Woman mauled by black bear at wildlife sanctuary
DADE CITY, Fla. - Authorities say a 400-pound black bear mauled a woman's arm at a Tampa Bay area wildlife sanctuary.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that the bear - named Abner - was in his cage Friday afternoon when the...

Ohio pair want to keep pet bear; state says they lack permit
LODI, Ohio - A northeast Ohio couple accused of not having a permit for their longtime pet bear say they weren't properly notified of a 2012 change in the law and don't want to turn over the animal to the state as requested.


Men accused of poaching beloved buck 'Bart' set for court
LOGAN, Utah - Wildlife officials say they expect two men to plead guilty to poaching a beloved buck that had become a sort of mascot in Hyde Park.

The Logan Herald Journal reports...

Cops: Pet ferrets maul newborn's face while mom is upstairs
DARBY, Pa. - Authorities near Philadelphia say a trio of pet ferrets mauled a newborn who was left downstairs in her car seat, chewing off the baby's nose and part of her cheek and lip.

Officials say the month-old baby was attacked...

Ask the horse doctor: Horse with ears back isn't necessarily mad
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Troopers say five cows shot in Schuylkill County
State police in Schuylkill County are investigating the shootings of five cows in a pen.

Someone approached the cow pen on Hepler's Farm in Eldred Township from an unknown direction and shot five cows in the head, one time each,...

Two pot-bellied wanderers to return home in York County
Update, 6:46 p.m.: York County SPCA Executive Director Melissa Smith confirmed that the pigs will be going back home to their family tomorrow.

It took about an hour for Ashley Martin and one of her employees to round up two...

Painting horse raises thousands for charity

Two years have passed since Dot Morgan opened an email from a Gettysburg, Adams County, artist saying he wanted to donate proceeds from paintings he sold to her racehorse rescue, New Vocations.

But the artist didn't paint...

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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
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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.