Iowa man who used hammer to beat dog is sentenced
MASON CITY, Iowa - A 63-year-old Mason City man who used a hammer to beat his dog has been given probation.

George Harrington was sentenced on Monday to 60 days in jail and fined $625 for animal torture and other crimes. All but two...

4 cases of parvo confirmed in Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. - Four cases of the potentially fatal canine parvovirus have been confirmed in Pacific County.

The Daily Astorian reports ( ) that associate veterinarian in Seaview, Kelly Freese, says...

Police uncover dogfighting operation in Pittsburgh home
A 58-year-old man was jailed Sunday on animal cruelty charges after police said they found a dead pitbull, several other malnourished dogs and other evidence that a dogfighting business was operating from his Lincoln-Lemington...

Delta will stop letting pets fly as checked baggage
NEW YORK - Delta won't let you check your pets as baggage next year. Starting in March, bigger animals will have to fly on Delta's cargo service.

That's typically pricier than checking pets as baggage. It also can be less...

2 former Petco workers fined for dog's grooming death
CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Two former Petco employees have been fined $150 each after being convicted of charges stemming from the death of a dog during grooming.

Online court records show 31-year-old Suzanne Jensen of North...

Dead dogs left outside Dallas shelter to protest animal services
DALLAS - A vocal critic of Dallas Animal Services has left two dead dogs outside an animal shelter to show her frustration with what she says is city hall's slow response to stray and dead canines.

The Dallas Morning News...

"America?s Got Talent" winners the Olate Dogs coming to town
"Never work with children or dogs" is a phrase credited to comedian W.C. Fields.

It might also be a sentiment shared by the other acts who had to compete against the Olate Dogs during "America's Got Talent" in 2012.


Missouri woman has foot amputated after American bulldog attack
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence woman has had her foot amputated after being attacked by her 110-pound American bulldog.

The Kansas City Star reports that 55-year-old...

Group rescues 53 dogs from unfit Minnesota home
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The Animal Humane Society has rescued more than 50 dogs living in deplorable conditions outside a Pine County home.

Zack Nugent of the Animal Humane Society

Celebrating 34 years of dachshunds

The Dachshund Fanciers Association of Berks County hosted its 34th annual independent specialty show Sunday at the Berks County 4-H Community Center.

Dachshund owners from across the East Coast brought their dogs in...

Visitors flock to dog show in Montgomery County
National Dog Show in Montgomery County will be aired on TV on Thanksgiving Day

Rottweiler puppy is Noses4N.I.E. Berks Country Pet calendar grand-prize winner
Rubie, a 6 month-old Rottweiler who lives in a Centre Township house with another Rottweiler and two Labrador retrievers, is the grand-prize winner of the

Marine finds more than he lost with guide dogs
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jernigan lost his eyesight and part of his brain in Iraq in 2004. But he insists, thanks to a couple of dogs, he found more than he lost.

His confidence, hopes, dreams and independence were shattered on a...

Dental care is as important to dogs and cats as it is to humans
When it comes to oral health, dogs and cats need no less attention than their human companions.

Gum disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and, if left untreated for an extended period, systemic inflammation that affects an...

Animal Rescue League executive director reports statistics to City of Reading Animal Control Board

Animal Rescue League head reports statistics

The City of Reading Animal Control Board on Thursday night heard Liz McCauley, executive director of the Animal Rescue League, report on agency...

Final voting for Noses 4 N.I.E. 2016 calendar contest
Voting is under way for the final round of the Noses 4 N.I.E. Berks County Pet Calendar contest. The field has been narrowed to 25 finalists and you can vote

Mud, rain force animals out of Orphans of the Storm shelter
As torrential rain fell across Armstrong County overnight Tuesday, water and mud poured through Orphans of the Storm animal shelter in Rayburn, Armstrong County, forcing volunteers and staff to work quickly to rescue cats and dogs from...

Council Bluffs, Iowa, officials to consider lifting pit bull ban
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - A woman who was forced to find a new home for her dog is leading an effort to end Council Bluff's 10-year-old ban on pit bulls.

An animal control officer approached Shala Richardson and her pit bull mix,...

Washington County author?s book inspired by pet greyhounds
Author Diane Casenta Galutia of Lawrence in Cecil Township, Washington County, will be at the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville on Oct. 3, 2015, to introduce her first published work, a book for young readers.

Commentary: Inmate dog training program benefits all
Disabled individuals, autistic children and prisoners too are likely to benefit from a dog-training program at the State Correctional Institute - Houtzdale.

The prison is partnering with United Disability Services will...