Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park known for its population of jaguars, as firefighters, environmentalists and ranchers in the world’s largest tropical wetlands regi...

Fire engulfs celebrity chef Rachael Ray's home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A massive fire was ignited at celebrity chef Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said. Firefighters responded to Ray's home in Lake Luzerne, New York, on Sun...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon th...

Pakistan: Rising cases of animal cruelty anger activists

The deaths of a pair of lions that died two days apart during their transfer from an Islamabad zoo to an animal sanctuary in Kasur city, have spurred an investigation by the Islamabad High Court (IHC)...

Gazans defy taboos to rescue, neuter stray animals

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the impoverished Gaza Strip, where most people struggle to make ends meet amid a crippling blockade, the suffering of stray dogs and cats often goes unnoticed. ...

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal righ...

Relative: Parents, 2 children among 5 killed in car crashes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple and their two daughters were among five people killed in a chain of car crashes started by a speeding driver, according to police and a newspaper report....

Chris Paul, JJ Watt to appear in Amazon's 'Regular Heroes'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL star J.J. Watt, NBA player Chris Paul and country singer Brad Paisley will appear in an Amazon series that highlights everyday people who are supporting their community during t...

Big Cat Rescue founder now selling coronavirus masks

CITRUS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Are you a cool cat or kitten? There’s now a coronavirus mask out there for you. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin, promin...

Rachael Ray tapes show from home, makes $4M virus donation

Rachael Ray had big plans for the quarantine break at her home in upstate New York. She envisioned “a Renaissance time," rereading the classics, resuming her Danish lessons and studying Italian. ...

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef h...

Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to con...

Aquarium releases rescued seal back into habitat

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The National Aquarium has released a harp seal rescued from Ocean City after severe dehydration. The seal, Amelia Bedelia, has been part of a cast of storybook cha...

Emergency rescue mission visits surviving lions in Sudan zoo

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Four lions in a rundown zoo in the capital of Sudan, wasting away from hunger, are undergoing lifesaving medical treatment from an international animal rescue organization. ...