June 20, 2008 -
Helena-West Helena is an east Arkansas Delta community going through hard times. The seat of Phillips County, one of the state's poorest counties, it got its hyphenated name two years ago after two cash-strapped towns merged in hopes of improving the local economy, which has struggled since the closing of the Mohawk Rubber Co. back in the 1970s.
June 13, 2008 -
There have been fresh developments in two high-profile cases of dog abuse by men in uniform -- incidents that just happened to be caught on camera.
May 30, 2008 -
If the tragic dogfighting case involving football star Michael Vick can be said to have anything resembling a silver lining, maybe this is it.
May 23, 2008 -
On the heels of a U.S.
May 16, 2008 -
This Sunday, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be holding its second annual Gatsby Dog Second Line Parade and Celebration in the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Originally set for May 15, the event was moved to May 18 because of rain.
April 25, 2008 -
A bizarre dognapping case is drawing to a close in Texas, with a contested Shih Tzu returned to its original owners -- and a mayor's political career in ruins.
April 18, 2008 -
In a groundbreaking study, the Environmental Working Group recently tested dogs and cats for levels of synthetic industrial chemicals. It found that companion animals were contaminated with 48 of 70 toxic chemicals tested -- 43 of them at levels higher than those typically found in humans.