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Owners speak out after dogs found dead on side of road

Owners speak out after dogs found dead on side of road

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The owners of two missing dogs spent hours searching for them only to find out someone shot both of them and left their dead bodies on the side of the road. Now, the owners need your help to find out who did this.

The dogs disappeared Sunday and were found on the side of the road later that same evening. The owners say they think what happened to their dogs plays a part in a recent string break-ins in their neighborhood. They say three weeks ago someone tried to break into their home but their dogs scared them off.

"What do our dogs mean to us? Like family," said Lee Jackson.

"They are like our children," said Pam Gazette.

And now, those children, Stella and Tao, are gone.

"It was horrible," said Gazette.

LRPD investigating animal cruelty case after 2 dogs found dead

LRPD investigating animal cruelty case after 2 dogs found dead

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police are investigating a case of aggravated animal cruelty after a woman reportedly found her dogs near a possibly abandoned home in Little Rock.

According to a report made by Little Rock police, a woman and her husband noticed that their two dogs were missing around 9:30 a.m. Sunday from their home. The woman reportedly noted to police that a couple of days before, one of the dogs' collars was replaced with an old one.

The woman told police that she spent the day putting out flyers and searching for the dogs before receiving a call that someone had seen them near a possibly abandoned home on Robinwood and Cantrell roads. When she went to the location, she told police she found them dead, nose-to-nose on the grass by a fire hydrant.

According to the report, she observed severe trauma to the dogs.

UAMS Fertility Center gives new hope to Arkansans

UAMS Fertility Center gives new hope to Arkansans


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Infertility issues can be devastating for couples hoping to start a family, but there's new hope in Central Arkansas now that UAMS has reinvented its women's health center.

"I think there is a lot of misconception about fertility that if you go to a fertility doctor, you're going to have 8 or 10 babies or something," said 32-year-old Shanna McKeller. "But that's not necessarily the case."

All Shanna McKeller and her husband Jason ever wanted was one baby.

"After three years of trying, we finally got pregnant and we lost that baby," McKeller said.

Two years and two miscarriages later, the couple went from doctor to doctor, looking for a solution.

"A lot of doctors don't give you answers so we just wanted answers as to what we needed to do," she said.

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MFH) - Online Registration is now available for the 8th Annual Walk for Children and Families. This family-friendly event benefiting Methodist Family Health is coming up Friday, Aug. 1, at the Big Dam Bridge, 4000 Cooks Landing Road, North Little Rock. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., with the Walk at 6:30 p.m. Individuals, groups and all ages are welcome.

The fun will include live music by the Gable Bradley Band, free Frosty Treats ice cream, free pizza, games and walking for a great cause. All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Parking will be at the Crystal Hill Elementary School, with a free shuttle to the Big Dam Bridge.

PCSSD Registration Dates for 2014-15 School Year

PCSSD Registration Dates for 2014-15 School Year

The new student registration dates for the 2014-2015 school year are August 4-8, 2014 at each elementary school and at secondary hub locations. Secondary students can also register throughout the summer at the hub(s), except for the week of July 4.

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

My Town Hero: Woman adopts 5 children, offers daycare to low-income families

My Town Hero: Woman adopts 5 children, offers daycare to low-income families

AUGUSTA, Ark. (KTHV) - Becki Watkins Hodges’ dedication and passion for helping children in need was brought to THV11’s attention when three people nominated Hodges for our weekly My Town Hero honor. The three of them said Hodges is the absolute definition of a hero as she works closely with children and provides an in-home day care service for low-income families.