Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Why is Phineas the Dog on death row in Salem, Missouri? The city says it's because he's vicious and dangerous, but the family says the three-year-old labrador retriever would never harm a fly. Thousands of supporters agree. Riverfront Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Benetta Johnson, 41, did not mean for her tiny puppy Trooper to be dragged for nearly a mile on the highway attached to a truck. But that mistake got her into a lot of trouble -- and prompted her to break down sobbing in court. Riverfront Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Cruz, a Samoyed, was in perfect health during the kennel club competition. But a few days later, he died of symptoms often associated with rat poison. The owner and handler think he was killed. Was he? If so, who are the suspects? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: When Columbia, Missouri Police Officer Rob Sanders lost his job, he also lost his favorite police dog Fano. Even after offering to pay $10,000 to get him back, he was denied. Nearly two years later, though, the two were reunited. How? Riverfront Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: At first, Price's department insisted that his actions in dealing with a dog questionably dubbed a pit bull were entirely justified. If only a neighbor hadn't managed to catch the shooting on video. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire:The victim and his roommate were watching a movie and the victim began to provoke the roommate's dog. No details on what he was doing -- those laser pointers can drive animals crazy -- or what kind of dog it was -- my money is on a bichon frise because those damn puffy heads are annoying as hell.. Houston Press has the story.