MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.
Peanut, a 2-year-old mutt poses in front of the winning trophies, after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Friday, June 20, 2014, in Petaluma, Calif. Peanut is from North Carolina.
HOMEWOOD | The South Suburban Humane Society honored Village President Rich Hofeld for his efforts with homeless pets.
A turtle crossing sign is seen posted in a subdivision in Vernon Hilsl, Ill. The suburban Chicago community wants fast drivers to hit the brakes to make way for turtles.
VERNON HILLS, Ill. | A suburban Chicago community wants fast drivers to hit the brakes to make way for turtles.
LaPorte County authorities are investigating the deaths of farm animals including five piglets discovered in a pile of compost still with their umbilical cords attached.
CHICAGO | The Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss.
BEECHER | The owner of an exotic animal shelter in Beecher is worried she will not be able to continue caring for the 350 animals entrusted to her after a theft of an essential piece of equipment at the facility.
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Dr. Michelle Oakley, who originally hails from Northwest Indiana, is the soon-to-be star of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet," a one-hour reality series that has already been shot and sold to begin airing in April (premiere date TBA) on cable's National Geographic Channel.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…
HAMMOND | A man was charged Thursday in federal court with illegally killing and taking migratory birds, according to court records.
Pet adoption special
LAKE STATION | About 14 dogs were rescued Sunday night from a garage fire in the 2800 block of Clay Street.
When Ashley Gajda met an owner looking to abandon pet chinchillas near a dumpster, she decided to step in, and now dedicates her free time to similar rescue efforts.
CHICAGO | Lincoln Park Zoo invites pre-kindergarten to fourth-graders to kick back with the critters during winter and spring breaks. Registration for both camps opens at 10 a.m. today via the zoo’s website.
Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen
There are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.
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