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  • Furry Friends Need Families

    September 11, 2013 9:09 AM

    We are fortunate on GMA to meet at least two animals each month up for adoption through the Lafayette Animal Control Shelter . Most of the time, I want to take them home! I have four pets of my own, three dogs and a 16-year-old cat. Two of my dogs... more »
  • Vaccinate horses, La. official says

    April 29, 2013 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is advising horse owners to vaccinate their animals for eastern equine encephalitis and west Nile virus as mosquito season kicks in. Strain said authorities have not found cases of either disease so far this year in sweeps across the state.... more »
  • Program Helps Service Members Keep Their Pets

    March 8, 2013 4:26 PM

    Instead of giving up their dogs for good, a foster program is helping service men and women come home to their pets. Staff Sergeant Bethany Morgan-Taylor is back at Fort Polk after serving a tour overseas. Her dogs have been living in Lafayette with a foster parent through a... more »
  • Wranglers say 'Hobbit' animals died on unsafe farm

    November 19, 2012 3:58 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other "death traps." The American Humane Association,... more »
  • Hammond council prohibits sale of animals at sites

    January 5, 2012 9:17 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of animals in outdoor areas within the city limits. The council adopted a companion resolution Tuesday calling on the Tangipahoa Parish Council to consider enacting an ordinance outlawing roadside selling of animals throughout the... more »
  • Caddo Parish Sheriff to Sell Paint Mare, 2 Jennies

    June 19, 2011 12:05 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is auctioning two female donkeys and a paint mare on Monday. It's taking sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon at the North Market Street substation. Sgt. Doyle Smith says the owner released the two jennies and the... more »
  • Wildlife Searching for Higher Ground

    May 16, 2011 7:33 PM

    People aren't the only ones being displaced by the flood waters, wild animals are frantically searching for higher ground. Director of Heckhavan Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Suzy Heck, said "hopefully most of the animals have already moved on. They have a sixth sense about disaster coming and hopefully they'll be... more »
  • Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

    October 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
  • Pilots-N-Paws Saving Animals

    September 15, 2010 7:21 PM

    Pilots-N-Paws is a national organization of pilots that volunteer their time and their planes to fly animals away from kill shelters to new homes. Pilots-N-Paws contacted the Lafayette Animal Shelter, looking for small dogs that could easily fit in the cockpits. This Saturday they're flying 20 dogs to various states... more »
  • Pamela Anderson Helps With Abandoned Animals Due to Oil Spill

    August 2, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela Anderson. Anderson, the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was... more »
  • "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" Exhibit Opens

    July 19, 2010 11:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An exhibit opening Thursday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other animals used during the war. "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" showcases the species most often brought into the war. The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard... more »
  • Animals Found Dead After Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 3:04 PM

    Federal officials say 189 dead sea turtles, birds and other animals have been found along Gulf of Mexico coastlines since a massive oil spill started last month. The total includes 154 sea turtles, primarily the endangered Kemp's ridley variety, plus 12 dolphins and 23 migratory birds. But in a phone... more »
  • Videos Showing Violence Against Animals: Free Speech

    April 20, 2010 2:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law aimed at banning videos that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the right to free speech. The justices, voting 8-1, threw out the criminal conviction of Robert Stevens of Pittsville, Va., who was sentenced to three... more »
  • Berwick Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

    March 23, 2010 2:22 PM

    Sheriff David A. Naquin announced the arrest of Freddie Sellers Sr. 68 yoa of 1812 Thorguson Road, Berwick on the charges of one count of Cruelty to Animals and one count of Failing to Properly Dispose of Decomposing Animals. Sheriff Naquin advised the St. Mary Parish... more »
  • Local Farmers Prep Livestock for Cold

    January 5, 2010 1:59 PM

    Acadiana is home to almost as many cattle and horses as people, so local farmers are working hard to protect these animals-- a big source of revenue-- from the cold. For months they have been preparing the livestock for winter through proper feeding and care. "The most important... more »
  • Arrest made in Northside Veterinary Hospital robbery

    December 1, 2009 2:05 PM

    The St. Landry Sheriff's Office and the Eunice Police Department have arrested three men for a pharmacy burglary in Eunice that took place on November 25, 2009. Jason Lavergne, Derek Holcomb and Mitchell Aucoin have been accused of stealing illegal narcotics and a safe from Northside Veterinary Hospital. Sheriff... more »
  • ACA Upcoming Events 2009-2010

    November 27, 2009 12:40 PM

    December 9, 2009: "Animalia" The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series presented by the Acadiana Center for the Arts continues its 2009 - 2010 series on December 9 with master puppeteer Hobey Ford's Animalia. Animalia explores the beauty and movement of whales, dolphins, birds, butterflies, wolves and a menagerie of... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: October 23, 2009

    October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

    The 4th Annual Jeep Jaunt gets rolling Sunday morning at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard. The 35-mile, police escorted ride takes off at 9:30. For a unique wine tasting experience with cuisine from local chefs, head to Hilliard University Museum this weekend. The Acadiana Wine and Food Festival will offer elegant... more »
  • Hearts of Hope: Stuffed Animal Donation

    October 22, 2009 12:51 PM

    Hearts of Hope, formerly known as Stuller Place, is a non-profit agency whose aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. All services are confidential and are completed without expense for the clients. Located in Lafayette, LA, Hearts of Hope... more »
  • Animal activists file complaint

    October 21, 2009 11:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - More complaints of animal neglect have been made against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center. For the second time this year, an animal rights group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: October 16, 2009

    October 16, 2009 8:37 AM

    The International Rice Festival runs through Sunday, October 18th. GMA's Tom Voinche is the Grand Marshall for Saturday's Parade. The 2nd Annual Boudin Cook-off will be held this Saturday at Parc Sans Souci from 10am-4pm. 20 different meat markets will have samples for 50cents each. Downtown St. Martinville is... more »
  • Pit bull breeders sue SPCA

    October 15, 2009 9:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two Youngsville men acquitted in 2008 of dogfighting charges are suing the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for euthanizing their pit bulls. Scott attorney Richard Dalton filed the lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of father and son Floyd Boudreaux and Guy Boudreaux.... more »

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