Pit Bulls

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4 Of 5 Stolen Pit Bull Puppies Recovered

A 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.

05/04/2015

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$1K Reward For Stolen Pit Bull Puppies

A bigger reward is now being offered for the safe recovery of some stolen puppies. A thief took a van belonging to Rescued Pets Are Wonderful from outside a home in St. Paul earlier this week.

05/02/2015

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Dog Rescue Group Says Van Stolen With 5 Pit Bull Puppies Inside

A Minnesota dog rescue organization took to social media to say their van had been stolen with five pit bull puppies inside. The group Rescued Pets Are Wonderful said the silver Dodge Caravan was stolen in the Maplewood area Tuesday morning after the dogs were loaded into the vehicle.

04/28/2015

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9 Rescued Pit Bull Puppies Up For Adoption In Mpls.

Nine puppies that had a tough introduction to life are now getting a second chance. The pit bull-mix pups are up for adoption at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. Over the last few weeks, volunteers have worked to make sure the dogs are healthy and ready to find a new home.

01/23/2015

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Pregnant Woman Killed In Crash Remembered For Charity Work For Dogs

Icy roads are being blamed for a crash that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Now, she’s being remembered for her volunteer work in dog rescues that touched lives around the country.

12/28/2014

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Pit Bulls, Rottweilers Now Able To Be Adopted In Mpls.

After a change in policy, you can now adopt pit bulls, Rottweilers, and other so-called “power breeds” at the Minneapolis dog shelter.

06/05/2014

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Help Ruff Start Rescue Find A Home For Oke

Oke the pit bull has not a permanent home for two years, but Ruff Start Rescue is aiming to change that. Esme Murphy meets this lovable dog, and Azure Davis – the founder of Ruff Start Rescue in central Minnesota.

03/09/2014

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Man Charged In Minneapolis Dog Fighting Ring

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of organizing a dog fighting ring and breeding dogs for that purpose in at least eight locations, according to charges filed Friday by the Hennepin County Attorney. Leroy Longs Jr. was charged with one felony count of animal fighting in connection with the case.

11/22/2013

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1 Arrested After Police Recover Pit Bulls, Dog Fighting Manuals

Minnesota law enforcement has recovered 15 pit bulls, dog fighting manuals, guns, drugs and paraphernalia after executing 10 search warrants at addresses connected to a suspected dog fighter.

11/20/2013

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Dog Bite Liability Measure Fails

A measure to change a court ruling that designated pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed has died in the Maryland General Assembly.

04/09/2013

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Criminals Using Dogs As Weapons A ‘Trend’

When you hear someone threatened police with a weapon, you probably think it would be a gun or knife.

11/13/2012

Bait Dog

Minneapolis Woman Adopts Bait Dog

A Minneapolis woman is hoping her dog can help save other canines from a dangerous and often deadly situation. Dog fighting is now a felony in all 50 states, but Cindy Schlichting believes more needs to be done to stop it.

10/01/2012

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Police Shoot 2 Pit Bulls

A pit bull is dead and one is missing after police say the dogs came after them aggressively.

12/31/2010

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Pit Bulls Could Be Put Down For Second Attack

Two Minneapolis pit bull sisters are locked up after a man was bit in their home on Monday. The owner was doing errands when police say the dogs bit a man who had been staying at the residence for the past three months.

12/21/2010