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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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If Your Dog Enjoys The Lake, Look For Signs Of Parasites

We’ve all heard about the dog days of summer, when lake water starts to look like only your dog would swim in it. But it turns out there is a real threat to swimming dogs that is invisible. The Giardia parasite can be swallowed by dogs while they are swimming and playing in the water. If your dog has diarrhea after being in a lake or a river, visit your vet right away.

08/05/2013

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Stolen Siberian Husky Puppies Returned, Suspect Caught

The sights and sounds of playful puppies are once again inside Thunder Owl Kennels in Prior Lake.

07/31/2013

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Charged With Animal Neglect

The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 130 dogs were seized earlier this month is charged with misdemeanor animal neglect. The Cass County prosecutor’s office said Monday it filed a nine-count criminal complaint against 60-year-old Deborah Rowell. The complaint says when officers executed a search warrant at Rowell’s kennel in Pine River on July 16, they found improper enclosures, inadequate ventilation, improper dog houses and inadequate shade and water.

07/29/2013

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What Should You Do If Bitten By A Rabid Animal?

Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.

07/25/2013

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Officers Seize About 130 Dogs & Puppies In Pine River

Authorities have seized more than 130 dogs and puppies after executing a search warrant in northern Minnesota. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his office executed the search warrant Tuesday in the City of Pine River.

07/18/2013

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‘Helping Paws’ Aiding Returning Vets With PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don’t really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet. A new program at Helping Paws, in Hopkins, is trying a unique way to help. They’re using specially trained dogs to help local vets get through day to day life and heal their emotional scars.

07/17/2013

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Twin Cities Program Makes It Affordable To Fix Your Pet

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.

07/09/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-3!

A man runs 25 mph on a treadmill….is it enough to win THE SMACK DOWN?

07/03/2013

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