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Animal welfare

The small CPS Crash Test Dog patiently waits his turn on the sled for crash testing. (credit:

Center Uses Crash-Test Dog Dummies To Study Safety Restraints

To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog. Two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, her nonprofit has a set of crash-test dog dummies that were battered, throttled and sent flying to test several car safety restraints.



Texas Woman Charged With Hot Car Death Of Dog

A woman has been charged with animal cruelty when her dog died after being left in her closed car during a Central Texas shopping trip.


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Fort Worth Seeking Donations For Animal Control

It’s the season of giving. So how about donating some money to your local city government?


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SPCA Takes Custody Of Nearly 50 Hunt County Animals

The SPCA of Texas took custody of nearly 50 animals on Thursday, after receiving an anonymous complaint of suspected animal cruelty. The SPCA and officials in Hunt County went to the property in Caddo Mills and found the animals.


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.


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

Bedford Animal Shelter At Capacity, City Drops Adoption Fee

The Bedford Animal Shelter has hit capacity, spurring the city to drop its licensing fee by $20 to promote adoption.


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Arlington Still Trying To Reunite Displaced Owners With Pets

The storms that damaged Lynn Trotter’s home in Arlington also scared away one of her family members — her cat Missy.


A Seagoville farm owner had this sign outside his property, which alerted authorities and animal rescue groups to possible abuse. Initial investigations found nothing of the sort.

Dallas County Searches Property For Malnourished Horses

Dallas County authorities responded to a farm Monday where a man is accused of hoarding nearly 300 starving horses and found about a tenth of that number.


A few of the animals seized by the SPCA on a property in Wills Point. (credit: SPCA of Texas)

Humane Society Short On Space After Seizure

The Humane Society doesn’t normally encourage holiday pet adoptions without careful consideration but feels it has no choice after many animals were received Friday.


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PETA May Foot The Bill For Fort Worth Pools

It would cost millions of dollars to reopen Fort Worth’s pools, and without PETA, the city would struggle to fund the service.


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Wise County Sheriff Bans Photos Of Animals At Shelter

The Wise County sheriff has banned photographs of dogs, cats and any other animals at the facility in a move designed to keep unflattering photos of the animals from making their way onto the Internet.