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As usual, had a great time emceeing the Raise Your Paws for Pets dinner last night to benefit the Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks. It's also great to see the event grown so much in the... Posted on 4/5/13 at 6:38 AM
Do people discriminate against black-coated pets? As strange as it may sound, the answer appears to be yes. Black pets often are the last ones to be adopted and the first in line to be euthanized in a phenomena that even has a name — “black dog syndrome.”
People who love dogs would love Deb Erickson, the way she flops onto her carpeted floor and wraps her arms around Barnaby, a border collie mix who came to her an outcast, shy, shaking and afraid even to look her in the eye. Now Barnaby clings to her, waiting for a soft-and-chewy Milk Bone, his new favorite, or a gentle belly rub, and all the while she is talking to him, loving him.
The Circle of Friends Humane Society of Grand Forks holds its third annual All 4 Fun Dog Festival, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 with a demonstration from the Grand Forks Kennel Club, doggy games, contests and more.
A rabies incident last March at Grand Forks’ Circle of Friends Humane Society highlighted the risk faced by animal shelter employees across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report distributed this week.
The Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks will hold the second annual All 4 Fun Dog Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25. The festival includes demonstrations, doggy games, contests, Second Chance Alumni Reunion, a silent auction, food and other games for animals and pet owners.
Circle of Friends Humane Society director says staff is working to move on after rabies incident. Arlette Moen says she and her staff are back to familiar routines: feeding, grooming and doctoring the stray, the abandoned, the unwanted, and trying to find the animals new homes.
More than 20 dogs likely will be euthanized this week, and about 15 people have been re-ferred to their physician after a rabid dog was brought to Grand Forks’ Circle of Friends Humane Society, officials said Monday.
Rod Gigstad: ‘We vaccinate dogs and cats so more people don’t die of rabies’ Many people are calling animal experts with questions about rabies after a stray dog brought into the Circle of Friends Humane Society tested positive for the usually fatal virus, a local veterinarian said Monday.
Circle of Friends and the state Board of Animal Health have had to make tough decisions under intense time pressure in recent days. But like Travis in the movie "Old Yeller," they’ve behaved responsibly and well.
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