All About 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.

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.