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.
MUNSTER | Problems at Gary Animal Control last summer led to an international domino effect of rehabilitation and new homes for more than two dozen dogs, officials said Thursday.
Humane Society Calumet Area behavior consultant Kris Montgomery plays with a rescued pit bull named Magnolia at the Humane Society in Munster. Animal Rescue Corps rescued Magnolia and five other dogs from a dog fighting ring in Mississippi.
Humane Society Calumet Area volunteer Qunicy Crump sits with Baxter at the Humane Society in Munster. Animal Rescue Corps rescued dogs from a Mississippi dog-fighting ring. Five of the rescued dogs were brought to the local Humane Society and in exchange, the Animal Rescue Corps will take ab…
A rescued pit bull named Pilgrim is housed at the Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster. Animal Rescue Corps rescued Pilgrim and five other dogs from a dog-fighting ring in Mississippi.
Humane Society Calumet Area volunteer Shirley Yoder exercises Wailer at the facility before the dog is transported to his new home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Jere Marder, of Valparaiso, grooms Andrew, her Old English sheepdog, during the Steel City Kennel Club's dog show Saturday in Crown Point. Marder said Andrew is No. 7 in herding and No. 2 in the Old English breed in the country.
Amy Beard, of Springfield, Ill., shows her 19-month-old Akita Scout during the Steel City Kennel Club's annual dog show Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. The show continues from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
PORTAGE | Pet Supplies Plus is set to have its grand opening Saturday at 6030 Central Ave.
CROWN POINT | Steel City Kennel Club will present its annual two-day All-Breed Dog Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than 100 dogs and cats set to be killed at an Indianapolis animal shelter instead will find new lives in homes halfway across the country, thanks in part to the work of state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond.
LAS VEGAS | A judge in Las Vegas extended a temporary ban Tuesday on a plan to raffle 27 puppies rescued from a pet shop fire, at least until he hears testimony from a man who claims store ownership and property rights over the animals.
VALPARAISO | Raising safe and healthy pets was the aim of hundreds Sunday who attended the Animal Wellness Fair.
Former East Chicago Police K-9 Officer Darrell Shaffer and bomb dog Eddy search for explosives in 2011 during training at the old Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell. Eddy, 11, is scheduled to be euthanized today.
John LeQuesne and his dog, Bull, a Siberian husky, play fetch in the snow at the dog park at Centennial Park in Munster. LeQuesne said this is Bull's favorite type of weather.
A Siberian husky named Bull and his owner, John LeQuesne, not pictured, play fetch in the snow at the dog park at Centennial Park in Munster. LeQuesne said this is Bull's favorite type of weather.
While not everyone is in agreement that most dogs and all cats are best kept indoors, there are some basic guidelines to assure furry friends don't run into trouble as outdoor temperatures drop.
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LAKE STATION | About 14 dogs were rescued Sunday night from a garage fire in the 2800 block of Clay Street.
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