Our new get-rich-quick scheme involves acquiring a bunch of baby giraffes.
Austin Dog Rescue is honest about how voting works. The dog that gets the most money wins.
Police violence toward humans is very much a topic in the news right now, so why does a video of an officer shooting a dog trigger a different sort of outrage?
Somebody had an adventure.
After the great ape fell ill, two doctors from Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Intensive Care Unit donated their services to save her life.
Hi, clouded leopard babies! Hi hi hi!
Your move, cat pics people.
It's an impossible situation for everybody, but legal ownership goes to the people who are listed on the microchip.
Some updates on what's up with our furry friends.
After Facebook removed a number of Kendall Jones's photos of herself posing with animals that she hunted, she responded by posting photos of herself with some living, breathing, adorable little critters.
Probably not rats, though, if this guy is around.
Kendall Jones is a Texas Tech cheerleader who became the flashpoint of Internet controversy this week for posting numerous pictures of herself with felled African creatures. Is the controversy fair?
Spoiler alert: It's gross.
If it's true, it's a horror story.
No one knows what the donkey was doing at the mall, but it seemed to be having a good time.
This isn't actually funny.
The massive fire that took down a Montrose apartment building didn't claim this cat.
The two-month old baby ocelot is big news for a very small population.
The Lubbock pre-teens spend six months a year showing their prize goats at livestock competitions throughout the state.
Disabled veterans are having a rough time bringing their service dogs into businesses, despite laws allowing them to do so.
The taciturn candidate has been ruled ineligble due to paperwork errors.
The beleaguered theme park strikes back at its critics with a series of videos—but given their attendance, did they need to?
Who's a good boy? Kaiser's a good boy, that's who.
Look at these lil' guys.
This is how you know it's a slow news week.
We have no idea what that actually means, either.
The story of Buddy the dog, a six-year-old golden retriever in San Antonio, could have big implications for Texas' controversial "severe bodily injury" laws that allow local animal control departments to euthanize people's pets.
After eight years of lobbying, the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies finally got the law in effect.
My life with horses.
The critically endangered black rhino needs resources and efforts from humans to avoid extinction—and what's a better way to preserve an endangered species than auctioning off the right to kill one?
A Harlingen couple driving through Eastern Arkansas with their two Scottish terriers crashed their car in late September, leaving one dog dead and the other missing. But with the help of an honest-to-goodness pet detective and the Blytheville, Arkansas community, Doogie the Scottish terrier returned to Texas this week.
They might be blond, but they ain’t stupid.
How should we deal with exotic wild animals in captive settings? Be understanding companions, says Louis Dorfman.
The "dinner theater" chain supplies all of its castles with purebred Andalusian horses, which are all born at an unassuming ranch in Sanger, Texas.
Training the wayward pups of Houston’s rich and famous.
Whatever you do, don’t ask him if he’s real.
The colorful Attwater's Prairie Chicken, a bird that flourished in Texas a hundred years ago, is on the verge of extinction.
Researchers at the University of Texas mapped the genome of the Texas Longhorn and discovered its heritage is more complicated than previously thought.
The living meme, which has a type of dwarfism and is officially named Tardar Sauce, visited Austin last week.
The most misunderstood swamp creature of them all.
Mystery archer killed a third donkey from the same Fort Worth pasture this week.
A Texas scientist purports to have sequenced Sasquatch DNA.
Feast on this: Turkeys and the three Texas presidents who pardoned them. Meantime, we hope you'll pardon us for taking a break from the TMDP. See you Monday with more great posts.
Pets separated from their owners by Superstorm Sandy got a lift from Southwest Airlines to a no-kill shelter in California.
Crimes against dolphins plague the Gulf of Mexico.
But how did the critically endangered sea turtle end up in the Netherlands in the first place?
A small controversy has erupted over the American Museum of Agriculture's decision to euthanize and stuff real mules for an exhibit.
Thousands of bug carcasses are smelling up local businesses.
Austin and Pflugerville saw three bee attacks in one week.