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  • Dogs break into BR Zoo, killing 3 monkeys Play Video

    July 13, 2016 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo confirmed Wednesday that three spot-nosed guenons are dead after a group of dogs broke into the zoo Tuesday morning and attacked the monkeys. Zoo Director Kaki Heiligenthal said surveillance video shows a couple of domestic dogs inside the zoo early Tuesday morning.... more »
  • 4 unattended dogs seized after BRPD SWAT narcotics raid, man and woman arrested

    June 28, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal Control officers said four unattended dogs were taken from a North Baton Rouge house that was raided by Baton Rouge Police SWAT on Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday, June 28 around 12:30 p.m. Baton Rouge Police SWAT executed a search warrant at a home in the... more »
  • New law will crack down on puppy mill sales

    June 23, 2016 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill into law that will crack down on pet stores that acquire dogs from puppy mills. The new law will prohibit pet stores in Louisiana from acquiring dogs and cats from breeders with documented Animal Welfare Act violations within... more »
  • New Jersey couple face charges after 276 dogs found in home

    June 17, 2016 7:22 PM

    HOWELL - A couple accused of having 276 dogs in their bi-level New Jersey home face more than 550 counts of animal cruelty. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office says Charlene and Joseph Handrik have been charged with 276 counts of animal cruelty for providing inhumane living conditions and 276 more... more »
  • 98 dogs, 3 cats removed from Detroit-area home

    June 16, 2016 10:58 AM

    COTTRELLVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Officials say 98 dogs and three cats have been removed from a Detroit-area house following complaints about the smell and noise. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Thursday that the animals taken out by Animal Control officers or turned over by the homeowners. ... more »
  • Three dogs living alone, cause concern among neighbors

    June 2, 2016 6:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - For months, three dogs have been living alone in the backyard of a home, without supervision. Residents tell News 2 the owner of the home, located on Hawks Cove, moved away months ago. "I don't ever see anyone feeding them, giving them water, how are... more »
  • Bill to require pet store record-keeping nears final passage

    May 23, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People buying dogs and cats in Louisiana pet stores often don't know where the animals were bred. A state senator is attempting to change that, with a bill nearing final passage to require pet store record-keeping. The proposal from Sen. Danny Martiny, a Kenner Republican,... more »
  • Dogs participate in trial of new drug that could lengthen life span

    May 16, 2016 4:56 PM

    SEATTLE - Dogs in the Pacific Northwest are being inducted into trials for a new drug that has shown to significantly lengthen the lives of lab mice. The drug, rapamycin, improved heart health and seemed to delay the onset of some diseases in older mice. Scientists aren’t sure if... more »
  • Zoetis launching new doggy med for noise-related anxiety

    May 16, 2016 3:40 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises - a widespread problem linked to property destruction, terrified dogs running away and even life-threatening injuries to... more »
  • Bayou Blue woman wanted on animal cruelty, other charges

    May 13, 2016 11:08 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Bayou Blue woman is on the run after deputies say they found dozens of small dogs on her property that were not being properly cared for. The Courier reports Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says in a statement that 58-year-old Rhonda Hall is wanted on 14 counts... more »
  • Grant money would help Denham Springs Animal Shelter Play Video

    December 23, 2015 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A $50,000 grant would go a long way for repairs at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. City leaders plan to apply for the state grant in the coming weeks. Right now, the no-kill shelter relies heavily on donations and grants to get by each day. Every penny... more »
  • Animal control seizes dogs from filthy house

    December 18, 2015 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officials took three dogs out of a home which police investigated this week on a child cruelty complaint. Baton Rouge Police charged 36-year-old Kimberly Hall and 36-year-old Robert Martin with cruelty to juveniles Wednesday. Investigators said they received a complaint about the condition... more »
  • Puppies stolen from Acadia Parish home

    December 9, 2015 5:34 PM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office asked for help finding ten puppies stolen from a Church Point home this week. The sheriff's office said they were told about the theft on Dec. 7 at the 1000 block of West Plaquemine. The owner of the ten American Bully Pit... more »
  • Doggie DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia

    October 19, 2015 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia. Researchers say man's best friend may have evolved somewhere near what is now Nepal and Mongolia. Previous... more »
  • Donations sought after 40 animals taken from hoarders

    October 13, 2015 1:32 PM

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

    October 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man during a domestic abuse investigation in which officers said they also found three emaciated dogs belonging to the suspect. BRPD accused 32-year-old Bobby Rogers of domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and cruelty to animals after his arrest... more »
  • Police: Child, dogs removed from filthy Thibodaux home

    October 5, 2015 7:02 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux say a child and 17 dogs have been removed from a home where investigators said the living conditions were deplorable. Two adults now face child desertion charges. Three others at the same address were cited for cruelty to animals and related charges. All received... more »
  • First responders take part in week long animal rescue training

    August 23, 2015 6:11 PM

    GONZALES, La. - Various groups and organizations from all over the country are getting trained in rescuing animals in case of a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina. Groups like the American Humane Association along with LSU School of Veterinary Medicine took part in the training. One of the instructors, Dick... more »
  • Walker Animal Shelter getting huge makeover Play Video

    July 28, 2015 5:01 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish is spending $150,000 to improve its animal shelter. With a passion for animals, Walker leaders have already purchased a new animal control truck, improved ventilation and built a new treatment room. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city plans to build... more »
  • 3 dogs dead of unknown causes at Ascension shelter

    July 14, 2015 7:53 PM

    SORRENTO - Questions are being raised as to what caused three dogs that died over the weekend at the Ascension Animal Control and Shelter. The shelter said if found a 7-week-old puppy and 2 dogs over the age of 5 dead Monday morning. The shelter manager Michael Leblanc said... more »
  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    July 6, 2015 3:39 PM

    MONTEREY - Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for... more »
  • LSU veterinarians report 2 cases of fatal heatstroke

    June 25, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As summer sets in and temperatures soar to the triple digit mark, the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital reports they have already seen two cases of fatal heatstroke in pets this year. According to the LSU veterinarians, they expect to see several animal heatstroke cases every summer,... more »
  • Vets warn dog flu may hit Louisiana Play Video

    May 20, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Canine Influenza has hit Louisiana and the U. S. again, but this time vets warn it's a different strain of the virus. The first case reported case of dog flu in the U.S. was in 2004. There's a vaccine for that strain of the virus, called... more »
  • 14 dogs put down after dogfighting operation discovered Play Video

    April 21, 2015 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officials said more than a dozen dogs had to be put down overnight after Baton Rouge Police discovered a dogfighting operation while investigating drug activity. Police arrested six people in all at 3819 Uncas Street, where detectives said a "high level" of narcotic trafficking... more »
  • Mushers embark on trek across Alaska as Iditarod begins

    March 9, 2015 1:30 PM

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is underway. A field of 78 mushers began the 1,000-mile trek across Alaska on Monday in the unusual start location of Fairbanks. The race usually kicks off 225 miles away in Willow. But organizers decided to move farther north because of... more »
  • Parish-wide animal control considered in Livingston Play Video

    February 12, 2015 4:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council will discuss the need for parish-wide animal control at its council meeting Thursday. Right now in the parish, animal control only exists in the city limits of Denham Springs, Walker and within the town of Livingston. Parish Councilman Ricky Goff wants to find... more »
  • Mardi Gras goes to the dogs in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 2, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival Season has arrived and your four-legged friends want to join the action. Capital Area Welfare Society's Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade is a fun-filled way to spend a day with your pets and family.The parade is this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. In downtown Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Join 'Pit Stop Rescue' for an adoption, fundraising event Play Video

    January 20, 2015 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're looking for a four-legged companion, the Pit Stop Rescue is giving you an opportunity to adopt your next pet. Director/President Kristen Lizana, Kimmie Carmouche and their friend Alex visited us on 2une In this morning with all the details. "We're a foster organization, which... more »
  • Firefighters keep dogs, cats & birds smoke-free in fire

    January 19, 2015 10:38 AM

    SLIDELL - A St. Tammany Parish fire chief says firefighters saved six dogs, five cats and five birds from being hurt by smoke from a fire next door. Chief Chris Kaufmann of Fire District No. 1 says the animals were being boarded at Bow Wow Dog Grooming when a grocery... more »
  • American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

    December 17, 2014 4:43 PM

    NEW YORK - A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack. The kennel club announced Wednesday that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna, the Bergomasco and... more »
  • Animals to get extra funding Play Video

    November 11, 2014 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pending approval by the Baton Rouge Metro Council, the Companion Animal Alliance will get more funding to take care of their animals. It's expected to get $60,000 more this year since the city increased fees for pet owners. The CAA says the funding will be a... more »
  • SOS Animal Rescue has more strays up for adoption Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Andrea from SOS Animal Rescue returned to the set Monday evening and brought along special guest "Ruggles" who will be looking for a new home starting next week. Ruggles is an older Chihuahua mix who was found abandoned in the parking lot of an area pet... more »
  • Probation-like program established for bad dogs

    September 4, 2014 10:19 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish leaders tightened the collar on dangerous dogs Thursday night. The parish council approved a measure that requires people who own dogs deemed dangerous by a judge to take precautions. Dogs that meet the criteria would be tagged with a microchip that holds information about the animal.... more »
  • Dangerous dogs to get human-like probation Play Video

    August 6, 2014 11:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Next month, parish leaders will consider toughening a dangerous dog law in Ascension Parish. The proposal would give animal control agents more power to track problem dogs. It would allow dogs to be monitored electronically and tagged as aggressive. The program is similar to probation for humans. ... more »
  • Fire: 2 dogs dead, 1 person injured in early morning fire

    July 6, 2014 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire officials are investigating an overnight blaze. It happened at the Pine Shadows Condominiums on Jefferson Highway near Bluebonnet Boulevard just after midnight. Officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the fire. Two dogs didn't survive. The fire... more »
  • Dog bites keeping ER busy

    June 19, 2014 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to a local plastic surgeon, dog bites are one of the most common injuries for children going to the emergency room. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens said nearly half of kids under the age of 12 have been bitten by a dog, and most of... more »
  • Nine puppies rescued from inside car seat, need home

    June 16, 2014 10:48 PM

    ZACHARY - Veterinarians are taking care of nine puppies, found on a busy street, until they can find them a new home. The dogs were rescued near Clinton and dropped off at the Animal Center. The dogs were stuffed inside an empty car seat and left on a highway.... more »
  • Jindal rejects ban on loose dogs in pickup trucks

    June 13, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Loose dogs still will be allowed in pickup truck beds on Louisiana's interstates. Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill Friday that would have required dogs riding in the back of trucks to be secured with a leash, crate or a ventilated truck bed cover when on an... more »
  • SOS Rescue needs families to help Save Our Strays Play Video

    May 27, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SOS Rescue is looking for summer volunteers and foster families as they continue their effort to "Save Our Strays". The Plaquemine-based group was established in 2003 and holds weekly adoption events every weekend in the Baton Rouge area. Andrea LaFaver, President of SOS Rescue, said... more »
  • Cadaver dogs to look for rest of human remains in Loranger

    May 23, 2014 10:51 PM

    LORANGER- A team of cadaver dogs will search an area near Loranger after a human skull was found earlier this week. A spokesperson told WBRZ News 2 Friday, next week the special search team will attempt to locate other items that may be connected to the find. Dawn Panepinto... more »
  • Bill will require dogs in truck beds to be secure

    May 21, 2014 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers don't want loose dogs in truck beds on Louisiana's interstates. A 30-7 Senate vote Wednesday gave final passage to a bill requiring dogs riding in the back of trucks to be humanely secured with a leash, crate or a ventilated truck bed cover when on an... more »
  • Dozens of cats, dogs taken from home

    March 20, 2014 4:45 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities removed dozens of dogs, cats and kittens from an Iberville Parish home Thursday after a complaint that some of the animals had gotten out. Mark Miglacio with the Iberville Parish Department of Public Works said 16 dogs and 20 cats and kittens were removed from the... more »
  • Albany to regulate vicious dogs, bans exotic animals

    March 10, 2014 10:57 PM

    ALBANY- Leaders in this small Livingston Parish community approved strict regulations dealing with vicious dogs. The town council approved an ordinance requiring owners to keep bad animals behind a locked fence, display warning signs and have them muzzled if they are on a leash. It also bans exotic animals,... more »
  • Councilman wants vicious dogs out of Albany Play Video

    February 21, 2014 10:29 PM

    ALBANY - A councilman is proposing a law to ban vicious dogs - ones that have seriously injured a person- within city limits. The ordinance would require owners to keep vicious animals behind a locked fence or muzzled while on a leash no longer than three feet in length.... more »
  • Jade's Flowers keeps giving despite hard times Play Video

    December 26, 2013 6:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell is just $300 shy of donating $10,000 by 2014, despite heartbreak at home. Ten year old Jade Mitchell has been selling duct tape flowers through her business, Jade's Flowers, for a year and a half. She donates all of her profits to the Denham... more »
  • Animal Control: Dog fighting big in Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 9, 2013 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Animal Control says dog fighting is a big problem in Baton Rouge. One dog picked up as a stray two months ago serves as a reminder of dog fighting. Daniel, named after the biblical story "Daniel in the Lion's Den," arrived at the... more »
  • Lady owns over 20 dogs, neighbors fed up Play Video

    November 7, 2013 5:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Neighbors of a Napoleonville woman who owns more than 20 dogs said they're fed up, and want some of the canines gone. Virgie Gauthe says she knows her 24 dogs can be a bit much, and that it's a problem. "I have too many dogs, and... more »
  • SOS Rescue: Halloween Edition Play Video

    October 28, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of SOS Rescue Andrea LaFaver showed off some pets looking for a new home. Kong and Dolly both are in foster care and in need of a permanent home. LaFaver also brought along her son who has been volunteering with them for nine... 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 »
  • Money issues continue for Livingston animal facility Play Video

    September 26, 2013 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A facility to house dangerous dogs in Livingston Parish has become what parish leaders call a "doggie hotel." "I tell everybody we don't have a shelter," said facility director Sam Digiralamo. "We have a shelter - a hotel - it's turned into a hotel." Digiralamo... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Woof-Woof-Arf-Arf Days"

    July 24, 2013 7:17 PM

    Canis Major or Sirius was designated the "Dog Star" by ancient astronomers. As noted in a previous column, Romans believed that Sirius rose before or at sunrise, convinced this star was the cause of hot, sultry weather. To appease the rage of Sirius and believing that the star caused the... more »
  • Stray dog debates spark in Livingston Play Video

    July 22, 2013 4:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON - While Livingston Parish officials seek ways to fund a parish-wide animal control center, the Humane Society feels the parish should do a better job with stray dogs. Right now the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter can only take in stray dogs from the town of Livingston. But there's... more »
  • Police cite woman for lying about dogs

    July 12, 2013 11:04 PM

    WALKER- Police issued a woman who reported finding ten puppies in an ice chest a misdemeanor summons. Investigators believe the woman lied about the dogs' situation to get them taken by the city's animal shelter. Police said they issued the citation for one count of animal cruelty. "This... more »
  • $1K reward in shooting, abandoning of dogs in Washington Parish

    July 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    FRANKLINTON- Officials say a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a recent shooting and abandoning two dogs in Washington Parish. Authorities say someone shot and abandoned two pit bulls near the intersection of Pico Road and Highway 25 in... more »
  • City leaders delete proposed law about dogs

    June 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered. Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later. The law would have made... more »
  • Police find 27 pets in mobile home, arrest residents

    June 3, 2013 3:13 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police charged two people in Thibodaux with cruelty to animals and juveniles after investigators said they found dozens of pets living in a mobile home with them and two children. Investigators cited Archie Horsley Jr. and Melinda Horsley for misdemeanor cruelty to juveniles and animals after the... more »
  • Leaders talk about law dealing with chained dogs Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For years, animal activists have called tethering dogs cruelty, and Wednesday East Baton Rouge council members introduced an ordinance that would make it illegal. "That dog is a natural social animal that wants to get out, and when you keep it on that tether, it doesn't... more »
  • NY suit: County used son's remains to train dogs

    April 13, 2013 10:40 AM

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. - A western New York family is suing an upstate county after the coroner there took a piece of their son's body for use in a dog-training exercise. Thirty-two-year-old Roger Dunn died last spring in an auto wreck in Cambria. After the crash, Niagara County Coroner Russell Jackman... more »
  • Funding needed for parish shelter and animal population control Play Video

    April 11, 2013 10:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish residents and leaders agree the stray-animal population is out-of-control and changes to their shelter are needed. "Just in my district, I've seen thousands of stray animals just walking door to door," parish councilman Chance Parent said. "We're terrified every morning," resident Donna Herbert said.... more »
  • Family dogs die in space heater fire

    February 28, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a space heater burned a home down and killed two of the resident's dogs this morning in Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fired Department said the home on Erie Street was a total loss, and the residents weren't hurt in the... more »
  • EBR shelter holding March Madness adoption event

    February 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The organization in charge of East Baton Rouge Parish's animal shelter announced a new adoption initiative today. Companion Animal Alliance said they're holding "Hounds on the Rebound" during March Madness, in cooperation with the organization Friends of the Animals. During March dogs weighing more than 40... more »
  • Pet salon owner accused of slamming, choking dogs

    February 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    SLIDELL - Police accused a Slidell pet salon owner Friday of slamming and choking dogs in her care in order to discipline them. Slidell Police arrested Christina Stewart, 42, in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals after a joint investigation with the city's police and animal control divisions. ... more »

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