Cruelty to animals

Mugshot of Fort Worth police Deputy Chief Kenneth Flynn. (credit: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Fort Worth Police Deputy Chief Facing Animal Cruelty Charge

A deputy police chief is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a dog. Fort Worth Deputy Chief Kenneth Flynn was booked into the Tarrant County Jail after allegedly shooting the German shepherd on September 29.

CBSDFW.COM–10/07/2014

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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

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North Texas Couple Arrested In Deaths Of Puppies

A Tarrant County couple have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities say three puppies were found dead and burned in a barrel over the weekend.

06/25/2013

Lawmakers Weighing Animal Abuse Registry

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

05/03/2013

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Dallas County DA’s Office Creating Animal Abuse Unit

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.

12/04/2012

(credit: SPCA of Texas)

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2012

Court Awards Over 120 Abused Animals to SPCA

On Tuesday the Hunt County Justice of the Peace awarded the SPCA of Texas custody of over 100 abused and neglected animals.

09/04/2012

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Waco Man Accused Of Starting To Eat Dog Arrested

Bond has been revoked for a Texas man who police say killed and starting eating his housemate’s dog after chasing a neighbor on his hands and knees while growling.

06/27/2012

A puppy named Justice is fighting for his life after being set on fire in Dallas. (credit: Jim Wenger/DFW Rescue Me)

Judge Overseeing Hearing For Tortured Puppy Suspect Recuses Self

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.

05/10/2012

Animal Cruelty

City’s Lack Of Response In Animal Cruelty Case Disturbs Fort Worth Pet Sitters

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.

04/25/2012

A puppy named Justice is fighting for his life after being set on fire in Dallas. (credit: Jim Wenger/DFW Rescue Me)

Warrant Issued For Suspect In Dog Set On Fire Case

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.

04/19/2012

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100 Roosters Seized In Dallas Cockfighting Raid

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.

CBSDFW.COM–12/18/2010