Animal Abuse

Vet ‘haunted’ by ‘Puppy Doe’

A Weymouth veterinarian — “haunted” by her work on the “Puppy Doe” animal torture case — said the experience has prompted her to dedicate her life to …

Veterinary Medicine

Alibi for hiding ex-Patriot’s dead dog: I was framing my husband

The woman who had former Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo’s dog under her care when the pet died is coming clean. To an extent, at least.<p>Dog trainer …

Crime

Reward for information about string of cat killings raised again, this time to $20,000

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a …

Bellingham

Pickering teen accused of hanging, killing pet dog

(Hopkins) -- A northwest Missouri teenager faces felony charges after he allegedly hanged a dog from a tree.<p>Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney …

Crime

Animal shelter workers: We were forced to freeze kittens to death

Indiana cops are investigating a disturbing case of animal abuse, in which shelter workers allegedly euthanized kittens by freezing them …

Offbeat News

Church uses live animals – including cougar, horse, lion – in Sunday service; PETA says stop

NASHVILLE – An animal rights organization is urging a Nashville church to stop using live animals during their services.<p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter Wednesday to Cornerstone Nashville after the church incorporated several animals from a South Carolina park into its …

South Carolina

A horse was neglected by its owner. Now the horse is suing.

<b>ESTACADA, Ore.</b> • Justice is an 8-year-old American quarter horse who used to be named Shadow. And when he was named Shadow, he suffered. At a …

St. Louis

A Man Spanked Rosie The Hippo’s Butt At The Los Angeles Zoo, Police Don’t Think It’s Funny At All

You're not supposed to do that.<p>Los Angeles police would like to have a word with a man who entered the hippopotamus enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo …

Trespassing

Video of hippo spanking at L.A. Zoo sparks LAPD investigation

A video of a man climbing a barrier at the Los Angeles Zoo and then slapping a hippopotamus on its rear end has sparked a criminal investigation by the LAPD, officials said Monday.<p>Zoo officials learned about the incident last week, after a video of the spanking began circulating on social media. …

Los Angeles

Veterinarians Say Pet Owners Are Hurting Animals to Get Opioids

A recent survey suggests that some people struggling with opioid addiction might be turning to a tragically desperate method to get more prescription …

Health

More than 300 emaciated animals found on farm without food or water, probe reveals

The images were gruesome. More than 300 emaciated goats, malnourished dogs and featherless birds were found crammed in a Sunrise farm, bloodstained …

Miami Beach

Hundreds of starving animals rescued from goat farm

Hundreds of starving farm animals — some trapped in their pens and near death or already dead — were rescued from a goat farm in Sunrise more than …

Farm Animals

In Pakistan's elections, animals were tortured for the sake of political stunts

Activists in Pakistan tortured animals during and after the 25 July 2018 general elections in efforts to make political stunts, images shared online …

Social Media

Animal rights petition to ban bizarre 'pony painting' craze receives 60,000 signatures

A petition to ban the "disturbing trend" of pony painting at children’s parties has received more than 60,000 signatures.<p>Animal rights campaigners …

UK News

Want people to recognize connection between man, nature: Dia Mirza

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress and the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India Dia Mirza, who has been associated with conservation of …

United Nations

People Are Intentionally Harming Their Pets To Get Opioid Prescriptions, Veterinarians Train To Detect Abuse

The problem could be much deeper than what has been reported so far, a new study shows.<p>Some people have been intentionally harming their pets in …

Painkillers

Bikers fighting animal abuse hosting annual rally on August 18

NORTH HAVEN - Bikers Against Animal Cruelty, or B.A.A.C., is a non-profit organization of local motorcyclists promoting responsible pet ownership. …

Nonprofits

Pit bull dies from sexual abuse just 2 weeks after adoption

An animal rescue group is calling for an investigation after a pit bull who was adopted two weeks ago died from what animal advocates believe was …

Los Angeles

Young women in convertible toss small dog into traffic on LA’s 101 Freeway, SPCA says

There appeared to be four young women in a convertible traveling on the traffic-choked 101 Freeway in Los Angeles last week.<p>There was a dog with …

SPCA

Deputies: Animal abuse case suspect in Marion Co. turns himself in

MARION COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -<p>An animal abuse case suspect turned himself into Marion County deputies on Saturday.<p>Deputies were searching for an animal …

Marion County

Animal rescue: This young lion was saved from life as an illegal exotic pet

The heartwarming story of King, the young lion rescued from an apartment where he was being kept illegally as an ‘exotic pet’ in a small, dirty …

Green Living

Animal-rights group cancels protest against Chilliwack Fair Rodeo, citing multiple threats of violence

A new organization dedicated to stopping animal abuse has abandoned plans to hold a protest outside the Chilliwack Fair on Sunday (August 12).<p>On its …

Animal Rights

MA passes PAWS II animal protection law

New law improves enforcement of animal cruelty reporting, among other steps.<p>PAWS II, An Act to protect animal welfare and safety, passed the …

Animal Abuse

Charlie Baker signs automatic voter registration bill that could add thousands to state rolls

Thousands of new voters could join the state’s rolls in the coming years after Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation Thursday that will …

Race & Ethnicity

Animal shelter euthanized cats with drug meant for dogs, state says

Local public officials had called for an investigation into the shelter in June.Open containers of dog food, cat vomit in the old reception room, and …

New Jersey

Animals Die Too Soon: NJ's Recent Scary Cases Of Neglect, Abuse

A spate of potential animal abuse cases has prompted NJ officials, and police, to act. Here's what's happening.<p>One dog was left to drown in a cage …

New Jersey

Kriti Sanon on being slammed for posing with a giraffe: It's all fake, I am an animal lover

Kriti Sanon has been receiving huge backlash from netizens for posing with a live-size giraffe for Cosmopolitan India's August issue. In the picture …

Entertainment (India)

Pamela Anderson Criticizes Chilliwack Fair, Campaigns To ‘End Rodeo Cruelty’ At Canadian Event

Pamela Anderson regularly voices her opinions on animal cruelty and she’s now taken to Twitter to throw her support behind the Vancouver Humane …

Chilliwack

Are pet owners abusing animals to get opioids?

Colorado veterinarians see opioid epidemic now extending to pets<p>AURORA, Colo. (August 9, 2018) -- Veterinarians in Colorado are concerned that some …

Public Health

Chihuahua strangled to death, found in backpack in Santa Rosa

Two weeks ago a person in Santa Rosa found a backpack with a small puppy inside that had been strangled to death, authorities said Wednesday.<p>At about 3:15 p.m. Friday, July 27, a person located a backpack on the side of Todd Road near Stony Point Road in western Santa Rosa, according to the Sonoma …

Sonoma County