All About Animals

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes new baby Nile Lechwe

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a new male Nile lechwe. Born at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the early morning hours of November 2, the baby is now on exhibit with its mother and doing well. 

Alligator captured in Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Carrying an alligator bag on an airline flight is fine, but live alligators are banned from boarding. That might explain why a toothy reptile was slithering around Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday.

Baton Rouge partners with Jacksonville-based organization to save animals' lives

In Baton Rouge, you may notice the growing number of stray and sheltered animals, and some of them won't live to see another day. However, there's some good news.

Pet adoption even to be held at PetSmart on Millerville today

The SPCA of Livingston will be holding an adoption event for Dogs and Cats today at PetSmart on Millerville Road in Baton Rouge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Many puppies, dogs, cats and kittens available for adoption.

Puppy that was found abandoned in storage unit slowly recovering

A popular puppy named "Braveheart" is slowly recovering from his injuries from neglect in Caddo Parish. Braveheart was found emaciated and left to die in a storage unit about a month ago.

SAFETY ALERT: Tainted dog treats making pets sick

The federal government is issuing a new warning about tainted jerky treats that are making pets sick. Thousands of pets have already gotten sick from this and almost 600 have died.

Stray dog problem in Livingston Parish leads residents to plead for help

UPDATE: Volunteers from the SPCA of Livingston contacted Gibbs Tuesday and agreed to donate food to him to give to the puppies.

Five cheetah cubs born at Metro Richmond Zoo

Five cheetah cubs were born earlier this month at the Metro Richmond Zoo. The zoo announced the births and released some photos of the cubs Monday.

Another rare 'sea monster' lands in California: a 15-foot saber-toothed whale

Oh, Jules Verne or Peter Benchley, where are you, great writers of deep-sea monsters? For the second time this week, Southern California has seen a rare sea beast washed ashore, far from home waters.

Sonogram shows tiny elephant trunk

Seven months of pregnancy down, 15 to go.

From heartbreaking ending to happy new beginnings; shelter to hold pet adoption event

A little dog name Eeyore put a big spotlight on the SPCA of Livingston. Sadly, his story ended with the worst possible outcome.

Puppy abandoned in storage unit finds new family

Braveheart, a 4 month old puppy, was found abandoned, chained in a storage unit on Youree Drive in Shreveport on September 11. There was no food or water for the dog, and when the storage complex owners found him, they thought he was dead.

Heartbroken: Shelter forced to euthanize puppy after discovering additional injuries

Eeyore had a broken heart, literally. He was told he needed heart surgery to save his life.

Officials break up underground multi-state dog fighting ring in Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate after making arrests in what they are calling a multi-state dog fighting ring.

Animal Shelter hopes to heal abandoned puppy’s broken heart before time runs out

The SPCA of Livingston has seen its fair share of high veterinary bills. Although funds are tight, they always find a way to provide care for the abandoned or abused animals they rescue.