Today is #NationalPuppyDay so we’re bringing you a story about a puppy, only this Puppy is a bear! 

After “nipping” a man, Puppy the Sun Bear was charged with a potential death sentence. The judge did not sentence Puppy and he was allowed to live out his days scarfing down his favorite snacks of fruit and Dr. Pepper in a DFW backyard. 

All of our remaining undigitized UMatic tapes (1,924 total) are currently at an off-site vendor. We’re very excited to begin showing you more footage from the late 1970s and 1980s soon, including the first story that aired about Puppy in 1983. 

[News Clip: Bear trial] on The Portal to Texas History.


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