Taylor Swift and an adorable kitty. It’s enough to make the internet explode.
If you’re looking for something to do inside this weekend and need to get your family pet some exercise, the Minneapolis Convention Center might be the spot. That’s where the 12th annual Pet Expo kicked off on Saturday.
Much like the cat who came back the very next day, the phenomenally popular Internet Cat Video Festival will be making its return to the hill behind the Walker Art Center this summer. Doesn’t that just make you purr?
A Minnesota company has created a way for pet owners to stay in touch with their furry friends. “PetChatz” was created by Burnsville-based Anser Innovation. It’s essentially a video-phone for pets.
A Monticello, Minn. man with a history of drug abuse and mental illness skinned and baked his pet cat on Monday afternoon because “he wanted to try cooking it with onions,” charges state. Cody Alexander Mann, 28, has been taken into custody and now faces felony charges of cruelty and torture of an animal.
Formal charges have been filed against two Pine County women who are accused of the neglect and abuse of more than 100 animals on a farm near Pine City. According to the Pine County Sheriff’s office, Kathleen Mary Doenz, 65, and her mother, 86-year-old Gloria Irene Carlson, were each charged Friday with five felony counts, five gross misdemeanor counts and four misdemeanor counts related to the abuse and neglect of horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and other animals on their property.
A Minnesota humane society is trying to figure out who keeps leaving litters of kittens at their door. This is the third time this year officials think the same person has dropped off a crate of kittens and some food at the Brown County Humane Society in New Ulm.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.
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The Minneapolis City Council may get a little bit catty on Wednesday as they discuss whether or not to allow colonies of feral felines. The council is expected to vote on whether to give licenses to people who want to care for free-roaming cats.
The first Internet Cat Video Festival was a grassroots surprise, but damned if the Walker and the State Fair powers that be aren’t pulling out all stops to make sure lightning doesn’t strike twice.
Organizers of the annual international ArtPrize competition in Michigan say an Internet Cat Video Festival will be part of this year’s event. The free Sept. 27 showing at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids is being put on by the Walker Art Center.
Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.
Having a tough time finding a feline? This weekend’s your lucky break as the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, Minn., said it needs to make room for an overabundance of cats. The shelter’s 32 cages are full, and another 16 cages are needed for adoptable felines in need of a transition out of the treatment rooms. The sale aims to ensure no cats are euthanized simply due to a lack of space.
Animal experts said the best way to control over population is to spay and neuter our pets. But not everyone has access to affordable vet care, so a Twin Cities program is helping to fix that problem.