Yesterday, Minneapolis police announced they've seized 15 pit bulls (including five puppies), two guns, narcotics, dog fighting paraphernalia, and a dog fighting training manual during the course of breaking up a local dogfighting ring.SEE ALSO: Pit bull saves 4-year-old Minneapolis boy [PHOTO] One ... More >>
Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance allowing residents to maintain feral cat colonies. Now, council is considering something along the same lines for stray pit bulls and other so-called "bully breeds."SEE ALSO: Schoep, the famous Lake Superior dog, dies at age 20 The ordina ... More >>
Rudolph Poppe's golden retriever was old, could barely walk, and had defecated on his floor, so it's understandable that he decided to put the dog down. But the unfathomably brutal method he chose for that has him facing multiple felony charges.SEE ALSO: Mugshot of man allegedly responsible for NoDa ... More >>
Some jerk is reportedly making a late bid for Biggest Ass of the Year by leaving dog treats laced with broken glass in the Three Rivers Park District's Crown Hassan off-leash dog park.SEE ALSO: Southwest Mpls dog park that was originally supposed to cost $45,000 now costs $215,000Park officials say ... More >>
The Minneapolis Park Board thought it had found a suitable site for a $45,000 Southwest Minneapolis dog park back in 2010 -- Martin Luther King Park in Kingfield. But folks became uneasy about the symbolism of a unleashed canines running around a park named after the leader of a movement where prote ... More >>
MORE RECENT PIT BULL COVERAGE:-- Pit bull recovering after getting shot by Minneapolis police-- Flying pit bull attack leaves Wisconsin man with serious injuries-- Leah Anderson sues Minneapolis police for shooting her dogOn the morning of July 8, Jason Jacobs and his wife, Angie Jarvis, returned to ... More >>
At the end of May, a North Side woman filed suit against the city of Minneapolis and two police officers over the death of her young pit bull, who she had to put down after police shot the dog ten times. A few weeks later, police shot another pit bull in north Minneapolis, but this story has a happi ... More >>
A Milwaukee man was with his wife, walking their pit bull around 5 p.m. Saturday when they were attacked from above... by another pit bull.The dog somehow leapt from a second-story balcony and pounced on the couple's pit bull, at which time the 55-year-old husband wrestled the attacking pit bu ... More >>
Knoxville, Tennessee-based BioPets Vet Lab is trying to clean up lazy dog owners' act, one turd at a time.The company, which recently expanded into Minnesota, contracts with apartment managers and homeowner associations across the country, gathering doggie DNA samples via mouth swabs. When dog dropp ... More >>
Gabrielle Allen and her boyfriend, David Remme, were arguing outside an apartment complex in Fridley early this morning when he allegedly struck her in the face, breaking her nose.Allen, in retaliation, made it rain. With pit bull pups.
Terence Schwartz, accused puppy killer.To hear the cops tell it, Terence Schwartz gunned down eight harmless puppies at his Wilmar home last year. Now he's been charged with making terroristic threats, too, after allegedly telling a 7-year-old girl she'd meet the same fate if she didn't get ... More >>
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A man lost his cool at the dog park and bit another guy on Friday afternoon.
Photo by BLW PhotographyThere's something really unnerving about the neighbor who lets his dog prance right onto your perfectly mowed green lawn and take a giant dump. Wisconsin solution? Attack the dog owner with a baseball bat. That'll teach 'em. A 43-year-old Oshkosh man was apparently rea ... More >>
American Kennel ClubIf there's one thing Republicans are good at, it's the good old-fashioned shock-and-awe approach. This one has our jaws dropping. Pat Bertroche, a GOP congressional candidate in Iowa's Third District, has a unique approach to the nation's illegal immigration policy. It's ki ... More >>
Craving canine companionship away from the soul-crushing rules of city dog parks? Let your dog sniff out some new friends at the Airport Dog Park just south of Highway 62. Watch the video, and then head to our 2010 Best of the Twin Cities. Best Of Twin Cities 2010 // Dog Park from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.
After a lengthy investigation led to the removal of more than 200 dogs and rabbits from a farm, the owner of the animals is getting a probationary slap on the wrist.
Spring is springing, and with it comes the urge to get outside.
When a Fridley woman let her daughter's 6-month-old puppy out into her backyard last week, she didn't expect the neighbor's pit bulls had plans to attack and kill it.
Kathy Bauck ran one of the largest puppy mills in the country, according to ASPCA
70-year-old Joyce Kitsemble spent years working to ban abusive dog-breeding kennels in Wisconsin.
Early this morning, police answered a burglary call. They found the suspects, but they lost the police dog.
A retired Minnesota police officer has extreme wounds on his face after the bulldog he adopted this year attacked him, tearing off his ear and much of the skin on his face.
They seem to have something going on in their heads while they are out on the prowl that those prancing idiot rat dogs never manage to pull off.
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