Animals

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 18:05:00

Game and Fish commission says chronic wasting disease found in Arkansas

Chronic wasting disease is caused by a pathological agent called a prion, much like mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. It causes fatal neurological degeneration in deer, elk and moose.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 16:40:00

CSI West Little Rock: Dogs**t Patrol

At West Little Rock's Highland Pointe Apartments, KARK reports that management is lowering the boom on lazy and/or poo-phobic dog owners by hiring a company to swab the mouths of every dog in the complex.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 08:52:00

Four escaped buffalo in Hot Springs quickly caught

Buffalo on the loose, quickly corralled.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 19:57:00

Alligator thieves nab 13 gators from Hot Springs petting zoo

All but one of the animals were under a year old — "babies," says manager Jamie Bridges — but one was older and three feet long.  Who might steal a baker's dozen of alligators, or why, is unknown.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 06:46:00

Lincoln County jury awards $145,000 in shooting of coon dog

A Lincoln County jury has awarded $145,000 in damages against a man who shot a $10,000 coonhound that had tracked a coon onto his property.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 09:07:00

Wildlife officers raid cockfight in Desha County

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission arrested 29 people Sunday at a cockfighting ring in Desha County, near Kelso.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:37:00

Do you know what's in your tamales?

Fresh from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Wildlife officers today arrested a White County couple on several wildlife violations. The pair allegedly used wild animals, such as deer, to make tamales in their roadside stand.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 13:06:00

North Little Rock gets a new goose dog

Remember the great Burns Park goose problem? Geese are again fouling the otherwise fair ways of North Little Rock's Burns Park and the city has bought a new dog to control the problem.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:33:00

Pit bull drives off owner's attacker in Governor's Mansion neighborhood

The pit bull is overdue for some good press. Here's some from KATV's Katherine Yancey, who reports on what happened when Millie Fiser was jumped by a robber while picking up trash outside her 

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 13:30:00

Saline County women surrender on charges in fatal dog attack

Channel 4 has the details on two Saline County who turned themselves in to authorities 

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:13:00

Big cat on the prowl in Hillcrest

I've seen fox, coon possum, squirrel, chipmunk, coyote ad deer in the woods and verges that surround the water treatment plant at Ozark Point.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 07:04:00

Wolves on the prowl in Missouri, Yell County?

Another item of random interest this morning: KAIT in Jonesboro reports that Missouri authorities are testing to see if an animal killed recently on a farm in the bootheel of Missouri was a wolf.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 08:48:00

Horse cruelty case set for trial Dec. 3 in Fulton County

An animal-cruelty case involving more than 100 malnourished and diseased horses is scheduled for trial Dec. 3 in Fulton Circuit Court in Salem, nearly three years after the alleged cruelty was discovered.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 07:19:00

Gobble, gobble: Today's animal photo

Mountaingirl swears to the provenance of this wildlife shot by a friend's camera from up Yell County way.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 07:15:00

Mercy for Animals complains about practices of Walmart pork supplier

Also on today's agenda: A news conference by the group Mercy for Animals about practices of a Walmart pork supplier in Minnesota.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 11:12:00

Fern, the border collie who shooed geese from Rebsamen Golf Course, found dead this morning

It's not often that a dog's passing merits a news release. But the City of Little Rock this morning announced:

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 14:07:00

Little Rock Zoo's black rhino dies at 33

Another report today from the Little Rock Zoo of the death of one of its aging large mammals.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 15:19:00

Little Rock Zoo reports death of its 62-year-old elephant, Jewell

The Little Rock Zoo was closed today after staff euthanized, Jewell, a 62-year-old former circus elephant that came to Little Rock in 2011.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 06:42:00

Panel split on Little Rock's pot-bellied pig problem

Fox 16 reports that a subcommittee meant to work out a solution on keeping of pot-bellied pigs in the city of Little Rock iwas as split last night as the ambiguous ordinances on the question.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 12:36:00

Arkansas dog loses in ugliest dog contest

Shucks, Ellie Mae, the Chinese crested hairless dog from Gurdon didn't win the World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, Calif. A beagle-basset-boxer mix took the crown.

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