OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Dogs Who Survived Puppy Mill Need Families
Many of the dogs rescued from puppy mills have lasting issues. Some of them are health-related, like urinary tract infections, dental problems that have required removal of teeth or worse.
Other issu... Posted on 11/19/13 at 2:42 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Animals Animals! ANIMALS!... Posted on 11/1/13 at 7:36 AM
STAFF BLOG ADDICTED TO RUNNING Frosty start
It was a frosty start to the day.
But armed with 3 layers, I headed out the door today in the pitch dark to find a vacant trail awaiting me.
It was one of those crisp mornings, with frost layering t... Posted on 10/29/13 at 12:45 PM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT The scoop on Grand Forks renting troubles
Talk to anyone trying to find an apartment in Grand Forks, and they'll tell you it's a nearly impossible task.
The main complaints are there aren't enough apartments and the ones that are open are wa... Posted on 8/26/13 at 1:14 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY How to prepare financially for adopting a pet
I'm a dog person and I treat my pets like family. I'll be the first to tell you that adding a new member to the family is a huge decision. When you adopt a pet you are committing to care for your pets... Posted on 5/10/13 at 8:32 AM
The fate of the Park River, N.D., chickens is going to the people. In front of an overflow crowd Monday, the City Council voted to put the city-dwelling chickens issue on the city election ballot in June.
The hens living at 922 Chickadee Lane soon could be booted from their roost, unless Park River City Council grants them a reprieve. The three-year-old chickens belong to Teresa Gire, a retired Farm Service Agency employee who grew up on a nearby farm.
More than 174 dogs were saved from a breeding operation in July, and Prairie Paws Rescue took in nine of them. While three of the dogs have been adopted, six — including quiet, reserved Buick — have yet to find homes.
As Arlette Moen walks down the row of kennels at the Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks, she plucks a treat from a bowl and offers it to the barking dog on the other side of each gate. The tenants of the space known as the big dog room has just a few of the more than 100 animals staying in the shelter.
While humans are usually the focus of Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, the organization called on Grand Forks businesses to build homes of a different sort this year for a fundraiser — doghouses.
In the past month or so, Beth Greenwood figures she has searched every inch of East Grand Forks’ south end where she lives. She posted 500 fliers all over towns. She posted on Facebook. She bought classified ads.
Stitches and a veterinary visit to fix 9-month-old Kimber’s cut tongue cost $700. While the animal rescue took care of the bill from Kimber’s stitches, seeing those high numbers prompted the Johnsons to start researching pet health insurance providers.
Jason Carey’s interest in growing a beard has grown way beyond what he ever could have envisioned, he said. It’s grown into a mission to celebrate the bearded face, linked with a way to support the local Circle of Friends Humane Society.
You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.
For years, our children have been begging us for a cat, and for years we have come up with excuses and/or bribes to avoid getting one. My husband, Jayson, has been the biggest holdout — Supermom’s scapegoat.
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