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Turning a hobby into cash

Adopt a new way of thinking about your hobbies. WSBT 22's Darla Lippert spoke to one local mother whose passion for personalized items turned into a successful small business out of her home called Courtney Bock Designs. 

Saving your dogs life

Saving your dog's life

Teeth brushing -- we all do it, but what about our pets? Should we brush our dog's teeth? As WSBT 22's Suzanne Spencer shows us, daily brushing could save your dog's life.

Pets in the cold

Keeping your pets safe in cold weather

This cold weather isn't just dangerous for humans, it's also dangerous for pets.

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

Local vets: More pets being diagnosed with Lyme disease than ever before

It's one of the most common, but dangerous, infections that a pet can get from a tick bite -- Lyme disease. And veterinarians in our area say they are diagnosing more pets with the disease than ever before.

Local animal rights group upset with Notre Dame concessionaire

Many local non-profits rely on money they earn from Notre Dame concessions to stay afloat. Seven Star Rescue in St. Joseph, Michigan is one of those non-profits.

Activists meet 1st goal to "save the animals" at Deer Forest

Deer Forest animal activists met their $2,000 goal to "save the animals" on Thursday. The fundraising website now lists the goal at $4,000. The group wants to make sure it buys them legally but says there is confusion about who really owns the animals.

South Bend's new animal laws in effect, pit bulls no longer targeted

The city of South Bend's new animal care and control ordinances went into effect Friday. It's the first change to the city's animal laws in nearly 30 years.

Dog bite LaPorte

Officials seek better law after 2 kids bitten by pit bull in LaPorte

A 7-year-old boy is recovering from a dog bite, just one day after another girl in the neighborhood was bitten by the same dog. Now, officials are seeking better laws when it comes to handling dog attacks in LaPorte County.

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