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WWL Newsroom
August 07, 2019 - 6:26 am
This is the hottest part of the summer in Louisiana, and yet people will still leave their pets in parked cars. WWL's Patty Burnaman found that Louisiana is on the cutting edge of legislation to protect a citizen who breaks a window to rescue a pet in distress. According to legal analyst , Tim...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 3:26 pm
A young alligator picked the wrong car port to ride out Barry. A pair of dogs didn't take too kindly to the reptilian intruder. We’ve told you about the possibility of interaction with animals during a flood event. Watch what happened to a family in Livingston Parish! (No animals were harmed while...
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If Fido or Fluffy need to shed a few pounds, researchers have a new advancement to speed up your dog or cat's metabolism. LSU Pennington Biomedical scientists say they have developed and patented technology that lets your pet eat the same amount of food and still lose weight. One of the inventors,...
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Don Ames
April 22, 2019 - 7:23 am
U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Fido is not necessarily being fed dried dog food anymore. And those canned canine meals are falling out of favor as well. These days the pets are getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. Some veterinarians...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 9:22 am
Despite repeated warnings and pleas from animal welfare officials, the Louisiana SPCA says it still gets inundated with rabbits, baby chicks, and ducklings within a couple months of Easter Sunday. It ends up causing a scramble to find the little critters good homes. Shelly Patton with Louisiana...
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Chris Miller
November 09, 2018 - 9:04 am
Even as competition for the labor market gets tight, a lot of younger workers say they'd be willing to give up part of their pay, if they get to bring their pets to work. The survey from online retailer Zulily finds seven out of ten Millennials say they'd take less money if they could bring their...
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Chris Miller
August 29, 2018 - 7:24 am
As if the opioid crisis isn’t bad enough, we’re finding out it's even affecting peoples' pets. There has been a rise in people hurting animals, to try and trick vets into prescribing narcotics. According to one survey, 13 percent of veterinarians in Colorado reported treating animals hurt by their...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:01 pm
(WWL.com) - It is now legal in Louisiana to rescue a pet or a minor from a locked, parked vehicle, by smashing a window to get in. The new law went into effect yesterday, and provides criminal and civil protection for good Samaritans who take action against the illegal activity. Louisiana SPCA...
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July 04, 2018 - 7:21 am
(WWL.com) July 5 is one of the busiest days for animal shelters as unrestrained dogs flee their homes from fear of fireworks the night before. Louisiana SPCA spokesperson Alicia Haefele says the fireworks might be fun for us, but can bring man’s best friend unwanted anxiety. “Don’t bring them with...
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