As we've mentioned more than once, Dallas Animal Services has been dealing with a few serious unresolved issues, some of them stretching back years: the HVAC system in the shelter doesn't work and apparently never really has, leading to stifling temperatures in the summer months; the shelter and fie ... More >>
Good news first: the kittens have their own room now. Bad news: most of those kittens are still going to die.
Every few months, the Animal Shelter Commission gets together for a progress report from shelter manager Jody Jones and director of Code Compliance Jimmy Martin. It's always a mixture of a ... More >>
The caretakers of the puppy who suffered third degree burns over most of his body were optimistic until the very end. But last night, Justice died after some of his wounds became infected and his condition worsened, according to a posting by DFW Rescue Me.
The dog was rescued in Pleasant Grove last ... More >>
Jody Jones"It's mid-January," Dallas Animal Services Commission member Bonnie Matthias said emphatically. "And we're caught with our pants down again."
As usual, there's good news and there's bad news at Dallas Animal Services. This week, shelter manager Jody Jones and head of Code Complianc ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanA years-long dispute between a woman who runs a dog rescue out of her home and her increasingly annoyed neighbors has resulted in hundreds of phone calls to Animal Control, a felony robbery conviction, one dead dog and, we're guessing, some pretty awkward block parties.
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Photo by Leslie MinoraRaymond Crawford presents Mayor Rawlings with a big hairy portfolio of ideas from the community.The Kiestwood neighborhood in southeast Dallas turns 60 this month, and in Texas years, that's old. Raymond Crawford, who lives in the home where he grew up, hosted a well-attende ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesBear the 13-month-old Rottweiller came for the cheap vaccinations. And the endless cries of "Awwwww!"Saturday kicked off the new "Dallas Loves Animals" campaign, an, ahemm, "pet project" of city council member Delia Jasso. All day at the Dallas Animal Services shelter, folk ... More >>
From our slideshow hereOn Friday, Assistant City Manager Forest Turner -- to whom I spoke for last week's cover story about cruelty, cronyism and incompetence at Dallas Animal Services -- sent out a memo to city council members updating them on progress made at DAS with regard to the Humane Socie ... More >>
Photo by Andrea GrimesAdoptions save lives at Dallas Animal Services. Stella the cat is living, purring proof.Time after time, when I showed up at Dallas Animal Services over the course of the winter, Lieutenant Scott Walton would razz me about taking home a kitten. I'd outed myself as a cat pers ... More >>
Both of you who followed along with yesterday's liveblog of the Animal Shelter Commission will remember that former ASC member and animal rights bigwig Jonnie England wondered during the public comment: Why is Tyrone McGill, the former Dallas Animal Services manager who has been indicted on charg ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesThe newly banded wrists of a few DAS employees: "Compassion" is the new name of the game.I stopped by Dallas Animal Services over on Westmoreland Road this afternoon to check out the facilities in anticipation of the long-awaited and long-delayed Humane Society of the Unite ... More >>