Since the first casting call, producers for the movie Marshall the Miracle Dog have described it as very St. Louis. The story is based on a real dog rescued from a Missouri hoarder, healed by a veterinarian at the Humane Society of Missouri and adopted by a St. Louis woman. "This is truly a St. Lo ... More >>
Losing a pet is terrifying. Whether it's a dog, cat, bird, pig, goat (hey, people keep all sorts of animals as pets these days), it's always scary when that pet gets out or runs off. Luckily, St. Louis is full of animal lovers; we are the ninth best city in the U.S. for dog owners, after all. Angel ... More >>
If you ever had a crush on the hot dad from Gossip Girl, the uber-hot foreign exchange student from American Pie or (we're not judging) Sinbad, you're in luck. A new movie filming in St. Louis brings all three of those actors -- and even more you've only slightly heard of -- to town. Marshall the M ... More >>
Four years after being rescued from a dog hoarder in mid-Missouri, Marshall the dog already has his own book, therapy tour and mission statement. Now, he's getting a movie based on a heart-wrenching story of friendship and forgiveness. But every movie needs some extras, and that's where you come in ... More >>
The five dogs were already dead when members of Stray Rescue entered an abandoned Hamilton Heights apartment building in May 2012. All the animals had been tortured. Some were burned, others strangled or crushed before the end. The public uproar over the incident led to the formation of Mayor Fran ... More >>
As if a polar vortex isn't enough to handle, south city residents reported coyotes prowling their neighborhood Sunday night after the snow storm. Residents reported seeing coyotes in the 2600 block of Chippewa Street, near where it intersects with Broadway and Jefferson Avenue, says Eddie Roth, dir ... More >>
One of the more troubling instances of mass animal abuse reported in Missouri has taken a turn for the confusing. Back in November, Daily RFT reported on the apparent rescue of 252 animals -- 192 rabbits, 25 goats, 21 chickens, 10 cats, 4 dogs and a duck -- from a property near St. Clair.
In a year filled with horrific cases of animal cruelty, the story of Trooper -- a puppy accidentally dragged behind a pickup truck on Interstate 55 last November -- touched animal lovers and activists not just in St. Louis, but across the globe. Now, after a year of multiple surgeries, pain and re ... More >>
The second case of a dog burned dead this past summer has, like the first, resulted in an arrest. 22-year-old Wesley Reid was taken into custody yesterday by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Reid is charged with one count of felony animal abuse and awaits a grand jury hearing schedule ... More >>
Last week, we shared with you the unbelievably horrific allegations against Adrienne Martin, a St. Louis woman who is accused of torching her sister's dog and bragging about it on Facebook. That dog, whom rescuers named Brownie after saving him from his chained-up north St. Louis home, died from his ... More >>
Cennitra Fowler, a 22-year-old St. Louis woman, has admitted in court that she starved her two dogs and then dumped one in the trash to die. Her punishment? One year of unsupervised probation involving 24 hours of community service, an animal care class and a $75 donation to the Humane Society of Mi ... More >>
A six-year-old boy's experience at the Godfrey, Illinois, Bark in the Park dog festival yesterday took a scary turn when a woman's pet monkey bit him on the arm -- forcing his family to call 911 and rush him to the hospital, officials say. "He was petting a dog that was on a leash. The lady that o ... More >>
Last month, we gave you an update on Trooper the Dog, the brave little puppy who was dragged for a full mile on the highway by an unknowing driver. He's recovering quite well and getting a lot of love from fans around the globe. Today, we bring you the news of the woman responsible for the brutal ... More >>
In November, a five-and-a-half month old puppy was dragged for a full mile on Interstate 55 by a truck driver that had no idea the dog was attached to his vehicle. A month later, Benetta Johnson, a 41-year-old East St. Louis woman, was charged with animal abuse, after authorities learned she had tie ... More >>
It's been said that employees engaging in social media while at work cost the U.S. economy $650 billion a year in lost productivity. That's $4,452 per company, and it doesn't even factor in the economic losses from plain, old Web surfing. Throw that into the mix, and good lordy: No wonder the econom ... More >>
Pit bull pups. So adorable -- today.I admit. Perhaps if they were golden retrievers or a less menacing breed of dog, I'd feel a bit more compassion for the big news story of yesterday. As you've probably heard, a team of as many as twenty St. Louis firefighters reportedly spent six hours yesterda ... More >>
courtesy of House Rabbit Society of MissouriPringle, Pretzel and Poptart: They survived the great flood of May 2011. Now they need a new home.Animal welfare workers frequently deal with dogs, and cats, and (yes) rabbits. The long-eared furballs are actually the third most commonly abandoned p ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergGovernor, how could you resist those puppy-dog eyes?Just as he said he would last week, Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 113 this morning. The bill tweaks Proposition B, the initiative to put limits on dog breeding facilities (the nice term for "puppy mills") that vote ... More >>
via www.zifflaw.comIt's not the humane society's fault if your adopted pup turns into a vicious attack dog, the Missouri Court of Appeals says.When a St. Louis girl was bit by a dog, she and her family filed suit against the dog's owner, alleging the attack was a result of the owner's "negligence ... More >>
State inspectors told dog breeder LInda Baxendale that if she didn't agree to shutter her business, they'd call in law enforcement, a new report says.Jennifer SilverbergState inspectors told a Stone County dog breeder in March 2010 that she needed to obtain additional housing for her dogs and get ... More >>
Jennifer Silverberg74 dogs were confiscated from a Crane, Missouri, facility last week -- one year after the state gave the business a passing gradeA Crane, Missouri, dog-breeding facility shut down by inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture last week for a host of severe deficienc ... More >>
Two men indicted earlier this year as part of the largest dogfighting bust in U.S. history are missing on the eve of their trial, which is scheduled to begin later this week.Judious Kizeart and Gary Payne were part of a group of seven men charged with "conspiracy to commit unlawful activities of ... More >>
Last week, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan approved Proposition B for placement on the November ballot, preparing the way for state voters to approve restrictions on dog breeders -- in essence, banning puppy mills. It's dog lovers v. dog breeders on Proposition BBut don't ready your vo ... More >>
At the Daily RFT, we're pretty skeptical of silly lists proclaiming that St. Louis is the sixth-manliest city in the country, or Missouri is the twenty-fifth stupidest state, or whatever.Proposition B is for the dogs.On the verity of one survey, though, we're utterly convinced: Missouri really do ... More >>
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Week of May 23, 2001
Trying to collect a half-million-dollar debt from Floyd Warmann, the hunter becomes the hunted
When a frisky retriever paid an unexpected visit to the neighbors, he wasn't welcomed -- he was shot. And such killings are anything but uncommon.
Pigeons navigate better than any pilot, they're more sociable than any debutante, they've adapted to the urban landscape better than any human. But they poop. So we're poisoning them.