In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, photo provided by the National Park Service, pilot whales are stranded on a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla. Federal officials said some whales have died. The marine mammals are known to normally inhabit deep water…
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. | Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo provided by the National Park Service, pilot whales are positioned in shallow waters just off a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla. Federal officials said some whales have died. The marine mammals are known to no…
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.
NEW YORK | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats, with controversies involving the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale.
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.
GARY | The city's animal control division announced Wednesday that the Human Society Calumet Area, Inc., will help the division perform some of its services starting next week.
EFFINGHAM, Ill. | If a single horseshoe brings luck, then the pitter-patter of eight tiny hooves must deliver even more good fortune.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
CHICAGO | A sea otter found abandoned in Alaska at less than 6 weeks old in 1990 was considered the oldest sea otter living in any North American zoo or aquarium when she was euthanized over the weekend, Shedd Aquarium officials said Monday.
MERRILLVILLE | The staff of Merrillville Animal Hospital turned some unwanted items into cash for a good cause last month when they hosted a hosted a giant yard sale to raise money for the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Road in Gary.
BROOKFIELD, lll. | There's a new furry feline prowling around the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago.
Jessica McDowell’s commitment to the 4-H program has provided her with a scholarship for $1,250 from the Rabbit and Sheep Scholarship Committee.
Crown Point resident Connie Klar enjoys helping unwanted guinea pigs find new homes by volunteering with The Critter Corral guinea pig rescue.
CROWN POINT | Nearly 40 people gathered in downtown Crown Point Sunday night to remember two Siberian huskies that were shot to death by Crown Point police officers last week.
Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …
GARY | City officials on Monday announced plans to lease a second facility for the city's troubled animal control division.
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