- Pittsburgh council considering banning wild animal shows Updated: May-25-16 8:09 am
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh City Council is considering a ban on circuses and other wild animal shows at the behest of animal rights activists.
- PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots Updated: May-25-16 7:15 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
- Illinois lawmaker, university spar over research animals Updated: May-24-16 11:20 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill that would've required universities in Illinois to offer healthy cats and dogs to rescue organizations after animal testing has provoked a dispute between its Democratic sponsor and the University of Illinois.
- Fed inspectors find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch Updated: May-23-16 12:09 pm
Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.
- Humane Society uses miniature golf course to raise money Updated: May-23-16 10:25 am
CARSONVILLE, Michigan - An animal welfare organization in Michigan is using a miniature golf course at the site of its planned $4 million new home to raise money for its efforts.
- Arrest made in Kahaluu after 30 dogs seized, 1 dog dead Updated: May-23-16 8:43 am
HONOLULU - A man has been arrested after more than 30 dogs were rescued from filthy conditions at a Kahaluu home and one dog was found dead.
- Authorities remove 65 animals from feces-laden Kansas home Updated: May-22-16 7:01 pm
WELLINGTON, Kansas - Police and the Humane Society have removed 65 animals from a Wellington home where officers say the floors were covered with inches of feces.
- Owen County shelter seeks public support to care for 70 dogs Updated: May-22-16 4:46 pm
SPENCER, Indiana - An Owen County animal shelter is seeking public support to help care for 70 malnourished dogs seized from a rural property.
- To claw or not to claw? NY cat proposal sparks frisky debate Updated: May-22-16 1:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - For many decades, declawing cats has been a routine veterinary procedure, but this is no simple pedicure. There's anesthesia, pain medication and the amputation of the cat's toes back to the first knuckle.
- Biotech firm to pay $3.5M fine to settle animal-abuse case Updated: May-21-16 6:27 pm
SANTA CRUZ, California - One of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies used in research has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and cancel its research registration in order to settle government allegations that it mistreated goats and rabbits at its Santa Cruz, California, facility.
- Thousands more trail cameras coming to Wisconsin Updated: May-21-16 5:20 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin scientists have launched an ambitious new plan to catalog wild animals using thousands of trail cameras, a project that could help answer just how many deer and other creatures roam the state.
- Donkeys up for adoption in Hawaii, but only in pairs Updated: May-20-16 8:30 pm
HONOLULU - When David Paul Sennett was a child, he had a stuffed donkey. But he always wanted a real one of his own.
- Shelter seeking home for dancing pig named Wilbur Updated: May-20-16 5:19 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Just like his namesake from the classic children's book Charlotte's Web, Wilbur is "some pig."
- Fund established in memory of beloved mountain-trekking dog Updated: May-20-16 4:11 pm
CONWAY, New Hampshire - A fund has been created at Humane Society chapter in New Hampshire following the death of a mount-trekking dog featured in the popular book, "Following Atticus."
- Owen County authorities seize over 50 dogs seized from home Updated: May-19-16 9:54 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Authorities in Owen County say they seized over 50 dogs from a home.
- Ducey signs bill blocking restrictions on pet store puppies Updated: May-19-16 7:46 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a measure Thursday that blocks cities from banning commercial breeders in pet stores, a move critics say undermines efforts to prevent the sale of puppies raised inhumanely.
- Judge orders Idaho to cover lawyer's fees in 'ag-gag' case Updated: May-19-16 4:47 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge has ordered Idaho to pay roughly a quarter million dollars in legal fees to the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other groups who successfully sued the state over what they called the "ag-gag" law.
- Spanish regional government moves to outlaw bull spearing Updated: May-19-16 10:45 am
MADRID - A regional government in Spain outlawed Thursday the killing of bulls at town festivals in a measure that likely will stop the animals being speared to death at one of the country's goriest summer events.
- University of Oklahoma prepares to close baboon program Updated: May-18-16 4:26 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - An official who oversees the University of Oklahoma's baboon program says its primate population is being reduced as the project prepares to close in the next three to four years.
- Watch where you sit: Baby opossum rescued from toilet Updated: May-18-16 3:16 pm
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Department of Animal Services says a baby opossum is doing well after being rescued from a toilet.
- Tracking the travels of goats Updated: May-18-16 10:50 am
ALPINE, Wyoming - About 1,000 feet above the Snake River on the steep slopes of Ferry Peak, a nanny mountain goat soon to be known as F1 was nibbling on fresh greens with not a care in the world.
- 72 Mississippi dogs, cats head to Georgia for new homes Updated: May-18-16 7:06 am
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - A total of 72 Jackson County Animal Shelter dogs and cats were put into a Humane Society of South Mississippi van and sent off to the Atlanta Humane Society to find their forever homes.
- Cat burglars steal dogs from Hawaii shelter Updated: May-18-16 3:51 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - Police in Hawaii are looking for cat burglars who absconded with six dogs from a Humane Society shelter.
- Humane society: Dozens of abandoned animals found in Alabama Updated: May-17-16 3:36 pm
WARRIOR, Alabama - Authorities say dozens of animals were found abandoned at an Alabama home, likely spending weeks without adequate food or water.
- County, shelter official settle lawsuit for $90,000 Updated: May-15-16 3:08 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A top animal shelter official's lawsuit against the DoÃ±a Ana County Sheriff's Office is settled for $90,000.