dogs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. dog food maker issues recall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dog-food-maker-issues-recall <p>A little news to be aware of before you feed Fido.</p><p>A Missouri-based company is recalling three dry dog food products because of high levels of the fungus toxin aflatoxin.</p><p>Advanced Animal Nutrition of Thayer, Mo., on Friday voluntarily recalled 50-pound bags each of Dog Power Adult Maintenance Formula 21-12, Dog Power Hunters Formula 27-14, and Dog Power Hi-Pro Performance Formula 26-18.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 17:27:27 +0000 The Associated Press 2647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. dog food maker issues recall City outlines needs for newer animal control strategy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-outlines-needs-newer-animal-control-strategy <p>A new city animal shelter on the north side, a full-time veterinarian and vet techs to staff it, and more animal control officers are all on the wish list for the city of St. Louis in the second phase of its new animal control strategy.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:58:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2395 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City outlines needs for newer animal control strategy Mo. Senate panel OKs changes to dog breeding law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-panel-oks-changes-dog-breeding-law <p>A Missouri Senate panel has given its approval to a bill changing the state law for dog breeders.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/06info/comm/agri.htm">Senate agriculture committee</a> endorsed legislation Thursday that would modify a ballot measure, known as "Prop. B," approved by voters in November.</p><p>The bill would delete the limit of 50 dogs per breeder and give licensed breeders up to 180 days to correct serious violations before they face criminal charges.</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:16:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 416 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate panel OKs changes to dog breeding law Mo. teacher connected to dogfighting bust may lose teaching license http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-teacher-connected-dogfighting-bust-may-lose-teaching-license <p>A Missouri teacher involved in the one of the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/article_a91dd36e-84e3-5071-96e7-27366756cee8.html">largest dog-fighting rings</a><a href="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/07/mo_dogfighting02.html"> </a>ever broken up in the United States may lose his license to teach in the state tomorrow.</p><p>Rick Hihath, from St. Joseph, is a former teacher who worked at a state school for the severely disabled.</p><p>In a March 2010 hearing, the Commissioner of the <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">Missouri State Board of Education</a> recommended that Hihath lose his license, and <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/meetings/January/documents/19rickhihath.pdf">legal action tomorrow</a> may see that recommendation through.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:12:52 +0000 Kelsey Proud 338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. teacher connected to dogfighting bust may lose teaching license Court upholds dog-fighting sentences http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-upholds-dog-fighting-sentences <p>Two men sentenced in connection with the largest dog-fighting ring ever broken up in the United States had argued their crimes did not warrant longer terms.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 19:19:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court upholds dog-fighting sentences City of St. Louis, Stray Rescue fighting animal abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-st-louis-stray-rescue-fighting-animal-abuse <p>The <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/government/">City of St. Louis</a> and <a href="http://strayrescue.org/">Stray Rescue</a> are taking additional measures to encourage responsible pet ownership in the City of St. Louis.</p><p>This week, the City's Animal Control Officers will begin issuing tickets for fines from $100 to $500 for those who violate city animal laws and ordinances. The City will also enforce animal abuse violations, including illegal chaining and dogfighting.</p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:32:19 +0000 Julie Bierach & Kelsey Proud 127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City of St. Louis, Stray Rescue fighting animal abuse