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  • WBRZ's Dog Days of Summer helps find blind dog a forever family Play Video

    October 10, 2017 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A dog awaiting adoption finally found a home after being featured on WBRZ last month. Holly, a three-year-old German Shepherd mix, is blind and sat waiting to be adopted. After the news story about her aired on television, a family went looking for her. ... more »
  • 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 »
  • State trooper helps rescue dog trapped in car

    August 25, 2017 12:21 PM

    DESOTO PARISH - With the help of a state trooper and other volunteers, a little dog was rescued from underneath a car seat. On Thursday, a state trooper was escorting an oversized load in DeSoto Parish when he was flagged down by a motorist. The woman then told the... more »
  • Mississippi police dog dies after being left in hot squad car

    August 19, 2017 8:05 PM

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Southaven police have confirmed a 6-year-old K-9 officer died after his handler left him in a police car. Police Chief Steve Pirtle said the handler had just returned to the office Tuesday evening following undercover work when he left his partner, Gunner, in the car... more »
  • Humane Society offers reward for information in death of 3-legged family dog

    August 15, 2017 12:54 PM

    IOTA - The Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting of a three-legged dog named Jack. According to the humane society, the Schnauzer mix was was shot on August 2... more »
  • Mississippi man arrested on dog fighting charges

    August 14, 2017 6:59 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A sheriff's department says nearly 20 Staffordshire Terriers have been rescued from a suspected dog fighting operation in Mississippi. Local news outlets report the dogs were transported for examination and treatment after a search by Rankin County Sheriff's deputies led to the arrest a 39-year-old man on... more »
  • United Airlines apologizes to the owners of dog that died on plane

    August 9, 2017 1:38 PM

    HOUSTON — United Airlines is apologizing to the owners of dog who died in the cargo hold of a plane on a flight from Houston to San Francisco. A United spokesman said Tuesday that the airline is reviewing the incident. KTRK-TV in Houston reports that a local family... more »
  • Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says

    August 8, 2017 3:34 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A Texas family claims their dog died on Sunday while in the cargo hold of a United Airlines jet that was delayed on a Houston tarmac for two hours. The Rasmussen family of Houston says Lulu, their 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was cleared to fly... 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 »
  • Dog stolen in rash of burglaries Play Video

    July 10, 2017 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Surveillance cameras snapped photos of some brazen thieves who took thousands of dollars worth of items and the family dog. Sonseeahray Brown lives off Greenwell Springs Road near Airline Highway and tells WBRZ it all happened within 24 hours. "Like everything is gone, they took... more »
  • Dogs attack woman at South Baton Rouge apartment Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman says two pitbulls attacked her in the middle of the day outside her apartment late last week. Viola Davis said the animals weren't wearing leashes when they rushed her. "At first, the pitbulls were playing in the grass and the owner was sitting off to... more »
  • VIDEO: Maryland firefighters revive dog saved from burning home Play Video

    June 28, 2017 3:24 PM

    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY - Maryland firefighters were able to revive a dog they rescued from a burning home Monday. Firefighters with the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department were en route to a different call around 7:15 a.m. when they noticed smoke emerging from a home on the way to... more »
  • Airport honors service dog with retirement party after 5 years on the job

    June 17, 2017 10:50 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - After years on the job, one lucky dog got the retirement party of a lifetime. Gema, a service dog who worked at Orlando International Airport for nearly five years, was feted with a party last week. "We're celebrating the retirement of one of our most... more »
  • Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

    June 13, 2017 9:23 PM

    A historian has been charged with stealing the dog tags of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed in World War II from the National Archives and selling them on eBay. The U.S. attorney's office in Maryland says in a news release that 32-year-old Antonin DeHays of College Park, Maryland,... more »
  • Firefighters rescue dog from Baton Rouge house fire

    June 5, 2017 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say a dog is safe and sound after it was rescued from a house fire in Baton Rouge Monday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, crews responded to the fire in the 2500 block of Jura Street around 9:30 a.m.. Firefighters arrived on... more »
  • STPSO investigating possible animal cruelty case involving dragged Pit Bull

    May 29, 2017 5:04 PM

    UPDATE: The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it has identified the man accused of dragging the Pit Bull and he is cooperating with detectives. The sheriff's office also expressed frustration that the incident was highly publicized on social media before it could complete its investigation. It asks that... more »
  • California woman who kicked dog sentenced to jail time, banned from owning pets

    May 27, 2017 9:24 PM

    LAGUNA BEACH - A woman has been sentenced after she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for kicking a 9-month-old German Shepherd. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, 39-year-old Amber Castillo pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 34 days in jail... more »
  • US temporarily bans use of cyanide predator traps in Idaho

    April 10, 2017 10:06 PM

    BOISE, Idaho - U.S. officials have temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one sickened a young boy and killed his dog last month after they checked it out. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it had halted all use of the traps on... more »
  • 71-year-old Calhoun woman accused of pointing rifle at man, dog

    April 6, 2017 5:44 PM

    CALHOUN - A 71-year-old woman has been charged after being accused of pointing a rifle at a man and his dog. The Monroe News-Star reports Janet W. Smith of Calhoun is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with what happened late Tuesday. Arrest records say the victim told deputies... more »
  • Firefighters hoist dog out of 30-foot California well

    April 3, 2017 10:21 AM

    MALIBU, Calif. - Rescuers in southern California have saved a dog that fell into a 30-foot well. Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Brian Jordan tells KNBC-TV a 13-year-old Welsh Terrier named Lucy fell into the dirt well in the Santa Monica mountains in Malibu late Sunday morning. The department's... more »
  • Dog shot after charging at officers on Sherwood Street

    March 31, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a dog was shot after it charged at an officer while in the 4900 block of Sherwood Street. On Friday afternoon, BRPD officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant at a home in the area, when a dog from a neighboring yard charged at... 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 »
  • 57-year-old becomes oldest winner of Iditarod

    March 14, 2017 11:31 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 57-year-old musher, Mitch Seavey, has become the oldest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey arrived in Nome, Alaska, on Tuesday to claim his third victory in the nearly 1,000-mile race across the Alaska wilderness. He also won in 2004 and 2013. He outran... more »
  • Baton Rouge officer suspended after allegedly shooting dog

    February 20, 2017 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer will be suspended for five days after he allegedly shot a dog. A spokesperson for Baton Rouge Police said Abraham Wilson III was originally set to be suspended for 10 days due to the incident. He appealed that decision last week... more »
  • Neighbors want answers after finding dead dog floating in apartment complex lake Play Video

    February 16, 2017 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A normal walk through his apartment complex turned terrifying when a man noticed the body of a dead dog in a nearby lake. Donald Morrison said he was walking his dog at the Lakeside Villas apartments off Millerville Road when he made the gruesome discovery. "I kind... more »
  • Border collie, Trick, wins agility at Westminster dog show

    February 11, 2017 11:09 PM

    NEW YORK - A border collie named Trick has won the Westminster Kennel Club agility contest with a flash of a run through a canine obstacle course. Trick topped a field of 50 finalists to take the title Saturday night with her owner and handler, John Nys (NYZE') of Pascoag,... more »
  • 23 arrested after dog-fighting raid in southwest Alabama

    January 17, 2017 10:59 AM

    CHATOM, Ala. - Authorities say 23 people are jailed after police raided a large dog fight in southwest Alabama. Washington County sheriff's officials had been investigating claims about a dog-fighting ring and got a tip that a big fight was being held over the weekend. A raid resulted in the... more »
  • Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized

    January 3, 2017 3:55 PM

    TAMPA - Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized. Hillsborough County spokeswoman Kara Walker told the Tampa Bay Times Tuesday that the pit bull mix named Scarface was put down because it posed a high risk to... more »
  • Dog attacks family trying to dress it in sweater, 3 hurt

    January 2, 2017 10:50 AM

    TAMPA - Police in Florida say an angry dog sent three people to the hospital after one tried to put a sweater on it. Tampa police say the pit bull mix named Scarface bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to dress him on Friday and her husband was attacked... more »
  • Dallas woman reunited with stolen dog in Livingston Parish Play Video

    December 9, 2016 12:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON- A woman was reunited with her stolen dog Thursday night. She picked up the pup in Livingston Parish, more than 400 miles away from where it went missing. Sharon Walker's Yorkie was yanked out of her yard in Dallas back in April. A Livingston Parish woman says she adopted... more »
  • Man dies in a house fire he set after shooting his dog

    September 24, 2016 12:01 PM

    CHOCTAW- A Choctaw man died in a house fire that he set himself after shooting his dog on Thursday, Sept. 22, officials say. Lafourche Parish deputies and firefighters arrived on scene at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday after a report of a fire on Choctaw School Road. Just inside... more »
  • Louisiana man sentenced to 5 years in fatal beating of dog

    September 13, 2016 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - A Louisiana judge has sentenced a man to five years in prison for beating his dog to death with a baseball bat. District Judge Jason Verdigets sentenced Jamari Jackson of Prairieville on Monday. Jackson had faced up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Man accused of breaking into home, painting dog purple

    September 5, 2016 11:55 AM

    OAK BLUFFS, Mass. - Police say a man broke into a home on Martha's Vineyard and painted the resident's dog purple. The Cape Cod Times reports that Felix Reagan is charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, cruelty to animals, larceny of... more »
  • Dog trained in sign language missing after break-in

    September 1, 2016 11:16 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a service dog trained to respond to sign language is missing after a house burglary Monday, and investigators are looking for the dog and for clues. The Times reports that the Rottweiler named Major has been missing since sometime between 7 a.m. Sunday and 1... more »
  • Thieves stealing laptop possibly saved dog's life

    July 28, 2016 1:42 PM

    CHICAGO – It may have been in the midst of a crime, but four thieves may have saved a dog's life in Chicago. Four men smashed a window and stole a laptop from a truck parked outside of a neighborhood pub. However, it turns that a German Shepard was baking... more »
  • Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

    June 25, 2016 3:33 PM

    PETALUMA - A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest. SweePee Rambo took home the title at annual Petaluma's World's Ugliest Dog contest Friday night after topping 15 other malformed pooches. Judges in... more »
  • Veteran denied ride on CATS bus because of service dog Play Video

    June 1, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iraq War veteran says a CATS bus driver wouldn't let him on the bus because of his service dog. "Operators said 'No, no...He ain't coming on," Darren Nickols told News 2's Brett Buffington . Nickols got to Baton Rouge via a Greyhound bus before... more »
  • Family dog recovering after coyote attack in LaPlace

    May 19, 2016 10:04 AM

    LAPLACE - A stark reminder to pet owners to keep an eye on their animals was given to a LaPlace family when their Yorkshire Terrier was attacked by a pack of coyotes. Though the dog is recovering, the family wants to warn the public about the potential danger. ... more »
  • Utah family's dog plummets 300 feet during hike, survives

    April 10, 2016 8:04 PM

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - A Utah family's dog is recovering after surviving a 300-foot fall. The McInnes family of Eagle Mountain tells Salt Lake City's KSL-TV on Sunday that Toby, a 1-year-old English Sheepdog poodle, is resting at home. The family was hiking Thursday at Gooseberry Mesa, west of Zion... more »
  • 2 arrested after 11 emaciated dogs found in Metairie home

    April 7, 2016 6:34 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Two people who authorities say were banned from owning pets without permission have been arrested after nearly a dozen dogs were found emaciated at a Metairie home. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office spokesman Col. John Fortunato tells media outlets that 37-year-old Alvin Esquilin and 54-year-old Lenjean Henry... more »
  • Doggone: Lawmakers don't throw dog lovers a bone; no human, pet co-burial yet

    April 5, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers didn't throw a bone to people who are hoping to be buried with their dogs; instead, at a committee meeting Tuesday, they buried the proposal by Senator Conrad Appel, R- Metairie. "People love their pets, I know some people who love their pets more than... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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