Riverside Police Warn Dog Owners About Danger Of 'Zombie Raccoons' Carrying Distemper VirusPolice in west suburban Riverside are warning dog owners to be on the lookout for so-called "zombie raccoons," which have been infected with canine distemper virus, and could pose a danger to pets.
Reports Of 'Zombie' Raccoons Scare Homeowners, Puzzle PolicePolice received 14 calls in March from homeowners saying that the woodland creatures were spotted standing upright on their back legs and showing off their fangs.
Distemper Virus On The RiseA spike in the highly contagious, and potentially deadly, distemper virus has authorities warning people to get their pets vaccinated.
"Zombie" Raccoons Could Spread Distemper To Your DogsIf you see raccoons in the forest preserves - or in your neighborhood - acting like zombies, your dog's health might already be in jeopardy.
Fearing Distemper Outbreak At City Pound, No-Kill Shelter Asks Volunteers To Foster CatsPAWS Chicago is trying to get people to foster cats from the city pound to get them away from any potential exposure. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Attorney Considers Class Action Suit Against Pet ShopAn attorney who is suing a chain of pet shops says it could turn into a class-action case.
Quarrel Nearly Leads To Arrests At Anti-Puppy Mill ProtestThere were no arrests at a demonstration outside an Orland Park pet shop Sunday, but police came close.