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4 years 6 months ago

Pound puppy or pedigree pooch?

A new poll finds that more than half of those asked plan to get their next pet from a shelter, while just 8 percent would opt for the pet store. And more than four in 10 in the Associated poll say they believe store pets could have hidden medical...

4 years 8 months ago

EPA investigating flea and tick products

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to improve the safety of flea and tick treatments after seeing a significant increase in pets harmed by the products. The EPA says it will develop stricter testing and evaluation requirements for topical flea and tick treatments. The agency also will begin reviewing...

4 years 8 months ago

Missing dog turns up 600 miles from home

About two weeks before Christmas, Deacon, an 85-pound German shepherd, went missing from his family home in rural Stuart, Va. During the first couple of days, Pamela Holt, her husband Keith, and their daughter Brooklyn, 3, weren't terribly worried because they figured their nearly 2-year-old pet was running in...

4 years 9 months ago

Poisoned meatballs kill dogs in Spokane

At least three dogs in Spokane have died after eating poisoned meatballs. The latest report was filed Monday. KREM-TV reports it was the fifth such find since Friday. The meatballs have been sent to Washington State University for testing to identify the poison. The Humane Society is offering...

4 years 9 months ago

Florida opens python hunting season

Pleased with the results of last year's python hunt, South Florida is ready to start the hunt all over again. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced a second season of python hunting will begin in March. Licensed hunters will be allowed to stalk and kill...

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