The Humane Society of the United States witnesses problems a...
AUSTIN — The Humane Society of the United States expressed Friday its concerns about the actions of the Bureau of Land Management after an HSUS executive witnessed a BLM contractor appear to hogtie and leave a lost foal in the path of stampeding mustangs at the Desatoya Wild Horse Gather near Austin, Nev. The continued negligence and inhumane treatment of animals in the field is at odds with the agency’s stated vision and goal of improving an...
Mark Buehrle unhappy about Miami-Dade pit bull ban vote
MIAMI — Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle says he’s not happy that Miami-Dade County voters decided to keep a ban on pit bulls.
Buehrle and his family bought a home in neighboring Broward County so they could keep their pet pit bull, Slater. Miami-Dade has banned pit bulls since 1989.
The pitcher and his wife, Jamie, have joined pit bull advocates in pushing for the ban to be overturned. On Tuesday, 63 percent of Miami-Dade voters chose to k...
Conn. town settles dispute over girl’s pet bunny
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — Officials in a Connecticut town have settled a zoning dispute over a local girl’s 20-pound pet bunny after receiving calls and emails from across the country demanding that the rabbit be allowed to stay.
North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said Friday that the town will allow 7-year-old Kayden Lidsky and her family to keep the Flemish giant named Sandy and change the zoning rule that led to a cease-and-desist order ...
Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up
LOS ANGELES — Like any true celebrity, Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from “The Artist” and “Water for Elephants,” puts in his time on the treadmill.
At 10, Uggie doesn’t do a heavy workout, just a light trot and walking, said owner-trainer Omar Von Muller of Los Angeles. But Von Muller bought Uggie a DogPacer for those times when he can’t go out because of weather, work or paparazzi.
“It’s important to keep him in shape,” Von Muller said. “...
Harmony in the World:
Dogs & cats getting along
RENO — Did you know that about one-third of Americans who own a pet are now contemplating adopting another one? Of these, many of the new animals in the house will be of the opposite species.
Yes, we are talking about cats and dogs getting along, sharing the same happy, forever homes.
If you are one of the generous pet-loving families considering mixing your animals, you might want know about some recent research on cats and dogs. Being sens...