Twin Cities Pit Bull Recovering After Extreme NeglectA Twin Cities rescue group is calling it one of the worst neglect cases it has ever dealt with. Ruff Start Rescue took in Pixie the pit bull more than a week ago after she was likely abandoned by her previous owners.
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 Your Pets: Princeton Rescue Organization Wins Huge GrantPrinceton's Ruff Start Rescue just got a much-deserved financial boost! The animal rescue organization received a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist following a Facebook contest.
4 Your Pets: An Update On Jayla, & Pet Pulltabs?WCCO viewers may remember Jayla from a story we did in January. The Boxer mix was found wandering the streets in Alabama by a vet tech. Her fur was almost entirely gone due to mange, she had heartworm was very malnourished. Luckily, Jayla made her way to Minnesota with the help of Ruff Start Rescue.
4 Your Pets: Rocky & Waffles - Where Are They Now?For the next few weeks, 4 Your Pets will be highlighting Ruff Start Rescue, a unique, non-profit animal rescue in central Minnesota.
4 Your Pets: Ruff Start Rescue's Prison ProgramLate last spring, Ruff Start Rescue founder Azure Davis and company started a program at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility, where rescue dogs are paired up with select offender trainers.
4 Your Pets: Meet Ruff Start Rescue's Azure DavisIt's not too often you find your life's passion while in your teens, but that's just what happened to Azure Davis of Princeton. She started bringing animals home when she was 16. "My parents weren't happy with it," Davis said.
Man Steals Cat From Mpls. Store, Returns It With ApologyAfter a man walked into a Minneapolis pet store and stole a kitten Friday afternoon, the rescue community that first found the pet sprang into action. Ruff Start Rescue coordinator Abbey Lynn says she snapped pictures of the man from PetSmart security video and took to social media for help to find the cat named Wednesday.
Rescue Dog Named In Memory Of Girl Killed By Wild DogsA Princeton animal rescue is looking for a home for one special dog. Ruff Start Rescue founder Azure Davis said when she saw the pictures of a little dog in Alabama, she could not resist helping.
4-Month-Old Puppy Battles Rare Esophagus DiseaseStarting life in a high-kill shelter in Texas is not the only adversity 4-month-old Dutch Shepherd Rocky has endured. Rocky has battled pneumonia, an eye ailment and is living with a rare condition – megaesophagus.
Cupid The Dog Is On The Mend After Leg SurgeryA few months ago, WCCO introduced you to a puppy who needed a little help. Cupid was first found on Valentine's Day in a snow bank, and was taken in by Ruff Start Rescue. Both of his front legs were bowed out due to a deformity, making it tough for him to walk.
‘Cupid’ The Dog Recovering After Corrective SurgeryA rescued puppy is back at his foster mom’s house and healing after undergoing surgery to correct deformed front paws</a>. The hound puppy, Cupid, underwent surgery this week. Cupid was taken in a month ago by Ruff Start Rescue. His front paws bowed out, making it difficult for the hound puppy to walk.