Dogs Dumped in Countryside Traced to Former Pet Shop Worker
TOKYO - Japanese police have arrested a former pet shop worker for allegedly abandoning 80 dogs, dead and alive, in the countryside, officials and reports said Wednesday.
Group's Fight to Keep Gay Bull Alive Succeeds - Bull to be Given Sanctuary
DUBLIN - An Irish bull destined for the slaughterhouse because he appears to be gay has been saved following a campaign supported by the co-creator of "The Simpsons," animal rights activi READ MORE
Iranian Officials Cracking Down on Dog Ownership with Fines and Lashings
TEHRAN - Dog lovers in Iran could face up to 74 lashes under plans by hardline lawmakers that would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public.
Not a Tiger, But Wild Cat Still Roaming Outskirts of Paris
PARIS - French officials on Friday scaled down a frantic hunt for a mysterious big cat prowling on the outskirts of Paris after scotching earlier fears it was a tiger.
Fondness For Treats May Have Helped Cats Become Pets
Washington - A mild manner and a fondness for fatty treats like fish or meat scraps may have helped cats evolve into the tame yet independent-minded pets they are today, researchers said Monday.