SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- This week's pet of the week is Hiro from the Akita Rescue Society of Florida.

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) -- Canine influenza has made its rounds across the state, including cases diagnosed here on the Suncoast. The good news? Local veterinarians are finally seeing a decline in dogs being seen for flu symptoms. 

Sarasota, FL (WWSB) -- Over two thousand dogs representing 209 different breeds will descend upon Madison Square Garden in New York City this weekend. The Westminster Dog Show is the most prestigious dog show in the country with all the teams vying for the coveted "Best in Show" prize. 

WAUCHULA, FL  (WWSB) - He was one of the most famous chimpanzees in entertainment history. Bubbles, the chimp, rose to stardom as the pet of the late pop star Michael Jackson. During the 80's, the chimp accompanied Jackson on his Japanese tour and made many promotional appearances. As Bubble…

FORT MYERS, FL (WWSB) - This famous SWFL Eagle Cam is located on 135 acres of private property owned by Dick Pritchett Real Estate. 

WAUCHULA, FL  (WWSB) -They are some of the most intelligent creatures on the planet, but chimpanzees and orangutans are nearing extinction in many countries due to deforestation and commercial hunting. 

SIOUX CITY, IA (WBTV) - An Australian Shepherd took herself sledding and it's something you have to see to believe. 

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- This week's pet of the week is Shark, the cat, from Cat Depot. Shark is 3 years old, and he is one of the 26 cats rescued form St. Croix at the end of the summer during the hurricanes.

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB)- This week's pet of the week is Sasha. She is eight and a half years old and she loves to visit nursing homes.

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- This week's pet of the week is Duncan from Sarasota County's Humane Society. 

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received around 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats." These bones are different from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and sold as dog treats.

(RNN) - The National Dog Show champion won on his cuteness and form, but Newton is gaining internet fame for his resemblance to a certain cranky wookie.

PENNSYLVANIA (WAFB) -Shelters and lawmakers alike in Pennsylvania are warning dog owners about a new law as temperatures turn colder. Violators could wind up with a fine or even receive jail time. According to the state's cold weather portion of Libre's Law, a set of newly implemented animal…

This tragic story is going viral.  At the Bucaramanga Airport in Colombia this dog was apparently left behind by it's owner.   People tried to feed the dog but said over a four week period she ate less and less and finally stopped eating all together.   

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- This week's pet of the week is a three-year-old retriever mix named Wally. 

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- This week's pet of the week is an 8-year-old Akita from Akita Rescue of Florida named Chanda.

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a lost pet text message scam. Posting on social media is a great way to let people know about a lost pet. Unfortunately, that same publicity can put you at risk for scams. Con artists comb social posts to find targets w…