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…

BRADENTON, Fla. -- You and your family have made the decision to adopt a dog. You visit Bishop Animal Shelter and walk through the dog kennels. You meet a number of prospects, but you’re drawn to a handsome 7 year old Rottweiler mix named Tiny Tim who stands at attention and wags his tail wh…

If you’re one of the 80 million people who own a dog in America, all the fun you have with your pet could be dangerous. You may not love playing fetch with a ball or toy as much as your dog does, but that time spent together may spell more than just good exercise. It may sound funny, but inj…

PET OF THE DAY: My name is Misty and I've been at Cat Depot for a long, long time. Over two years!

PET OF THE DAY -- My name is Sylvester and I'm a self-made cat of almost 12 years-old. Most of the kitties at Cat Depot think of me as the "grandfather", but I don't consider myself old at all.

Babe, a 9-month-old female domestic shorthair mix available for adoption from the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Currently somewhere between kitten-hood and young adult, Babe's body is petite, but there is nothing small about her personality. She walks right up to strangers, always ready…