Driving with an animal in your lap may be fun, but it’s extremely dangerous for the driver, passengers, other motorists and the pet, traffic safety experts say.
States and cities move to ban retail sales of “puppy mill” dogs.
Building design can easily confuse avian creatures. Here are steps to keep birds of various feathers from flocking together where you don’t want them.
"If we can remove the barrier of leaving a pet behind by creating more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters, more lives can be saved," according to the president and CEO of nonprofit group Red Rover.
Can states stop people from trying to pass off their pets as service animals?
In bear country, cities and counties are trying to keep bears out of town by adopting ordinances that require residents to keep their trash secure.
This year, at least five states have enacted laws to protect bystanders from being sued for breaking a car window to rescue a child in an emergency.
Humans are at risk of falling sick, too.
There are an estimated 1.3 million wild alligators in the Sunshine State and it’s the time of year they most mix with people.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Pittsburgh’s mayor is “folksy;” N.M. Gov. vetoes all university funding; L.A. County likes its sanctuary cities.
In Juneau, garbage management has to take hungry animals into account.
And there’s not much that can be done to contain its spread.
Consumers increasingly are demanding farmers change the way they raise livestock and poultry. But some farmers are pushing for laws to let them continue doing business as usual.
Landmark collaboration to provide landscape-level approach to protecting wildlife habitat
Reports of animal hoarding are on the rise, leaving states and localities deciding whether to prosecute or deal with the underlying mental problem that leads to it.
Authorities are trying to discourage people from engaging in a practice that is harmful to the shelled reptiles, and can be illegal under Florida state law.
Despite pleas from children, councilman says “City Hall and city businesses are no place for animals.”
When animals need rescuing, local government workers come together and lend a helping hand.
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