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  • LSU student hopes to save horses with prosthetics Play Video

    September 26, 2014 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A horse with a prosthetic leg is blazing a trail for research at LSU that could save other horses' lives one day. LSU vet student Niki Marie Hansen wants to make the first implanted prosthetic for horses. Her test subject, "Molly", currently uses a traditional fitted... more »
  • Mayoral candidate faces animal cruelty charges Play Video

    March 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayoral candidate Larry Bell is out of jail after he was arrested for one count of animal cruelty recently. Four of Larry Bell's horses were taken by West Baton Rouge Animal Control almost two weeks ago. Richard Summers with WBAC says this is an ongoing problem... more »
  • Racehorses die in fire near La. Downs

    August 1, 2013 8:16 PM

    BOSSIER CITY- As many as two-dozen racehorses died in a barn fire near north Louisiana's Louisiana Downs racetrack Thursday night. Firefighters said a barn at Wraparound Farms burned to the ground with horses inside. KTBS TV, the ABC affiliate for the area, reported that when emergency crews arrived the... more »
  • Authorities report horses hit on highways

    April 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Emergency responders worked two crash scenes involving horses on highways Tuesday night. The first, on Hwy. 42 near Hwy. 63, killed a horse and injured the person driving a vehicle that was involved in the wreck. Shortly after that incident, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies used social media... more »
  • Report: 34 horses rescued

    February 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    HAMMOND- More than two-dozen horses have been rescued from areas of Tangipahoa Parish. Activists told ActionNews17.com , the horses were abused and neglected. Randy Stegall, Humane Society president, told the website there could be more cases. If you would like to help, contact Hammond Veterinary Services or... more »
  • Horses coming from Ill. must be checked for virus

    January 8, 2013 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's agriculture commissioner says any horse coming into Louisiana from Illinois must have a health certificate showing that in the last 30 days it hasn't been at Hawthorne Race Course, where nearly 70 horses have tested positive for a very contagious and potentially lethal virus. The Department of... more »
  • Malnourished, neglected horses get help

    January 22, 2012 3:35 PM

    MANY, La. - Greener pastures are greeting some of the malnourished and neglected horses seized two weeks ago from a Sabine Parish property owner. The Sabine Humane Society has been successful in finding additional foster homes where the animals can receive individualized attention. Still, society members are being "extremely... more »
  • Mardi Gras rolls in New Roads despite rain

    March 8, 2011 5:28 PM

    NEW ROADS- Both the 89th Annual Community Center parade and the Lions' Club parade took to the streets of New Roads on Mardi Gras day. Delays due to severe weather thinned crowds somewhat, but didn't dampen the spirits of those who stuck around for the celebration. The Community... more »
  • Owner of seized horses arrested

    December 1, 2010 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The owner of several horses seized for being malnourished and emaciated has been arrested, according to Baton Rouge Police. 46-year-old Farrow Jerome Carney was arrested Tuesday evening after coming by the East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center, according to director Hilton Cole. Cole said they had seized... more »
  • Horses seized after animal cruelty complaint

    November 30, 2010 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officers seized several horses today in an animal cruelty investigation in Baton Rouge, and want to bring charges against their owner. Animal Control Director Hilton Cole said today that his office had received complaints about the horses being malnourished, which were pastured on property... more »
  • Penitentiary to auction prison-bred horses

    October 6, 2010 6:43 AM

    The Louisiana State Penitentiary will auction horses that have been bred and raised at the Angola prison for the first time in the prison's history. The sale is set for Oct. 16 following a preview on Oct. 15. The sale is part of the third weekend of the annual Angola... more »
  • The 'Ike' gets team penning championship

    September 29, 2010 5:28 AM

    West Monroe's Ike Hamilton Expo Center is getting ready for one of the largest events in its nine-year history. The "Ike" will host the 2010 U.S. Team Penning Association's World Championship and Show from Oct. 28-Nov. 2. It's expected to draw riders from all over the United States and from... more »
  • Ascension Parish investigators look into possible animal abuse

    September 20, 2010 4:40 PM

    The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints of possible animal abuse in Gonzales. At least 12 horses are on a property off Highway 941 near MP Evans Road. News 2 cameras captured the horses with bones clearly protruding through their skin and found the horses' water trough nearly... 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 »
  • Woman dead, dozens injured after spooked horses take off during parade

    July 5, 2010 7:23 AM

    Police say a 60-year-old Iowa woman has died of her injuries after two startled horses bolted during a Fourth of July parade and galloped through the streets pulling a wagon for several blocks. Bellevue police say the woman died Sunday evening at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.... more »
  • Derby success has Borel in demand

    April 28, 2010 1:31 PM

    St. Martin Parish's Calvin Borel has made a living on long shots, most famously 50-1 Mine That Bird in last year's Kentucky Derby. The jockey's second Derby triumph in three years, though, has made him a star who no longer needs to jump on any ride that comes along.... more »
  • Animal cruelty investigation in St. Mary Parish

    February 26, 2010 9:49 AM

    The St. Mary Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an animal cruelty case. According to deputies, approximately 180 to 200 head of livestock, including horses and cattle have been neglected. Deputies say several dead animals were found, and many have been neglected as far as feeding, medical, and general care. The... more »
  • Disney movie to start filming next month in Lafayette

    September 18, 2009 5:25 AM

    The Disney movie "Secretariat," will begin filming in Lafayette on October 12 and will continue through the end of November. The movie will star Diane Lane, John Malkovich and Nelsan Ellis, and will chronicle the life story of Penny Chenery, owner of the racehorse that won the Triple Crown in... more »
  • Upgrades at EBR Animal Control Center

    September 10, 2009 5:02 PM

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved spending for a new stock yard for the East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue Center. Animal Control lost its privileges to house seized livestock at a local, area stock yard. Director Hilton Cole requested $18,500 to build one of their own.... more »

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