Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
A sled dog being treated after a painful encounter with a porcupine is an animal segment included on one of the first episodes of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet" on National Geographic Channel.
Veterinarian Michelle Oakley, a 1987 graduate of Munster High School now based in Canada's Yukon Territory, is shown aiding an ailing bison.
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.
Best of the Region: Top three animal hospitals make sure region pets only get the best veterinary care
The votes are in and the region has voted for the top three animal hospitals.
It's fun for parents to surprise children with new small pets, like guinea pigs and hamsters. Plus, these small animals are a great first pet for kids and can teach children responsibility.
With miles of sandy beaches, endless winter sunshine and a laid-back vibe, there's no reason to leave your four-legged friend behind when you vacation in Florida.
A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.
The most prized holiday guests are those that eat with gusto, express their appreciation and lick their plates clean.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.
The days of teens getting a summer job on a neighbor's farm could be coming to an end.
BEVERLY SHORES | Veterinarian Michael Anderson has made reducing the feline population his life's work.
VALPARAISO | Vinod Nagubadi was passionate about helping children and animals.
SOUTH HAVEN | The hawk rescued while dangling from a tree in Portage on Thursday is doing well and may be headed to a rehabilitation facility next week.
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