There's obviously some potential for abuse, but the idea is to provide the same protection to pets that the Volunteer State gave children stuck in hot cars last year.
Locking a pet in a hot car seems like Cruella de Vil shit, but apparently hundreds of dogs, cats, and other pets die from overheating in cars each year.
In case that's something you and your pets are into.
There were celebrity cats on view, expensive cat-furniture for sale, and tons of cat memes turned into consumer products.
Listening in on the plaintive plea of a man who couldn't go inside his house because of an angry feline.
Frank J. M. Verstraete knows everything there is to know about the teeth and jaws of cats. If anyone can figure this out, it's him.
The actor's pets could be destroyed after they were brought into the country without being declared to quarantine.
A global study of what countries are using what emojis is actually kind of depressing.
Sam the Orangutan from Dunston Checks In? He's dead. And the Taco Bell chihuahua? Also dead.
Medical marijuana for animals could be a good idea, but it's not an excuse to get blazed with your pets.
Nobody died and the canine likely won't be charged with anything.
I saw a paralyzed cat regain mobility and found out that some animals would rather shit on the water treadmill than work out.
Olvera Street became flooded with dogs, cats, birds, snakes, cows, llamas, goats, and horses in a celebration that honored Antonio de Abad, the patron saint of animals.
We spoke to photographer Heather Lighton on National Puppy Day about the fine art of taking pictures of dogs.
New York's ban on the long-bodied animals was recently upheld, and the city's ferret owners are furious and determined to continue to fight for their rights.
It's easy: First, you massage the dead bunny's skin. Then you slide it off.
Banned in several countries around the world, the poison known commercially as 1080 kills more than just possums. We look at why New Zealand still uses it.
At the Liyuan Dog Market, the largest canine bazaar in China, animals are often mistreated and sometimes die just a week after purchase, but dog lovers have few other options when they want to buy a pet.
Not even the latest earthquake, the country's least favourite phenomenon, can shake NZ's stride into 2015.
So her lawyer now has to go up against animal rights groups and any human beings who don't want to see a living dog killed and put in the ground.
This year, a Tibetan Mastiff puppy reportedly sold for almost $2 million in China, making it the priciest dog ever purchased. VICE China went to the the 2014 Yidu Tibetan Mastiff Fair in Tianjin to learn more.
If there's one thing that makes the British peerless among their European counterparts, it's their noble history of feeding industrially reared animals the reconstituted carcasses of their animal cousins.
I think pets bring out the best in people.
Heather Lighton's pictures of cute kids and hilarious pets from the world capital of kawaii.