Animal Cruelty

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Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant Acts From Circus

The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The AP exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

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Firefighter Who Posted Picture Of Dead Dogs Now Faces Charges

A North Texas firefighter accused of shooting neighbors dogs and posting pictures on Facebook.

CBS 11–20 hours ago

Millard Lucien Tierce (mugshot via Tarrant County District Attorney)

Fort Worth Veterinarian Indicted On Theft, Animal Cruelty Charges

A Tarrant County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a Fort Worth veterinarian accused of keeping a woman’s dog alive for blood transfusions instead of euthanizing the pet.

10/29/2014

Mugshot of Fort Worth police Deputy Chief Kenneth Flynn. (credit: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Fort Worth Police Deputy Chief Facing Animal Cruelty Charge

A deputy police chief is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a dog. Fort Worth Deputy Chief Kenneth Flynn was booked into the Tarrant County Jail after allegedly shooting the German shepherd on September 29.

CBSDFW.COM–10/07/2014

Cole Middleton is shown with his dog, Candy. (Credit: Cole Middleton)

East Texas Deputy Who Shot Dog Surrenders License

A former East Texas sheriff’s deputy who shot a dog in April has agreed to give up his law enforcement license.

09/18/2014

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Fort Worth Postal Carrier Not Indicted Over Dog Death

A grand jury has declined to indict a North Texas mail carrier charged with animal cruelty after a pet dog on his route with injured and had to be euthanized.

09/09/2014

(Courstey of Dallas Polcie)

Mesquite Man Gets Prison For His Dog’s Death

A Mesquite man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for beating and drowning his pit bull after the dog allegedly chewed some patio furniture.

09/06/2014

This malnourished dog was seized alongside 166 other dogs by the SPCA. (credit: SPCA of Texas)

Custody Hearing Date Set For 222 Animals Seized By SPCA

The SPCA of Texas seized 222 cruelly treated animals — 166 dogs, 43 cats, 14 kittens and 13 puppies — last week from a property in Wolfe City.

07/30/2014

This is the metal fence at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Remond Drive where a sadistic person impaled two harmless cats. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Cats Impaled On Metal Fence, Suspect On The Loose

Police are searching for the person responsible for cruelly impaling two cats by their hind legs on a metal fence in west Oak Cliff.

07/02/2014

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Fort Worth Mail Carrier Charged Over Dog’s Death

A mail carrier is facing animal cruelty charges after his encounter with a Yorkshire Terrier left the dog badly injured. The dog was later euthanized.

06/19/2014

A Chihuahua (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sheriff: Lancaster Man Threw Girlfriend’s Puppy From Speeding Vehicle

Authorities say a Lancaster man killed his girlfriend’s 6-week-old chihuahua mix by throwing it out the window of a speeding car.

06/12/2014

(Credit CBS 11)

Azle Woman Arrested In Animal Cruelty Case

A woman accused of shooting her dog in the head and abandoning the dog’s ten puppies was arrested Sunday, Parker County Sheriff’s said.

CBS 11–06/01/2014

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