See the end of this post for more from the chief animal control investigator's affidavit. Former Spindletop dog refuge owner Leah Purcell poured water down a pit bull's nose while its mouth was held shut, "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly" torturing it to death in December 2011, according to ... More >>
Reporter Brad Woodard, an award-winning former reporter for KHOU, was found dead Wednesday. We have no word yet on the cause of death. He would have turned 52 at the end of the month. Woodard was admired and respected by his peers, and racked up 26 Emmys during his time at KHOU and outlets in Minne ... More >>
The Humane Society of the United States is calling foul on a Montgomery County official's donkey basketball fundraiser February 11. For the non-rednecks out there, donkey basketball is just what it sounds like: people playing basketball while riding donkeys. Hilarious, right? Charlie Riley, the pr ... More >>
Until last December, Hewitt-based Happy Endings Dog Rescue paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to board dogs at the Lavon-based Camp Diggy Bones kennel. But word went out among the animal rescue community that Happy Endings, run by a woman named Linda Robinson-Pardo, suddenly lost a major ... More >>
Get your Hemingway moment on in Baytown.
Are you a thrill-seeker of the highest order, or at least of a middling level? Do you crave well-orchestrated pseudo-danger of the sort that allows you to sport a commemorative t-shirt and boast to your buds at the douche factory the following day? Well then, we suggest you go run with a bunch of bu ... More >>
Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.
On Friday, July 26, the state of New York became the eighth U.S. state to ban the sale of shark fins in an effort to protect the world's sharks. Last May, a bill to ban shark fin trade in Texas died in the senate, but due to increasing awareness about the cruelty of shark finning as well as the expe ... More >>
Hair Balls is scratching our head over Republican Senator Larry Taylor's recent flip-flop on a bill that would effectively ban the already federally prohibited practice of "shark finning" in Texas waters -- i.e., catching a shark, cutting off its fin for use in a very expensive soup and then tossing ... More >>