Heatstroke occurs when the dog’s body temperature, normally 100.5 to 102.5 degrees, increases to 105 degrees or more.
It’s illegal in only a few states to transport an unsecured animal in an open vehicle, such as the bed of a pickup truck or a top-down convertible. Regardless, the practice is unsafe for animals and drivers.
Q: Our dog Hunter is terrified of loud noises, so I’m concerned he’ll panic during Fourth of July fireworks and summer thunderstorms. How can we help Hunter remain calm?
Gregory Skelton, owner of Skelton Equine Sports Medicine LLC, was charged in a conspiracy that involved creating and giving performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses, leading to the death of at least one high-profile horse.
Dogtopia, a chain of dog daycare, boarding and spa franchises, plans to open its first location in Indiana this month, the company announced Thursday.
As a former police officer, Jordan Hetlund knows the value of keeping track of police dogs that can represent a five-figure investment for cities and towns. As a dog-lover, the native Hoosier knows how precious pet dogs and cats are to their owners. So in 2017, he founded Indianapolis-based Furtrieve LLC and spent a year developing a device that helps track the whereabouts of domestic animals.
An email from CEO David Horth to staff and volunteers said employees with decades of combined experience had been terminated, including the chief operating officer and director of animal behavior for the not-for-profit.
Scott Robinson, a medical doctor who founded The Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia Inc. in 1993, has filed a complaint with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
A K-9 officer for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and his wife have completed a $2.1 million expansion of their 15-year-old kennel and animal-care business.
Indianapolis' largest public animal shelter is urging residents to consider adopting a cat or dog to save them from being euthanized at the overcrowded facility.
Hired in 2008, John Aleshire faced huge debt, lagging volunteer participation and a tarnished reputation at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. He plans to retire next year with many of its challenges long past.
The clinic also announced a $3.6 million fundraising initiative to support the project, which should double its space for spay-and-neuter surgeries.
The largest animal shelter in Indiana is failing to meet the basic needs of thousands of animals in its care despite recommendations dating back more than a decade, a recent study has found.
The Humane Society of Indianapolis is ready to open its new Animal Welfare Center in Haughville, featuring a low-cost vaccination clinic. The group wants to raise $750,000 to add a low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic to the center.
The facility would offer reduced prices to low-income pet owners in an attempt to reduce the number of strays that come from neighborhoods surrounding downtown.
An investigation found that lab employees kicked, threw, and dragged dogs; lifted rabbits by their ears and puppies by their throats; violently slammed cats into cages; and exposed animals to toxic chemicals.
Juli Erhart-Graves, president of the volunteer-run organization, said demand has outstripped SNSI’s ability to raise
money and win grants during the economic downturn.
Indianapolis’ new public safety director says the city’s pound is woefully underfunded. But he also takes umbrage at critics
who call it a dirty death row for unwanted cats and dogs.