Today is World Rabies Day, and to celebrate we're going to hit you with a pretty alarming statistic: Rabies, a disease for which there has been a vaccine since 1885, kills 55,000 people every year.Granted, only two of those deaths happen in the United States, but that's still two too many, veterinar ... More >>
Horse racing in New York state is about to change thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo's response to a report from a state commission tasked with reviewing regulations governing the state's horse racing industry.Cuomo announced this afternoon that the New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety -- ... More >>
Last month, we reported that several bags full of dead animals were found on the side of a Westchester highway. Today, authorities say they've arrested the man responsible for the roadside pet cemetery -- and it turns out he's a veterinarian.Westchester County police have arrested Bronx vet Dr. Andr ... More >>
In response to longtime concerns over how shelters and rescues treat animals, Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) has sponsored the Shelter Access Bill.
The proposed legislation has been in the works for several years. After intense debate -- including outcry from some "no-kill" animal rights ... More >>
The Humane Society of the United States and Jones County, North Carolina busted a supposed puppy mill on Wednesday -- and New York's own Georgina Bloomberg and Amanda Hearst were on the scene to help.
The shakedown saved at least 80 puppies and maybe one pregnant calico cat from unsanitary living c ... More >>
On Monday the New York Daily News reported the on the death of Lima, New York City celebrity hawk Pale Male's mate. Often when stories -- both happy and sad -- of New York's leash-less animals pop up, we hear from wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath. The two have been rehabilitators for ... More >>
FacebookThis morning we bring you two stories of adorable animals saved from peril. First off, we have a Texan stray cat named Cupid. Cupid, an orange tabby, was shot with an arrow -- hence his new name -- but the arrow was not piercing any of his vital organs, and Cupid could get surgery to ... More >>
via Above the LawAttention New York humans! Yes, it's hot as balls out there, but don't forget that your mammalian pets are suffering, too. NYC Veterinary Specialists shares tips for helping overheated pets, and some pretty terrifying warning signs: sluggishness; vomiting, sometimes with blo ... More >>
That pet massaging craze you've been hearing so much about simply doesn't exist outside of a tiny, sad sliver of people with nothing better to do, the New York Times reports in the Thursday style section, providing quantitative evidence that such an act barely ever happens, alongside expert c ... More >>