As inventive as human beings can be, we've never come up with a solid way to keep dogs from mournfully licking their unhealed junk after being neutered. The ubiquitous Elizabethan collar or Cone of Shame, if you will, does the trick but inevitably destroys a pet's self-esteem in the process. Alterna ... More >>
At some point last night, someone smashed in the glass front door of Medallion Animal Clinic on Northwest Highway with a rock and stepped into the lobby. They rifled through the cabinets and drawers in the reception area, opted not to walk to the back of the clinic, which would have required passing ... More >>
When a farm animal comes to Bob Williams, it is dying of extreme neglect or violent abuse. Slowly, and through the beneficence of local veterinarians, foster families who offer up their pastures and the intensive care of Williams and his staff at Ranch Hand Rescue in Argyle, horses and llamas, goats ... More >>
So on the radio this morning I hear all about the spike in West Nile deaths in Dallas and how the county health department will be on the job tonight protecting us by sending the pesticide trucks through three more neighborhoods, this time in North Dallas.
I just hope we all understand the spraying ... More >>
Confining sows in small gestation crates has come under great scrutiny lately. Major companies like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and most recently the nation's second largest grocery chain, Safeway, have announced a phase-out of pork supplied by farms that use gestation crates.
However, recent ... More >>
Here, to start your morning, a few highlights from today's 858-page council agenda, which we'll begin with a shout-out to Brad Kirby. Surely you remember him? Back in January, Kirby went down to Dallas City Hall to tell the horseshoe about his stolen dogs. He proposed an ordinance that would make ... More >>
Photos by Spike JohnsonDallas Zoo executive director Gregg HudsonToday, Tufani sat in the shade of the south gorilla habitat at the Dallas Zoo half-reclined, peacefully peeling an orange, seemingly unaware of the gaggle of media looking on from a zoo-approved observation point. It was a far cry f ... More >>
Veterinarian Norman Ralston favors acupuncture, herbs, and homeopathy instead of traditional animal medicine. He says pets speak to him through a channeler, and he lets them prescribe their own treatment. It's no wonder state regulators are keeping a clos