Animals

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After Dog Shootings Animal Groups Demanding Police Training

Last year, in the state of Texas alone, some 200 dogs were shot and killed by police officers. Those numbers have some animal protection groups demanding mandatory training for all law enforcement officers.

03/09/2015

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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.

03/05/2015

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Constable: No Evidence Of Dogs Shot By Firefighter Attacking Livestock

A followup on the story of a Facebook picture showing two dead dogs, apparently killed by a North Texas volunteer firefighter. A friend had said the man was protecting his livestock, but investigators now say that’s not true.

CBSDFW.COM–02/26/2015

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Firefighter’s Social Media Post Of Dogs Shot Sparks Outrage

A North Texas firefighter’s social media post goes viral, but not necessarily in a good way. The man posted a picture of two dead dogs. The caption said he killed the animals after warning his neighbor to keep them off his property.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2015

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Pet Of The Week: Oliver

Oliver is a friendly and laid-back 5-year-old pup. But he needs a good home. Can you help him out?

02/18/2015

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Fort Worth Zoo Giraffe Has Heart-Shaped Spot

A new resident of the Fort Worth Zoo has a big heart and it’s on her neck. The giraffe, born January 11, has drawn attention for the marking with Saturday being Valentine’s Day.

02/11/2015

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McKinney Family Recovering After Dog Attack

A mother and her two young daughters are still in the hospital after a pit bull attack on Thursday night. A police officer shot and killed the dog in order to protect the mother.

02/06/2015

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Pet Of The Week: Ebony

Ebony is one cat who loves to cuddle. But this 2-year-old kitty needs a new home. Can you help her out?

02/04/2015

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Specialized Veterinary Care Worth The Price For Pet Owners

Precious is just that – precious for Connie and Sparky Sparks. The 9-year-old pit bull is the baby of the family and their best friend.

01/30/2015

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Texas Hunters Capture “Boarzilla” – The Giant Hog

The battle over “Boarzilla” is on. The nearly 800 pound hog captured in Comanche County is creating lots of buzz

01/29/2015

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Pet Of The Week: Teeka

Teeka is a 10-month-old dog who is very friendly. She loves car rides and toys. But what she really needs is a good home. Can you help her out?

01/28/2015

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Pig Blamed For Central Texas House Fire

No humans or hogs were hurt Thursday afternoon during a house fire in Central Texas. Officials said that the blaze started when a pig chewed through some electrical wires.

01/23/2015

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