A New Jersey canine that was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.
Kansas dog owner seeks justice after dog strangled
A dog owner in western Kansas is seeking justice after his dog was ...
Meet the newest designer ‘forever young’ dog: the cava-poo-chon
Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It ...
Some pets adopted from a Northland shelter caused heartbreak
The joy of adopting pets turned into a nightmare for some KC families ...
A new puppy for Christmas? Don't rush and know what's right for your family
The kittens looked so cute. Brother and sister Bengal mix kittens named Jack and Jill sat on a cat tree at the front of a local pet store. Soon we were holding both of them. …
Missouri man gets 4 years for killing cat with hatchet
An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing a cat with a hatchet.
Ga. pet food company expanding dog treat recall
A Georgia-based dog food company has expanded a recall involving its teriyaki dog treats over salmonella concerns.
War dogs use their skills back home
Dogs trained in the military are finding a new way to serve with security and police work
EXCHANGE: Alternative therapy available for pets
Mary Ann Baughan was devastated when she heard her 10-year-old Australian Shepherd “Sophie” had breast cancer.
Cat used for target practice survives being shot by arrow
A cat that Connecticut officials believe was used for target practice has survived being shot by an arrow.
Advocates believe dogs will make schools safer
While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
KC Zoo turns to Elvis the Shawnee beagle, who can sniff out pregnant polar bears
With an accuracy rate of better than 97 percent, Elvis the beagle has become skilled at detecting pregnancy in polar bears. The knowledge can help zoos isolate and manage the care of the ursine mothers-to-be …
Dog dragged on St. Louis interstate up for adoption
A pit bull-mix puppy that was dragged down Interstate 55 near St. Louis while tied to pickup truck is now up for adoption.
FDA seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats, and officials are hoping pet owners and veterinarians can help them figure …
Kansas City will get a $100,000 grant to spay or neuter hundreds of pit bulls
Animal control officials estimate there are 1,400 pit bulls or pit bull mixes still capable of breeding in the East Side 64130 and 64132 ZIP codes, which have some of the highest impound pit bull …
Impostor service animals posing growing problem
By strapping a vest or backpack that says “service animal” to their pet, anyone can go in stores and restaurants where other dogs are banned, creating growing problems for the disabled community and business owners …
Kan. agencies warn of algae threat to hunting dogs
Kansas waterfowl hunters who use dogs are being urged this fall to keep the canines out of waterways contaminated with harmful blue-green algae.