All About Animals

Shelter dogs and inmates get second chance

When you think of graduation, the cap, the gown, and the diploma are a few things that may come to mind. But, in St. Gabriel, Monday's ceremony was a bit different.

Exotic animals draw big crowds, strong reactions at Repticon

If a dragon was on your Christmas list, odds are you found your way to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center this weekend.

Sea gull killer pleads guilty in federal court

A Labadieville man pleaded guilty on Dec. 10 in Eastern District Federal Court in New Orleans for the illegal killing of 49 sea gulls.

Stolen puppy suffers broken bones, fractured skull

Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and the Lake Charles Police Department arrested Tyler Scott Sanders, 20, for Theft of an Animal and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals.

Pet safety tips for holiday season

Ah, the holidays. Food, family, friends--but for man's best friend, it takes a little extra to be safe.

Thibodaux police rescue 35 animals; arrest woman for animal, juvenile cruelty

Police received a tip on Friday, Dec. 6, regarding animal hording at a home in which a juvenile also lived on Oakley Street. The house belonged to Lorencia Raffray, 45.

LPB chronicles comeback of LA Black Bear

Two decades ago, the Louisiana Black Bear was on the brink of extinction, but today it is on the rebound. The latest episode of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s six-part wildlife series Alive!

New Baby Bongo at BREC's BR Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has announced the arrival of a new female bongo calf.

BR animal shelter gives incentive to adopt black pets on Black Friday

If you're looking for a great deal on a "unique" gift this Black Friday, the Companion Animal Alliance says it can help.

Local Boy Scout raises awareness for pet adoptions

Shelby Savoy, a local Boy Scout from Troop 65 wants to bring awareness to pet adoptions, and he's asking the public for their help.

Organizations come together to help animals during natural disaster

Natural disasters are scary, especially hurricanes. The state does everything they can to prepare and help the public during times of need. What about our pets, our livestock or our animals?

Pet owners have options for keeping animals warm during cold nights

While people think about how to keep themselves warm on the coldest nights of the season, they also need to think about their four-legged friends.

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.