Pets

Local

Service dog will be used to help crime victims

Laddy, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, has been placed as a facility dog with the Victims Assistance Unit, where he’ll act as a calming presence to people struggling with the stress and anxiety of violent crimes. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

Pets

Animal Island: Few options to stop neighbors' dogs from barking all day

Q. In April I moved into an apartment complex that allows tenants to keep small dogs. We have not had too many hot days yet so I was able to open my windows rather than use the air conditioning. Some tenants have little dogs that bark at anyone they see while on the leash, and one tenant leaves her dog outside on the second-story deck for hours at a time, watching the pedestrian traffic and barking continuously. I don't like to make a complaint without offering a solution, so can you suggest a simple method of training the animal to control this behavior? I suppose a muzzle would work, if that is not considered cruel treatment. Is it?

Pets

Adopt a pet (July 16, 2016)

Jax, a 1- to 2-year-old male Labradoodle, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. After his owner died, he was given to a family that found they could not care for him anymore. He is about 60 pounds, and aside from being a bit nervous and needy (like many doodles are), he is great with other dogs and with cats. He doesn’t mind the birds in his foster home either. He is an active dog who really likes to be with the people in his home.

Pets

A vegan diet is not the norm for some pets

Q. I am a vegan with lots of pets. It seems that every pet I have except for my bunny needs to eat meat. I know that you can feed a dog a vegetarian diet but my vet advised me that it was not a good idea. I feel sad when I read the ingredients on the dog food and see chicken as the first one. I know that you love animals. How do you deal with the issue of some of the pets that we keep needing to eat other animals?

Movie News & Reviews

Animation's secret weapon: Q&A with 'Secret Life of Pets' voice all-star Jenny Slate

Before most people could recognize Jenny Slate's face, they knew her voice. Because before she appeared on "Girls" or "Parks and Recreation" or "House of Cards" or starred in "Obvious Child," it was her animated short "Marcel the Shell With the Shoes On" that endeared her to fans. In the 2010 viral hit, Slate gave voice to a bashful shell who sounded like a whiny baby but was somehow still adorable.

Pets

Adopt a pet (July 9, 2016)

Toby, a very wise 7-year-old dog who is part Scottish terrier and part schnauzer, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. He is great with other dogs, cats and people. He is house-trained and loves going for walks and rides in the car. He is always in a great mood and will lift your spirits when you are down with his always positive attitude.

Pets

Pet Independence Day adoption special Saturday at Kansas Humane Society

The Kansas Humane Society is holding a Pet Independence Day adoption event from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2. During this one-day event, adoption fees are just $17.76 and, as always, adult cats are free. The fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a physical exam, a microchip and flea and tick treatment. For more information, visit at 3313 N. Hillside, call 316-524-9196 or go to www.kshumane.org.

Local

21 kittens born at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Carnivore keeper Candice Dymek weighs and feeds some of the 21 kittens born recently at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Among the animals that gave birth were snow leopards, clouded leopards, Eurasian lynx, African serval, amur leopards and jaguars at the park. (Video by Fernando Salazar)

Pets

Adopt a pet (June 4, 2016)

Keeley, a female border collie-terrier mix about 3 years old, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. She is a very smart and loyal dog. At around 25 pounds, she is just the right size. Her favorite pastimes are playing fetch, walking in the park and taking road trips in the car. She is house-trained and eager to please.

Videos

Service dog will be used to help crime victims

Laddy, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, has been placed as a facility dog with the Victims Assistance Unit, where he’ll act as a calming presence to people struggling with the stress and anxiety of violent crimes. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
theying@wichitaeagle.com
Service dog will be used to help crime victims 1:32

Service dog will be used to help crime victims

21 kittens born at Tanganyika Wildlife Park 1:19

21 kittens born at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Scenes from the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show 1:12

Scenes from the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show

Meet the breeds at Century II 1:10

Meet the breeds at Century II

Entertainment Videos