Animal attacks

January 03, 2020 - 2:09 pm
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who claimed to have skinned four of his neighbors' dogs to make a “doggy coat” has been charged with animal torture. Jonathan D. Watkins, 38, was arrested in the Floyd County community of David on Dec. 23 after a neighbor called authorities, news outlets...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 photo, a giraffe runs in a fire on the grounds at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio. At least 10 animals have died in a barn fire that erupted at the wildlife park, officials said. (Aaron DiBucci via AP)
November 29, 2019 - 9:21 pm
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — At least 10 animals have died in a barn fire that erupted at an Ohio wildlife park, officials said. The blaze began Thursday evening at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton. Three bongos, three giraffes, three red river hogs and a springbok housed in the barn...
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An aerial photo shows the barn that caught fire at African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Friday, November 29, 2019. At least 10 animals were killed in the barn fire Thursday at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio. (Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP)
November 29, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — At least 10 animals have died in a barn fire that erupted at an Ohio wildlife park, officials said. The blaze began Thursday evening at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton. Three bongos, three giraffes, three red river hogs and a springbok housed in the barn...
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November 28, 2019 - 11:02 pm
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in northern Ohio say at least ten animals have been killed in a barn fire at a wildlife park. The blaze began Thursday about 6:15 p.m. at a barn at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton. Fire officials said three bongos, three giraffes, three red river...
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November 28, 2019 - 10:56 pm
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in northern Ohio say at least ten animals have been killed in a barn fire at a wildlife park. The blaze began Thursday about 6:15 p.m. at a barn at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton. Fire officials said three bongos, three giraffes, three red river...
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November 25, 2019 - 11:15 am
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school’s science class. J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for educational dissections last Wednesday. Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning says it’s the first school in the...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — FedEx says it’s investigating after a Los Angeles couple said a package flung over a fence into their yard injured their dog so badly he had to be euthanized. Keiko Napier and Mitchell Galin tell KCBS-TV that their 4-pound Yorkshire terrier, Cooper, was sunbathing in their Venice...
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November 20, 2019 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — French investigators are seeking to determine which dogs bit and killed a pregnant woman in a forest during a hunt with hounds last weekend. The prosecutor in charge of the case, Frederic Trinh, said the autopsy showed that the 29-year-old woman died of bleeding as a result of multiple...
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November 05, 2019 - 11:17 am
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman bitten to death by one or both of her pet Great Danes had alcoholism and may not have been clear-headed enough to seek help after she was attacked, authorities said. Preliminary findings indicate Mary Matthews, 49, apparently bled to death, said Doyle Burke, chief...
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November 05, 2019 - 8:44 am
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says he knew the two Great Dane dogs police suspect killed his wife were aggressive and had urged getting rid of them. Police say Mark Matthews found his wife's body Friday upon returning to their Warren County home after being away for a few days. A coroner's...
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