The biggest local dog news this week is the story of a three-month-old puppy that witnesses say was dragged for many blocks like a stuffed animal until she was nearly unconscious. But Michael Thomas, the 38-year-old Alton, Illinois resident charged with animal cruelty, says the whole thing was blo ... More >>
Alton, Illinois, resident Michael Thomas, 38, was trying to walk his three-month-old yellow labrador on a leash over the weekend, but when the puppy wasn't cooperative, he began to drag her. For many blocks. Until the little pup was nearly unconscious. So says Jackie Spiker, cofounder of Alton's Ho ... More >>
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