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A recent survey by veterinarians finds that the District of Columbia has far fewer pet owners than any other state in the U.S.
The Maryland Zoo says a deaf female polar bear that arrived at the facility after being abandoned by a circus in Puerto Rico and became a visitor favorite has died.
Two months after superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast, cats and dogs that were surrendered or abandoned in New York City are finding new homes in the Washington area.
Slimy, scaly or darn right ugly animals don't draw visitors to zoos and they physical characteristics make it tough to rally support to protect these critters from extinction.
A white whale, rarely seen in the wild, has been spotted off the coast of Norway swimming with a pod of whales.
The Washington Humane Society raised close to $80,000 during its annual D.C. Walk for the Animals and Pet-A-Palooza Saturday in Adams Morgan.
A Fairfax County judge found the director of the Reston Zoo guilty of animal cruelty for inhumanely euthanizing a wallaby in January. She will serve 30 days in jail and pay $1,250 in fines.
More than 125 dogs are being flown from a North Carolina airport to Virginia to save the animals from kill shelters.
Police say a Herndon teenager has been convicted of charges related to incidents in which animals were attacked in and around a Fairfax County park.