All About Animals

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.

Massive barn fire kills 19 race horses in Bossier City

Nineteen horses died in a fire at a large barn near Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Haughton just before 6:00 p.m. on August 1.

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of buying puppies online

Better Business Bureau advises pet-lovers to avoid letting their emotions lead the way when looking for a puppy online.

All in the family: Kleinpeters welcome fifth generation to work

Taylor Kleinpeter is the fifth generation in a long line of Kleinpeters to join the family business. She said growing up on the family farm there was no doubt in her mind that this is the job for her.

12-foot alligator captured in North Carolina after eating 80 lb dog

North Carolina authorities shot and killed an alligator they say ate an 80 pound dog. Authorities found the massive alligator Wednesday, July 24 with remnants of the dog still in its mouth.

Walker men charged with animal cruelty for incident involving stray kittens

What started as an attempted act of compassion ended with an arrest for animal cruelty after a Walker man became “enraged” with the refusal of help from a local animal shelter.

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.