On a May afternoon nearly three years ago, Mark and Cindy Boling were unloading groceries from their truck when a young Fort Worth police officer responding to a nearby burglary mistakenly walked down their driveway.

When the Bolings’ 5-year-old border collie, Lily, ran to greet him, the officer pulled out his gun and shot the dog.

Read the full post here

(AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Joel Bissell)

(AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Joel Bissell)

AUSTIN–Grieving dog owners told House lawmakers Tuesday that animal training for police could have prevented the deaths of hundreds of beloved pets across the state.

“This training is mandatory for UPS and FedEx delivery men, why isn’t it for law enforcement?” said Cheri Scholz, who lives near Amarillo.

Read the full post here