Mountain lion or large predator blamed in deaths

ALPINE (CNS) – A mountain lion or other predatory animal was believed to have killed a group of livestock in a pen on a rural property in Alpine, deaths that originally prompted an investigation of possible animal cruelty, authorities said Saturday morning.

Deputies responded shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 19 to a private ranch in the 400 block of Peutz Valley Road, according to Lt. Anthony O’Boyle of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

“The manner and cause of death of the animals

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‘The need is huge’: Seattle program offers veterinary care to pets of people living unhoused

Founded in 2018, the Seattle Veterinary Outreach group continues to see more and more pets each year and says during the pandemic, the need has grown even more.

SEATTLE — There is an urgent need in Puget Sound to provide veterinary care for pets of people experiencing homelessness, and it’s only growing during the pandemic. 

Veterinarian Hanna Ekström started Seattle Veterinary Outreach in 2018. The program provides vital care for unhoused people’s pets, as well as people living on a low-income budget. 

Ekström said when it first started, her team saw around 24 pets the first year. The next year

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More animals seized this week in St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish Officials provided an update on Friday afternoon to the case involving more than 175 dogs being removed from a home last week.

Parish President Jessie Bellard says that last week’s investigation at a home on Lago Road, the vet determined that the dogs should be taken from the home because the dogs allegedly had issues including broken jaws and bulging eyes.

“It was a gruesome sight,” Bellard said of last weeks seizure.

11 dogs were picked up on Thursday at a location in Sunset. Bellard says that at least a hundred were probably moved from the location

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Dog, Cat Rescued From Burning Suffolk County Home

A dog and cat were rescued after a fire broke out at a Long Island house.

Two Suffolk County Police officers, Sergio Rivera and James Galanos, entered the burning house on Oak Street in Central Islip at around 3:10 p.m. Friday, March 5.

When they arrived at the scene, two children were exiting the front door of the home when they alerted the officers their cat and dog were inside, said police. 

The officers made entry through the back of the house, and saw Tiger, a 2-year-old male cat, run away from the fire toward the basement door. 

Due to

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The animals behind the humans who bring you the Weekly. | Animal Blog

If there’s one thing I learned while working on a round-up of Monterey County pets for this week’s Pet Issue, it’s that asking people to share stories about their furry friends is a joy. Many of us are spending more time at home than ever before, and for pet owners this means more time with our pets. Asking people to share the backstories, quirks and funny habits of their animal companions turned out to be a fun way to connect with the humans, too.

In the spirit of this sharing, here are some of the animals behind the humans who

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