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Northumberland county couple rescues retired service dogs
HERNDON - Anne Gibbs says there were tears in her eyes when she heard the 7-year-old bicolor German shepherd might be euthanized if the animal wasn't adopted from Alabama.

With already eight full-sized dogs in her Herndon,...

Don't expect real puppy love at doggy weddings
LOS ANGELES - When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.

These animal lovers say their pooches can feel real longing for other...

Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks
TAMPA, Fla. - A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot repeatedly was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing...

Animal Rescue League of Berks County has new shelter manager
Sarah McKillip of West Lawn will oversee kennel staff and daily operations for the Cumru Township-based shelter, which the largest is Berks County.

"Being able to pair my love for animals with my professional skill-set is a...

Rescues invited to attend dog adoption event

Dave Kline, executive director of circulation and promotions at Reading Eagle Company and president of WEEU Radio 830AM, announced March 3 that rescue groups are being sought to attend the radio station's annual Doggie Meet &...


Connecticut task force seeks to reduce animal euthanasia
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A dog may be man's best friend, but in many ways we are failing them, which is something a new state task force wants to change.

The Humane Treatment of Animals Task Force is investigating how to reduce the rate at...

Former Reading TV studio will soon be animal hospital
Humane Society will turn former North 11th St. studio into pet hospital

Woman who fosters dogs pleads with Spring Township officials to make exception to 5-dog limit
A woman who recently moved from Reading to Spring Township pleaded with Spring officials Monday to let her continue fostering dogs.

Nikki Mengel, 43, of Noble Street in West Lawn was joined at the supervisors meeting by her...

Spanish woman who beat Ebola but had dog killed adopts pet
MADRID - An animal rescue center says a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola only to discover that authorities had killed her dog as she battled for her life has adopted a new pet.

When the news broke that Spanish officials...

Chicago's Metra considers allowing pets on trains
CHICAGO - Metra is considering launching a three-month test run to allow small pets on its trains.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the commuter rail service's...

Woman charged with stealing puppy from Milwaukee yard
MILWAUKEE - A 20-year-old woman accused of stealing a 3-month-old Chihuahua from the yard of a Milwaukee pet owner has been charged with felony theft.

According to a criminal complaint, Jessica Setzer took the puppy from the...

Pit bulls that bit New Mexico boy, dog to go back to owner
RIO RANCHO, N.M. - Two pit bulls that attacked an 11-year-old Rio Rancho boy and his dog will get to return to their owner.

KOAT-TV reports that Rio Rancho police say the dogs will be...

Animal Rescue League of Berks County names new executive director
Three months after parting ways with its executive director, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has hired someone for the job.

Liz McCauley, who was the director of program services for the Greater Reading Chamber of...

Farm Show: Agency uses annual event to help train its service dogs
Inside the food court at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show, Marilyn Ackerman dropped her dog's leash. Ackerman, who uses a wheelchair because of a spinal problem, couldn't reach it.

But Rockwell, her black Labrador retriever,...

Puppies found in Dumpster in Pittsburgh need a home
Maisy and Melinda, believed to be two pit bull mixes, are up for adoption at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society on the North Side.

A woman taking out trash Dec. 30 heard a noise coming from the bin near the intersection of...

Puppies, Clydesdales again star in Budweiser Super Bowl ads


NEW YORK - The puppies and the Clydesdales are coming back.

Anheuser-Busch is bringing back its canine and Clydesdales combo this Super Bowl, hoping to top last year's Puppy Love spot that showed a cute puppy bonding...

Who is supposed to pick up the dead dog on the road?
Agencies, police, road crews, vets, rescue groups won't remove canine, feline carcasses

Donors bring Christmas to reeling family with four dogs
HUNLOCK CREEK - Santa came in the form of a fire truck full of toys for the Toporcer family this year.

After a fire erupted in the ceiling of their Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, residence on Dec. 7, the Toporcer family was forced...

Community College of Rhode Island to offer veterinary assistant program
WARWICK, R.I. - The Community College of Rhode Island is offering a veterinary assistant training program this spring.

The program to be offered by the college's Center for Workforce and Community Education will help prepare...

225 dogs rescued in dramatic multi-state dogfighting raids
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 -The scope of the cruelty was stunning. In an effort to break up a multi-state dogfighting operation, authorities announced raids on 18 locations in Baltimore and a compound in West Virginia, recovering 225...

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