CHARDON, Ohio – A Chardon resident spotted something in her backyard that many can say they haven’t seen in person before — or at least not outside of a zoo. Geauga County resident, Melissa Colbary Dahlhausen, saw a black bear tackling a bird feeder in her backyard on Woodin Road in Chardon. This isn’t the first time a black […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Animal control officers removed 211 animals — including a goat, dozens of chickens, roosters, a pig, a rabbit, and even a turkey — from the back yard of a Cleveland home on Wednesday. The home was on Bailey Road. Officials said some of the animals were malnourished. “That’s for the country […]

GREENE COUNTY, MO. – Deputies say a Fair Grove woman walked into her barn last month and found a man trying to have sex with her cow. Darrell Helton, 68, of Nixa, was charged last week with unlawful sex with an animal after he was allegedly caught in the act. According to a probable cause […]

CLEVELAND – If you thought you spotted an alpaca wandering around downtown Cleveland Wednesday, you weren’t seeing things. Shay, a fluffy alpaca, was walking around for the group Just Us Riders. The group is walking through 315 cities throughout the country to spread their message. Here is their mission statement: To provide a catalyst for the […]

CHERRY VALLEY TOWNSHIP, OHIO – Twenty-two dead dogs were found left in a ditch in Cherry Valley on Monday afternoon. A spokesperson from the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League said the dogs were found in a ditch on Linton Road, off Loveland Road. The driveway dead-ends and there are no homes nearby. The property owner alerted […]

Sun City, Arizona had its streets shaken up earlier today, as two animals, which appeared to be llamas, went on the loose in a retirement…

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) – The race is on to save 14 neglected horses and 5 rabbits removed from a home on West Bath road. Thursday, Feb.19, humane officers and Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary staff went to an address in the 400 block of West Bath Road to rescue the animals. Officials say all of […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – On Wednesday, a coyote was captured on cell phone video walking through the streets of Cleveland near East 36th Street and Payne Avenue. Two videos were posted to Instagram just after 6 p.m. when Darren R. Ford noticed the animal roaming was not a domestic cat or dog. As the coyote […]

  The picture could become one of the most classic viral selfies ever. Brian Genest, 17, was in the Tampa Bay area visiting from Maine when his family decided to go for a hike at John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor. While they were walking up one of the bridged pathways, Brian spotted a […]

  GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – The owner of an emaciated boxer found wandering the streets of Garfield Heights during a snow storm has managed to avoid her first court appearance. Navada Williams was scheduled for an arraignment on Wednesday morning, but instead, Williams has faxed in a not guilty plea. Her next court hearing will be a pre-trial, […]

  GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – Charges have been filed against the owner of an emaciated boxer found wandering the streets of Garfield Heights during a snow storm. Friday, Navada Williams was charged with animal cruelty, animal abandonment and filing a false police report. Animal Warden Ed Jamison says Williams actually tried to call the dog in as a “stray.” […]

  ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) – Recovery is going well for the kitten found frozen to the ground in Elyria on Monday. Shelly McDonald with the Friendship Animal Protective League tells 19 Action News that the kitten, lovingly named Frosty, is showing health improvements daily. Frosty is now able to open his eyes, which were previously plagued by […]