Hero Traveler Helps Remove Icee Cup From Skunk's Head

Categories: Animals

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A brave rescue

Robert Kolbe was driving in Mankato with his fiancee Bobby Jo Eckstein last Saturday afternoon when he saw a skunk stumbling around with an Icee cup stuck on its head.

He had to laugh, just for a moment, before springing into action.

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Convicted Cattle Thief Dale Douglas Charged with Beagle Murder

Categories: Animals, Crime

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Winona County Sheriff
Douglas was charged with shooting his neighbor's beagle with a pellet gun

On February 20 a beagle was let outside for 20 minutes to run around in rural Winona County. When it returned home it was short of breath, acting sick, and had a mysterious wound in its right side.

The owner called the Winona County Sheriff, but by the time a deputy arrived the beagle was already dead. Three days later, the dog owner's 46-year-old neighbor, a convicted cattle rustler named Dale Douglas, admitted to shooting the dog, according to charges filed Wednesday by the Winona County Attorney.

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Animal Ark Clings to No-Kill Philosophy, Contrary to Fox 9 Report

Categories: Animals

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Animal Ark news release

Animal Ark shelter for cats and dogs has always been a no-kill shelter and it plans to stay that way despite rumors that the new owners may throw a pet here and there to the wolves.

The Hastings shelter blasted a recent Fox 9 report implying that it plans to re-brand as low-kill. "We are NOT straying from our no-kill philosophy. Any allegation that we are is simply untrue," current management posted on Facebook Sunday, directing supporters to the no-kill policy on its website.

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Man Steals Kitten From Petsmart, Returns It After Social Media Uproar

Categories: Animals, Crime

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Angela Boone via Ruff Start Rescue Facebook
Never underestimate the power of a social media shaming
A kitten thief had a change of heart over the weekend, just as social media outrage was whipping into a frenzy.

Last Friday a man walked into a Minneapolis Petsmart, apparently with bolt cutters, and stole a three-month-old kitten named Wednesday (pictured above).

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Dog Mayor of Cormorant, Minn. Was Pretty Chill About Losing "Dog of the Year" Bid

Categories: Animals

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Dog mayor don't care
Last fall Cormorant, Minn. citizens elected Duke, a seven-year-old Great Pyrenees, as their mayor in a landslide victory.

Since then he's become the small, northwestern Minnesota town's biggest celebrity, but he's experienced some slights along the way.

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Police: Anthony Sather Kidnapped, Tortured, Shot Girlfriend's Dog on Camera

Categories: Animals, Crime

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Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, YouTube
Anthony Sather is charged with two drug felonies and animal torture. The victim: husky pup Draco.

In October 2014, 21-year-old Andrea Godfrey's husky ran away from her Princeton, Minnesota home. She and her boyfriend, Anthony Sather, canvassed the neighborhood searching for 3-year-old Draco. A good Samaritan called a few days later -- Draco had been found, wearing his customary blue bandana. So Sather went to get him.

By the time Godfrey got home from work that same day, her boyfriend claimed that Draco had run away again. He said as soon as he opened the car door, the dog bolted.

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Family Wants Answers After Two of Its Horses Are Shot Dead

Categories: Animals, Crime, Sad

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Heidi M. Klegstad-Carlson Facebook
Sad stuff out of Thief River Falls
Last weekend a family from Thief River Falls was horrified to find someone opened fire on their horses, killing two and injuring a third.

Heidi Carlson has been posting on Facebook imploring people to spread the word about the crime and notify the Pennington County Sheriff if they hear anything. She says the family's horses were shot in a pasture less than 60 feet from their home.

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Butterfield Foods Responds to Torture Exposé: Chickens Don't Have Feelings

Categories: Animals

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Humane Society of the United States

At Butterfield Foods Company, egg-laying hens past their prime are strung up by their feet, fed through a neck-cutting conveyor, and scalded in a tank of boiling water -- often fully conscious, the Humane Society says.

In late 2014, an undercover Humane Society investigator spent 57 days working at the Butterfield, Minnesota slaughtering plant, documenting what happened to the hens after they were unloaded from packed, feces-strewn trucks. The report, released Monday, took Butterfield Foods by surprise. A company lawyer condemned it as a complete fabrication.

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Three Kittens Discovered Inside Dumpster in Taped-Up Box

Categories: Animals, Crime

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abcrumley, via Creative Commons
Why?

Some people are just the worst. Last week a property manager in Hudson heard loud meowing coming from a dumpster near Buffalo Wild Wings, and when he investigated further he found a shipping box taped shut with three kittens inside.

Kathi Pelnar, the city's animal control worker, responded to the man's call on December 11 around 11:30 a.m. She estimated the kittens were between six and eight weeks old.

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UMD Busts Out a Few Mini-Horses to Help Relieve Finals Week Stress

Categories: Animals, Duluth

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Brett Groehler
Feel that stress melt away

If the classic NBC comedy Parks & Rec has taught us anything, it's that mini-horses are wonderful creatures that spread joy to everyone around them. (RIP Lil' Sebastian)

On Tuesday the University of Minnesota Duluth brought in two mini-horses and a gigantic dog for stressed out students to hang out with while they procrastinated studying.

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