Category Archives: Animals

Woman Accused Of Dumping Puppies Had 38 Dogs In Filthy House

(Coachella, CA-AP) — New details are being released about a California woman accused of tossing newborn puppies into a dumpster. Riverside County Animal Services say the suspect also had 38 dogs living in filthy conditions. Deborah Sue Cullwell is accused of tossing seven puppies into a Coachella dumpster.

Fortunately, they were found minutes later. She was identified through security video. When police took her into custody, they found more than three dozen other dogs living in a filthy and run-down house.

All the dogs are now in shelters.

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Zookeeper Attacked By Tiger Has Been Moved Out Of Intensive Care

(Topeka, KS-AP) — A Kansas zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger is out of intensive care. Brendan Wiley, the director of the Topeka Zoo, said Monday that the woman who was attacked was doing a little bit better than she was over the weekend.

She was attacked Saturday by a seven-year-old tiger in an outdoor habitat. The victim hasn’t been identified, but officials say she’s worked at the zoo since 2002. Zoo officials have decided not to euthanize the tiger.

Scientists Tracking Large Shark In Gulf Of Mexico

(AP) – Scientists are tracking the movements of a large great white shark off the coast of the Florida Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico to get a better understanding of the species.

The nonprofit research group OCEARCH has been following a female shark named Miss Costa that was first spotted near Massachusetts in 2016.

She’s now estimated to be up to 15 feet long and more than 16-hundred pounds. They are studying her and other sharks to test a theory on migration patterns of adult female great whites. The researchers have even given Miss Costa her own Twitter page that includes updates on where she is now.

John McCain’s Beloved Dog Dies In “Tragic Accident”

(Cornville, AZ – AP) — The late Senator John McCain’s beloved dog, Burma, has died. The senator’s widow, Cindy McCain, posted on Instagram Monday, that Burma had died in a tragic accident. She Burma is “frolicking with the one she loved most in heaven now.”

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was a birthday gift to McCain years ago and she was his constant companion during the last months of his life. McCain died from brain cancer last August. The former Navy flyer, Vietnam War POW and hero, and six-term senator was 81.

Man Shoots Buck With Decaying Head Attached To Its Antlers

(Ballard County, KY-AP) — A Kentucky hunter has quite the tale to tell. Hunter Bob Long killed a buck with two heads. The buck had the decaying head of another buck attached to its antlers. Long was hunting in Ballard County, Kentucky when he took aim at a buck with very large antlers. Upon walking up to his kill, Long noticed that the buck actually had another buck’s decomposing head and antlers intertwined in its antlers.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife said they suspect the two deers got into a fight and their antlers got intertwined. They said the head likely came loose and separated from the decaying body.

California Teen Survives Shark Attack

(Encinitas, CA) – Just two weeks after a 26-year old man was killed by a shark while boogie boarding off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, word now comes out of California that a 13-year old was attacked by a shark last Saturday.

Ellie Hayes told reporters she could hear her son screaming after being attacked by a shark while he was trying to catch Lobsters in Encinitas. The shark took a bite out of his torso and cheek but Keane Webre-Hayes is expected to make a full recovery. His mom says he’s also planning to return to the water saying the chances of getting bit a second time are slim. Brave kid!

Thieves Steal Shark From San Antonio Aquarium By Sneaking It Out In a Stroller

(San Antonio, TX) – Officials with the San Antonio Aquarium in Texas say a trio of thieves stole a shark and smuggled it out of the aquarium in a stroller. A spokeswoman for the aquarium said a suspect is in custody and the shark is alive and well, despite the traumatic experience.

Video surveillance shows the thieves walking through the aquarium on Saturday before driving off with the 16-inch horn shark. They apparently snagged the shark from the interactive “touch pool,” threw it into a bucket and then into the stroller.

Staff eventually caught up to the thieves.

Gator Knocks Out Contractor Removing It From Florida Neighborhood

(Ocoee, FL) – A Central Florida neighborhood is rid of an alligator that had been wandering around for some time, but the animal knocked out the man who hauled it away.

It happened late last month in an Orlando suburb. Video shown on WKMG-TV shows a Florida Fish and Wildlife trapper loading the eight-foot gator into the back of a pickup truck, with help from police officers.

The gator’s mouth and legs were bound but it managed to whip its head around and head-butted the trapper, knocking him unconscious.

Man Still Recovering From Severed Snake Head Bite

(Corpus Christi, TX) – A Texas man is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake, even though the snake’s head had been cut off. Jennifer Sutcliffe said it happened at their home near Lake Corpus Christi last weekend when the couple was doing yard work.

She says the four-foot snake slithered up to them and her husband severed its head with a shovel. When he went down to dispose of it, the head bit his hand and released all its venom. He was flown to a hospital where doctors told Sutcliffe he may not make it.

After being given 26 doses of anti-venom, he was stabilized. He’s currently in stable condition.

Dog En Route To Newark Dies In Crate

(Newark, NJ) – Delta airlines says a dog was found dead inside a crate while travelling on a flight from Phoenix to Newark. An airline spokeswoman said the dog was traveling by cargo with its family and was found dead during a connection in Detroit.

They say their workers at the cargo shipping facility found vomit in the crate. Delta says they’re conducting a thorough review of what happened, and they’re working with the dog’s owner to support them.Do