All About Animals

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of buying puppies online

Better Business Bureau advises pet-lovers to avoid letting their emotions lead the way when looking for a puppy online.

All in the family: Kleinpeters welcome fifth generation to work

Taylor Kleinpeter is the fifth generation in a long line of Kleinpeters to join the family business. She said growing up on the family farm there was no doubt in her mind that this is the job for her.

12-foot alligator captured in North Carolina after eating 80 lb dog

North Carolina authorities shot and killed an alligator they say ate an 80 pound dog. Authorities found the massive alligator Wednesday, July 24 with remnants of the dog still in its mouth.

Walker men charged with animal cruelty for incident involving stray kittens

What started as an attempted act of compassion ended with an arrest for animal cruelty after a Walker man became “enraged” with the refusal of help from a local animal shelter.

Two cheetahs gain a new home at the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has gained two cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the mother, 13-years-old, and daughter, 2-years-old, are now on exhibit.

Bear escapes narrow encounter with power pole

A female bear that had become enamored with the dumpster behind the Sonic Drive-In is lucky to be alive after a harrowing rescue from the top of a power pole.

103 dogs seized from Thibodaux breeder found guilty of animal cruelty

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office seized 103 dogs from a Thibodaux Brittany-breeder after he was found guilty of animal cruelty.

Livingston Parish looking for ways to fund new, larger animal shelter

Officials in Livingston Parish are looking to create a full-service, parish-wide animal shelter. Their goal is to get strays off the streets and into good homes.

Girl Scouts get ready to help dogs cool off

A group of girl scouts in Livingston Parish are doing their part to help protect dogs at the parish animal control shelter. They raised money to buy the shelter three shade covers for the play yard.

Clingy rescued sea turtle finally gets new home

She's the sea turtle that didn't want to get away.

Reward increased for information leading to arrest of person(s) who shot dog 40+ times

Friday morning, the Gregg County Crimestoppers announced they have received a $1,000 donation to add to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons r

California boy attacked by Ocelot while on vacation in Central America

A young boy was recovering at a local hospital after he was attacked by an Ocelot while on vacation in Central America.

Man accused of theft for sheltering stray dog fires back with civil suit

The man facing a theft charge for sheltering a stray dog has fired back with a civil suit against his accusers.

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Texas dog shot 40+ times with pellet gun in Longview

GRAPHIC WARNING: The images at the end of this story could be considered disturbing to some viewers. Please use caution.