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  • After dog's death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down

    November 15, 2015 11:52 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Animal rights activists in New Hampshire are pushing to ban the practice of shooting a pet that is sick, injured or dangerous after a dog was found shot to death. Bruno was an 18-month-old mixed breed who was shot four times in September. His owner says the... more »
  • Dog that ate BBQ skewer wins award for most unusual claim

    November 7, 2015 1:48 PM

    PRINCETON, W.Va. - A dog that ate a barbecue skewer has won a national competition for most unusual pet insurance claim. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the 5-year-old Boxer named Curtis beat out 11 other pets in online voting for Nationwide's Hambone Award, named in honor of another dog... more »
  • Dogs, on fire, run from burning home after people report hearing explosions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 20, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a massive fire late Monday evening. The fire broke out on North Stevendale Drive in Baton Rouge. BRFD spokesman Mark Miles says no one was home at the time, but the house was torched beyond repair. Neighbors say they... more »
  • Dog stands guard for week protecting trapped friend

    September 18, 2015 1:16 PM

    VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - A Washington state animal shelter says a dog dutifully stood guard for a nearly a week on Vashon Island to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern. Tillie, a setter mix, only left Phoebe's side to try to alert people of her trapped friend.... more »
  • ShoppersChoice and Friends of the Animals: Bark n' BBQ Fundraiser/Adoption Event check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2015 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Friends of the Animals and ShoppersChoice are teaming up to to put on Bark n' BBQ, a fundraising/adoption event. All proceeds from the event will go to Friends of the Animals. There will be a bunch of animals on hand at the event, ready for adoption. The event... more »
  • Dog found 42 days after going missing in Yellowstone

    September 5, 2015 1:47 PM

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is known for its wildlife, including bears and wolves. But for six weeks, one animal that roamed the park didn't belong. An Australian shepherd named Jade was found in the Canyon area by her owner Friday, 42 days after she went missing.... more »
  • "Ruff" four days for stolen pup, reunited with owner check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dog is back home with her owner after being dog-napped near downtown Baton Rouge. While Alissa Garafalo was at work last Friday, two men kicked in the door of her apartment. A neighbor saw one of the men holding her shih tzu, Stella, and began... more »
  • Animal control worker accused of using machete on dog check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An animal control worker was fired then arrested after he admitted to using a machete on a dog, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Kevin Myrick had only worked for Iberville Animal Control for less than a year. Investigators said he was called out to a... more »
  • Louisiana Pet Pantry raffle check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Police: Baton Rouge man arrested, cut woman and dog

    June 29, 2015 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after authorities say he choked a woman and cut another woman and a dog with a knife. Police say 28-year-old Roosevelt Bell was arrested Saturday. Police responded to a home where authorities say Bell had choked a woman and cut another... more »
  • Dog left on mountain to die

    June 9, 2015 9:21 PM

    WARSAW, POLAND- An animal rights activist wants charges filed against the person who abandoned a dog atop Poland's highest mountain since she believes the dog was brought there to die. The brown-eyed mongrel was rescued by some climbers using ropes and chains, who carried the 22-pound dog down the... more »
  • Dog with head in jar full of fire ants rescued

    June 5, 2015 7:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Vets and volunteers spent the past week in Denham Springs trying to help a dog who'd been found after wandering for days with her head stuck in a jar full of insects. The Livingston Parish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals posted pictures of... more »
  • Drug dog finds $800,000 cash haul

    May 27, 2015 5:57 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's investigators seized nearly a million dollars in cash after a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish this week, but made no arrests. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said on May 26 deputies detained two people driving to Houston after the department K9 found $800,000 in cash in their vehicle.... 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 »
  • USPCA Regionals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 15, 2015 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The regional police K-9 trials have officially started. The dogs are tested on obedience, agility, and suspect and evidence search. This morning, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan went out to Olympia stadium to learn more about the competition. Tomorrow will begin the suspect apprehension phase of the... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Pets Lost and Found Play Video

    March 20, 2015 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If your pet has ever gone missing, you know the agony associated with trying to find it. You can now start your search online with an impressive success rate. The Facebook page " Lost Pets of Baton Rouge " was founded by Allison Claudet, her daughter... more »
  • Dieting dachshund goes from obese to svelte

    March 11, 2015 12:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Once so morbidly obese he could hardly walk, Dennis the dachshund is now a shadow of his former self. Less than two years ago, Dennis weighed in at a whopping 56 pounds and could walk only a few feet without stopping, out of breath. That's about four... more »
  • Louisiana's top dogs competing at Westminster check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 16, 2015 7:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search for America's top dog begins today the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. This year there are plenty of Louisiana connections, including several dandy dogs that could win "Best in Show". Thousands of the nation's best dogs will be on display... more »
  • Dog rescued during apartment fire

    February 4, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a dog out of a smoke-filled apartment early Wednesday morning in Baton Rouge. Investigators said the fire happened at a set of apartments located at 1741 Brightside Lane just before 9 a.m. due to an electrical malfunction in a wall outlet. When they arrived... more »
  • Family claims miscommunication led to dog's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    ZACHARY- A family claims a miscommunication led to their beloved pet's death last week. Bella, a three year old American Bulldog was euthanized by the Companion Animal Alliance. Stephen Tidwell says the dog nipped at a neighbor in Zachary and was picked up by Animal Control. It happened after... more »
  • Top dogs face off at Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search for Louisiana's top dog begins tomorrow in Alexandria when the Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show gets underway at the Alexandria-Riverfront Center. It could be the first step for one canine to make it to Westminster: the Super Bowl of dog shows. That show takes... more »
  • Galette lawyer: Alleged female victim was hurt by dog

    January 6, 2015 4:16 PM

    METAIRIE - A lawyer for Saints linebacker Junior Galette says a woman accusing the player of battery had her earring ripped out and was scratched by a dog that was reacting to her yelling. Galette and his cousin, Terrance Banks of Newark, New Jersey, were arrested Monday after a 22-year-old... more »
  • Ascension Parish amends dog control ordinance

    September 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Council has amended its animal control ordinance to better track and control dogs considered a threat to the public. Dogs declared as "dangerous" under the new ordinance's wording must now have a special tag, which comes with a $10 initial registration fee to the owner and... more »
  • Man accused of trying to drown deputy's dog

    August 14, 2014 12:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Livingston Parish man after they said he fled deputies serving a warrant, then tried to drown a sheriff's office K9. Deputies charged Kendall McCarroll, 29, with resisting arrest and attempting to injure or kill a police officer Wednesday. A sheriff's office spokesperson... more »
  • Lafourche to discuss vicious dog ordinance

    August 12, 2014 5:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council will discuss an amendment to its vicious and dangerous dog ordinance at its Tuesday night meeting. The ordinance changes the definition of what makes an animal dangerous or vicious and alters registration and breeding restrictions for those animals. Councilman John Arnold, the author of the... more »
  • Hot car animal cruelty

    July 9, 2014 7:47 PM

    CRESTVEIW, FLORIDA- A dog that died after being left in a hot car for 13 hours led to animal cruelty charges for a woman who appeared to have mental issues. Police say the woman told them she had a head injury that causes her to forget things. She... more »
  • Dogs takeover Baton Rouge at Fur Ball check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2014 9:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Companion Animal Alliance is hosting the its 3rd annual Fur Ball this weekend in Baton Rouge. You can either bring your own dog to the fun or win another pup in silent and live auctions. All money raised in the event goes to benefit the... more »
  • Parking spot argument leads to dog's death

    April 29, 2014 8:09 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A woman admits she killed her neighbor's dog by throwing it into traffic in an argument over a parking spot. Haniyyah Barnes pleaded guilty to burglarizing her neighbor's house, animal cruelty and theft. Barnes says she broke into the house, grabbed a two-year-old Shih Tzu... more »
  • Doggone, local K9 gets beat by wire fox terrier at Westminster

    February 12, 2014 1:13 AM

    NEW YORK - A dog from Baton Rouge didn't make the final cut to be crowned America's top dog. Instead of Coco, a Cardigan Welsh corgi from the Capital City, Sky the wire fox terrier won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Sky... more »
  • Heroic dog missing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2014 9:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A dog that rescued a family from a burning house last August is missing. The 8-month-old pit bull belongs to Jade Mitchell, a girl who has raised thousands of dollars for the animal shelter in Denham Springs. The white dog with black spotting answers to Paris.... more »
  • Burned dog one step closer to adoption check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 15, 2013 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The small terrier dog that was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire by a 9-year-old is now out of intensive care. Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, is making great progress overall. "Her... more »
  • After attack, dog bite victim wants pit bulls banned check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lisa Smith is demanding change after she was bitten five times at the dog park on Dalrymple Drive Thursday afternoon. The attack happened when she was attempting to free her dog from the jaws of an aggressive pit bull mix. "He turned my dog onto his... more »
  • Donations pour in for burned dog check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2013 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donations to an animal shelter poured in after a News 2 report on a dog that was set on fire. The dog, named Zoey, continues to recover from second-degree burns to all four paws and her stomach after authorities said a 9-year-old set the bedding inside... more »
  • Small dog set on fire by 9-year-old check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A small terrier dog named Zoey is recovering after it was set on fire by a 9-year-old boy, according to East Baton Rouge Animal Control. Animal Control says the dog was in its kennel when the boy set the dog's bedding on fire. After hearing the... more »
  • Pet grooming tips check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Long-time dog groomer Beverly Burnette said there is more to her career than just a passion to pamper animals. She said the process for grooming a dog must be done just right. The 35-year veteran said first they shampoo the dogs, then fluff dry them before trimming... more »
  • Two dogs killed in house fire

    October 3, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dogs died in a house fire at 17819 Christopher's Crossing in Baton Rouge this morning. No people were home and one other dog was taken to a veterinarian for care. Firefighers say the fire appears to have begun in the kitchen area, but the... more »
  • Man loses dog after car crash, reunited 20 days later check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 30, 2013 9:22 PM

    WATSON - Best friends are back together after getting separated in a car accident. September 10th, Larry Bennett, 75, crashed his car on Highway 60 in Watson. Bennett suffered a broken neck, but his dog, Pierre, who was also in the car, ran away when rescuers freed the two... more »
  • Afghan vets reunited in NY with 8 battlefield dogs

    September 5, 2013 12:51 PM

    PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. - A stray dog who was befriended by soldiers serving in Afghanistan has arrived in the United States, along with her seven puppies. The dogs had a joyous reunion on Wednesday night with the soldiers who rescued them and are taking them home. The happy tale... more »
  • Woman pleads no contest in pit bull attack

    August 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    AMITE - A Loranger woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of negligent injury after her pit bull mauled an 8-year-old girl in Hammond in 2012. The Daily Star reports 40-year-old Bridgette Harper entered her plea Monday. Harper will be sentenced by state District Judge Elizabeth Wolfe on Oct.... more »
  • Man arrested in dog's disturbing death

    May 22, 2013 4:44 PM

    GONZALES- Deputies made an arrest following a WBRZ News 2 report about a dog found taped-up and dead in a field. Jacob Blackwell, 25, was booked on charges of cruelty to animals. Investigators said Blackwell kicked the dog to death when it was being "uncooperative," and bound the... more »
  • Walker will donate land for dog park

    May 19, 2013 11:00 AM

    WALKER, La. - Dogs in Walker will soon have a playground all to themselves. Mayor Rick Ramsey tells The Advocate that the city will donate land near the lake at Sidney Hutchinson Park to be used as a community dog park. The idea, the mayor says, was suggested by local... more »
  • Man's 18-year-old dog killed 'accidentally' by shelter

    May 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    CENTRAL- A man is distraught after the animal shelter in Baton Rouge euthanized his 18-year-old Calhoun Collie mix Friday. Bowwow ran away last week and was picked-up by animal control agents on a street away from home. Patrick Morris said he spent the last seven days looking for him,... more »
  • Dog shot in the eye adoption gaining interest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 19, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are lining up to adopt a dog shot in the eye but the requirements to take him home are not easy to meet. Last month, someone in Livingston Parish shot Winchester the dog and left him for dead. But less than a month later, he's... more »
  • Dog shot in the eye not finding a home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A dog that was left for dead is now finding it hard to find a home. Last month, someone shot a dog in the eye and left it bleeding in a ditch. It stayed there overnight. The next day someone found the dog. It spent the... more »
  • National Greyhound Adoption month check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 at 4 celebrated National Greyhound adoption month with some special guests today. Brittaney Spruill, vice president of "It's a Grey Area" greyhound adoption, by with one of their dogs named Nuvi. There's a meet and greet scheduled for next Saturday, April 27, at... more »
  • Buser leads Iditarod, earns feast at Anvik stop

    March 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Four-time champion Martin Buser of Big Lake, Alaska, kept his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. At 2:08 a.m. Friday, he reached the village of Anvik, the first checkpoint on the Yukon River, which will be the trail for mushers for the next 238 miles... more »
  • Questions raised after dog bites two kids, returned to owners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A dog that's bitten two kids in Livingston Parish was released back to its owner and parents are outraged. In January, the neighbor's Weimaraner bit Michael and Tammy Gardner's eight-year-old son, Kaden. "After it bit me, I closed my eyes and I didn't see the dog,"... more »
  • Mass. police dog digging in snowbank fires gun

    March 4, 2013 9:10 AM

    LAWRENCE, Mass.- Police say a dog searching for a gun in a snowbank accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw, firing the weapon. No humans -or dogs - were hurt. The episode started at about 2 a.m. Sunday when an officer on patrol heard three gunshots. When the officer went... more »
  • Shelter planning changes, grant for adoption efforts

    February 27, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The newest director of the animal shelter promises changes are being made at the controversial facility. "We've made a lot of headway with our system," Beth Brewster said. Brewster has been leading the shelter for about six weeks. One new effort is a dog rescue... more »
  • Investigators reach man who posted dog fight video

    February 8, 2013 9:54 PM

    LAFAYETTE- State Police have made contact with a man who posted a vicious dog fighting video on his Facebook page earlier this week. The video shows two dogs tearing at each other's neck, and a group of people watching, cheering the dogs on. Animal rights activists were enraged... more »
  • Police investigating dog fight posted on Facebook check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2013 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are searching for a man who posted a video to Facebook Monday showing two dogs fighting while a group watched and cheered for one of the dogs. The video is extremely graphic. Spectators can be heard saying one dog is "old enough" and "ready."... more »
  • Kennel Club: Americans are still crazy for labs

    January 30, 2013 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK - The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever is the nation's most popular dog for the 22nd straight year. According to the AKC top 10 list released Wednesday, the German Shepherd still commands the No. 2 spot. The Golden Retriever has nosed out the Beagle for the... more »
  • Dog highlighted in abuse story now missing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Jimi the dog, who originally drew attention when he was thrown over a fence into an area animal facility, is missing from his adoptive family. The catahoula mix was living a happy life with Kaitlin Siener, who adopted him from the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, until... more »
  • Secret Service dog falls to death at Biden event

    January 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service says one of its canines fell to its death at a New Orleans fundraiser where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the dog was doing a security sweep Saturday of a parking garage next to the Ritz-Carlton. That's where... more »
  • Wounded warrior welcomes canine to help with PTSD check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2013 6:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON - After months of training four hours a day, Buttercup, a 6-month-old Airedale terrier was officially welcomed into the family of U.S. Army Maj. Jesse Greaves. After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, Greaves suffers from PTSD. He sought counseling and learned that a service dog... more »
  • Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

    January 7, 2013 12:33 PM

    BEND, Ore. - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog. KTVZ reports there's no alcohol in the doggie brew. Ingredients include vegetable broth and... more »
  • Canine friend helping soldier live with PTSD

    January 7, 2013 10:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Today, a service dog will be welcomed into the family of a soldier living with PTSD. The dog is trained to wake soldiers during the night if they're having a nightmare, help prevent anxiety attacks, and perform daily tasks like picking up objects and opening doors for... more »
  • Dog dies in kitchen fire

    December 28, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Heavy smoke from a kitchen fire killed a family dog, according to the St. George Fire Department. They said the two-story dwelling, on Lakes Boulevard, was covered in smoke. The residents were not injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. more »
  • Woman attacked by pit bull at animal shelter

    December 16, 2012 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman was attacked by a dog at the animal shelter and was rushed to an area hospital Sunday. The victim, whose name has not been released, was bitten by a pit bull. Reached by phone Sunday afternoon, Paula Shaw, an employee of Companion Animal Alliance,... more »
  • Hammond toughens 'vicious' dog ordinances

    November 21, 2012 7:26 AM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council has voted to strengthen city's ordinances on the control of dogs deemed to be dangerous and vicious. The move as prompted by an incident earlier this year in which a young girl was severely mauled by two dogs on the outskirts of the city.... more »
  • Allegation of abuse at animal shelter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation by Animal Control alleges the Companion Animal Alliance, who runs the parish's animal shelter, committed some form of animal cruelty while caring for sick and injured dogs & cats. The allegations come from employees of the shelter who say at least two dogs weren't euthanized... more »
  • ATC introduces new synthetic marijuana detecting dog check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2012 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Alcohol Tobacco and Prevention agency has a new member to help sniff out illegal synthetic marijuana. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says their new canine will be a great asset when it comes to detecting synthetic marijuana. "It's a very, very dangerous substance," said Hebert.... more »
  • BRPD: Dog, cat fight led to shooting

    October 18, 2012 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teen in connection with a shooting in Baton Rouge they said was over a fight between two pets. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said officers arrested a 15-year-old in suspicion of shooting another man at 680 Sharp Lane Tuesday evening. Stubbs said anonymous tips... more »
  • Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.

    October 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    DAVIS, Calif. - A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries. Surgeons at UC Davis' veterinary medical teaching hospital looked over the mixed breed dog named Kabang on... more »
  • Police: Call from 'burglar' actually came from dog

    October 5, 2012 12:59 PM

    OREM, Utah - Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog. Authorities in the community south of Salt Lake City say the man alerted police Wednesday after he received a phone call from... more »
  • Police: Pa. couple sold neighbor's lost puppy

    September 20, 2012 12:42 PM

    LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania couple sold a neighbor's lost puppy for $50 rather than return it to its owner. Police in Leechburg, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, say a golden retriever and a Rottweiler puppy wandered onto the property of Scott and Roxanne Duff on Sept.... more »
  • Couple drowns trying to save dog

    August 21, 2012 7:31 PM

    An elderly couple in Massachusetts drowned in a pond while trying to save the family dog. Police say the husband and wife were on a pontoon boat when the dog went into the water. Daniel Cyr jumped in to save the animal, but struggled. Then his wife, Patricia, went in... more »
  • Shelter looking for man who threw puppy over fence check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2012 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A humane society in East Baton Rouge Parish is asking the public to help identify a man seen throwing a dog over the fence to their property. The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society posted photos on their Facebook page that shows a man pulling up in a... more »
  • Shelter looking for man who threw puppy over fence

    August 7, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A humane society in East Baton Rouge Parish asked the public today to help identify a man seen throwing a dog over the fence to their property. The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society posted photos on their Facebook page that show a man pull up in... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stole kitchen utensils, small dog

    August 1, 2012 12:27 PM

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man allegedly broke into a woman's apartment while drunk and stole a potato peeler, a kitchen knife and a small dog. Online court records don't list an attorney for 24-year-old Garrett Stauber, who was arrested shortly after the burglary was reported about 3 a.m. in... more »
  • Helping patients after a dog bite check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2012 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Center for Disease Control reports that about 4.5 million patients are bitten by dogs, of those people 800,000 end up in the emergency room. We spoke with Dr. Anthony Stephens about what you and your family should know. Dr. Stephens says out of the millions... more »
  • Second arrest made in dog fighting case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2012 5:20 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies made a second arrest today in an Ascension Parish dog fighting case. Deputies arrested Joseph Duncan Jr., 28, of Donaldsonville in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals and dog fighting. They earlier arrested his girlfriend Brittany Ward, 24, on the same charges. On July... more »
  • Police: W. Pa. man blamed dog for apartment arson

    June 14, 2012 12:35 PM

    LILLY, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man who blamed his dog for causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the blaze himself. The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports Wednesday that Cresson Township police have charged 58-year-old John Saparo with setting the July 12 fire, though police... more »
  • Wolf hybrid starts "life sentence" guarding Angola Play Video

    May 16, 2012 6:00 PM

    ANGOLA - After being granted a stay of execution in exchange for a "life sentence" at the Angola state penitentiary, a wolf-dog hybrid named 'Chief,' will soon be guarding inmates. The dog was slated to be euthanized for aggressive behavior, but Angola Warden Burl Cain stepped in to take... more »
  • K9 officers memorialized check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2012 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police officers and their K9 counterparts are going through a week long certification process at LSU. The certification tests the dogs and their handlers on agility, obedience and real-life searching situations. For the men and women who raise and train the dogs, their K9 partner... more »
  • Dog eats Masters tournament tickets

    April 5, 2012 11:12 AM

    SEATTLE - Russ Berkman's dream came true when he won a lottery for four passes to a practice round at the Master's golf tournament. The Seattle area man thought he might have lost tickets instead he learned that his dog ate them. Berkman was able to retrieve about 70 percent... more »
  • Pit bull owner cited after attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2012 5:51 PM

    WATSON- A young girl is recovering after a pit bull bit her over the weekend. Livingston Parish Deputies said the dog was chained up and behind a fence when the attack happened. "The child was in the vicinity of the dog, which was restrained, it was inside a... more »
  • Child seriously injured by a dog

    April 2, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A local girl is recovering today after she was bitten by a dog over-the-weekend. Authorities say the girl was hospitalized after the dog did extensive damage to the child's face. The owner of the dog was cited in the incident. The breed of the dog... more »
  • Montana man charged with getting small dog drunk

    March 22, 2012 12:55 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man is charged with animal cruelty after his 20-pound dog was so intoxicated it couldn't stand up. The Independent Record reports 49-year-old Todd Harold Schrier, of Helena, was charged after East Helena police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog at a bar. Officers... more »
  • Kennel Club: Americans still love labs the most

    February 28, 2012 12:29 PM

    NEW YORK - The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 21st straight year. According to the AKC top 10 list released Tuesday, the German Shepherd has steadfastly held onto its No. 2 spot. The Beagle has nosed into third place.... more »
  • Dog owner jailed

    February 14, 2012 12:20 PM

    DENVER - A suburban Denver man spent seven hours in jail because his daughter's service dog did not have a license. Matthew Townsend said the dog got out and he was issued a $50 dollar fine, his wife was also given a $100 dollar fine. Townsend said he... more »
  • Woman, dog escape house fire unharmed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2012 2:46 PM

    Investigators are looking into how a fire started at a home in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. It happened just after one in the 2100 block of 68th street. Investigators say the resident of the home was sleeping, when her dog began to bark. She awoke to find... more »
  • Livingston Parish animal shelter needs money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Walk into the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, and you'd never know by looking or smelling that it needs hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of repair before it can function as a fully operational animal control center. That's SPCA President Terri Dunlap's estimate of how much work... more »

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