Iguana thrown in restaurant incident reunited with owner

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An iguana that a man allegedly used as a weapon has been reunited with its rightful owner. Painesville police say the iguana rejoined Jordan Piert and her fa...

Woman cleared in baby death gets 6-8 years for other charges

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who lived in a squalid home where authorities found the remains of three babies has been sentenced to six to eight years behind bars for assault and anima...

Man with knife stabs 3 people inside Virginia plasma center

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 20-year-old Virginia man walked into a plasma donation center during a Fourth of July community cookout, asked to use the restroom, then began randomly stabbing people with a ...

Rights group accuses dairy farmers of animal cruelty _ again

Nearly a decade ago, animal rights activists targeted a Pennsylvania dairy farm over its treatment of livestock. The effort fell flat. Now they're back, launching a new round of allegations against th...

Vermont man sentenced in girlfriend killing

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who killed his girlfriend in 2017 and dumped her body down a roadside embankment was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in prison. Randal Gebo ...

Police: Arizona man beheads roommate's dog as she moves out

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona police say a man mutilated and beheaded his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb. Police in the city of B...

Police: Woman shoved dog into lake, watched as it drowned

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire woman is charged with shoving her golden retriever off a dock and standing by while the pet drowned. Merrimack Police Chief Denise R...

19 dead animals found in pet carriers, garbage bags

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Nineteen dead animals have been found behind a Pennsylvania home in what one humane officer calls the worst case of animal cruelty she's ever seen. The ...

The Latest: 1 arrested on abuse charges at Indiana farm

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on alleged animal abuse at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities...

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — An animal rights group has released new undercover video showing workers at an Indiana dairy farm abusing adult cows while loading them into a milking carousel that visitors can...

Names released of 3 charged with animal cruelty at dairy

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm who were charged with animal cruelty following the release of undercover...

The Latest: 3 charged of animal cruelty at Indiana farm

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an animal rights group's video of showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm (all times local): 4:15 p.m. ...

Court being asked to stop dolphin hunts in Japanese village

TOKYO (AP) — A court in central Japan is hearing arguments over whether dolphin hunting violates the nation's animal cruelty laws. The plaintiffs in the case opening Friday are askin...

Vigilantes vandalize Kaohsiung woman's home after video shows her beat dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Vigilantes vandalized a woman's home in Kaohsiung on Thursday (May 9) after a video surfaced on social media showing her mercilessly beating a stray dog with a broom. On...

Minnesota woman with 64 dead cats, 43 live cats sentenced

FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who was found to have 64 dead cats, 43 live cats, a 400-pound pig and other animals on her property has been sentenced. Twenty-five-year-ol...