All About Animals

Two cheetahs gain a new home at the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has gained two cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the mother, 13-years-old, and daughter, 2-years-old, are now on exhibit.

Bear escapes narrow encounter with power pole

A female bear that had become enamored with the dumpster behind the Sonic Drive-In is lucky to be alive after a harrowing rescue from the top of a power pole.

103 dogs seized from Thibodaux breeder found guilty of animal cruelty

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office seized 103 dogs from a Thibodaux Brittany-breeder after he was found guilty of animal cruelty.

Livingston Parish looking for ways to fund new, larger animal shelter

Officials in Livingston Parish are looking to create a full-service, parish-wide animal shelter. Their goal is to get strays off the streets and into good homes.

Girl Scouts get ready to help dogs cool off

A group of girl scouts in Livingston Parish are doing their part to help protect dogs at the parish animal control shelter. They raised money to buy the shelter three shade covers for the play yard.

Clingy rescued sea turtle finally gets new home

She's the sea turtle that didn't want to get away.

Reward increased for information leading to arrest of person(s) who shot dog 40+ times

Friday morning, the Gregg County Crimestoppers announced they have received a $1,000 donation to add to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons r

California boy attacked by Ocelot while on vacation in Central America

A young boy was recovering at a local hospital after he was attacked by an Ocelot while on vacation in Central America.

Man accused of theft for sheltering stray dog fires back with civil suit

The man facing a theft charge for sheltering a stray dog has fired back with a civil suit against his accusers.

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Texas dog shot 40+ times with pellet gun in Longview

GRAPHIC WARNING: The images at the end of this story could be considered disturbing to some viewers. Please use caution.

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus reported this year

A two-year-old horse located in Maurepas in Livingston Parish reportedly tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV) and was humanely euthanized by a local veterinarian.

Third set of puppies abandoned in one week: shelters say you need to spay

A litter of puppies and their mom were dumped by the Cortana Mall on Friday. The four puppies and their mother were found tied up to a dumpster lying in the sun.

BRPD K-9 handler surprised by officer of the year award

Most dog owners come home from work and play with their pets. But Cpl. Jesse Barcelona and his dog, Geno, work together. Their unique bond led to Barcelona's being named Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Scientists conducting genetic testing on Tiger Shrimp found in the Gulf

They're one of the most mysterious types of shrimp and right now scientists are conducting genetic testing to figure out a little more about the Black Tiger Shrimp.