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  • EBRSO: Man arrested after shooting dog for not behaving during bath

    January 22, 2016 5:57 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of shooting his dog multiple times when the animal wouldn’t cooperate during a bath. 51-year-old Brian K. Blair, of Zachary, was booked on charges of cruelty to animals and illegal use of a weapon following the incident.... more »
  • Man who allegedly went to DC to kidnap Obamas' dog arrested

    January 8, 2016 6:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Officials in Washington say they've arrested a North Dakota man who allegedly traveled to the nation's capital to kidnap a dog belonging to President Barack Obama. D.C. Superior Court documents say Secret Service agents interviewed Scott D. Stockert of Dickinson, North Dakota, at a Washington hotel after... more »
  • Barking dog leads police officer to trapped canine companion

    January 6, 2016 11:26 AM

    ORANGE, Mass. - It was a scene straight out of an episode of "Lassie." Police in western Massachusetts say a dog approached an officer on Tuesday barking frantically and then led the officer across a field and down an icy, 30-foot embankment, where the dog's canine companion had become entangled... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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