Horse rescue loses tax-exempt status
A North Heidelberg Township horse rescue that was the subject of a 2013 FBI raid has lost its tax-exempt status with the federal government.

Another Chance 4 Horses Inc., based in the North Heidelberg home of Christy C. Sheidy,...

Rooster owner unaware it is illegal to own fighting birds
PLYMOUTH TWP. - Patrick Stone said he ended his cockfighting days "years ago" despite the SPCA of Luzerne County alleging he had three roosters on his property.

Stone, 80, of Flats Road, was charged by the SPCA on Thursday with...

Illinois cow is world's tallest according to Guinness Book of World Records
ORANGEVILLE, Ill. -The story of the little cow who arrived at the Meads family farm years ago has become a tall tale.

Blosom, who once was considered a barnyard misfit because of her inability to birth a calf, has grown up (and up...

Nuisance coyotes leave Indiana man on alert
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Nearly every day, a Center Grove area resident sees a coyote in his yard or driveway.

The animals run through Dennis Meyer's backyard, sunbathe on his driveway and frequent Hickory Stick Golf Club near his...

Ask The Horse Doctor: Here's how to avoid colic in your horse
Ask the Horse Doctor By Dr. Christina Vittoria

New York bans selfies with big cats
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it's illegal to pose for photos with a tiger, lion or other big cat - a practice popular on online dating sites but denounced by wildlife advocates as...

Hogs, sheep and goats stolen from Leesport Famers Market, police say
Thieves took several livestock, including four young goats that greeted customers, from a barn in the Leesport Farmers Market, Northern Berks Regional police said Thursday.

The animals - including four hogs, each weighing...

Rabid deer attacks woman outside Pennsylvania paint store
RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a deer that attacked a woman outside a paint store at a strip mall tested positive for rabies.

Thirty-year-old Rachael McGough manages the Sherwin Williams store in...

Anne Savage of Douglass Township has five rescued pot-bellied pigs
Anne Savage of Douglass Township has five rescued pot-bellied pigs.

Wildcat rescue organization appeals fine over fatal attack
SHERWOOD, Ore. - A suburban Portland wild cat sanctuary is appealing $5,600 in fines imposed by an Oregon state agency after a fatal cougar attack on an employee.

The Oregonian

Michigan girl mauled by raccoon to get new ear
SPRING LAKE, Mich. - A surgeon at a Detroit-area hospital plans to perform a procedure next week that will begin the process of giving a new ear to a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.


Rodents allowed for sale in Butte, Montana, once again
BUTTE, Mont. - The Butte-Silver Bow council of commissioners has approved an ordinance allowing licensed pet stores in the city or county to sell rodents as pets or as food for pet snakes.

The Montana Standard

Boy's death from infected rat spurs suit against Petco
SAN DIEGO - The death of a 10-year-old San Diego boy from a bacterial infection he reportedly got from his pet rat prompted his family to sue retailer Petco, saying they want to raise awareness among parents.

Attorney John Gomez...

Newly identified parasite killed star orangutan
MILWAUKEE - A young orangutan who was a star attraction at the Milwaukee County Zoo was killed by an oddly behaving, previously unknown type of tapeworm, a team of Wisconsin scientists announced Thursday.

The 5-year-old...

Amonia build up in winter barns unhealthy for horses
Ask the Horse Doctor By Dr. Christina Vittoria

Horse sanctuary unable to save yearling found frozen to ground
SALT LAKE CITY - A horse found frozen to the ground last week in a patch of mud has died after making what a sanctuary thought was a recovery.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that...

Bloody bear tracks seen near Denali National Park
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Mushers and others have reported seeing bloodied grizzly tracks on trails near Denali National Park and Preserve.

Four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog champion Jeff King lives in the area, and

Millions of animals need human help during freeze
LOS ANGELES - Backyard rabbit Mr. Bun-Buns has been calling a bathroom home for nearly a week, police K-9s have been relieved of chase duty in deep snow, feral cats got sugar and straw from a lot of good Samaritans and Ormsby, a skinny,...

Horse slips on ice, helped back on feet in Robeson Township

Rescuers were called to help a horse back on its feet Thursday in Robeson Township after it slipped on ice while heading to eat.

The horse owner, Rodney Weinhold, played a key role in the rescue, rigging a hoisting harness...

Horses needed

The state police seek donations of horses. Draft and draft-crossed breed geldings that stand at least 16 hands and are between ages 5 and 15 are preferred.

To learn more, call Cpl. Michael Funk at 717-533-3463....