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Four boys have been arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center for brutally beating a kitten to death earlier this month, police said.
Police arrested a woman breeding cats in her Gilbert condominium Thursday afternoon for animal cruelty.
LOS ANGELES — You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.
The blink of an eye is usually involuntary. It’s ones that have purpose behind it that matter.
LOS ANGELES — Ivan, Domino and Joshua arrived together at the animal shelter when their ailing owner could no longer care for them. To get adopted, they will need to go as one.
A man has been accused of animal cruelty for abandoning 15 cats in a Tempe apartment for more than a month.
LOS ANGELES — The luckiest day of Niblett's life had to be when he was returned to the animal shelter in Virginia where he had been adopted.
This 2007 photo released by the Richmond SPCA Robins-Starr Humane Center shows Sam, an 85-pound blood and basset hound mix with 6-inch legs, who was returned six times to the Richmond shelter. Even a basset rescue returned the dog. The average shelter will get around 10 percent of its placements back, said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of shelter research and development for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (AP Photo/ Richmond SPCA Robins-Starr Humane Center, Rich Terrell)
This 2010 photo released by Richmond SPCA Robins-Starr Humane Center shows Robin Robertson Starr and her dog Niblett. Robertson Starr, the chief executive officer of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said of Niblett "He is one of the most beloved pets of my whole life, my dog that I adore with all of my heart. I adopted him after he was returned to us," The terrier mix was returned because he barked when the people who initially adopted him left him alone in the backyard. (AP Photo/Trina Flanery)
Three men face animal abuse charges after a woman's body was found in an insect-infested van near downtown Phoenix, authorities said Monday.
The Pinal County Medical Examiner has ruled the recent death of convicted “serial shooter” Dale Hausner a suicide.
Dale Hausner, convicted of six murders and a number of other crimes in a series of random shootings in 2005 and 2006, died Wednesday at Florence-area hospital after he was found unresponsive in his prison cell, according to the Arizona Department of corrections.
LOS ANGELES — A toy poodle that was rushed to the vet after swallowing a tube sock. A Great Dane that had to be operated on three times for eating his owner's shoulder pads.
LOS ANGELES — It's a Super Bowl matchup for the ages: cats vs. dogs.
LOS ANGELES — Watching as a beloved dog is swept out to sea is heart-wrenching. Doing nothing seems unthinkable.
A Mesa woman is accused of throwing her boyfriend’s Chihuahua on the ground and killing the animal during a heated argument on St. Patrick’s Day.
LOS ANGELES — People want their dog to be a friend, not afraid.
This March 3, 2013 publicity photo provided by the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League shows owner Nicole McCullough and an adopted 6-year-old female malamute, Cinder, skiing together near Portage, Alaska. Cinder was one of 213 Alaskan malamutes seized from a Montana breeder who was convicted in December 2012 of 91 counts of animal cruelty. Bob Sutherland, president of the Alaska Malamute Assistance League, and his wife, McCullough, adopted Cinder who came to them missing the tip of her ear, with broken teeth and a broken toe. (AP Photo/Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, Bob Sutherland)
This February 2, 2013 publicity photo provided by the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League shows owner Nicole McCullough and Cinder, a 6-year-old female malamute, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Cinder was one of 213 Alaskan malamutes seized from a Montana breeder who was convicted in December 2012 of 91 counts of animal cruelty. The dogs were released to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society in Helena, Mont., where they were spayed and neutered; and then the Assistance League helped place the animals. (AP Photo/Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, Bob Sutherland)
Our dogs are often as fat as we are, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Family cats can look like furry ottomans. At Tufts University, they've set up an obesity clinic at the vet school.
Animal abusers would lose the right for anyone in their household to have a pet for at least two years under the terms of legislation approved Thursday by the state House.
A list of America’s most popular dog breeds
The American Kennel Club has been tracking the popularity of purebred dogs for 128 years as the number of recognized breeds grew from nine to 177. A list of the country’s most popular dog breeds by the decade, according to data released by the AKC:
— 1880s: Top five breeds (English setters, Irish setters, pointers, Irish water spaniels and Gordon setters) were all working gun dogs, which helped hunters retrieve game.
— 1890s: The Saint Bernard takes the No. 1. spot, becoming the only giant breed to reach the top but never return.
— 1900s: The collie debuts at No. 1. The Boston terrier becomes the first small companion dog to reach No. 2.
— 1910s: The Boston terrier becomes the top dog and remains the only American breed to reach that spot.
— 1920s: The German shepherd takes over at No. 1 in 1925.
— 1930s: Boston terriers reclaim the top spot, and cocker spaniels begin their impressive climb. In the 1930s, the decade of the Great Depression, all top 10 breeds are small or medium-sized companion dogs.
— 1940s: Cocker spaniels (American and English, all colors) begin their reign. Influences included My Own Brucie, who won dozens of best-of-show titles and a likeness on the cover of Life Magazine.
— 1950s: The beagle becomes the nation’s top breed for most of the decade. Charles Schultz’s Snoopy makes his first appearance in national newspapers on Oct. 4, 1950.
— 1960s: Poodles take over as No. 1 in 1960 and stay there until 1982.
— 1970s: Poodles have the top spot locked up but in a harbinger of things to come, the Labrador retriever makes the top 10 for the first time.
— 1980s: Cocker spaniels return to the top.
— 1990s: Labrador retrievers take over and hold tight through at least 2012. Hollywood’s fascination with pocket pups is having an effect, as the decade marks the first appearance of the Yorkshire terrier, and the Pomeranian returns to the top 10 for the first time since the 1930s.
— 2000s: The Labrador retriever is overwhelmingly No. 1.
Harry Lopresti goes to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in Mesa every day after work to give treats out to the dogs waiting to be adopted. On January 22nd, he came across a pitbull in kennel 146 who was struggling with his hind leg.
In this Jan. 18, 2013 photo provided by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Richard Palacios and Natalya Prokenpenko pose with Hazel, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, who they adopted from the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in New York. In order to be prepared for dog ownership, experts say you need to examine your lifestyle, home and finances. Then, you need to find the right match. (AP Photo/ASPCA)
In this Jan. 16, 2013 photo provided by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Pamela Harris and Joseph Villari pose with Pinky, their three month old pit bull mix, who they named Opal after adopting her, at the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in New York. In order to be prepared for dog ownership, experts say you need to examine your lifestyle, home and finances. Then, you need to find the right match. (AP Photo/ASPCA)