Pets

Northeast Ohio animal rescue pleads for help with more than 45 dogs seized from hoarding situation

An Akron-area animal shelter is in desperate need of pet goods after staff plans to rescue more than 45 dogs from a “severe hoarding situation” in southern Ohio.

Homeowner thought home was broken into; Ohio deputies find goat in bathroom

Proposed legislation would increase penalties for killing pets in Ohio

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Laid back Dougal the dog will be your furever buddy

  Cleveland APL seeks shelter for more than 170 pets seized during animal hoarding cases

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Chelsea wants to celebrate her golden years with a loving family

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Shepherd mix pup is ready to break some hearts

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  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Get in the huddle with Barker Mayfield

RARE FIND: Video captures albino hummingbird frequenting East Texas feeder

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Adopt this friendly terrier, and add a new kid to the family

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Chocolate is one big, fluffy ball of love

  Want to stay on the move this summer? March will help lead the way: Cleveland APL Pet of the Week

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Trusty Lady Jane is your go-to sidekick

A warning to pet owners: toxic algae kills three dogs in matter of hours

A hot summer evening in Wilmington was made a little cooler for three dogs when their loving owners brought them to a nearby pond to play and swim Thursday night. Just hours later all three dogs were dead, their owner’s lives now shattered.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Bea the Beagle on the lookout for a new roommate

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19 News’ Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Suave Shih Tzu mix is a go-to sidekick

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19 News’ Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

Animal shelter ‘overflowing’ after more than 40 cats seized from Northeast Ohio home; donations needed

Officials from a Northeast Ohio animal shelter said they are in desperate need of space after taking in dozens of cats that were removed from a home with inhumane conditions.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Perhaps the happiest dog ever wants a Furever Home

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Tiana the pup is ready to be your main squeeze this summer

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Gentle Boxer is ready to be your buddy for life

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Pit bull puppy stealing hearts and searching for Furever Home

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Playful Rayna will keep you fit this summer

Group reminds owners not to flush pets after 14-inch goldfish found in river flowing from Lake Erie

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Kila will help you score a date this summer

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19 News’ Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: ‘Brown Cow’ ready to graze and chase squirrels

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19′s Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

Bratenahl police introduce newest K-9 officer, and he’s adorable

Bratenahl police posted photos of the department’s newest K-9 officer.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Gracie is ready to be your couch buddy

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19′s Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: Surfboard is a hound dog on the hunt for a furever home

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19′s Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Cleveland APL Pet of the Week: ‘Freckles’ is looking for a fetch partner, and a furever home

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19′s Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Pet of the Week: Happy 'Gracie’ is ready for summer, and a furever home

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19′s Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  WATCH: Gorillas at this SC zoo show us that they don’t like being caught in the rain either

Zookeeper Brooke Hunsinger posted the video on May 3 of the troop together - including mothers Maci and Kazi with their babies, and the head of their household, Cenzoo, looking for ANY way to get out of the rain.

  Pet of the Week: Nugget the pit bull found a new home thanks to Marc’s, but many more pups are looking for friendly families

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19 News’ Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Pet of the week: Pudgy 'Bandit’ gets along with dogs, cats and kids, and is looking for a new pad

Marc’s and the Cleveland Animal Protective League have teamed up with 19 News’ Chief Meteorologist Jason Nicholas to find a home for one special dog or cat every week.

  Pet of the Week: Lovable bulldog mix ‘Pot Pie’ wants to be your family’s best friend

Pot Pie, a 3-year-old bulldog mix, arrived to the 19 News studio with a big smile on her furry face.

Disorderly man uses iguana as weapon, throws pet at manager inside Painesville Perkins restaurant

You can’t make this stuff up.

Strongsville Police join search for lost and starving dog that was struck by car

A German Shepherd has been missing from Abbey Road in North Royalton since March 10, and now, Strongsville Police have joined the search in the hopes of finding the pet.

  Pet of the Week: Komet, a fun and energetic mixed breed, is hoping to find a new family

Watch the segment in the 4 p.m. show every Tuesday on 19 News.

Lake Humane Society seeks home for blind dog that has been in shelter for 3 years

The Lake Humane Society is hoping to find somebody willing to make their home a “fur-ever” home for one special dog.

  Second missing Jackson Township dog found dead in pond following weeks-long search

A couple’s missing Bernese Mountain dogs went viral on social media after nearly 400,000 pet lovers helped spread the word in the hopes that the Jackson Township canines would be found.

Cat separated from owner in Florida found in Northeast Ohio nearly 8 years later

A Northeast Ohio-based animal shelter is attempting to reunite a cat found Mahoning County with its owners after being separated nearly eight years ago.

  Lake Humane Society holds puppy adopt-a-thon to connect lovable pups to new homes

Saturday is National Puppy Day, and Cleveland 19′s Sunny Side Up is working to pair lovable dogs with compassionate people.

  87-year-old Lakewood woman dumbfounded over city’s retractable dog leash ban

Lakewood has a dog leash law where no retractable leashes are allowed.

Dog stolen during home break-in reunited with owner in Ohio over a year later

A dog that was stolen a year and a half ago has been reunited in Ohio with her owner.

  Canal Fulton woman searching for missing pet fox, community on the lookout

Right now, a community is on the lookout for a woman’s missing pet fox.

  Chagrin Falls dog day care expert offers pet owners a how-to on picking the right kennel

Things to be sure of when putting a pet in a boarding facility.

‘Small Dog Warning’ wind advisory issued; NWS calls for 50 mph gusts

The National Weather Service is warning residents in northern Ohio to “hold on to your pooch!”

Give your loved one the burro they always wanted for Valentine’s Day

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a wild horse and burro adoption event in Ohio, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Cleveland animal shelter reducing adoption costs for Valentine’s Day

City Dogs, Cleveland’s animal care and control shelter, is offering reduced adoption fees as part of an effort to get more dogs in homes for Valentine’s Day.

Dogs living in atrocious conditions rescued from Loudonville home

Several dogs that were found living in deplorable conditions inside a Loudonville home have been rescued, according to police.

Parma city council to consider lifting pit bull ban

The Parma city council will consider adding a proposal to the May ballot that would remove the city’s pit bull ban.

Diseased coyote spotted in Painesville Township; sheriff’s office expresses concern for pets and kids

Residents are urged by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to keep an eye on their pets and warn children in the area that may be outside.

  Here’s who to call if you see someone’s pet left outside in the cold

A major winter storm and frigid temperatures are nearing Northeast Ohio, which means it is essential for pet owners to monitor how much time their animals spend outside.

  Biggest great white shark on record seen in Hawaii waters

There’s been a rare sighting of what’s believed to be the biggest great white shark on record.

  Cleveland’s first cat cafe opens in Tremont

Patrons poured in to a new cafe in Tremont, called affoGATO, after its mission to help people meet and adopt cats in need of new homes.

  Cleveland’s ‘Affogato Cat Cafe’ sets long-awaited opening date

The first-of-a-kind space in Cleveland for people to relax, study, work, and enjoy a cup of coffee while surrounded by felines will finally be opening in the Tremont neighborhood.

Newborn elephant calf at Columbus Zoo dies 3 weeks after birth

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced that the female elephant calf that was delivered on Dec. 6 passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday.

Rare sighting of seal along Myrtle Beach’s coast

Crews have responded after a seal came ashore on the beach at 30th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, according to police.

Geauga County animal shelter will deliver an adopted pet to your door on Christmas Eve

Are you looking to get your loved one a pet for the holidays? The Geauga County Society’s Rescue Village will deliver an adopted dog or cat to your doorstep on Christmas Eve.

Woman who tried to drown puppy charged by Canton police

A woman from Wooster was arrested by Canton police for animal cruelty after she was accused of trying to drown a young pit bull.

  Dog hit during police chase expected to survive

After a suspect fleeing police struck the dog, Quick Fix stepped up to provide life-saving surgery.

  Malnourished dog left to die in dumpster seeking new home

Who would do something so cruel to a dog so sweet?

City Dogs Cleveland reducing adoption fees for the holidays

City Dogs, Cleveland’s kennel, is lowering adoption fees for the rest of December as part of an effort to get more dogs in homes for the holidays.

Charges pending against owner of dog found abused in Willoughby

Willoughby police say that they have identified the owner of an abused and neglected dog and criminal charges are forthcoming.

Adorable baby elephant born at Ohio zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a new addition to the animal family.

Ohio hunters harvest over 60,000 deer during weeklong gun season

Ohio hunters checked an astonishing 60,557 white-tailed deer during the weeklong deer-gun season.

Norton firefighters rescue dog struggling in frigid waters

Crews from the Norton Fire Department pulled a dog from frigid waters on Thursday afternoon.

Cat pierced with arrow inches from heart found in Richland County

A cat came to the Humane Society in Richland County pierced with an arrow that missed his heart by two inches.

Woman needs help finding missing show dog in Summit County

Judy Ellis’ show dog, a female Saluki named Daria, escaped from the Summit County Fairgrounds on Saturday morning.

Adoption fees waived for veterans in November at Humane Society of Summit County

Clinical studies have shown that the emotional support from companion animals can be beneficial, both psychologically and physiologically.

Several Ohio fishing areas to be stocked with rainbow, brown trout

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is stocking several Ohio fishing locations with catchable rainbow and yearling brown trout.

Ohio zoo welcomes first giraffe birth in nearly 20 years

Newborn calves can weigh up to 150 pounds and are, on average, approximately 6 feet tall.

Owners make bucket list for dog with terminal cancer

Losing a pet is something no one ever wants to go through. But when one Wilmington family learned their beloved 14-year-old Parson Russell terrier named Jack was given only two months to live, they decided to make the most out of it by making a bucket list for him.

Pumpkin weighing 1,300 pounds no match for elephants at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The elephants at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will get in the Halloween spirit with a giant pumpkin on Thursday morning.

False report of jaguar escape from Akron Zoo turns to panic on social media

A Facebook post, which has now been shared nearly 400 times, falsely reported a jaguar escaped from the Akron Zoo.

  Deer stuck in fence by its antlers freed by Cleveland Police unit

Distressed deer had a Cleveland couple frustrated when they feel their calls for help went unanswered.

Man trucks his cow around in the backseat on an Ohio interstate (video)

The video has been viewed more than 19 million times and has more than 553,000 reactions on Facebook!

North Royalton police issue funny Facebook warning about coyotes

North Royalton police are using a little humor to let the community know about recent coyote sightings.

Akron councilmembers discuss harsher fines, jail time for barking dog complaints

Currently, dog owners can be fined up to $100 for excessive barking from their dog.

Pregnant Ohio woman covered in bees returns with another exotic maternity shoot after stillbirth

Mueller said she wanted to turn “herself into a goddess for her maternity shoot.”

Pet store puppies linked to antibiotic-resistant human illnesses in Ohio, 17 other states

The investigation started when the Florida Department of Health linked a national pet store chain in Ohio to the illnesses.

  Woman rubs feces on neighbors’ door in retaliation for dog pooping in yard

The neighbors say if their dogs used the bathroom in the woman’s yard, it wasn’t on purpose, and the woman should have tried talking to them to resolve the issue.