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 >>
:::: UPDATE II :::: Today, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance -- meaning licensed feral colonies are indeed coming to Minneapolis soon.:::: UPDATE :::: (September 12) The feral cat colony ordinance was unanimously recommended for approval by the public safety committee ... More >>
All those dogs running around Lake Calhoun in the warmer months are deceiving: Relative to the rest of the country, not that many Minnesotans own a pet.See Also:- Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota- Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]- Minnesota's la ... 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 >>
Cat-meme lovers unite for a meowing—or wowing—first-ever event
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 >>
The best thing about Rock for Pussy is obviously that the charity event, now entering its ninth installment tonight, provides funds for local forlorn cats and kittens in need of a helping paw. But not far behind is that the event, organized by the Current's Mary Lucia and a team of musicians, has su ... 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.
Eric Weisman, an ex-chiropractor and purveyor of vegan pet food, pleaded guilty recently to three misdemeanor charges relating to his failure to obey a 2003 injunction barring him from the practice of veterinary medicine. Weisman received a year in jail and $1,000 fine for each charge, but will a ... More >>
Accused of practicing medicine without a license, he says he only prescribed good nutrition
Yes, that's a pile of kittensThere are cat lovers, and then there are CAT LOVERS. Crazy cat people from all across the cat insanity spectrum will be gathering at First Avenue tonight for the annual Rock for Pussy charity event, which invites local musicians to perform covers of David Bowie songs ... More >>
Readers respond to "Dangerous Dogs"
It's a rough life for man's best friend
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.
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
Early this morning, police answered a burglary call. They found the suspects, but they lost the police dog.
Interested in adding a temporary feline friend to your home for the summer? They won't even break the bank.
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Fido's next big adventure could end in a hail of bullets
Tales from the other University of Minnesota hospital
Just like their people-treating counterparts, veterinarians are discovering that holistic therapies can be both good medicine and good business.
You'll know them by the glittering pom-pom tipped wands that bulge from their pockets.