A former soldier from Kansas City and his retired bomb-sniffing dog have received awards from the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation. Logan Ray Black said he was "humbled, thankful and truly honored" when he accepted the Philip Pistilli Silver Veteran's Medal at a luncheon Wednesday on the 129th birthday of President Truman. His dog, Diego, was awarded a Special Service Award.
A Kansas City animal shelter is caring for a puppy that authorities say survived in a locked car that was impounded nearly a month ago and taken to a city lot.
Host of My Cat From Hell is on a mission to stem the number of unwanted animals flooding shelters and being euthanized. He knows the pain of that loss he killed shelter animals himself.
A tiger and two mountain lions were among a menagerie of wild cats seized near Atchison. Authorities say they lived in weak enclosures and weren’t properly fed or watered.
When Richard Stevens of Kansas City got fed up with what he calls “continual barking” from his neighbor’s dog, he took his neighbor to municipal court. But the court found the neighbor not guilty of allowing excessive animal noise. Stevens was frustrated with the decision because he thinks the dog was violating the city ordinance and doesn’t know how he could have made his case better.
Toto? Bark mitzvahs? How can this show not come to my little patch of Kansas?
Delores A. Metcalf, 58, previously had faced neglect charges and had been ordered not to own, keep or harbor any animals. According to court records, animal control officers visited her home in the 3700 block of North Bales Avenue on April 8 and found 14 cats inside.
The city arrested a woman and removed 14 cats and a dog from her home on Monday. It’s her fourth arrest, and authorities had previously condemned her home.
Neighbors of the defendant harbored suspicions for years. In one 2011 incident, one of Pete Davis Jr.’s pit bulls ran loose and attacked two small dogs being walked by a woman and her 7-year-old daughter.