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$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.

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.