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Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy that's being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an "enhancement" to its... Read More
Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog
How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup's lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that's just for routine costs. Emergencies... Read More
Trade Talk: Would you give up vacation days or other perks if you could bring your pooch to work?
Trade Talk: Take Your Dog To Work Day is celebrated the Friday following Father’s Day, and encourages U.S. workers to adopt pets from animal shelters and employers nationwide to establish canine-friendly workplaces. Read More
Harrah dog trainer, 8, shows off skills on 'Little Big Shots'
Oklahoma's 8-year-old Chloe Bales and her dog, Primrose, are making an appearance together on NBC's television program "Little Big Shots." "Little Big Shots" began in 2016 and has since brought several young performers with a wide variety of talents on screen. Chloe Bales and Primrose will be featured in an... Read More
Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options
Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options. Read More
Adoption saves animals' lives, curbs overpopulation
The summer months are a busy time for Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. Read More
Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding
BERLIN (AP) — A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground. The German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage atop a fire service ladder presided over the wedding of Nicole Backhaus and Jens Knorr in... Read More
Overweight dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, Hungarian scientists say
Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, Hungarian scientists have found. Read More
OKC Animal Shelter hosts free adoption on Saturday
The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is at capacity and is hoping for 200 available pets to be adopted during a free adoption event from noon until 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Read More
What goes into a go-bag? How to prepare an emergency kit
Heather Kretzer, a health consultant for the Florida Department of Health in Panama City, lives near the water. But the most recent call for an evacuation in her area wasn't because of a hurricane but because of an active shooter. The incident, which did not result in any bystanders being injured but did lead to... Read More
Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options
Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options. Read More
Pit bull saves family from house fire, pulls 7-month-old girl by her diaper
An 8-month-old pit bull in California is being hailed a hero after she alerted her family of a fire in their apartment complex – and then saved their 7-month-old daughter by pulling her by her diaper. When flames broke out at the apparent complex where Nana Chaichanhda lives in Stockton, Calif., her pup Sasha,... Read More
37 dogs rescued from trailer home in Kansas
OLPE, Kan. (AP) — Animal shelter workers and sheriff's deputies have rescued 37 small dogs from a trailer home in central Kansas after someone reported finding one dead dog and another extremely sick one in a nearby dumpster. Lyon County sheriff's officials say the sick animal was given emergency medical treatment... Read More
Tourists can now experience the ancient sport of falconry
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it's starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at hotels, vineyards and other sites around the U.S., from Vermont to Colorado to California. The ancient sport of using... Read More