NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida man killed at least eight hamsters in an effort to relieve stress and anger, investigators said.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Christian Hunter, 21, severed the head of a hamster and left the remains of the mutilated animal in a blood-smeared box on the side of the road, WINK reported.
A resident found the box Jan. 5 and told detectives she had found several others over the last year with...
FDA tests show cattle lot implicated in leafy greens E. coli outbreak
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Cattle feces from a lot uphill from produce growing fields were contaminated with dangerous E. coli that matches the strain from outbreaks in the falls of 2019 and 2020 that were linked to leafy greens.
Federal officials announced the cattle connection today, although they did not report who owns or operates the animal or produce operations.
The 2020 outbreak was one...
Food Safety News – After the reported deaths of at least 70 dogs and more than 80 sick, Evansville, IN-based Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. has expanded their product recall to include all pet foods containing corn and manufactured in the company’s Oklahoma plant, and having an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022.
Some of the pet food is being recalled because of a toxin that is created by a specific mold that many...
After the reported deaths of at least 28 dogs, Evansville, IN-based Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. has recalled dog and cat food products after tests showed levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits.
Online puppy scams rising sharply in 2020, BBB warns
Dec 2, 2020
Better Business Bureau – The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home.
Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy. With this rising demand has come a spike in pet scams, in which an online search ends with a would-be...
Roving Bear Helps Himself to a Late Night Snack
TV.RING.COM – When Evan woke up to half-eaten decorations on his doorstep, he checked his Ring App to see what happened.
Did This Bear Really Just Do That?
When Dennis saw his truck door was open, he quickly checked the Ring App to see what happened.
Bear Steals Chocolate from Porch
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Moose Lick Your Car? Bad Idea
(CNN) Canadians, officials have an important message for you:
"Do not let moose lick your car."
Yes, you read that right.
Officials in Jasper, an alpine town in Canada's Alberta province, have put up signs asking motorists to avoid allowing moose to lick the salt, a treat moose find hard to resist, off their cars.
Jasper National Park spokesman Steve Young told CNN:
"They're obsessed with salt, it's one of the things they need for the minerals in...
Nov 21, 2020
CNN – A Florida man chased an alligator under water and rescued his 3-month-old puppy from the jaws of death.
Richard Wilbanks, 74, of Estero pried the gator's jaws open to free Gunner, his Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
"We were just out walking by the pond," Wilbanks told CNN, "and it came out of the water like a missile. I never thought an alligator could be that fast."
He said adrenaline or instinct kicked in, and...
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