Dear Californians: We understand that you love your legal weed, what with all the back pain and cataracts going around these days. But your easy access to cannabis retailers and subsequent water-pipe enthusiasm at home might be rubbing off on your pets:
When you're an alleged drunk driver who leaves his seriously ill pit bull at the side of the road, cops really want to bust your ass. And that they did. Today the Culver City Police Department announced that Thomas Naylor this week pleaded no contest to animal cruelty and was sentenced to serious t ... More >>
It always makes our eyes roll when a Beverly Hills debutante mentions her side career in dog rescuing, which is usually a much more self-congratulatory way of saying you paid too much for a used dog (shots and all that), usually one with breeding. Rarely do these "rescues" seem to involve Eastside R ... More >>
Clad in a white coat, teal scrubs and leather clogs, the doctor describes the case to the group. He explains that 27-year-old Rosie had painful periods and trouble conceiving. "She just wouldn't get up in the morning, and she wasn't eating or drinking during her periods," he says. After a sonog ... More >>
Okay: You've never cupped your hands over your dog's snout and blown smoke into his nose. Ever? Well stop it. A Human Society expert says getting your dog high is not cool and, worse, could be dangerous. Dogs, in fact, can't really even get "high" as we know it:
Updated at the bottom with a statement from PetSmart. First posted at 1:38 p.m. Hell hath no fury like the L.A. owners of a strangled puppy. That, at least, is the story set forth in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court today against PetSmart. The suit alleges that PetSmart employ ... More >>
In an effort to join the modern world, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is letting dog owners license their pets online -- finally joining pretty much every other major city in the U.S. L.A.'s troubled and problem-riddled Animal Services agency -- the big department has failed for yea ... More >>
After all of that Novy Ranches grass-fed eyeball farmers market talk, we had to call up the Northern California ranch's owner, Lowell Novy, a Northern California by way of Nebraska veterinarian turned cattle rancher. A mouthful? Sure. But a good one. Novy was more than happy to chat -- honestly -- ... More >>
Southern California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. is holding its second annual competition for the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. The twelve finalists of the "VPI Hambone Award" were named on Monday. The award is named after a VPI-insured dog that got stuck in a refrig ... More >>
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange CountyCourage.A veterinary worker was charged Tuesday with cruelty to an animal after authorities found a nearly starved German shepherd in her home last month. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office filed a criminal complaint containing one count of cruel ... More >>
The popular Web site stands accused of acting like a "modern-day Mafia"
How sickening people are, but how amazing animals can be. "Courage" is the name of a dog who was unlucky enough to be owned by a young woman who allegedly starved him. He was rescued, clinging to life and at half his weight, in the aging Los Angeles suburb of Bellflower. The Southeast Area A ... More >>
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