dogs

Dog Food Recall
11:27 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Mo. dog food maker issues recall

(via Flickr/striatic)

A little news to be aware of before you feed Fido.

A Missouri-based company is recalling three dry dog food products because of high levels of the fungus toxin aflatoxin.

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.

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Animal control Phase II
4:58 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

City outlines needs for newer animal control strategy

Stray Rescue's facilities in St. Louis.
(Johanna Mayer/St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

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MO Statehouse
5:16 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Mo. Senate panel OKs changes to dog breeding law

The Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A Missouri Senate panel has given its approval to a bill changing the state law for dog breeders.

The Senate agriculture committee endorsed legislation Thursday that would modify a ballot measure, known as "Prop. B," approved by voters in November.

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.

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Dogfighting
11:12 am
Tue January 18, 2011

Mo. teacher connected to dogfighting bust may lose teaching license

A veterinarian at the Humane Society of Missouri points to a picture of a rescued fighting dog's wounds. (Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)

A Missouri teacher involved in the one of the largest dog-fighting rings ever broken up in the United States may lose his license to teach in the state tomorrow.

Rick Hihath, from St. Joseph, is a former teacher who worked at a state school for the severely disabled.

In a March 2010 hearing, the Commissioner of the Missouri State Board of Education recommended that Hihath lose his license, and legal action tomorrow may see that recommendation through.

Dog fighting
1:19 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Court upholds dog-fighting sentences

A veterinarian at the Humane Society of Missouri points to a picture of a rescued fighting dog's wounds. Over 400 pit bulls were rescued by the Society after the raid in which Hackman and and Kiriakidis were charged. (Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)

A federal appeals court in Missouri has upheld the sentences of two men who were involved in the one of the largest dog-fighting rings ever broken up in the United States.

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Cracking Down on Animal Abuse
3:32 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

City of St. Louis, Stray Rescue fighting animal abuse

Gulliver, a dog rescued this week, was used as a "bait dog" in dogfighting. Dogfighting, and other animal abuses, will be carrying heftier fines for the offenders soon.
(Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio)

The City of St. Louis and Stray Rescue are taking additional measures to encourage responsible pet ownership in the City of St. Louis.

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.

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