This Animal May End Up Changing the Law About When Texas Can Euthanize a Dog

Homer Mojica, 83, was outside with his dog, Buddy, in the parking lot of his Northwest San Antonio apartment complex when they encountered two neighbors—a mother and her nine-year-old daughter. Buddy had never shown signs of aggression in the past, but this incident ended with the little girl suffering cuts and scratches on her face.

The Accidental Activists

Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes live in an airy, four-bedroom house in a well-to-do West Plano subdivision, with wood floors, white walls, and a general air of middle-American tastefulness. Among framed family and vacation photos, the most striking things on the walls are four portraits, painted by San Antonio artist Pauline Howard, of Phariss and Holmes with assorted beagles they’ve owned over the years.


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