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A man recovers a dog from the rubble of a home that was destroyed by a tornado on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

When Preparing For Disasters, Remember Your Pets

Severe weather disasters like the tornadoes in North Texas and Oklahoma cannot be avoided, but preparations can be made to try to ensure the safety of your family and loved ones in case of an emergency.

05/27/2013

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Pet Food Stamp Program Started For Low-Income Families

There is no question that some individuals and families across North Texas and the nation have had to ‘tighten their belts’ during rough economic times. Now one organization is focused on the pets belonging to those people.

CBSDFW.COM–05/06/2013

Lawmakers Weighing Animal Abuse Registry

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a statewide animal abuse registry.

05/03/2013

A doggie face. (credit: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Court Asks: Is Man’s Best Friend Priceless?

They say all dogs go to heaven. But if they get there before their time, should someone pay up?

01/10/2013

A dog's paw against a fence. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Distemper Concerns Force Euthanization Of Dozens Of Dogs

Nearly four-dozen dogs have been euthanized at the Fort Worth shelter because of a distemper outbreak. Distemper is an airborne, highly contagious disease that is almost always fatal.

CBSDFW.COM–10/12/2012

A dog's paw against a fence. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Animal Shelter At ‘Code Red Full’ Offering Specials

Want-to-be pet owners in Collin County have until 6 p.m. to take advantage of an adoption special. Workers at the Collin County Animal Shelter say they are currently at what is called ‘Code Red Full’.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2012

A dog waiting for adoption at the Terrell Animal Shelter (CBS 11 News)

Animal Shelter’s Volunteers, Social Media Help Find New Homes

An overcrowded North Texas animal shelter is going to great lengths to keep from euthanizing animals. The measures are working, but only for now.

08/06/2012

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Nursing Mother Dog Welcomes Kitten At Carrollton Shelter

One shelter dog in Carrollton is proving the mantra of ‘you can’t choose your family’ wrong. Faline, a nursing longhaired Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix, has adopted an additional offspring. And she looks nothing like her mama.

07/13/2012

Iberia Davis came to the Fort Worth animal shelter to adopt one dog and left with two. Overcrowding has the city looking for ways to avoid euthanizing its first animal since 2010. (Credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT)

Animal Adoptions Don’t Quell Tragic, Reoccurring Decision In Fort Worth

Facing a desperate life or death decision, Fort Worth code compliance officials had to find homes for six dozen sheltered animals or kill them Wednesday night. They saved them. But after a brief reprieve, they returned Thursday to a broken record

07/12/2012

One of the dogs in a Fort Worth animal shelter. (Credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT)

Fort Worth Code Enforcement Agonizes Over Animal Euthanasia

In a quiet city office Wednesday morning, Fort Worth’s code enforcement managers agonized over a life or death decision.

07/11/2012

One of the dogs in a Fort Worth animal shelter. (Credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT)

Fort Worth Animal Shelter Overcrowded Again

Fort Worth is again asking for help alleviating overcrowding at the city’s animal shelter.

07/09/2012

Teddy, one of the dogs up for adoption at the Farmers Branch Animal Shelter. (Credit: Bud Gillett/KTVT)

Area Animal Shelters Offer Unusual Promotions To Promote Adoptions

Animal shelters across North Texas are full to overflowing, and it’s taxing the limits of their facilities while stretching their human resources thin. So shelters are taking some unusual promotions to get pets adopted.

07/03/2012

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