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Minn. Woman Convicted Of Animal Cruelty

A Dakota County dog kennel owner accused of drowning puppies has been convicted of felony animal cruelty. A jury on Friday convicted 62-year-old Dayna Bell of Northfield on 13 counts. She was acquitted on one count.

11/08/2013

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FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of Pets

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.

10/23/2013

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Breeder Charged For Deplorable Conditions, Still Allowed To Sell Pets

The Minnesota woman charged with keeping more than 130 dogs in deplorable conditions is still allowed to raise and sell pets. Earlier this week, Deborah Rowell pleaded guilty to mistreating dogs at her kennel in Pine River.

10/17/2013

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Pleads Guilty To 1 Count

The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 100 dogs were seized this summer has pleaded guilty to one count. The Cass County prosecutor’s office says 60-year-old Deborah Rowell of Pine River pleaded guilty to failing to provide dogs with adequate shade. Rowell had been charged with nine violations, ranging from animal neglect to depriving animals of shelter, shade and water. Her trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

10/14/2013

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Fundraiser Helps Outfit K-9 Officers With Bulletproof Vests

Some of the state’s finest officers with four legs showed off their skills as a part of a fundraiser Saturday in St. Paul. The group “Vested Interest in K-9s” raises money to provide K-9 officers bullet- and stab-protective vests. Krischel Estrella of Vested Interest says vests can cost nearly $3,000 each, so fundraisers make a big difference for local departments.

10/12/2013

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Dozens Of Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill Find New Homes

Dozens of animals rescued from a puppy mill this the summer now have new places to call home. Two hundred dogs and puppies seized from a breeding facility in Pine River in July were up for adoption on Saturday at all Twin Cities Animal Humane Society locations.

10/12/2013

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Trend Has Cities Banning Sale Of Dogs From ‘Puppy Mills’

A new trend has some cities across the U.S. changing the way pet stores do business.

10/10/2013

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More Than 130 Animals Seized After Living In ‘Deplorable Conditions’

One week after 135 horses, dogs, chickens and ducks were taken from a rural Pine county farm, the animals are showing signs of improvement. Chocolate labs and golden retrievers that appeared underweight and hungry are eating bowls of food and putting on pounds.

09/18/2013

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4-Year-Old Girl Airlifted To HCMC After Dog Bite

A four-year-old girl suffered a dog bite to the neck Saturday morning at a rural residence near Courtland in Nicollet County. According to the Nicollet County Sheriff’s office, the girl was bit on the side of her neck by a 7-year-old German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix while she was petting it at. She was transported to the New Ulm Medical Center, and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

09/07/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 9-2!

Dogs love to play….on the Smack Down!

09/02/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Free Live Act: Dog Agility Demos

When you think State Fair, you probably think farm animals. But if you find your way up to the Pet Center, dogs are the stars of the show.

08/28/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 8-16!

Which animal is smarter? The Bear or The Dog?

08/16/2013

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Canine Pals Make Prison Life Easier For Rush City Inmates

Rush City’s prison is a level-four security facility that houses some of the most dangerous criminals in Minnesota. It’s the last place you’d expect an organization to turn to in order to save a life Rush City’s prison houses inmates like Richard Patterson and Clayton Keister – two men who’ve been convicted of murder. “I’ve been in prison for, you know, close to seven years now,” Patterson said. “I got 10 more years left to do and I feel this is a way of me giving back.”

08/10/2013

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Best Off-Leash Dog Areas In Minnesota

You and your best friend can bask in the Minnesota sun, walk along the grassy park, play a game of fetch or run and romp around and just enjoy each other’s company in these five spectacular off-leash dog parks.

08/10/2013

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Best Dog Walking Services In Minnesota

Look no further in Minnesota for the best dog walkers to help your pooch release pent-up energy, burn a few extra pounds or mark their favorite fire hydrant.

08/09/2013

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