All About Animals

LDWF Gopher Tortoise research underway

The Louisiana Natural Heritage Program (LNHP), within the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, is currently partaking in habitat restoration and population distribution surveys for gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) within easter

Local animal shelter keeps dogs cool, heat can cause long term damage

South Louisiana can get downright uncomfortable in the summer and as bad as it is for us, it's even worse for man's best friend.

VIDEO: Dog detects TX child's diabetes

A volunteer project turned into a life saving event for a Texas family. The family was playing with diabetic alert dogs, when one of the animals detected its playmate had the disease.

Baton Rouge Zoo continues search for Bald Eagle on nation’s birthday

The irony that a symbol of America went missing the day before the nation’s birthday does not escape officials at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Eagle escapes from Baton Rouge Zoo; bird has limited flight abilities

A bald eagle with an injury that prevents it from being able to fly properly, escaped from the Baton Rouge Zoo early Wednesday morning. Officials are asking for the public’s help to locate it.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police fatally shoot man's dog while he's being arrested

There's controversy in Hawthorne, California, where police shot and killed a man's dog last weekend. It was all caught on camera and the video has gone viral.

Summer means soaring temperatures and potential life-threatening heatstroke for pets

Now that summer is here, it’s good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke.

Florida vets successfully remove fishing hooks from world's rarest sea turtle

Florida doctors removed fishing hooks out of the throat of the rarest sea turtle in the world to ensure the Kemp's ridley lives to see another day.

Florida man accused of cooking and eating the family dog

A Tampa man is accused of killing the family dog and cooking it for food.

Reward increases to $15,000 for shooting death of Whooping Crane

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and U.S.

Louisiana Chimp Haven celebrates win for chimpanzees used for testing

Chimp Haven learned today that National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr.

ADORABLE ALERT: Dog demands attention from owners with unique howl

WARNING: This is NOT news and could be considered disturbingly adorable to some viewers. If you are sensitive to “fluff” news, please use caution before watching the video.

Manager of Belle Chase animal rescue arrested for stealing cash to pay for drug addiction

The shelter director of a non-profit animal rescue organization was arrested after she confessed to stealing money issued to PAWS in the form of in fees and donations. She said she used the cash to support her drug addiction.

Innovative firefighters revive heat-stricken exotic bird

There was nothing in the fire department manual to cover something like this, so firefighters in Surprise, AZ had to wing it to save an unresponsive exotic bird after it was mistakenly locked in a pickup truck last week.

VIDEO: TX woman arrested for throwing dog feces at neighbors, spitting in face

A Texas woman is facing felony charges for losing control at a neighborhood dog park in Austin. Police say the woman attacked two of her neighbors and their dogs, even throwing one of the dog's feces at its owner.