All About Animals

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.

Woman accused of tossing puppies off balcony pleas ‘not guilty’; arrested again over weekend

WARNING: The video attached to this story could be considered disturbing to some viewers.

Strain urges horse owners to prepare for mosquito borne diseases

As summertime approaches and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV

ATC’s new K9 unit trained to detect synthetic drugs

Louisiana's war on synthetic drugs has a new weapon.  Ace, is just a normal 2-and-a-half year old German Shephard, until he smells an illegal substance.

Pelicans left stranded after oil continues to destroy marsh lands after BP oil spill

Plaquemines Parish officials are fighting to save coastal islands along the Gulf as the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon oilrig explosion draws near. They say the oil spill destroyed the islands.

Everglades tour guide wrestles massive python

People on a tour boat ride in the Everglades had a front row seat as their tour guide jumped out of the boat and started wrestling a 10-foot python. And all of it was caught on camera.

New Orleans vet says cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence for your dog

12-year-old Annie is a healthy, normal dog. That is, except for the growing mass inside her lung. At Southeast Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Rose Lemarie uses an ultrasound to see if the tumor is primary, or if it's spread.

Dog nurses litter of kittens

These days not every family is what once may have been considered traditional. Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and that description extends to a home in Luttrell, Tennessee. Chloe is a pretty typical dog.

Zoo of Acadiana's show bird succumbs to injuries after injury during theft

Kiwi, the bird that was stolen from the Zoo of Acadiana and recovered from a burning car, has died at the LSU Veterinary Hospital in Baton Rouge where it has been trying to recover.

Donated artwork to benefit whooping crane repopulation project

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) whooping crane re-population project will benefit from artwork donated by two distinguished artists recognized today by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.