Veteran With PTSD Finds Relief, Companionship With Neglected Pit BullThere's an old saying among dog owners that people don't pick their pet, the pet chooses the person. Chad Fleming believes that was the case when he adopted Mikko from Ruff Start Rescue last week.
4 Of 5 Stolen Pit Bull Puppies RecoveredA fourth puppy has been recovered after a burglary last week. Now, only one remains missing. A thief took a van belonging to Rescued Pets Are Wonderful from outside a home in St. Paul. Five little pit bulls were inside.
2 Stolen Pit Bull Pups Turned In, 3 Others Still MissingTwo pit bull puppies that were in a stolen animal rescue van earlier this week have been found. Rescued Pets Are Wonderful (RPAW) says that two male pups were turned into a gas station Wednesday night in Hugo, a northern suburb of St. Paul, where the animal rescue group’s van was stolen Tuesday morning.
Pet Blog: Kiss A Puppy On Valentine's DayPlan 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!
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.
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.
Reward Offered In Dog Stabbing On ReservationA 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.
Abused Puppy Found In Sub-Zero Temps On The MendA 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.
Puppy Endures After Abuse, Subzero-TempsA 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.
Family Searches For Pit Bull Owner After Attack On SonSeven-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.
Update: Sweet Retreat Raises $9K For Franco FundTalk about a sweet surprise. Sweet Retreat in Edina said they raised a whopping $9,000 to help a badly abused pup, on the mend.
Recovering Pup Gets Sweet Surprise From Cupcake BenefitA once badly-abused dog is now getting extra help thanks to hundreds of sweet strangers.