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A boxer reportedly hit by a car was eventually shot twice with a 12-gauge shotgun but survived before officers used their .40-caliber sidearms to shoot the dog twice more, killing it, according to a police report cited by Spiker. (Courtesy of the Hope Animal Rescue Facebook page)

Shooting Of Dog By Police Stirs Anger In Alton

Protesters plan to pack city council meeting tonight to protest police actions.

07/22/2015

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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Killing Two Puppies

A Jefferson County man is sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation for killing two puppies he claimed were “sick.”

02/12/2015

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Stallworth Gets Four Years For Killing Five Dogs In “House Of Horrors”

“Abuse animals…and you’re going to lose your freedom,” says Stray Rescue’s Randy Grim.

10/04/2012

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Man Charged in Horrific Dog Abuse Case

31-year-old man charged

05/22/2012

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Report: Missouri Ranks Near Bottom In Animal Protection

Only five states rate lower when it comes to laws that protect animal welfare.

01/17/2012

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St. Louis Updates Chaining Law To Prevent Animal Abuse

Revised law prevents use of truck, tractor or hardware chains to restrain animals.

05/23/2011

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Owner Gets to Keep 16 of 196 Animals Rescued

The sheriff’s department plans to visit the property owner once a month to check on the welfare of the animals.

04/12/2011

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Two Illinois Teens Electrocuted While Trying to Save Animal

Aluminum pipe touched overhead power line.

03/04/2011

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