All About Animals

Parakeet survives vacuum cleaner

A banged up and bruised parakeet is back it home with its family after a ride in a vacuum cleaner. Birdie's owner, Marie Margarone, was using her industrial vacuum when she accidentally sucked up the bird.

Scientists reintroduce ancient paddlefish to lake in TX

A boat ride on the peaceful waters of the Big Cypress Bayou in northeast Texas is like taking a step back in time.

Volunteer uses photography to help shy dogs in FL

Roanin trembled, cowered and hid when she was first surrendered to Orange County Animal Services in Florida. But thanks to Lauren Eggert, of Pawsitive Shelter Photography, the 3-year-old pup has completely changed.

11 wildlife experiences that could vanish in your lifetime

Earth is in the grip of the "sixth great extinction crisis," say some scientists, with up to 2,000 species dying out each year. These 11 great wildlife experiences could disappear within your lifetime.

Ohio man returns stolen seeing eye dog to owner

A seeing-eye dog stolen from her Dayton, Ohio home has been reunited with her owner. Dayton police returned Diamond, a specially trained Rottweiler, to Sheryl Williams on Wednesday.

Paralized pig brings hope to children in Massachusetts

One pot-bellied pig in a wheelchair, named Chris P. Bacon, made kids laugh and smile at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton, Massachusetts Wednesday Morning.

Injection provides additional hope for reducing stray dog population

Veterinarians have access to a new tool in their effort to control the pet population.

$1,100 reward for information about puppy found in plastic bag in Welsh, LA

Thanks to an outpouring of support by the public, the reward for information about a puppy found alive in a plastic bag in Welsh, has now risen to $1,100.

Veterinarians release sea turtle into wild after 4 months of rehab

Monroe, who washed in with a barnacle on her beak that looked like a Marilynesque beauty mark, was found struggling in the surf 4 months ago.

Texas town uses goats to fight fires

Texas fire prevention experts have turned to an unusual method of removing highly flammable brush, a key component in the outbreak and spread of wildfires.

Giant Pacific Octopus tries to steal camera from CA diver

Two men were diving in Bluefish Cove off the coast of Point Lobos in Carmel, California when an enormous eight-legged sea creature emerged out of murky ocean depths.

Downtown Baton Rouge goes to the dogs for Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade

Dog owners and animal lovers come out once a year to Downtown Baton Rouge to watch a Mardi Gras parade with a twist.

Pigs can't fly, but they can surf

Sometimes someone just walks into your life. Kai Holt, of Hawaii Kai, says he was camping with his family at Bellows Beach a few months ago when a little piglet walked into his cabana.

BREC Zoo receives protected trumpeter swan from Alaska

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announced the arrival of a juvenile male trumpeter swan.

A look inside CAA: taking care of Baton Rouge's most vulnerable animals

The Companion Animal Alliance runs the animal shelter for East Baton Rouge Parish. The controversial group has made big changes to how things are run at the shelter. Their goal is to help save as many animals as they can.