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(Wiener) Dog Days at the Track


Not a carnival person? Would you rather that your dog skip Barkus and instead focus on training for a big race. Well, if your dog is a wiener dog, you’re in luck. The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced that wiener dog racing will return for a third year on March 5th.


LA-SPCA: Let Your Dog Celebrate Barkus Not NYE


Rule number one of fireworks is “Don’t blow your fingers off like a certain NFL player.” The second standard is that your pets do not like pyrotechnic displays. Dogs and cats have far better hearing than humans and those airborne booms do not go over well with them. The Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (L-SPCA) has issued a reminder that dogs are frightened by fireworks and often run away on the Fourth as well as some pointers to keep Rex happy.


La-SPCA: Dogs Don't Like Fireworks!


Who doesn’t love a good fireworks display? Apparently, your pets don’t. Dogs have far better hearing than humans and those airborne booms do not go over well with them. The Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (L-SPCA) has issued a reminder that dogs are frightened by fireworks and often run away on the Fourth as well as some pointers to keep Spot happy.


Pawsible Scenarios: Hurricane Prep for Pets


Hurricane season started today, and the media is abuzz with suggestions about prep, go-bags, and the like. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LaSPCA) took the opportunity to remind locals not to forget their furry friends while preparing for the worst.


Barking Up the Right Tree


By Sharon Pye

On Sunday (2.09), the canine krewe Barkus rolled throught the French Quarter. The parade is a perennial favorite. The only thing more fascinating than the dogs in costumes are the spectators out to watch the pageant of puppies. NoDef dispatched two photographers to capture all of the action. Check out part one of the piece below.


Pets in Spayce


The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) does much more than facilitate adoption for our four legged friends. One of the agency’s responsibilities includes enforcing Chapter 18 Animal Ordinances and the Intact Permit law. That means the group is in charge of making sure that pets are spayed or neutered or permitted.


Six Dogs Saved During Two Alarm Fire


On Sunday (10.5), the New Orleans Fire Department provided a feel good story in Algiers. Fire in a family’s home resulted in a two alarm response. NOFD managed to put out the inferno and save six dogs in the process.


Dat Dog, Adelita's Way, On A Leash for LA-SPCA


Dat Dog is a little wacky, but not the type of establishment to go off the leash. To the contrary, the popular hot dog destination will be hosting “Dog on a Leash” to raise funds for the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA-SPCA). On Wednesday (9.24), the Dat Dog downtown location (601 Frenchmen Street) will be the site of a Yappy Hour and an Eat n’ Greet with rockers Adelita’s Way.


L-SPCA: Fireworks and Dogs Don't Mix


Fireworks are far from fun for our furry friends. The Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (L-SPCA) has issued a reminder that dogs are frightened by fireworks and often run away on the Fourth. According to the group, dogs have hearing 10 times more sensitive than humans, and the booms and bangs of pyrotechnics take a toll. Fortunately the group has issued some tips on keeping Rover calm.


Jindal Vetoes Bill on Dogs in Pickup Trucks, Cites 'Nanny State'


Rep. Tom Willmott's proposal to secure dogs on the open road had the Louisiana House playing "Who Let the Dogs Out" earlier this session. But Bobby Jindal wasn't barking back. The governor vetoed HB 10901 over the weekend, citing concerns about animal cruelty.


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