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.
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - We know health care costs are a big concern in our community, but how often do you think about the cost of health care for your pet?
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…
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - When you think of K-9’s you typically think of German Shepard’s, but did you know your dog could be a search and rescue dog?
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Animal activist group, PETA, suggested that the Westfield Mall remove a vending machine that feeds fish and the mall has complied with their requests.
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.
MELBOURNE, FL (WESH/CNN) - Shaken and still in shock, Mary Lamanna can't believe her dog viciously attacked a four-year-old girl, a child she regularly babysits.
HOLLYWOOD, Fl. (AP) -- An attorney says mental illness has plagued a man accused of stabbing a puppy and leaving it to die in a suitcase in Florida.
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- If you have fireworks near your house, and you have pets, here are some tips from manatee county's public safety team:
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.
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.
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Manatee County Animal Services is in need of artificial turf to improve their facilities. Currently, the animal shelter in Palmetto only has dirt in their front yard areas.
The President of the United States has been given a Thanksgiving turkey every year since 1873. The original benefactor of the White House was Henry Vose, a Rhode Island turkey farmer. He donated a turkey every year until his death in 1913.
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…
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Parrots are the third most popular family pet. But they may live up to 100 years. And when their owners are no longer able or willing to care for them, what happens to them?
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) - Ruby is spending her retirement like many others on the Suncoast, volunteering. The only difference, Ruby is a seven-year-old bull mastiff. The AKC champion traded in the show ring for the court room.
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…