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  • Woman's fear comes true during 2 On Your Side interview Play Video

    February 28, 2018 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A naturally-formed drainage ditch is causing problems in one woman's yard. Stacy Jacobsen says her land is eroding and it's washing away her property line. Large tree limbs have also fallen into her yard and on top of her fence. For years, she's been without a... more »
  • EBR district attorney releases statement regarding viral animal cruelty case Play Video

    January 8, 2018 11:32 AM

    UPDATE: Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi says Judge Pamela Johnson has refused to sign the arrest warrant for a juvenile allegedly involved in the viral video depicting animal cruelty. In an interview with WBRZ, Sheriff Stassi expressed his frustration over the decision. On Thursday, East Baton Rouge District Attorney... more »
  • CIA announces new 'Puppy Class' K-9 graduates

    December 9, 2017 8:44 PM

    Three K-9s have graduated from the CIA Fall 2017 "Puppy Class" this week. After four months of vigorous training, Nicole, Indigo, and Freya have all passed their certification requirements to join the agency. The dogs are required to pass two certifications from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and... more »
  • Louisiana man stabs his girlfriend's dogs

    August 8, 2017 9:42 AM

    AVONDALE, La. – A Louisiana man accused of stabbing his girlfriend's dogs during an argument has been arrested. Marcel Evans, 23, was arrested Friday and charged with several offenses, including two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Evans' 29-year-old girlfriend told investigators from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office that... more »
  • Possible 'coydog' sightings raise concerns in Baton Rouge subdivision

    August 1, 2017 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the Oakbrook Subdivision off Perkins Road, multiple sightings of coyote-like creatures are causing concern. After residents caught the coyote look-a-likes on camera, they’re realizing the animals could be a coyote hybrid. “I’ve seen coyote, maybe three at a time, about three or four times... more »
  • Escaped huskies corralled, to be adopted Play Video

    July 11, 2017 5:56 PM

    GONZALES - At least nine huskies escaped a fenced enclosure and roamed a neighborhood Monday into Tuesday. A resident called WBRZ, concerned for the health of the animals. Ascension Parish Animal Control was called Monday to investigate and revisited the home on Braud Road in Gonzales Tuesday. "I... more »
  • Police arrest man after drugs, malnourished dogs found

    May 26, 2017 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested after officers found several drugs and five malnourished dogs at his home. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 42-year-old Rodrigus Holmes on charges of possession with intent to distribute schedule I drugs, possession of schedule II drugs, possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • Animal welfare agents find 61 cats inside NY home

    May 19, 2017 9:45 PM

    KENT, N.Y. - Animal welfare agents have found 61 living cats and nine dead ones inside a home in suburban New York. The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pulled the felines from the home in Kent Tuesday, according to the Journal News . Officials say... more »
  • 46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

    March 26, 2017 6:53 PM

    NEW YORK - Forty-six dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea have arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport to find new homes. The animals landed late Saturday and were headed for shelters in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving the... more »
  • Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

    March 21, 2017 8:03 AM

    NEW YORK - Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America's most popular dog breed. They top the American Kennel Club's new rankings Tuesday for a 26th straight year. The rankings are for 2016. They show Rottweilers are enjoying renewed favor, and bulldog breeds are holding their regained ground.... more »
  • Dogs crash car into Walmart after owner leaves them inside

    August 1, 2016 10:39 PM

    WAYNE, W.Va. - Witnesses say a dog was at the wheel of a car that slowly crashed into a West Virginia Walmart. Shoppers told WSAZ-TV that two dogs were in the car - one in the driver's seat and one in the passenger's seat - as the vehicle rolled into... more »
  • 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 »

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