Cats

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Cat Video Festival Sneaking Up; Golden Kitty Award Voting Open

The Internet Cat Video Festival is less than a month away, and voting is open for the People’s Choice Award for the feline video most-deserving of the Golden Kitty trophy.

07/20/2015

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App Uses Facial Recognition To Help Find Dogs

The Fourth of July may be fun for many of us, but it can be a scary weekend for dogs. More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year.

07/02/2015

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4 Your Pets: Princeton Rescue Organization Wins Huge Grant

Princeton’s Ruff Start Rescue just got a much-deserved financial boost! The animal rescue organization received a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist following a Facebook contest.

06/27/2015

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Study: Cat Videos Have Value

For anyone who thinks watching cat videos on the Internet is a waste of time, think again. A new study posted in the journal Computers in Human Behavior examined how cat videos help improve your mood.

06/18/2015

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4 Your Pets: Meet Ruff Start Rescue’s Azure Davis

It’s not too often you find your life’s passion while in your teens, but that’s just what happened to Azure Davis of Princeton. She started bringing animals home when she was 16. “My parents weren’t happy with it,” Davis said.

04/15/2015

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Mahtomedi Family Overwhelmed By Support After Pets Die In Fire

A family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.

03/23/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: ‘Dr. Who’ Cat

This mysterious video seems to get better with each viewing. What is it about the toothbrush that seems to send this feline into another dimension? Thanks to Bits of Win on YouTube for sharing this triumph!

03/05/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: Cat Curbs Baby’s Enthusiasm

This cat is totally cool with the baby and all — if she could only just take it down a notch. Thanks to FunnyBabies&CutePets on YouTube for this one!

02/20/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: Bad Kitty!

I think we all know this Persian understands Spanish — and is just a fluffy bundle of badness! Jennifer Morales unleashed this YouTube video on the world, aptly titled “Gato malo,” or “bad cat.”

02/13/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: Cat Gamer

Willy the cat was bored, until his owners found him the perfect app! Thanks to Vic and Jeanne Hutson from Brooklyn Park for sending us this tender vittle!

02/06/2015

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Movie Blog: 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival Coming To St. Paul

The Walker Art Center’s beloved Internet Cat Video Festival is becoming something of a Minnesota summer tradition, and this year it’s coming to St. Paul.

01/29/2015

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Roseville Apartment Fire Kills 2 Cats

The Roseville Fire Department says that two residents escaped an apartment fire Monday morning that caused an estimated $80,000 worth of damage to the building and killed two pets.

01/26/2015

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1 Dog Dead, 3 Cats Rescued From S. Minneapolis House Fire

Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.

12/24/2014

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Movie Blog: Right Here, Right Meow

How did the old song go? “The cat came back the very next day.” After spending a year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the venerable Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to its initial digs on the hill just outside of the Walker Art Center.

08/14/2014

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Shelter Arrested Again

A Wisconsin woman who was charged with stealing back 15 cats from the Humane Society was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond. Lee Ann Shore, 46, was arrested last month after she allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis.

06/25/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': Windshields, Fruit Stickers & Mosquito Bites

Brad from Watertown wants to know: Why are there dots on our windshields? Our friends from Abra Auto Body and Glass helped us with this one. Basically those dots are there to stop UV rays from coming in from the sun. Without the dots, UV rays could burn the adhesive that holds the windshield in place.

06/06/2014

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Study: Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Can Disturb Your Sleep

This is an obvious statement — pet owners love their furry family members. There’s always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.

06/05/2014

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Wis. Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Humane Society

A Wisconsin woman is accused of taking matters into her own hands to be reunited with her beloved pets. Lee Ann Shore was arrested of breaking into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis. to get cats that were seized from her earlier this month.

05/27/2014

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Pet Blog: Watching Your Pet While Away

Most people can’t take their pets to work with them. There are exceptions, of course, like K-9 handlers, pet groomers, dog sitters, vapid socialites. But for the rest of us, those six to 10 hours away from home can be stressful, especially for the pets. WCCO recently did a story on a Burnsville-based company that created a wall-mounted camera/video/motion-sensor device called PetChatz, which can even remotely dispense treats.

05/07/2014

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Watch Taylor Swift Get Cute in Her ‘For Your ACM Consideration’ Video

Taylor Swift and an adorable kitty. It’s enough to make the internet explode.

03/13/2014

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Minneapolis Convention Center Hosting Twin Cities Pet Expo

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.

02/22/2014

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Next Internet Cat Video Festival Back On The Hill

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?

02/06/2014

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MN Company Invents Video Chat For Pets

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.

01/31/2014

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Man Accused Of Skinning, Baking Pet Cat With Onions

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.

01/08/2014

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Pine Co. Mother And Daughter Charged With Animal Abuse, Neglect

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.

12/27/2013

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