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  • 61-year-old Mississippi woman mauled by dog dies

    September 21, 2017 6:45 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - A Mississippi woman attacked by a pit bull earlier this month has died. WTOK-TV reports Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says 61-year-old Connie Storey died Wednesday at a hospital in Jackson, 12 days after the attack. Waddell says Storey was mauled by a... more »
  • Mike VII handlers ask visitors to not bring stuffed animals, pets Play Video

    September 4, 2017 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plush versions of Mike VII have been flying off of shelves at the LSU Sports Shop, but now Mike's handlers are asking the public not to bring them near the habitat. "We didn't realize that stuffed animals were an issue," said the Walker family, who had just... more »
  • Marine bomb dog diagnosed with cancer given one final ride

    July 31, 2017 3:03 PM

    MUSKEGON, Mich. - A veteran K-9 who served in the Marines was given one last ride last week after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. According to a report from WZZM , dozens came out to honor bomb-sniffing K-9 Cena and his owner, Marine veteran Jeff DeYoung. According... more »
  • Horse infected with lethal mosquito-transmitted virus in Iberville Parish

    July 25, 2017 1:13 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says an unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish has been infected with a potentially deadly mosquito-transmitted disease. According to LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, the horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a severe virus that can infect both pets and... more »
  • Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

    July 24, 2017 10:20 PM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Snooty, Florida's longest living manatee in captivity, has died one day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum posted a Facebook message Sunday saying that the beloved manatee had died in a heartbreaking accident. No other details were given... more »
  • Woman burns deputy with cigarette while getting arrested for animal cruelty charges

    July 21, 2017 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH – A woman was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and resisting officers on Thursday after deputies found three malnourished dogs in an abandoned house in the area. According to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to reports of dogs killing a neighbor's chickens... more »
  • LDAF constructing new mobile pet shelter for 2017 hurricane season

    May 30, 2017 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is set to begin construction on a second mobile pet shelter to be used in emergencies. The shelter is to be used for "no-notice events" when pet sheltering facilities are not available. LDAF says the shelter should be completed... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged with animal cruelty in N.C.

    April 11, 2017 11:55 AM

    ALEXANDER COUNTY – A Denham Springs man who owned a dog training business in North Carolina is accused of animal cruelty and abandonment after deputies found several dead animals inside a building he rented. According to a report from WCNC, the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received a call to... more »
  • State's 1st wild-hatched whooping crane since 1939 turns 1

    April 11, 2017 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's first wild-hatched whooping crane since 1939 is out on her own, chased off by her parents so they could embark on their second nesting season. The big white bird with black wing-tips officially turns 1 year old Tuesday. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Sara... more »
  • Man who bound dog's muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

    March 25, 2017 6:15 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, it will run simultaneously with a 15-year... more »
  • Jefferson Parish animal shelter employee charged with stealing $97K

    March 14, 2017 4:57 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter employee has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 in cash from customers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 37 year-old Laquita Goudy was arrested on March 8 on a theft charge. Authorities say Goudy pocketed payments from customer's animal adoptions and rabies vaccinations while she worked... more »
  • Woman and dog spend night trapped in crashed car in California creek

    February 26, 2017 3:57 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - A woman who drove off a highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the backseat with her dog. The Press Democrat reported Sunday that Victoria Trautvetter was rescued after an eight-hour ordeal when someone spotted the car in... more »
  • Men in cat scalding case ordered to work in animal shelter

    February 9, 2017 12:41 PM

    MOSS POINT - Two Mississippi men have been sentenced to jail and ordered to work in an animal shelter for taking part in the videotaped scalding of a cat. Police say the cat died after being doused with boiling water in December. The video was posted online. News organizations report... more »
  • Cara's House animal shelter awarded $50,000 for post-flood expansion

    January 31, 2017 1:23 PM

    SORRENTO – Cara's House animal shelter has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its new expansion following the August 2016 flood. The Petco Foundation investment will help pay for three new buildings that will house additional dogs and cats available for adoption. "CARA's... more »
  • Woman arrested after killing pet, posting video on social media

    January 30, 2017 10:33 AM

    MONTEGUT - Police arrested a Bourg woman Thursday after she killed a pet rabbit and posted a video to social media in December. A Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the 100 block of La. Highway 55 after the video was shared several times. The owner of the... more »
  • 'A Dog's Purpose' opens to $18.4 million amid controversy

    January 29, 2017 12:54 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "A Dog's Purpose" has underperformed slightly at the box office as it opened in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott. Based on early projections, the family film was expected to open in the mid $20-million range, but studio estimates Sunday... more »
  • PHOTOS: Deputy saves cat stuck in garage door

    January 6, 2017 11:27 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A daring cat rescue was a peaceful way to end 2016 for an Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy. Details of the save were just released by the sheriff's office complete with pictures. The rescue happened on December 29. “ Never in all of my years was I... more »
  • Texas group to save Fort Polk horses

    December 10, 2016 12:28 PM

    FORT POLK - A Texas animal welfare group has stepped forward to take in hundreds of horses that roam Fort Polk in hopes of saving their lives. The Humane Society of North Texas is relocating nearly 400 horses from the Vernon Parish Army post to its location in Decatur, Texas.... more »
  • 20-year-old arrested for looking at child porn while volunteering

    November 22, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after looking at child porn while volunteering at an animal shelter. 20-year-old Connor McCullough was arrested for one count of pornography involving juveniles. McCullough was a volunteer for Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS), a volunteer organization for animal welfare.... more »
  • Ascension Parish seeing nutria problem Play Video

    June 28, 2016 7:53 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Nutria are seeking their teeth into the peace of mind of residents in Ascension Parish. The rodents have been digging into a family's property and it seems to be a wide-spread problem throughout the area that keep animal removal specialists busy. Nutria have been digging their way... more »
  • Fox Finders track sightings across Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 26, 2016 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People across Baton Rouge say some new tenants have made homes in their neighborhood: Foxes. Many of the encounters have been caught on camera. Mid-City, Kenilworth, Highland, University Acres and the LSU lakes are just a few of the locations where foxes have been reported on... more »
  • Whooping crane chick: Louisiana's 1st in wild since 1939

    April 13, 2016 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- For the first time since 1939, a whooping crane chick has hatched in the wild in Louisiana. Biologist Sara Zimorski of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday she's been smiling all day. She says a department technician spotted the chick Monday evening. Whooping cranes are... more »
  • Man wanted after human and animal remains found on an altar at his home

    March 31, 2016 9:44 PM

    SLIDELL – Slidell Police are looking for a man after detectives found animal and human remains on an altar in his home. Slidell Police searched Joshua Roques' home in the 200 block of Woodcrest Drive, Tuesday night. According to investigators, human skulls and bones, animal bones and dried blood were... more »
  • Donations sought after 40 animals taken from hoarders

    October 13, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOGALUSA, La. - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Washington Parish couple for cruelty to animals recently and seized more than 40 neglected cats and dogs from their home in Bogalusa, according to the Humane Society of Louisiana. HSL Director Jeff Dorson said deputies arrested Terri Turner and her daughter, Frannie... more »
  • BRPD: Man told wife 'I'm going to kill you and your kids'

    October 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man during a domestic abuse investigation in which officers said they also found three emaciated dogs belonging to the suspect. BRPD accused 32-year-old Bobby Rogers of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals after his arrest... more »
  • Officials consider $110M Baton Rouge Zoo upgrade, relocation Play Video

    July 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials are considering a $110 million upgrade at Baton Rouge Zoo that could include moving it to a different location. East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission officials say no decisions have been made yet. Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, which is a citizens group that... more »
  • Louisiana Pet Pantry raffle Play Video

    July 2, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Pet Pantry is helping more than 30 animal rescue organizations, but they need your help. This morning Mark Mese and Heather Alfinito stopped by 2une In to explain how people can get involved. The biggest cost facing rescue organizations is dog food. The LPP, formerly... more »
  • State Police, swamp guide rescue dog from under I-10

    April 20, 2015 3:02 PM

    LAPLACE - State Police helped rescue a stranded dog from the swamp near the interstate interchange with I-55/I-10 recently. Troopers posted pictures of the rescue on the agency's Facebook page Monday. In the post, State Police said the dog was under the elevated portion of I-10 and seemed to... more »
  • LP shelters looking for 'good voodoo' for rescue animals Play Video

    January 15, 2015 7:28 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several shelters in Livingston Parish are joining forces this weekend for Pet Fest. We were joined by author Michelle Hirstius this morning on 2une In with all the details. The Pet Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter... more »
  • Two years later, Jade keeps helping animals Play Video

    December 15, 2014 8:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell raised more than $10,000 for area shelters over the past two years, and even adopted a pet of her home. This morning on 2une In, we went back to the shelter where Jade began her dedicated to taking care of animals. Workers at Denham... more »
  • Vets find 43 socks in great dane's stomach Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:03 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee... more »

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