As of today, for the first time ever, all dog breeds, including pit bulls and Rottweilers, are now directly adoptable from Minneapolis Animal Control.Up until now, so-called "bully breed" dogs that came into Animal Control's possession had to be placed with third-party rescue groups before they coul ... More >>
Around 7 p.m. on Easter in Kingfield's Martin Luther King Park, a dog described as a pitbull/boxer mix tore away from its owner and went after a smaller papillon.When the dust settled, the papillon was dead. But instead of cooperating with the papillon's owner, the owner of the pitbull/boxer mix was ... More >>
Though he hasn't yet been formally charged with crimes as we publish this, north Minneapolis resident Leroy Longs Jr. is the suspect currently in custody in connection with an alleged Minneapolis dogfighting ring.THE BACKSTORY: MPD breaks up large dogfighting ring His mugshot is at the top of this p ... More >>
The chaotic band release their mangiest album yet
Sean Janas, a 20-year-old resident of Wausau, kept a diary about systematically torturing her boyfriend's dog to death, prosecutors say.SEE ALSO:-- Dayna Bell, accused puppy drowner, to argue dogs were "commercial animals," not pets-- Benjamin Stavaas, accused dog throat slasher, heads to trial-- Wi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Maplewood police dog mauls 65-year old Bob Rozmarynowski [PHOTOS]-- Major the Roseville police dog gets stem cell treatmentBrandon Shaw was arrested in Duluth for an alleged assault -- of a police dog.In the early morning hours of July 25, Shaw, 21, was being pursued by police in Superio ... More >>
Dog breeder Dayna Bell is accused of doing horrible things -- for instance, drowning puppies by putting them in buckets of water, with another weighted bucket on top to prevent their escape.But, facing 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, Bell and her attorney, Bob Miller, plan 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 >>
Of the many reasons to love summer in Minnesota, one of the best is that it's outdoor dining season. Many restaurants offer terrific patio setups, and many realize that their customers often like to include pets in their outdoor activities and don't want to leave them behind when happy hour calls.Wh ... More >>
If dogs truly are man's best friend, then we'd hate to see how Kristine Sellie-Hanson treats people.Sellie-Hanson, 27, was arrested early yesterday morning after swinging Buddy the Lhasa Apso by its leash in a Fargo bar. She was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, disorderly conduct, crimina ... More >>
Council Bluffs Police DepartmentGiving new meaning to the phrase, "lost dog."A mysterious hot dog man showed up in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, giving new meaning to the phrase "lost dog." The Daily Nonpareil newspaper reports that one morning earlier this month, the local police departme ... More >>
Accused of practicing medicine without a license, he says he only prescribed good nutrition
James Rickey McBainAnother of the three self-professed meth heads whose lousy decision making skills ended up causing "Major" the Roseville police dog to be paralyzed has been sentenced, but he'll spend just one day in prison. James Ricky McBain, 21, received a one year stayed sentence and t ... More >>
St. Anthony Main Theatre, starts Friday
City PagesLearning to Skijor. It's the middle of February, the sky is gray, and if you're feeling less than chipper you're definitely not alone. Here's a great way for you to beat winter: Take your dog for a ski! Or rather, let your dog take you for a skijor.
Roseville Police DepartmentMajor the award winning police dog is stabbed in Maplewood.Major, a German shepherd with the Roseville Police Department, was stabbed early Friday morning while sniffing out car thieves in a trucking company parking lot in Maplewood. Cops had rigged up a bait car ... More >>
Focus shifting to treatment of the hoarder
Courtesy of Shannon SchaubThis goes beyond weird food: A blind man and his guide dog were barred from an Australian restaurant because a waiter thought the dog was gay. Apparently when Ian Jolly, 57, and his dog Nudge rolled up to Thai Spice in Adelaide the waiter misinterpreted "guide dog" ... More >>
Pneumonia likely took the a 10-year-old German shepherd mix, researchers say.
A puppy was shot in the face in Wheaton, Minn. and a rescue organization is looking for a new home once the golden retriever mix is healthy again.
There are only two in the city labeled "potentially dangerous" and Hoppy the cat just became one of them.
Attempts at state regulation fail, so activists try something new
For the past year council members Gary Schiff and Lisa Goodman have been working to make changes to improve Minneapolis' departm ... More >>
Mac grad Dan Schned has spearheaded the effort to build three small off-leash dog parks ringing downtown, one of which, in Loring Park, will break ground this Monday, May 21.
Mike White's directorial debut makes nice while slyly nipping at Suburban America
Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues
Driving back from the Lake Of The Isles dog park just now, I saw a guy in a minivan give a couple bucks to a guy standing on the corner holding a cardboard sign. It struck me that it was one of the few times I've seen that happen since this or even this. It made me curious: When you see someone aski ... More >>
Dr. Fran Smith knows the way to a canine's heart
Why do kids torment guinea pigs? Whose guinea pig are we?
Sixty-eight frozen cats, two neglected dogs, and a vicious African serval. Making house calls with Keith Streff, animal cruelty investigator.
Our pooches, our porta-potties, our past
Minneapolis police say "common sense" led them to shoot Scott Derrick's beloved mutt. So what if he was on a leash?
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A Father's Day Memoir
If the UM couldn't buy pound animals for its student vets to practice spaying and neutering, it would have to buy from sources like farms that breed animals exclusively for research.