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Pet Blog: Kiss A Puppy On Valentine’s Day

Plan on being lonely this Saturday, aka Valentine’s Day? Got some extra dollar bills in your pocket? Well, don’t go where I think you’re thinking of going. Instead, head to south Minneapolis’ Carver Junk Company and get a sloppy kiss from a puppy for a buck!

02/12/2015

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MACC To Offer Free Dog Training To ‘Power Breed’ Owners

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is now offering free dog training for pet owners who purchase “power breeds”, such as Pit Bulls or Rottweilers. Pet owners who purchase these breeds can get up to two months of free dog training.

08/08/2014

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Man Killed Neighbor’s Pit Bull After It Attacked His Dog

It wasn’t the first time Chuck Hale’s golden retriever was the target of a neighbor’s pit bull. After a 2012 incident, the Hales’ spent thousands of dollars fencing in their back yard.

07/16/2014

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Reward Offered In Dog Stabbing On Reservation

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to whoever stabbed a male pit bull in northern Minnesota. The Humane Society of the United States announced the reward.

02/28/2014

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Abused Puppy Found In Sub-Zero Temps On The Mend

A 4-month-old pit bull named Jarvis is on the road to recovery after being abused, then left out in extreme cold. Jarvis made his first public appearance Saturday since being rescued on Jan. 5. He was found outside on the sub-zero night by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, covered with what appeared to be cigar burns and suffering from a facial infection. With the help of the local group Save-a-Bull Rescue, Jarvis’ wounds were treated and he was taken in to a foster home.

02/08/2014

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Puppy Endures After Abuse, Subzero-Temps

A puppy is being nursed back to health after being abused and abandoned in the cold. Someone found a 4-month-old puppy roaming the streets of Minneapolis during last week’s subzero temperatures. Minneapolis Animal Care and Control picked up the young pit bull. Officer Jacob Young says the dog had cigar wounds all over his body.

01/13/2014

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Family Searches For Pit Bull Owner After Attack On Son

Seven-year-old Riley Gallagher was cheering on racers crossing the finish line at the YWCA Women’s Triathlon Sunday at Lake Nokomis, when the fun ended in an instant. At first, Riley’s mother, Helen Gallagher, thought her son was just excited. “I heard screaming and he lives with Asperger’s, and I turned around because I thought maybe he was having a meltdown,” Helen said. “And then he’s like, ‘That dog bit me,’” Helen said.

08/19/2013

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Update: Sweet Retreat Raises $9K For Franco Fund

Talk about a sweet surprise. Sweet Retreat in Edina said they raised a whopping $9,000 to help a badly abused pup, on the mend.

03/31/2013

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Recovering Pup Gets Sweet Surprise From Cupcake Benefit

A once badly-abused dog is now getting extra help thanks to hundreds of sweet strangers.

03/29/2013

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Boy Dies After Pit Bull Attack In Wisconsin

Authorities say a young boy has died after he was attacked by a couple of pit bulls in southeastern Wisconsin.

03/06/2013

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Mystery Clouds Case Of Injured Pit Bull

The owner of an injured pit bull in Savage says we may never know how was hurt. The dog’s owner says someone intentionally tried to hurt his dog, Caesar.

07/28/2012

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Police, Animal Group Give Different Stories On Injured Pit Bull

A 4-year-old pit bull named Cesar is recovering after being found near death earlier this week.

07/27/2012

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Savage Police Dispute Account Of Tortured Pit Bull

Savage Police are disputing a story widely reported throughout social media outlets involving a pit bull that was taken from its fenced-in yard, tortured and left for dead on Wednesday.

07/27/2012

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Pit Bull Taken From Its Yard, Tortured And Left For Dead

A pit bull was taken from its fenced-in yard, tortured and left for dead on Wednesday in Savage, according to Midwest Animal Rescue & Services.

07/26/2012

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Father Seeks Stiffer Penalties For Dogs After Daughter Bitten

A Twin Cities father wants to see stiffer penalties for dangerous dogs after his 5-year-old daughter was bitten by a pit bull.

04/20/2012

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Dog Fighting Ring Suspected After ‘Bait Dog’ Found

Local animal control officials made a disturbing find that shows dog fighting is happening in the metro area. A 2 to 3-year-old pit bull was left in the animal control parking lot on Monday.

11/16/2011

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Minnesotans Help Abused Dog Make 2,700-Mile Journey

A pit bull that was just a few hours from being euthanized is getting a new chance at life, thanks in part to some Minnesotans.

09/07/2011

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Wis. Cops Say Pit Bull Attacked, Injured Boy, 9

Madison police say a pit bull attacked and injured a 9-year-old boy, biting the child in the face and latching onto his arm.

08/18/2011

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Moorhead Police Looking For Dog That Bit Woman

Moorhead police are searching for a dog that attacked a woman and bit her face.

08/03/2011

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Pit Bull Owner Warns Others Of Possible Dog Thieves

A woman from The Linden Hills neighborhood in South Minneapolis has a warning — Watch out for people trying to steal dogs.

07/06/2011

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Most Popular Dog Breeds In The Twin Cities

The Twin Cities is home to countless numbers of dogs in numerous breeds. So what are the most popular dogs in the Twin Cities?

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

Charges In Pit Bull Attack

Two pit bull owners are facing criminal charges for their dog’s attack on a mail carrier in Minneapolis.

08/13/2010

John Williams show

Dog attack- Should certain breeds be registered with the state? John’s accuracy factor on information is about 70% What should happen to the couple that left their child in the car?  Should you have to […]

07/29/2010

Pit Bulls Attack Letter Carrier

A Minneapolis postal carrier is in the hospital after being attacked by two pit bulls on the city’s north side.

07/28/2010

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