New Texas law cracks down on fake service animals

New law cracks down on fake service dogs AUSTIN (KXAN) — While Austin is a dog friendly city, man’s best friend isn’t allowed everywhere. But some people are taking advantage of the system and claiming pets as service dogs. Now, a new law aims to crackdown on false representation of these service animals. House Bill […]

Former Harlandale HS teacher, Dallas Cowboys player arrested for animal cruelty

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – A former Harlandale High School teacher and Dallas Cowboys player was arrested after he abandoned a puppy in a storage unit for two days when temperatures were over 100 degrees. Dwayne Anthony Missouri, 44, was booked on cruelty to non-livestock animals, a class A misdemeanor. On June 18, Helotes police responded […]

North Texas employee faces animal cruelty charges after 80 kittens died in care: police

A former North Texas animal shelter employee faces charges of animal cruelty after an investigation into the deaths of 80 kittens over a period of five months, officials said. Gabriel Caswell was arrested July 14 and July 29 and faces two charges of cruelty to animals, the Weatherford Police Department said in a news release […]

El Paso Animal Services says strep zoo and distemper cleared from shelter

El Paso, Texas (CBS4) — El Paso Animal Services said they were able to “clear distemper and strep zoo” from its shelter. The City of El Paso Animals Services reported that it had an outbreak back in February. The outbreak also caused Animal Services to move to an emergency-only admissions schedule until further notice, which […]

How a future animal welfare facility will improve the life of pets at the shelter

Built in the 1950s, the Abilene Animal Shelter was never meant for animals to stay for extended periods of time. The kennels are small, it’s loud, and it’s hard to keep clean. “If you can just imagine, it’s absorbed 70 plus years of waste at this point,” said Andrea Robison, the board president for All […]

Texas VegFest Brought Out Animal Lovers and Activists from Across the State

After 2 years postponed due to Covid, Texas VegFest came back with a vengeance. On Saturday, April 8, hundreds of people gathered at Fiesta Gardens near downtown Austin for the 2023 Texas VegFest organized by the Texas Veg Foundation. The free event featured great speakers and music, plant-based eats–from Indian pakoras and mini pizzas to […]

33 Dogs, Puppies Set to Arrive at PAWS Chicago After Tornado Rips Roof Off Texas Animal Shelter – NBC Chicago

More than 30 displaced dogs and puppies are on a 1,100 mile rescue journey from Texas to Chicago after recent tornadoes damaged several Texas animal shelters, including one shelter in Pasadena that saw their roof completely torn off. According to a press release, PAWS Chicago Monday morning will receive 33 displaced dogs — 19 males […]

Denison Animal Services at capacity –

DENISON, Texas (KTEN)—The Denison city pound is at full capacity and cannot take in any new animals. If they are unable to free up space, they will have to begin euthanizations. The Denison Animal Welfare Group is also at capacity and seeking fosters and adopters for relief. “Fosters are essential, they’re lifesavers for us,” DAWG […]

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