Pets

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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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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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Feline Rescue Celebrating National Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

From cute and cuddly to the grumpy, ask any cat owner and they’ll tell you they can’t imagine life without their furry feline. But there are thousands of cats and kittens that need good homes. This month is National Adopt a Shelter Cat month.

06/05/2013

Powerball

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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Haute Dog Showcases Some Posh Pooches

Most of us spoil our pets — from spas, to high-end fashion to tasty treats — and you can find it all at Sunday’s Haute Dog event at Calhoun Square.

05/04/2013

A recent report on pets in beds got us talking on Twitter and viewers sent in these pictures.

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Webcam For Pets

Feel bad leaving your pet at home along? Never fear! PetChatz webcam is here.

04/25/2013

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Art ‘Treasures’ & 2 Pets Appear Lost In Edina House Fire

An Edina home filled with what neighbors call art “treasures” burned down this afternoon.

03/26/2013

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Giving Blood Not Just For Humans, Pets Do It, Too

We’ve all heard the plea to donate blood. But it’s not just humans who need it during an emergency or surgery.

03/20/2013

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56 Hoarding Victims Recuperate At Mpls. Animal Control

Dozens of animals removed from a home in northeast Minneapolis are being treated at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC).

02/15/2013

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Pros & Cons To The Raw Pet Food Diet: Is It Worth It?

Like all our loved ones, we want what’s best for our pets. That includes what they eat. It’s estimated that we spent $20 billion on pet food last year.

02/06/2013

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Important Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.

12/19/2012

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A Dog Day Afternoon At Macalester College

What better way is there to lower that blood pressure than by hugging a dog? That’s the idea behind “Dog Days” at Macalester College on Saturday.

12/08/2012

Dog Rescue On Little Hanging Horn Lake.

Dog Rescued After Breaking Through Ice On Barnum Lake

A 3-year-old German shepherd/golden retriever mix was rescued after breaking through thin ice on a Barnum lake early Thursday evening.

11/30/2012

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We are coming up on the first weekend of November and have some activities worth checking out. This week, there’s something for music lovers and something for dog lovers.

11/01/2012

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‘Joy Sessions’ Capture The Last Moments Of Pet, Owner

In life’s many changes, sometimes, there’s comfort in the things that stay the same.

10/28/2012

Dog Rescue

Secondhand Hounds Gives Dogs A Second Chance

One Twin Cities woman was able to turn her passion into a career, helping thousands of dogs in the process.

10/13/2012

Patricia Weber

Dog Takes Up Motherly Duties For Abandoned Kitten

When Patricia Weber brought home an abandoned kitten, she had no idea that her dog, Mittens, would take such a maternal interest in the feline.

09/22/2012

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Outpouring Of Love Over Bayfield Man’s Pic With Ailing Dog

A picture has changed the lives of a Bayfield man and his dog. In August, John Unger had photographer Hannah Stonehouse-Hudson take a picture of him and his dog, Schoep, floating in Lake Superior.

09/17/2012

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Firefighters Credit Animal Saving Skills To BART

It’s a rescue video that may make you look twice: Richfield firefighters working to resuscitate a dog that escaped a burning home. Sadly, the dog died Monday at a pet hospital. But work of the firefighters allowed the family to say goodbye. Fire crews credit a veterinarian training program for teaching them how save the lives of animals.

09/03/2012

Denali National Park

Dog Rescued From Mountain

Am amazing story of an injured dog rescued from a mountain. How the dog got there and what is happening next will surprise you. Read the story.

08/17/2012

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A Man Floating With His Dog Makes The World Wonder

It’s a picture that is getting worldwide attention. A photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson captures a man and his dog floating in Lake Superior. But it’s much more than a peaceful moment between an owner and his pet. The story behind the photo is connecting with millions around the world.

08/10/2012

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Easy Ways To Lower Your Daily Stress

Some stress can be a good thing because it’s your body’s way of preparing for a challenge. But a steady stream of stress can be bad for your health.

08/10/2012

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Protecting Kids & Animals From The Record Heat

Kids love to be outside but you have to make sure they’re hydrated and protected in this kind of heat.

07/02/2012

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Minnesota State Fairgrounds Going To The Dogs

Dozens of dogs have descended on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds to take part in the annual Pet-A-Palooza on Machinery Hill.

06/30/2012

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