All About Animals

Common canine disease poses danger to humans

There’s an STD among dogs that also poses a threat to their owners.

LPB Presents: Alive! In America’s Delta -- The Whooping Crane’s Majestic Return

Louisiana Public Broadcasting unveils a special presentation of the first episode of its new six-part series Alive! In America’s Delta on Monday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. on LPB and Friday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. on WLAE in New Orleans.

Crowley Police warn about sightings of deadly snakes in residential areas

Officials are warning residents about a type of poisonous snake that has been spotted in several residential areas of Crowley. Officials say the snake has been spotted near a local elementary school as well.

New cute furry mammal species discovered

A small mammal with fluffy red-orange fur, a short bushy tail, and an adorable rounded face has leapt onto the raccoon family tree.

RECALL: Dog, cat food could be contaminated with Salmonella

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Over 450 roosters seized from home in New Orleans; owner possibly connected to cockfighting

More than 450 roosters and other birds were seized from a home located in New Orleans East, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced.

Man arrested for cruelty after 29 puppies, 3 adult dogs found dead in refrigerator

A 52-year-old man was arrested after deputies found 29 dead puppies and 3 dead adult dogs in his refrigerator. He told them that he stored them there because he hadn’t gotten around to burying them.

Pitbull saved by local vets after sustaining major injuries; donations needed

Local veterinarians and animal hospitals have recently saved a pitbull that otherwise would have passed away after receiving major injuries. 

UNO researcher investigates bull sharks' movements in Lake Pontchartrain

There is something lurking under the water at Sunset Point Pier in Mandeville.

Friends catch 900-pound tuna

Gregg Looney is one for tradition. Although he and his buddies didn't catch anything at all during a fishing trip last summer, he had so much fun they all decided to do it again this year.

How do you test a live shark? Quickly and carefully, researchers say

Calling all great white sharks in the waters off Cape Cod: Please report to Chatham to be measured and tagged by scientists.

LDWF announces 2013 White Lake W.C.A. youth waterfowl hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for the 2013 youth waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish.

Homeowners, wildlife officials seek lifting of protected status for black bears

State wildlife officials and south Louisiana residents agreed Tuesday night that removing the protected status of coastal black bears will help to maintain the bear population and protect neighborhoods.

Electrical malfunction blamed for massive Shreveport horse stable fire

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning has released information regarding the tragic fire which claimed the lives of 19 horses last week near Louisiana Downs in Haught

Exotic snake suspected in boys' deaths in Canada

Police in Canada are looking into the deaths of two young boys who appear to have been strangled by an exotic snake.