All About Animals

Gonzales man arrested in dog torture case; said animal was 'uncooperative'

On Monday, May 20, a dog was found dead in an open field on Black Bayou Extension Road; the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation and l

Dog on the Interstate?

A large dog was spotted in the grassy median on Interstate 110 near the Governor’s Mansion exit shortly before 2:00 p.m. today.

Uproar over tortured dog found decaying in field

A case of animal cruelty is being described as the worst ever seen by local animal rescuers, and life-changing for those who uncovered it. 

Dog wrapped in electrical tape found dead; deputies seek person responsible

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Tony Bacala is asking for the public’s help in any information available regarding a dog that was found dead in an open field on Black Bayou Road on yesterday evening.

Cute cuddly and overcrowding the shelter: army of kittens hits CAA

The Companion Animal Alliance needs your help to save dozens of cats and kittens. An army of cute and cuddly kittens is overcrowding the Baton Rouge animal shelter run by the Companion Animal Alliance.

$3,000 reward being offered for information in Whooping Crane shooting

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials are looking for leads regarding a whooping crane that was found shot to death in Red River Parish.

Local animal welfare groups to provide FREE shots to pet owners in need

Pet owners in Baton Rouge can gain some free help this weekend to keep their furry friend clean and healthy, too.

Animal cruelty arrest: Two neglected dogs showed signs of malnourishment, infected sore

A Thibodaux man was arrested for animal cruelty after two dogs in his care were found to be painfully neglected. Officials say one dog was injured so badly, he couldn’t bark.

Tiny pup survives weeks locked in abandoned car

A 12-week-old puppy found locked in an abandoned car in Kansas City, Missouri survived by eating scraps of McDonald's food for almost a full month, according to rescuers.

BREC Burbank Dog Park needs your votes for improvement contest

A few clicks of the mouse will get dogs' tails wagging at BREC's Burbank Dog Park. The park and the BREC Foundation are nominated for a $100,000 prize presented by PetSafe.

Proposed ordinance to expand local animal cruelty laws could be tough to enforce

A proposed law would force some local dog owners to change the way they care for their pets. The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will debate an ordinance Wednesday that would prohibit tethering a dog for more than an hour.

Orb wins 139th Kentucky Derby

Orb, running 15th well into the race, made a late charge to win the 139th running of the mud-spattered Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Golden Soul was second, followed by Revolutionary.

Dogs graduate inmate training program

Friday was graduation day for three of Dixon Correctional Institute residents. Three young dogs are well on their way to becoming service dogs.

Black bear gets comfortable in man's truck

A bear managed to get inside a California man's truck, but couldn't figure out how to get out!

BREC: 'Bozie' the elephant goes to Washington

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is announcing that Bozie, its 37-year-old female Asian elephant, will be moving to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C.