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Thousands Attend Animal Humane Society’s ‘Walk For Animals’

Today’s weather gave a lot of Minnesotans a great reason to get outside and help a good cause. Dogs, cats and even a few reptiles took their owners on a two-and-a half mile walk in Golden Valley.

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Leech Lake Stray Pets Taken To Humane Society By The Dozen

It’s hard to imagine anyone abandoning a litter of puppies, but that is the reality for many dogs and cats on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

05/01/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Sugar Mama

Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society came to the WCCO studios with Sugar Mama, a 5-year-old Pomeranian with a whole lot of personality.

05/01/2015

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WCCO Viewers Raise More Than $91K For Animal Humane Society

All day Thursday, WCCO raised awareness and money for a great cause. The Animal Humane Society cares for animals in need at its five metro area shelters.

04/30/2015

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8-Year-Old Girl Raises Money Ahead Of Walk For Animals

Next Saturday is the “Get Your Wag On” Walk for Animals for the Animal Humane Society. One little girl chose a unique way to raise money for it Sunday.

04/26/2015

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Walk For Animals 2015

The 41st annual Walk For Animals — the biggest fundraising event for the Animal Humane Society — is coming up soon.

04/26/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Valko

We like to end our each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society stopped by the WCCO studios with Valko.

04/17/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Animal Humane Society

Every year, 24,000 animals go through the Animal Humane Society at five locations across Minnesota. Usually an animal only spends 10 days in the shelter before being adopted, but there’s no time limit to how long an animal can stay. They couldn’t help all those animals find great homes if it weren’t for their 2,100 volunteers working with 300 staff members.

04/10/2015

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Meet This Week’s Pet Guest: Roxy

WCCO 4 News likes to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society dropped in with Roxy.

04/03/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Valentino

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a special pet guest of the week. This week, Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control brought a special guest with a very appropriate name for the upcoming holiday.

02/13/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Kizmet

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a special pet guest of the week. This week, Carrie from the Animal Humane Society introduced us all to the standard schnauzer Kizmet.

02/06/2015

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MACC To Offer Free Dog Training To ‘Power Breed’ Owners

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is now offering free dog training for pet owners who purchase “power breeds”, such as Pit Bulls or Rottweilers. Pet owners who purchase these breeds can get up to two months of free dog training.

08/08/2014

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St. Paul Woman Charged After Leaving Puppies In Dumpster

A St. Paul woman has been charged with animal cruelty after she allegedly dumped two puppies – one of them dead – into an animal hospital’s recycling dumpster in May. According to the criminal complaint, 47-year-old Anna Bertha Robole is accused of discarding the dogs behind the Scenic Hills Animal Hospital in St. Paul.

07/02/2014

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Shelters Looking For Cat Lovers To Ease Overcrowding

Feline friends come in different sizes and colors. And Jocelyn LaBerge with Feline Rescue, Inc. in St. Paul says springtime marks the beginning of the cat craze. “This happens every February, March and April, all the cats go into heat and now they have their liters,” LaBerge said.

06/10/2014

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Local 9-Year-Old Shows Kids Can ‘Bake’ A Difference

Gracie Kermisch is unlike many kids. When most kids celebrate a birthday, they want presents. When Gracie Kermisch celebrated her birthday, she asked for presents for animals. “Instead of getting presents, I wanted to give money to the [Animal] Humane Society when people come to my party,” Gracie said.

05/03/2014

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Best Pet Rescue Shelters In Minnesota

Add a new deserving member to your family with a visit to one of these animal-loving spots in Minnesota.

02/28/2014

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Dogs Rescued From Filthy Breeding Facility Ready For Adoption

An adoption event for 133 dogs rescued this summer from a filthy breeding facility in northern Minnesota is slated for this weekend.

10/10/2013

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Families In Minnesota

If you and your family would like to offer assistance to someone else in need, look into these five opportunities for families in Minnesota.

07/19/2013

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42 Dogs Need Homes After Being Rescued From Puppy Mill

More than three dozen dogs are looking for homes in the Twin Cities after being rescued from a puppy mill. The dogs came from a giant breeding operation in Michigan. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) took more than 150 dogs from the facility.

05/28/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: The Lottery, Phone Chargers & ‘CCO Pet Adoptions

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is a record $600 million. And Kjirsten Johnson from Forest Lake asked: What happens if a winner doesn’t claim it? By law, if someone wins, but doesn’t claim their prize, the money goes into the state’s General Fund — the main bank account for state government.

05/17/2013

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Bill To Crack Down On Puppy Mills Passes First Hurdle

A bill that would regulate dog and cat breeders in Minnesota has passed its first test in the state legislature.

02/13/2013

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Waseca Dealing With Increase In Feral Cats

Businesses in Waseca say they’re running into more and more problems with feral cats.

06/30/2012

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Stolen Kitten Found By Animal Shelter Employee

An 8-week-old Persian kitten that was stolen from a pet store in Shakopee has been found, authorities say. On Tuesday, the kitten, which is estimated to be worth about $500, was reported to be at the Animal Humane Society.

06/05/2012

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‘Law Of The Paw’ Kicks Off In Golden Valley

There’s a nationwide effort underway that’s all about saving animals. And it got started right here in the Twin Cities.

04/12/2012

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Humane Society: Help Hoarder’s 107 Dogs Find Homes

The Animal Humane Society is asking for donations to help it care for the 107 dogs it rescued from unsanitary living conditions in northern Minnesota last week.

02/03/2012

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