An investigation is underway in Red Bluff, California after a police officer shot two dogs who were reportedly running loose in a residential neighborhood. The Saint Bernards were owned by a local family who are calling the shooting a “horrific killing,” and a “gross injustice” on Facebook. Police say the officer appears to have been acting in self-defense.
For years the mystery has haunted me. It all started when I was chatting with a perfectly nice couple interested in adopting a dog. The wife all of a sudden looked at me and said, “I’d like to ask you a question, it’s kind of weird but…” Her husband, clearly getting uncomfortable, interrupted and exclaimed, “No, no, please don’t ask her!”
To dress your dog up or not to dress your dog up, that is the question many pet owners ponder on Halloween. Some pooch moms and dads say “no way,” while others go all out, and were proud to share their pictures with I Love My Dog!
Volunteers from Corpus Christi Animal Care Services say they're devastated and heartbroken after three dogs were recently euthanized at the municipal shelter and were wrongly labeled as being “aggressive."
Youngblood all of a sudden heard firefighters outside their house. She raced out and asked them for help. "We tried bringing the dogs but the current was too strong. We had to walk with the firefighters in shoulder high water, they didn't have a boat," said Youngblood. "They told us bringing the dogs back inside was the best thing to do."
Pure joy is what Anai Montero felt the moment she was reunited with her Boston terrier, Rex, after 12 days of agony. This incredible reunion is the result of a dog with a will to stay alive, and an owner who refused to stop searching for him.
Ron needed a miracle. And he got one! “It’s almost as though he can’t believe how much yummy food he can eat, or how many treats his foster mommy gives to him, or how soft and snuggly a dog bed can be.”
"Flutter, flutter, wham! Wham! Wham!" That's what pedestrians who walk by this Boston area office building have heard all week, as they watched this confused seagull fly into a mirrored glass window in Beacon Hill.
Veronica and Marty Barillas never thought the word "horse" would mean so much to them.
Nine years ago, their son Nico was born with Down syndrome. He's mostly nonverbal and communicates with an iPad app. Veronica and Marty are always looking for ways to enrich his life and find ways to teach Nico to express himself.
“Resilient.” That’s how everyone who has met Jacob, a 6-year-old pit bull, describes him. He’s come a long way, mentally and physically, over the last year, but now he finally has a place to call home.
It’s a horrifying mystery in the Dallas area: Who is dumping the bodies of hundreds of animals along Dowdy Ferry Road? We’ve also learned these illegal dumpers are now branching out, the plague of discarded animals is spreading beyond the infamous road.
There's an urgent situation in San Antonio tonight and dozes of dogs are at risk. Earlier this week animal control officers seized 82 dogs from a local rescue and brought them to the municipal shelter.
Over the weekend, while chaos erupted over travel ban court hearings and Super Bowl madness, animal rights groups noticed it first: The federal government quietly removed animal welfare inspection reports from the USDA’s website.
Dallas, TX: This is an incredible story of giving and sacrifice. The first hero you’re going to meet is an Uber driver, Michelle Turnbow, who should receive a 5-star rating for the lifesaving ride she gave to a black Labrador hit by a car.
As an investigative journalist who helps out in the animal rescue world, I field a lot of questions from people who want to expose poor conditions at their municipal or county shelters. Emails from volunteers concerned about overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, inhumane treatment and even animals who are euthanized painfully or unfairly have filled my inbox over the years.
Dog rescue volunteers and social media posters are hysterical with anger tonight. Hours ago, the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) euthanized three different mother dogs housed in its municipal shelter, leaving their pups behind. Nancy Wiggins, an active member of the animal community, writes on one of the dog's Facebook posts, "Three moms in one day pulled away from their babies & senselessly killed. Just too heartbreaking."
Today the mayor of Magnolia, Arkansas is pleading for help and apologizing for a shocking situation revealed in the City's municipal animal control facility. The pictures and video of the dogs found at the shelter tell this story. It's something you have to see, and it's startling.
A miracle is needed for two dogs, who sadly, right now, don't even resemble what a dog should look like. It's a heartbreaking situation. The pair is being held by the City of Rosebud, Texas and unless someone comes forward to help them they will be euthanized on Wednesday, August 27th. And when you read the rest of this story, and see these pictures, you may be stunned.
It all started last week when a concerned Rosebud resident posted this video on Facebook showing two dogs with severe mange, eating food out of some sort of metal contraption. The post said, "My neighbors dogs that the city won't do anything about ... They need to be removed and cared for, but Rosebud has no animal control. If it's the last thing I do I'm going to find someone to help." The video has been shared hundreds of times and posters lit up the comment section with concern.