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St. Vincent Performed at the Oscars — Did You Catch Her?

2 years ago by Eva Raggio
The Oscars ceremony was fairly unpredictable this year: Singer Mary J. Blige was nominated for best supporting actress, athlete Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for Best Documentary, actor Gael Garcia Bernal performed a song, and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead was nominated as a composer. Most importantly, Eva-Marie Saint and Christopher...
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How Did Dallas Animal Services Get So Broken?

4 years ago by Eric Nicholson
On Monday afternoon, The Dallas Morning News' editorial board reached a conclusion its been building to for months. In the wake of the unspeakably horrific death of Antoinette Brown, who was fatally mauled by a pack of dogs in South Dallas, Dallas Animal Services director Jody Jones has to go. The piece raises several...
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Justice, the Puppy Burned in Pleasant Grove Last Week, Died Last Night

8 years ago by Leslie Minora
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...
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A Trial for Mercy

13 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Operation Kindness Operation Kindness' exec director Jonnie England with Mercy, shortly after the dog's April 18 surgery Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore, Craig Watkins’ top assistant, took on her first jury trial in Dallas -- not by going after a capital murderer, but by taking on a man dog-lovers would...
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A Vickery Meadow Man's Dog Was Hit by a Car, So He Left it to Die in a Dumpster, Police Say

6 years ago by Eric Nicholson
If anyone deserves a public shaming, it's the guy who allegedly abandoned his injured but still very much alive pit bull in the dumpster of his Vickery Meadow apartment complex on Monday night. For better or worse, that will have to wait. The man wasn't home (or didn't answer the...
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"No Justice for Justice": Animal Rights Activists Are Irate Over Outcome of Puppy-Burning Trial

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
Yesterday, 16 months after Justice died from burns suffered at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex, the last of the four men accused of dousing the dog in lighter fluid and setting it on fire pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. Richard Valentine, 25, and 19-year-old Darius Ewing, the alleged ringleader,...
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Maybe With Their Powers Combined, Dallas Animal Services Can Be "Compassionate"

10 years ago by Andrea Grimes
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 United States report about practices and conditions at the shelter. You may have heard of some of the problems as of late,...
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The Kindness of Strangers

13 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Angel post-surgery, because we're not about to show you the before pictures. Late yesterday, we received word from Operation Kindness that Angel, a 9-pound spaniel-terrier mix in a protective E-collar, was discovered by a Garland couple (Diane and David Leslie) last Friday as she was trying to cross the intersection...
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Dallas Animal Services: Still 'Horribly Understaffed' But Now With More Chairs

7 years ago by Anna Merlan
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 field divisions...
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Volunteers Fill the Gap in Dallas' Broken System for Collecting Stray Animals

5 years ago by Amy Martyn
“Hi,” the woman says, in a voice that isn't friendly. “What are you doing?” It's a pitch black night in mid-August in Southeast Dallas. Marina Tarashevska wields a camera as she approaches the back of a black pickup. A man wearing a cowboy hat opens the driver's door to get...

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