Cruelty to animals
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a statewide animal abuse registry.
The abused animal situation in Dallas County is acute enough that commissioners are thinking about creating a special unit within the District Attorney’s office specifically to prosecute animal abuse cases.
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.
On Tuesday the Hunt County Justice of the Peace awarded the SPCA of Texas custody of over 100 abused and neglected animals.
Bond has been revoked for a Texas man who police say killed and starting eating his housemate’s dog after chasing a neighbor on his hands and knees while growling.
The judge residing over a hearing to reduce the bond of an accused puppy killer recused himself Thursday, saying he forgot he had once spoken to the animal’s veterinarian concerning its care.
Fort Worth has made a change to an animal control policy after two residents couldn’t get anyone to respond to a case of apparent animal cruelty.
Dallas police now have a suspect in the animal abuse case involving Justice; the puppy set on fire two weeks ago. Dallas Sheriff’s Department officials say they’ve received an arrest warrant and are now actively looking for 18-year-old Darius Ewing.
The Humane Society of the United States provided information to police that led to a raid on a cockfighting operation in southeast Dallas and the seizure of about 100 roosters.
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