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    October 30, 2014

    Fort Worth Vet Indicted for Creepy Dog Blood-Harvesting Scheme

    Millard "Lou" Tierce is the Fort Worth veterinarian who was allegedly harvesting blood from dogs he was supposed to euthanize until his office was raided earlier this year. Tierce, whose vet license was suspended last week, was initially arrested on a charge of animal cruelty. Somehow, though, a mi ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    "Urgent" Vacancies at Dallas Animal Services Still Vacant, But More Pets Are Finding Homes

    Just last month, we learned that Dallas Animal Services had around 30 vacancies in shelter and field operations that urgently needed to be filled -- this, despite a RIF process in October that saw 53 people laid off and replaced with temporary workers. At Thursday afternoon's Animal Shelter Commissi ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    City, Animal Shelter Commission Differ On "Disaster" Year at Dallas Animal Services

    From our slideshow here​On 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 >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    December 9, 2010

    The Flea Circus: Liveblogging Today's Animal Shelter Commission Meeting

    Click to embiggen this chart from the Animal Shelter Commission presentation​Merry afternoon, Friends. I'm here at City Hall for today's Animal Shelter Commission meeting. They'll be discussing the recently released, mildly damning Humane Society report on the troubled Dallas Animal Services, whic ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Wat Up, Dawg?

    Michael Vick derails his career, divides the races and, hopefully, opens our eyes

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    August 27, 2007

    Dog Eat Dawg

    I’ll have much more in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, but in the wake of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's officially pleading guilty to dogfighting charges this morning in Richmond, Virgina, I thought I’d pass along this interesting nugget: Chihuahuas are meaner than pit b ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    High on the Hog

    In Texas, shoot as many feral pigs as you like. Just don't let your dog bite them.

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    February 28, 2002

    Catch Those Tigers

    Years of little or no regulation have made Texas a place where big cats prowl--and sometimes kill

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    October 25, 2001

    Puppy Ciao

    To kill or not to kill--that's the $11 million animal shelter question

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    November 23, 2000

    If Horses Could Talk

    The city alleges that horses at Samuell Farm's private riding concession were mistreated

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    August 5, 1999

    Caged and confused

    While critics howl, the SPCA of Texas dreams of opening a rural animal utopia. Meanwhile, Dallas kills hundreds of pets every day.