mesa home two years ago is back after journeying more than 1,800 miles.
- Prison program saves pets, brings 'calming effect' Updated: Jul-26-15 9:04 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Since a prison pet program began last July at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown, 43 dogs and 16 cats have been rescued, officials said on July 21.
- Brookfield Zoo asks public to vote on names for wolf pups Updated: Jul-25-15 5:06 am
CHICAGO - The Chicago Zoological Society says the new additions to Brookfield Zoo's animal population are healthy. Now they just need names.
- Correction: Airport-Animal House Updated: Jul-24-15 7:32 pm
NEW YORK - In a story July 20 about an animal terminal that is under construction at New York's Kennedy Airport, The Associated Press, based on information from a project spokesman, reported erroneously that the facility will include a veterinary clinic run by Cornell University. Instead, Cornell veterinarians serve as expert consultants and would be available for possible emergency care.