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...

Alaska shelter founder helps animals in need
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - There is a place in Interior Alaska for any animal that needs a home, thanks to the efforts of Donna Buck-Davis and the other volunteers at Loving Companions Inc.

The population of the Badger Road area shelter...

Packs of stray dogs roam Kansas City, Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Packs of stray dogs are menacing residents in parts of Kansas City, Kan., and overwhelmed animal control officers have turned to nonprofit groups for help to solve the problem.

Animal Control Director...

All rescue pets want for Christmas is a loving home
Donna Mauldin just about keeled over in laughter when she was shown the photos of Jasper and Mitzi sitting (well, standing) on Santa's lap.

"They're beautiful!" she said. "I'm going to show them to all my co-workers and doggie...

Give your pet something unexpected over the holidays
LOS ANGELES - Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds any durable,...

Scouts raise money to help protect crime-fighting pooch
When members of Cub Scout Pack 423's Bear Cub den toured the Lower Heidelberg Township police station earlier this year, one asked why the department's police dog didn't have a bulletproof vest like its handler and other officers.