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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • EBR shelter director resigns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 5, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter is looking for a new director after Kim Sherlaw resigned Tuesday. Sherlaw left as director of Companion Animal Alliance after seven months, replacing other short-term directors who quit. CAA Interim Director and current President of Friends of the Animals... more »
  • 11 puppies found skinned, Pa. humane officials say

    November 26, 2012 12:34 PM

    MACUNGIE, Pa. - Animal welfare workers in northeast Pennsylvania say someone skinned 11 puppies before dumping their bodies near a public park. DNA tests will be done to determine if the puppies are dogs, coyotes or some other type of domestic or wild animal. The Lehigh County Humane Society says... more »
  • Young girl raises money for animal shelter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell is your average fourth grader who loves arts and crafts. Her talent to make flowers out of duct tape has garnered attention from as far away as Hawaii and New Mexico. For the past four months, Mitchell has assembled six or seven flower pens... more »
  • Dog owner gets warning Play Video

    July 18, 2012 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman with at least eight dogs is getting a chance to make things right, after an animal control officer visited her home and checked on the condition of the animals. Neighbors called EBR Animal Control complaining of a smell and poor conditions for Iris Zelaya's dogs.... more »
  • SPCA: NYC vet dumped euthanized pets along highway

    May 30, 2012 12:38 PM

    HARRISON, N.Y. - A New York veterinarian has been charged with dumping 35 euthanized pets alongside a highway. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Westchester tells the Journal News that Andrew Manesis took payments to properly dispose of 26 euthanized cats, eight dogs and a lizard.... more »
  • Facebook page saves "last chance" animals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 7, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Facebook page is helping to save the lives of hundreds of animals on Companion Animal Alliance's "last chance" list. Since CAA began posting a list of animals slated to be euthanized at the end of each week, not a single one has been put down,... more »
  • Inmates train service dogs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2012 6:32 PM

    JACKSON - There are lots of lessons to be learned from the three puppies roaming Dixon Correctional Institute. The inmates who are teaching the puppies learn patience. The dogs learn all the skills they need to serve as a service dog to someone with special needs. For 16 months,... more »
  • Local inmates training dogs for the handicapped

    February 2, 2012 2:44 PM

    JACKSON - Inmates at Dixon Correctional Institute are helping some dogs get a new "leash" on life. The puppies stay for 16 months and get domestic training. They are then sent to Orlando, and given to handicapped people. This saves the person receiving the dogs the expense of... more »
  • Two arrested after deputies find neglected, dead dogs

    December 8, 2011 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in Terrebonne Parish arrested two people for cruelty to animals after dead or malnourished dogs were found at their property. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois said his office had been tipped off about the cruelty yesterday, and found one dead pit bull and four other neglected... more »
  • Animals on euthanization list rescued from shelter

    October 31, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A dozen dogs and two dozen cats on the list to be euthanized this morning were saved from the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter. Companion Animal Alliance created the Facebook page Last Minute Hope for Baton Rouge Animals where pictures of animals on the "Last Chance List"... more »
  • Last-minute hope for Baton Rouge animals

    October 24, 2011 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen dogs 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 Rescue earlier this year,... more »
  • Dogs rescued from flood in Livingston Parish

    September 6, 2011 5:26 PM

    MAUREPAS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Livingston SPCA confiscated eight pit bulls from rising water at a home on Hwy 22 in Maurepas. Terri Dunlap, director of the Livingston SPCA, says the dogs were abandoned with no food or water and locked in small kennels. After examining... more »
  • Shelter hasn't reached "no kill" status just yet

    September 1, 2011 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are too many animals coming into Companion Animal Alliance, and not enough leaving. That means the non-profit that took over the shelter from Animal Control in August may not become a "no-kill" shelter as soon as it had hoped. About 25 dogs are dropped off... more »
  • Neighbor fed up by barking dog

    August 30, 2011 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carl Moore isn't an insomniac, but he believes the dogs next door that keep him awake night after night may be. What's more, he has the paperwork to prove it. Moore says they bark all night, and he's kept pages and pages of logs to show... more »
  • Woman admits to dumping animals at CAAWS

    July 27, 2011 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who runs an animal rescue organization in Mississippi admitted to News 2 that she and another woman dumped animals at Capitol Area Animal Welfare Society in Baton Rouge. Jean Norton, President of Choctaw Ridge Farms, said she and Beverly Greenwood, Vice President of the... more »
  • Dogs ready for adoption after near starvation

    July 13, 2011 5:53 PM

    TANGIPAHOA, La.- Two dogs at the Tangi Humane Society are ready for adoption after they were found nearly starved to death at a home in Livingston Parish three weeks ago. The pair, renamed Charity and Champ, and another dog, were found with no food or water. The third... more »
  • Animals dumped at CAAWS in Baton Rouge

    June 28, 2011 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capitol Area Animal Welfare Society wants your help identifying two women who were caught on camera dumping dogs and cats on the property. Surveillance video from Friday night shows two women in a white car unloading dogs, puppies and kittens inside the entrance gate at CAAWS.... more »
  • UPDATE: Third dog found after animal cruelty arrest

    June 23, 2011 1:23 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Neighbors of a Livingston Parish man tell News 2 they found a third malnourished dog on his property, just days after he was arrested for animal cruelty. Deputies arrested Vernon Hollingsworth, 32, on Tuesday after they were called out to his home near Springfield and found two... more »
  • 2 rescued bloodhounds may be Hollywood stars

    April 23, 2011 10:51 AM

    DOYLINE, La.- The gaunt bloodhound wandered Shreveport's streets. He had no collar or microchip when he came to a shelter. Euthanasia was a possibility. But Hogan, about 2 years old, and Millie, a pup also placed by the South Central Bloodhound Club, may become stars. Trainer Sue Chipperson of... more »
  • Elderly man stabs neighbor in fight over cats

    April 2, 2011 5:38 PM

    SAN DIEGO- Authorities say an elderly San Diego man stabbed his neighbor in a dispute over cats and dogs. The Los Angeles Times reports that the fight broke out late Friday when the 74-year-old man said his kittens were being harassed by his neighbor's dog. Investigators say the... more »
  • Mystic Krewe of Mutts rolls through Baton Rouge

    February 17, 2011 9:57 AM

    A furry "pawrade" is coming to Baton Rouge this weekend. The Mystic Krewe of Mutts will roll through downtown Baton Rouge on February 20 at 1 p.m. This year's theme is "Hooray for Howl-y-wood." The Grand Marshal of the parade is Cane II, the mascot and namesake of... more »
  • Pets discarded after presents opened

    December 30, 2010 5:38 PM

    WALKER- Nearly 20 dogs were abandoned by their owners following Christmas in Livingston Parish after owners decided to make room for newer pets, according to the SPCA of Livingston. Rescue volunteers said many families who discarded older pets claimed their new pets weren't getting along with their existing dogs. ... more »
  • Pets losing homes because of holiday gifts

    December 30, 2010 10:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Reports of families turning in pets after the Christmas holiday are on the rise as the year nears an end. The SPCA of Livingston says it has several dogs that were given to them after the presents were opened. Some reports show older family pets being given up... more »
  • Three dogs taken in shelter break-in

    November 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE – Authorities are looking for the people responsible for stealing dogs from the parish animal shelter. According Maj. Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, someone broke into the shelter by breaching the fence early Saturday morning. Higgins said three dogs were taken during the break-in.... more »
  • Does It Really Work - Bark Off

    October 29, 2010 9:57 AM

    The Bark Off promises to stop annoying barking by your beloved family dog. News 2's Whitney Vann tested the device on her dog Bisous. After turning the device on, the dog doesn't bark, but he started trembling. Then testing Bark Off on larger dogs, and it worked the same, but... more »
  • Parish considers revamping animal control

    October 25, 2010 7:05 AM

    Eighteen months after three dogs killed a Morganza toddler, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is set to overhaul the parish's animal control ordinance. On Tuesday, police jurors are expected to begin debating whether to assign fees to owners of potentially dangerous dogs, levy fines to owners of loose dogs... more »
  • Bow Wow Ween

    October 12, 2010 5:58 AM

    Bow Wow Ween Saturday, October 30th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Train Station in Denham Springs $20 for Costume Contest For more information on the Livingston Parish SPCA click here . more »
  • Performances of "Hair" to benefit Yelp

    October 11, 2010 6:44 AM

    Hair Friday, October 15, 2010 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 - $45 VIP Tickets are $75 - includes a meet and greet reception. Audience members are encouraged to don their 1960's attire for the event! Additional performances: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday, October 17,... more »
  • NOPD ordered to stop using arrest dogs

    October 11, 2010 5:38 AM

    Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas has ordered New Orleans officers to stop using police dogs to arrest people. A U.S. Justice Department study has found problems with the K-9 arrest division that require training to correct. Serpas says that the city's drug and bomb detection dogs can keep working. He says... more »
  • Volunteers help find homes for abandoned dogs

    September 30, 2010 10:28 PM

    One group has a good track record when it comes to finding homes for dogs that are abandoned. The organization that makes it happen wants to do even more. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out why volunteers at YelpBR are on a mission to make a difference. more »
  • LA/SPCA: neuter enforcement starts in Oct.

    August 18, 2010 5:14 AM

    New Orleans residents must now get a permit from the Louisiana SPCA if they don't want to spay or neuter their dogs. The ordinance passed this year is aimed at reducing the number of strays and dogs that bite people - and at cutting an animal control deficit expected to... more »
  • Overcrowded shelter gets relief from '9 lives drive'

    August 10, 2010 6:00 PM

    Animals are flowing into animal shelters even though oil has stopped flowing out of the well. 27 cats and two dogs are on a trip to Norfolk, Virginia to reduce overcrowding at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. "People have lost their jobs, people are having to move, people... more »
  • New homes For animals of oil spill

    August 2, 2010 11:21 AM

    About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela Anderson. Anderson serves as the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. She was... more »
  • World War II Museum features animals of war

    July 19, 2010 9:28 AM

    A new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other animals used during the war. "Loyal Force: Animals at War" showcases the species most often brought into the war. The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard shore patrol, which used 3,000 horses.... more »
  • Family gets more time to clean woman's home

    July 7, 2010 8:52 AM

    The Webster Parish Police Jury has approved giving an elderly woman's family until Sept. 1 to clean her mobile home or see it condemned. Betty Johnson's home was targeted for condemnation after an ambulance call during which ammonia from cat urine caused one crew member to faint and made another... more »
  • Animal shelter switches to injection euthanization

    June 29, 2010 6:51 PM

    The Walker Animal Clinic will soon switch from euthanizing animals by gas chamber to putting them down with an injection. "We realized the shot may be a little more humane," said Walker Mayor Bobby Font. The shot will cost more, but Font said he expects the city council... more »
  • Animal shelter helps those unemployed by oil spill

    June 12, 2010 3:01 PM

    It's not just wild animals that have been affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Sue Sampey, president of the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society, says some three dozen animals have been turned in to the parish shelter since the oil spill - which is more than... more »
  • Legislative update: Steele/Shingleton

    May 5, 2010 11:44 AM

    From Mike Steele..... A bill by Rep. Henry that would eliminate the position of Lt. Governor failed by one vote this morning. Sec. of State Jay Dardenne (a candidate for the position) spoke before the committee and said Louisiana needs an ambassador for tourism especially in light of situations... more »
  • Pt. Coupee to take up banning pit bulls

    April 27, 2010 10:17 AM

    The police jury in Pointe Coupee Parish will take up the issue of banning pit bulls tonight at five p.m. Police Juror Russel Young proposed the ban at a meeting earlier this month. He says there is one bite a week from dangerous breeds in the parish. St.... more »
  • Louisiana laws allow chaining dogs

    March 29, 2010 10:16 AM

    Louisiana Animal Cruelty Laws allow the chaining or tethering of dogs as long as they have proper food, water, shelter and veterinary care. The Feliciana Animal Welfare Society is taking steps to get chained-up dogs the care they need. Gail Dellafiora, President of FAWS, says it's important to... more »
  • Pit bull owners to be regulated

    March 26, 2010 6:21 PM

    St. Mary Parish pit bull owners will have to follow new regulations to keep their dogs legal starting in July. The ordinance, approved by the council Wednesday night, makes it illegal to own a pit bull if you are under 21 and requires the dog to be micro-chipped and vaccinated.... more »
  • Flamingos killed at Baton Rouge Zoo

    March 2, 2010 6:14 PM

    Baton Rouge Animal Control is searching for a pack of dogs that killed 17 flamingos at the Baton Rouge Zoo on Monday. Animal Control is patrolling neighborhoods near the zoo looking for stray dogs. They believe the dogs got through holes or open gates in the fence surrounding... more »
  • Saints puppies available for adoption in 6-8 weeks

    February 7, 2010 11:34 AM

    Three puppies born at the SPCA in Livingston Parish were given names of Saints' players this weekend. Bell, Payton and Shockey (all female) were born from a basset hound named Lucy. The puppies are said to be basset hound mixes. It will be at least six to eight... more »
  • Krewe of Mutts paws through downtown

    January 31, 2010 5:57 PM

    Hundreds of dogs took to the streets Sunday afternoon as part of the Krewe of Mutts. This year's theme "2010 A Space Paw-dessey: We Come for Treats," brought out some interesting costumes. Dogs and owners dressed up as aliens, and celestial bodies to impress the crowds. The event raised money... more »
  • Dogs that ate owner have new home

    December 21, 2009 8:14 PM

    Two small dogs that fed on their owner after he committed suicide in Nebraska have new homes in Indiana. The dogs called Harry and Sally were adopted by an unidentifed couple selected from more than 250 people interested in taking them in. The dogs were found with their former owner... more »
  • Dogs' living conditions worry Animal Control workers

    December 16, 2009 4:43 PM

    Animal Control workers in West Baton Rouge Parish spent the day checking on about a half dozen dogs living in squalor at one property. This year, workers removed two dogs from the home that were so emaciated they had to be put down. "The conditions could be better,"... more »
  • Dog dump discovered

    December 11, 2009 5:13 PM

    Investigators are trying to determine who dumped five dead dogs near the intersection of Plank Road and Hooper Road. East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control workers picked up the carcasses around noon today. EBR Animal Control Director Hilton Cole says there could be a wide range of factors. They include... more »
  • Animal cruelty case in Livingston Parish

    October 27, 2009 10:10 AM

    Two Livingston Parish residents have each been charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. Sheriff's deputies say the couple abandoned at least a dozen dogs. Investigators were alerted by a concerned neighbor who claims the dogs were malnourished. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 14

    October 14, 2009 5:46 PM

    Kidney dialysis, hearing loss, and how dogs may offer insight to the fight against cancer are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Possible new parade rules in Gonzales

    September 29, 2009 6:18 AM

    Parade watchers within the city of Gonzales may have to leave their pets and alcohol at home if they plan to attend this year's Christmas parade. Mayor Barney Arceneaux says the police department received complaints in years past about parade attendees bringing pit bulls and other large dogs, and some... more »

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