minnesota

  • Dog takes up painting, works sold online

    Dog takes up painting, works sold online

    Dogs can do many amazing things, but one pooch in Minnesota can paint pictures — not with his paws, but with a brush on canvas; he’s also sold some of his art pieces.

  • Veterinarians take posts on Capitol Hill

    Veterinarians take posts on Capitol Hill

    Three veterinarians will join the ranks on Capitol Hill, and will take up posts in the offices of senators from Illinois and Minnesota, and a representative from Nebraska.

  • Dog elected mayor in Minnesota

    Dog elected mayor in Minnesota

    Talk about rocking the vote: In Cormorant, a tiny village in northwest Minnesota, a Great Pyrenees named Duke was elected mayor in a “landslide” with 12 votes.

  • Brave dog loses life saving his human from bear

    Brave dog loses life saving his human from bear

    What started out as a routine mushroom-collecting endeavor for a man and his dog quickly turned into an encounter with one of nature’s most fearsome animals.

  • Victory for laboratory Beagles and the organization trying to save them

    Victory for laboratory Beagles and the organization trying to save them

    Most Beagles used in lab experiments are euthanized; in Minnesota, however, a bill was recently passed that allows such animals to be made available for adoption.

  • First responders train to save pets

    First responders train to save pets

    On a frigid February day, a Minnesota firefighter and his family put Bart, their 13-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, in the laundry room of their home before leaving to run errands. Bart normally spent his time outdoors, but because of his age and the blizzard-like conditions, they thought he would be safer and more comfortable indoors. […]

  • Minnesota breeder regulation bill introduced

    Minnesota breeder regulation bill introduced

    According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Minnesota ranked 14th in the nation for the state’s animal protection laws in 2012, placing the state in the top tier. But for the thousands of dogs and cats who still continue to suffer in puppy mills and kitten factories in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the current […]