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Animal Cruelty

'Red' before and after his rehabilitation (Credit: Plano Animal Services)

Severely Neglected Dog In Plano Gets A New Chance At Life

A severely malnourished boxer mix was rescued last October by Plano Animal Services. Now, a healthy ‘Red’ is ready for a second chance at life.

03/18/2014

Oscar Vega (via Grand Prairie PD)

Grand Prairie Man Pleads Guilty To Mutilating, Killing Cat

As jury selection was about to begin Monday, a North Texas teenager that killed and mutilated a neighbor’s cat pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty.

01/06/2014

Oscar Vega's mugshot (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Grand Prairie Teen’s Animal Cruelty Trial Delayed

The trial of a teenager from Grand Prairie charged with cruelty to animals and use of a deadly weapon was delayed Thursday to Jan. 6, 2014.

12/19/2013

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17-Year-Old Charged With Decapitating & Disemboweling Neighbor’s Cat

A 17-year-old from Grand Prairie is charged with hitting a neighbor’s cat in the head 30 times with a hammer before decapitating and eviscerating with a knife.

11/01/2013

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Sheep Stolen, Shot, Stabbed And Throats Slit At Coastal Farm

Calhoun County authorities have assigned a deputy and investigator to the continuing theft or mutilation deaths of Barbado sheep outside Port Lavaca.

10/05/2013

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Mesquite Man Apologizes For Beating, Drowning Dog

A Mesquite man accused of beating and drowning his pit bull in August is speaking out from jail and explaining his actions and regret.

10/04/2013

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Goat Carcass Hanged From Berkner High Goal Post

Police in Richardson are trying to determine who left a dead goat hanging from a goal post Friday on the practice field at Berkner High School.

09/13/2013

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Adoption Event Planned For Rescued North Texas Animals

More than 200 animals seized from a Celina no kill animal shelter earlier this month are now clean, well fed and prepped for new lives. And it’s taken a tremendous effort to make it happen.

CBS 11–08/27/2013

Justice

“Ringleader” Sentenced For Setting Dog Justice On Fire

The final sentence has been handed down in a case that outraged North Texas animal lovers.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

Justice

Men Plead Guilty To Setting Dog “Justice” On Fire

There will not be a trial over the puppy that was burned alive in Pleasant Grove – and animal rights activists are not happy about it.

KRLD–08/20/2013

(credit: Ellis Co. District Attorney's Office)

North Texas Woman Sentenced For Animal Abuse & Hoarding

North Texas prosecutors claimed a woman was an animal abuser and hoarder, a jury agreed and now she’s headed to jail. An Ellis County jury found Michelle Lorraine Lehman guilty on nine counts of animal cruelty.

CBSDFW.COM–08/16/2013

Brianna Burkowski, 20, charged with animal cruelty.  (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Dallas Woman Stored Dead Dog In Garage, Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Dallas woman is facing felony charges after police discovered her dead dog in her apartment garage.

08/14/2013

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