All About Animals

South LA has 4-legged duckling

Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur, Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.

Therapy dog makes dental visits less "ruff" for Seattle patients

 Monica Johnson is so terrified of going to the dentist, she went 15 years without an appointment. "It's not gonna happen," she says. "I feel like a chicken. I wish I could explain it."

MN residents say new pet noise ordinance impossible to implement

A heated debate is dividing the town of Wadena, Minnesota. A new pet ordinance has passed, and some in the community are calling it ridiculous.

Small enclosures reportedly cause zoochosis in animals

By Amanda Taylor Salt Lake City, UT (KSL) -- Animals in zoos unused to the conditions and close quarters of their enclosures can develop mental health issues, experts say.

AZ: 20 dogs die from heat in kennel, police investigating owners

By Ben Brumfield and Cristy Lenz CNN (CNN) -- Heat. There's been plenty of it to go around in Arizona these first days of summer -- literally and politically -- after the air conditioning went out at a dog kennel.

Singing woman leaps into lion cage at Memphis Zoo, tosses cookies

A woman was uninjured after entering a lion exhibit at the Memphis Zoo in an attempt to feed the big cats cookies. Visitors contacted Memphis Zoo security when the woman jumped the barrier into the lions' enclosure.

Dog Park at Burbank Soccer Complex Closed for Tournament

BREC’s Dog Park at the Burbank Soccer Complex will be closed June 20-22 for the regional soccer tournament being held at the Burbank Complex, 12400 Burbank Dr. The park will reopen for regular hours to the public on June 23.

Local veterinarians want you to make sure your pets are ready this hurricane season

Most people make sure they have the essentials when a hurricane is headed our way, but don't forget to make sure your four-legged family members are prepared too.

Wildlife left homeless by recent flooding get help from Texas rescue organization

Dozens of animals, many injured and washed out of their homes by recent rains, have landed at the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Houston.

Fishermen hook extremely rare sawfish off Florida's Boynton Beach.

It was a pretty good day out on the boat for Dustin Richter Monday. "The kingfish almost took all the line out of my reel. Those fish are very strong and put up a good fight," said Richter.

LA first responders get trained in canine encounters

The Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission is partnering with Louisiana State Police to help first responders understand their encounters with canines.

OH teen catches 'River Monster' swimming in flooded street

Monday night's rains brought a lot of flooding and, according to viewer Jeremiah Sawyer of North Royalton, Ohio, it also brought a "river monster" into the streets.

Cat rockets to fame after attacking dog that was mauling little boy

It's a remarkable rescue caught on video that has been watched across the country: A 4-year-old boy's pet cat saved him from a dog attack in Bakersfield, California.

Pet cat comes to rescue when boy is viciously attacked by dog

The pet cat came to the rescue after a dog attacked a four year old boy. Security cameras captured the dramatic footage as the boy was seen riding his bike.

Exotic animal preserve provides educational opportunities for students young, old

Camels and kangaroos bring up visions of far-away lands. But thousands of local children are learning that the world is small because they can find animals from all over the world living together in East Feliciana Parish.