Category Archives: Breaking News

Dallas Animal Services Announces New Data Portal

Today, Dallas Animal Services announced DAS “field data” is now available on the City of Dallas open data portal. A quick review show information is provided by incident, is listed by Service Request # and shows the activity type, subtype, … Continue reading

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Michael Vick wants to be a Dallas Cowboy

I know what you’re thinking. Over my dead body. And yet, Michael Vick hinted about the possibility in a tweet on Saturday – a tweet given prolonged life and credibility when the Dallas Cowboys re-tweeted it. The Cowboys deny they … Continue reading

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What about Antoinette Brown? Three Months Later and No One Has Been Charged

What about Antoinette Brown? It’s been more than three months since the tragedy. Dallas Police told the Dallas Morning News back in June that the owners could face criminal charges. The owner of the dogs who allegedly mauled Antoinette Brown … Continue reading

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From 72% kill rate to 72% save rate: A milestone for Dallas on the road to No-Kill

In July of 2011, then Code Compliance Director Joey Zapata asked me to chair a City task force to take on the job of pulling together a group of local animal welfare leaders to create a blue print to get Dallas to … Continue reading

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Dallas Animal Services wins No Place Like Home Award from Best Friends Animal Society

Dallas Animal Services was the municipal shelter singled out for the No Place Like Home Award by Best Friends Animal Societya®, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. … Continue reading

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News You Can Use, with a Serving of Opinion on the Side

In the news and current events category…..  It seems like the heat and the pressure of an extended puppy and kitten season is getting to everyone.  Too many animals, too much to do, to little time and nowhere near enough … Continue reading

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Animal Issues – Civil or Criminal, and why does it matter?

On Monday, the Quality of Life Committee of the Dallas City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting.  What you probably heard from the mainstream media about that meeting was that there is talk about the City cracking down on unlicensed … Continue reading

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Richardson Rescue Dog to compete at Westminster on Saturday

Jimmy is an all American Mutt – the kind of loyal, devoted dog we all grew up with. He was adopted from the Richardson Humane Society in 2008, and now he’s about to make history. For the first time ever, … Continue reading

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Mazie's Mission opens first North Texas veterinary clinic for homeless pets

Last week, Mazie’s Mission opened the first-ever North Texas veterinary clinic dedicated to serving homeless pets in animal shelters and rescue groups. The goal? To provide professional medical care, expert forensic evidence and adoption assistance to shelters, rescue groups, first … Continue reading

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Grand Opening of Dallas Animal Services 1st Offsite Adoption Center Saturday

This Saturday, November 2nd, Dallas Animal Services celebrates the Grand Opening of their first ever offsite adoption center.  Made possible by the generosity of PetSmart Charities, Inc. the 2,000 square foot PetSmart Everday Adoption Center is located inside PetSmart, 16821 … Continue reading

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