For three hours on Thursday, that rat race that is downtown Minneapolis will be pleasantly interrupted by rescue dogs! DogSense Unleashed and Safe Hands Rescue will bring more than a dozen dogs to Peavey Plaza to demonstrate the therapeutic strength inherent in petting a pooch.
A St. Paul woman has been charged with animal cruelty after she allegedly dumped two puppies – one of them dead – into an animal hospital’s recycling dumpster in May. According to the criminal complaint, 47-year-old Anna Bertha Robole is accused of discarding the dogs behind the Scenic Hills Animal Hospital in St. Paul.
Talk about an adorable problem! “Can Do Canines” has too many puppies and not enough foster homes. The Twin Cities organization is looking for people to care for and temporarily foster as many as 28 new puppies while they train to assist people with disabilities. Some of the service dogs help people with autism, while others provide seizure response and mobility assistance.
Some of the puppies rescued at the Sochi Olympics are starting to come to the states. One member of the USA Men’s Hockey Team, and his wife, brought home a couple of the strays. And, they have Minnesota ties.
Officials say they’ve begun the adoption process for seven puppies found cold and wet in a storage bin on the side of a street in Mason City. The Humane Society of North Iowa says a good Samaritan brought the puppies to a shelter managed by the Humane Society on Dec. 5.
Man’s best friend was the man of the hour Saturday afternoon at a fundraiser in south Minneapolis. Underdog Rescue and Sweet Retreat Bakery on 50th Street and France Avenue hosted the event for a dog named Turtle, a puppy-mill survivor. Turtle has been going through treatments for pneumonia, and his vet bills have reached more than $10,000. Shannon McKenzie, director of Underdog Rescue, says every $1 cupcake sold at the fundraiser will help offset some of those expenses.
A Dakota County dog kennel owner accused of drowning puppies has been convicted of felony animal cruelty. A jury on Friday convicted 62-year-old Dayna Bell of Northfield on 13 counts. She was acquitted on one count.
About 200 animals that were rescued from a breeding facility in northern Minnesota will go up for adoption in the Twin Cities on Saturday. “We’re gonna have a mad rush at our shelters tomorrow,” said Kathie Johnson with the Animal Humane Society.
The sights and sounds of playful puppies are once again inside Thunder Owl Kennels in Prior Lake.
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.
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A Northfield, Minn. woman has been charged with 16 felony counts of animal cruelty after being accused of drowning dogs — both puppies and adults — and putting their corpses into her freezer.
Police in Anoka County say a man was arrested for punching his girlfriend, who retaliated by throwing 1-week-old puppies at him. Both are in the Anoka County Jail, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Excelsior Fire officials and the State Fire Marshal’s office concluded Tuesday that a house explosion and fire that destroyed a Tonka Bay home was likely caused by a heating lamp being used for newborn puppies.