A Plantation man hacked his mobile home neighbor's pit bull to death with a machete from Walmart and claimed self-defense. According to Plantation Police, the man, Hilton Henry, 77, says the dog was attacking his cats before turning on him. The dog's owner says the dog didn't deserve to be kille ... More >>
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. And that means hot dogs, beer, American flags, and fireworks. It's a glorious time. Unfortunately, for your pets, it's just another day. Except on this day, things are exploding over and over outside for inexplicable reasons. While it's all fun and games for us hum ... More >>
Boca Raton-based Tri-County Animal Rescue, the region's largest nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue, is teaming up with California Pizza Kitchen at Town Center at Boca Raton to co-host six weekly "Tri-County Thursdays" starting today. The weekly event has been organized to raise much-needed funds to su ... More >>
Wook at this widdle face. This is April and, in case you're looking for love, she's available for adoption at the Tri-County Animal Rescue, a boutique no-kill animal shelter in Boca Raton. Tri-County Animal Rescue is home to many cats and dogs just waiting for the right family to come along. They ... More >>
It's one thing to lose your beloved cat. It's another to find Fluffy in a state of... uh... incompletion. Up in Central Florida, one neighborhood is being rocked by a spree of dismembered animals. And you know how the old saying goes: One cat cut in half is just bad luck. Two cats cut in half, wel ... More >>
Here's a story both quite Florida and quite repulsive. On Wednesday morning, a Florida man apparently decided What the hell, I'm just going to go ahead and bang my dog on my front yard. So, in broad morning daylight, for all to see, the man dropped his trousers and began having sex with his dog. ... More >>
Two pit bulls have been rescued from a home where they were locked up in a garage, living in their own feces and urine, with no food or water. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report, police found the female and male pit bulls after being contacted by Animal Care and Control ... More >>
A Seminole County family's pet cat was attacked and abducted by a pair of coyotes one night. One of the wild dogs had the cat by the throat, while the other had ahold of her tail. The coyotes were violently shaking the cat when the family's pit bull came rushing to her defense, thundering in at th ... More >>
If there is one thing Americans love more than their food, it's their dogs. And it there is something we love even more than our four-legged friends, it's dressing them up in ridiculous get-ups. Which is why we thought it would be particularly fitting to make a list this Halloween of the ten best fo ... More >>
Cleaning out cat litter is no fun. So what do you do when your wife, who is apparently responsible for cleaning out Mr. Whisker's poop from the box, doesn't carry out that responsibility? Why, you threaten to throw the cat against the wall and threaten to stab your wife to death, of course!
In the wake of a still-simmering controversy, which pushed the legality of pit bulls in Broward County into question, President Barack Obama announced earlier this week that he doesn't consider any legislation that bans a specific dog breed to be sound governance. And, for a moment at least, pit bu ... More >>
This not-at-all-creepy-looking bespectacled gent you see here was arrested twice in the past week for having sex with two different dogs, with one other dog possibly awaiting the man's amorous advances. The 52-year-old James Lee Lyons, who also happens to be a registered sex predator, because of co ... More >>
A man tossed a couple of kittens out of his car as he drove down the road, Lee County Sheriff's deputies say. When cops pulled over and confronted the man about his heinous actions, he vehemently denied he was the person who threw the kittens out of the car. See also: Florida Man Kills and Cooks ... More >>
With all this banning-pit-bull talk recently hitting up your daily bloggy blog, we still haven't addressed the banning-pit-bull-owners issue. Now would be that time. Because, according to cops, a Fort Lauderdale man screw it, I'm gonna treat my pit bull like a soccer ball.
Amid growing alarm among Broward County's bureaucracies concerning the ownership of pit bulls -- and whether they should be banned -- scientific research offers a very different perspective on the animal. According to a 2008 study, "Breed Differences in Canine Aggression," pit bulls are markedly le ... More >>
The Hallandale Beach City Commission will meet to discuss a proposal to crack down on puppy stores in that city, tonight at 6 o'clock. For years, activists have been trying to get the city to join a handful of other cities nationwide -- including Lake Worth -- in an outright ban on puppy stores (or ... More >>
Enjoy a reasonably priced night out and help totally adorable pets in need of forever homes at the Whiskers and Wine event benefiting Warm Hearts Pet Rescue and Good Karma Pet Rescue. The wine mixer includes appetizers, and there is limited space available, so organizers suggest an early RSVP.
Photo by Eric BartonFor years now, Exchange Club Park in Pompano Beach has been a secluded, almost secret oasis for dogs and their owners. Here was the only beach in Broward and Palm Beach counties where dogs were allowed at any time. The clear and calm waters of the Intracoastal made it an ideal ... More >>
Last week State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Democrat from Delray Beach, proposed a new bill that would allow greyhound tracks to keep their slot machines and poker tables, even if they don't actually race dogs on-premises. The bill (SB 1594) would end the 15-year-old live-racing requirement established i ... More >>
Brygida T. via FacebookJeremy is apparently a dog lover.Yes, porn stars and Chihuahuas do mix. That was the message Friday night at porno-popular Off the Hookah in West Palm Beach, where infamous skin flick king Ron Jeremy spent the evening snuggling with some extraordinarily well-dressed pooches ... More >>
Photos providedDog fighters used Bruno as bait for pitbulls they were training.It used to be that pitbulls rescued from dogfighting rings like the one written about this week in New Times were destined to be put down. Even some animal activists thought they'd be too aggressive to become family pe ... More >>
FlickrKITTEN! What are you doing in that shoe, kitty kit kitten?Everybody loves kittens. They're cute. They're playful. They're telepathic. Because people love kittens so much, it's important to recognize appropriate uses for them. Companions. Confidantes. Temporary pillows. Misuse kittens and yo ... More >>
Tara Nieuwesteeg Many people were very confused as they drove down Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday. There was a full-on protest on both sides of the street, replete with colorful signs, matching T-shirts, chanting, music, and adults wearing large, heavy dog costumes. Some drivers thought it was a ... More >>
A check written from a greyhound trainer to a man who confessed to shooting and burying thousands of dogs.A national anti-dog-racing group has officially requested that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigate whether the state has the authority to revoke the license of ... More >>
Last week, we broke you the news that a woman arrested on felony animal cruelty charges was still working as a greyhound trainer in Florida. In 2002, Ursula O'Donnell sent greyhounds in her care from Palm Beach, Naples, and Orlando to an Alabama man who shot and buried them, according to a state in ... More >>
Authorities found the bodies of more than 2,000 greyhounds buried on an 18-acre property. Most had gun shot wounds in the head and neck.A woman arrested on felony charges for helping kill more than 2,000 greyhounds from all over the state has been training racing dogs again in Florida as recently ... More >>
Thomas FrancisIt wasn't so long ago that Wisconsin had five dog tracks, second only to Florida in terms of total live-racing facilities. This week, the operators of the Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha announced that the track will end racing on New Year's Eve. This will mark the end of greyh ... More >>
"Wouldn't you rather pet me than bet on me?"Last weekend, greyhound racing was suspended at Twin River, the only active track in Rhode Island. The track is bankrupt, in part it says, because of the cost of dog racing. The state assembly there is trying to revive the moribund industry, but ... More >>
Flickr User: autorin22In a post Friday, we described the "Houdini-esque predicament" of Charles Saltzman, a former treasurer of the Deerfield Beach cat shelter, Feline Friends. Three years after leaving that position, he'd seemingly been caught red-handed, raiding a Feline Friends-controlled bank ac ... More >>
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