Puppies Rescued From Mill Need Help, Homes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Eight golden retriever puppies were among the 90 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in North Dakota just over a week ago.

The puppies got parvo, which is a highly contagious and deadly virus.

One of the puppies didn’t make it and four of the puppies are intensive care at the University of Minnesota veterinary clinic. Three are receiving outpatient care.

Volunteers from Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota rescued the puppies but need help paying the medical bills.

If you are interested in making a donation, click here.

The cost of helping the puppies is expected to run in excess of $15,000.

  • Shamby

    The University is a teaching school. The only costs in this case should be for medications.

    • Mike's mom

      Not so. The public pays. I’ve had my dog there and it is not cheap!!

    • TLH

      It isn’t like getting your hair cut at beauty school… Humans and animals both go to teaching colleges to get treated because that is where the experts are, not because it is free. According to the VMC’s website “It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery.” http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/02/02/puppies-rescued-from-mill-need-help-homes/ Hopefully your misunderstanding doesn’t cost this group donations that might have made a difference for these dogs.

  • Donna

    That is incorrect. The costs are all paid for by RAGOM.

  • Elton Bowie

    “The puppies have parvo….”
    “The puppies contracted parvo…”
    “The puppies are infected with parvo….”

    But not, “The puppies got parvo…..”


    • A

      Must be a rookie writer!!

      • Bob

        Love learning bad grammar from them =)

      • Jon

        Thanks, Grammar Police! This is important!

  • Elton Bowie

    Yeah, guess someone writing news stories for a living don’t need no stinkin’ grammar lessons.

  • importance

    Enough of the back and forth….. How about we just worry about finding homes for the puppies. I would GLADLY take one if I were allowed to have animals in my home. and also intend on talking to my landlord to see if we can work something out. I have 2 boys who would love to have a dog.

  • Margaret

    My fiance’ just had to put his lab down. He has been looking at puppies on line to adopt. We would love to adopt one of these puppies. How do we go about doing so.

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