By LAURA MILLSAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Vera Lesovets held up photographs of her dog, Yasha, a spunky 5-year-old corgi, nipping playfully at the heels of a German shepherd twice her size.
But Yasha's life was cut short this week: After snacking on something in a Moscow park, she fell
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A beagle named Brandi survived a 70-foot fall from a New Jersey bridge.
The dog got away from its owner during a walk along the Burlington Riverfront Promenade Friday night.
Bridge officer Rob Bittner saw Brandi walking up the Burlington-Bristol Bridge toward
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Peanut is an 8-year-old orangutan and a star attraction at Miami's Jungle Island. These days she's also got a team of cancer doctors huddling around her, watching as the chemo drip flows into her veins.
Peanut, who was diagnosed with non-
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Just three years after she was found covered in oil and near death, a California sea otter called Olive is a new mom - another milestone for the first otter to survive an oiling in the state.
The California Department of Fish and Game said
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's a heart-breaking scene that animal protection officer Emylee Tolliver saw first hand: a pit-bull tied up to a dumpster behind Trentwood Elementary, covered in blood."
"I was pretty shocked. I was kind of expecting a routine call," Tolliver told KHQ. "
UPDATE FROM SCRAPS
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) continues to investigate a possible dog fighting ring that could be responsible for the death of two animals.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $2,500 for
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM SCRAPS: On Thursday three Spokane County residents were cited on charges ranging from unsafe confinement to animal cruelty in the second degree for keeping their dogs in hot cars – a situation that can quickly result in the death of a beloved pet.
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Poker pro Lee Watkinson put up the money and girlfriend Timmi De Rosa gave her heart to an effort to rescue two adult chimpanzees that had outgrown their youthful cuteness in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood.
"We wanted to build a sanctuary,"
SPOKANE, Wash. - On Wednesday The City of Spokane Prosecutors Office moved forward with prosecution of an upsetting case of animal cruelty. The arraignment of Laneva M. Erskine on nine counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty proceeded today.
"We want our community to know that we will
By MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A baby beluga whale rescued in Alaska's Bristol Bay last month had multiple infections, according to necropsy results announced Wednesday.
"On postmortem exam we found that the beluga whale had infections in multiple sites, including