• Palm Springs Man Convicted of Killing Animals at Large

    A 57-year-old Palm Springs man who locked dogs and cats in a moving truck and a storage unit, causing some of them to die, was sought Tuesday by law enforcement officials after he failed to appear for a hearing in Riverside. Douglas John Yates was convicted last week of 20 counts of felony animal cruelty […]

  • Sheriff’s Department Mourns Death Of Canine ‘Jax’

    A Riverside County sheriff’s canine with six years of service died suddenly after experiencing epileptic seizures, it was announced Wednesday. The dog, named Jax, was taken to California Veterinarian Specialists in Murrieta for cluster seizures on Sunday, and despite efforts of veterinary staff, died later that night, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Robyn Flores. Jax was […]

  • Veterinarian: Bulldog Swallows 19 Baby Pacifiers

    A Boston veterinary hospital got quite a surprise recently when a family brought in their bulldog after he stopped eating. The Angell Animal Medical Center found 19 baby pacifiers in the dog’s stomach. It started in April when the Wellesley family noticed that their 3-year-old dog, Mortimer, started getting nauseous before meals. His owner, Emily […]

  • Walmart Is Opening Veterinary Clinics and Online Pet Pharmacy

    Walmart is opening up dozens more veterinary clinics in its stores and launching its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners who are spending billions of dollars each year on their dogs and cats. The biggest retailer in the world already operates 21 veterinary clinics in its stores across six states, but […]

  • 3-month-old puppy stabbed during burglary, police say

    Police in New Hampshire are investigating a burglary at a home on Dudley Drive during which a 3-month-old puppy was stabbed. No one was home at the time of the burglary during the daylight hours Thursday, police said. The residents returned home and found the puppy, named Jax, with stab wounds to his chest and […]

  • Veterinarian who smuggled heroin in puppies sentenced to 6 years in prison

    A drug-running veterinarian, who used live puppies to smuggle heroin into the United States from Colombia, was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. Andres Lopez Elorez, 39, pled guilty in September 2018 to a single charge of conspiracy to import a controlled substance into the U.S. “Every dog has its day and with today’s […]

  • NBCares: Pooch Paramedics

    We love our fur babies! The Coachella Valley is one of the most pet friendly communities in California and we do everything we can for our four legged family members. But could you resuscitate or tend to a serious wound if your pet suffered an attack? No? Well let’s fix that!

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