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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • CAA mistakenly euthanizes family pet Play Video

    January 13, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anna Boone and her three kids are angry and hurt after their family dog was euthanized Thursday, one day before a judge was scheduled to decide if it could go back home to its family. Animal control officers picked up "Tigger" after a report he killed... more »
  • Dog Survives Avalanche

    January 5, 2012 7:32 PM

    A dog that survived an avalanche in Montana that killed its owner showed up four-days later at a motel where the owner stayed. The Welsh corgi was feared dead too. It was found sitting outside the room where Dave and Kerry Gaillard had stayed before going skiing near Cooke City... more »
  • Woman worried about dog's safety in shelter Play Video

    January 3, 2012 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman whose dog is impounded in an East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter is worried about his safety after hearing about the killing of one dog by another in the pound Monday due to poor infrastructure. Some of Companion Animal Alliance's (CAA) cages have holes in... more »
  • Dilapidated cages blamed in shelter dog death Play Video

    January 2, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pit bull that got out of its cage killed another dog at the East Baton Rouge Parish animal shelter today, and volunteers there are worried more animals are in danger. Susan Aronson was at the shelter when a worker discovered the dead dog. She says... more »
  • TPSO: Woman, dog suffocate from generator fumes

    December 28, 2011 11:49 AM

    AMITE CITY - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish reported a woman and her dog found dead in their home were overcome by fumes from a generator. Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Jerri Lynn Hall yesterday, after she was found deceased in her bed. They said the... more »
  • Four-legged companion recognized for outstanding service Play Video

    December 13, 2011 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's Office of Disability Affairs selected Pace, a 3-year-old yellow lab, for the Service Dog of the Year award. Pace is a guide dog for Father Pat Mascarella, a retired Catholic priest. Father Pat suffered from late-onset blindness and was paired with Pace about a year... more »
  • Last-minute hope for Baton Rouge animals

    October 30, 2011 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen dogs and two dozen cats could be euthanized if they are not placed in foster homes or adopted from the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter by tomorrow. Companion Animal Alliance, the organization that took over shelter operations at East Baton Rouge Animal Control and... more »
  • NO police sergeant indicted in K-9's death

    October 7, 2011 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A year after District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office dropped charges against a New Orleans police officer in the death of a police dog, an Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Sgt. Randy Lewis. The Times-Picayune reports the panel Thursday indicted Lewis on one count of malfeasance... more »
  • Feds Bust Debt Collectors

    October 5, 2011 7:36 PM

    Federal regulators shut down a debt collection agency in Los Angeles accused of harassing people who owe, by threatening to kill their pets or dig up dead relatives. The business operated under a variety of names but is owned by David Haynes and his wife Lorena. The Federal Trade Commission... more »
  • Missing dog stolen from home

    August 30, 2011 2:52 PM

    TICKFAW - Investigators in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public's help today finding an English bulldog reported stolen from its home in Tickfaw. The owners reported him stolen Aug. 22, after they came home and found their house had been broken into. The two-year-old bulldog, Meg, was the... more »
  • K-9 dog dies while searching for suspect

    August 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 dog collapsed and died while searching for a suspect over the weekend. Sheriff Craig Webre says that "Possum" died during the search for a suspect who police said was fighting with a state trooper shortly after midnight Saturday. WDSU-TV... more »
  • Pet adoption events in Baton Rouge

    August 27, 2011 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're looking to adopt or foster a new pet there are plenty of adoption events going on around Baton Rouge today. Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge will have dogs and cats for adoption at the LSU Lakes on Stanford Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon.... more »
  • Dog missing for year after car crash back in Mich.

    August 14, 2011 5:14 PM

    VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich.- A Maltese dog that disappeared more than a year ago after a fatal car crash in New Mexico has been returned to surviving family members in Michigan. The crash in June last year killed Gary Benson and his daughter, Emily. Afterward, his wife and four surviving... more »
  • K9 dies from heat stroke after finding escapees

    August 8, 2011 4:56 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A tracking dog used by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has died from heat stroke after chasing down two escaped juveniles. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the dog, K-9 Hatos, died Saturday shortly after locating two juveniles who escaped from the St. Martin... more »
  • Walker considers dangerous-dog rule

    June 15, 2011 7:06 AM

    WALKER- The Walker Board of Aldermen has agreed to put to a vote a newly proposed ordinance defining and setting up control laws for keeping "dangerous and vicious dogs." According to the proposal accepted Monday by the board and headed for a public hearing and final vote July 13, Mayor's... more »
  • Questions about dogs euthanized in Walker

    April 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    WALKER- A Walker man says the city euthanized his dogs while he was out of town. Mark Lambert says he did not receive any type of notice. He says it seems like there would at least be a notice taped to his door explaining what happened. Walker Mayor Bobby... more »
  • Man arrested after hitting, stabbing pit bull

    April 9, 2011 10:48 AM

    CHALMETTE- A man from Violet is behind bars accused of striking his pit bull four times with a baseball bat and plunging a sword through its neck because it messed in his bedroom. It happened Tuesday after 29-year-old Ralph J. Topey III came home from a night of drinking.... more »
  • Deputies arrest six men for dog fighting

    March 28, 2011 4:42 PM

    COVINGTON - Five St. Tammany Parish men and a Mississippi man have been arrested for dog fighting. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said Monday that deputies responding to a call March 20 found six men standing in front of a Slidell house, one of whom had blood on... more »
  • Police: Dog defecating in yard leads to shooting

    March 25, 2011 12:54 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - An argument that started when a Mississippi man's dog defecated in his neighbor's yard escalated to a shootout, sending a man to the hospital and the dog owner to jail, authorities said Friday. Terry Tenhet, 52, was mad at Jerry Blasingame because Blasingame's dog went to... more »
  • Firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

    March 13, 2011 3:39 PM

    ST. AMANT, La.- Firefighters rescued a family dog from a burning home in the 12300 block of Jim Babin Road in St. Amant late Saturday night. Investigators believe a golf cart plugged in to recharge may have started the fire that caused major damage to the home. The... more »
  • Mayor Holden paints with George Rodrigue

    February 24, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Dufrocq Elementary got a special treat Thursday morning as George Rodrigue donated a year's worth of art supplies to the school. Rodrigue also gave a demonstration of how to paint a blue dog. Students then went to the canvas to paint their own. ... more »
  • Hundreds of animals saved each year at "no kill" shelter

    February 21, 2011 5:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds of animals are saved every year at a "no kill" animal shelter in Denham Springs. However, over-population is a daily struggle because the city pays for animal control and rescue, but Livingston Parish does not. "We do get animals dropped off at the gate, left... more »

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