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Wheatland dog breeder pleads guilty to 1 count of animal abuse

December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A Wheatland man charged with neglecting about 170 dogs at an apparent puppy mill at his rural home has pleaded guilty in the case.
The defense attorney for Darcy Darrell Smith, 51, entered an Alford plea to one count of Class A misdemeanor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Back from the brink: Starved horses recover under care of Hatton couple

April 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

HATTON After their trailer ride from western North Dakota, Krystal, Ruby, Diamond, Princess, Karmel and Ginger were unloaded at the foot of a 1,000 pound-plus hay bale in the barn. Continue Reading

Senate disagrees with House changes to animal abuse bill

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Senate lawmakers could not agree Wednesday with the House changes to a bill that seeks to crack down on people who abuse, neglect or abandon animals. Continue Reading

Crusader against animal cruelty says bill is too weak

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Kristie Skunberg said Wednesday the amended version of the Legislature’s animal cruelty bill is too weak and fails to address creating penalties that fit the crimes against animals. Continue Reading

‘He was death on the land’: Bill Kiefer faces multiple charges for animal cruelty

February 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Bill Kiefer and his bay mule made a conspicuous presence at last summer’s Cow Town Hoe Down celebration in New Salem. Continue Reading

State Senate passes animal abuse bill

February 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Senate unanimously passed a bill Friday afternoon to enact stiffer penalties against individuals who neglect, abuse or abandon animals. Continue Reading

Lawmakers push for harsher penalties on animal abusers

January 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Aubrey, a cat turned over to the Central Dakota Humane Society in Mandan, was microwaved by her owner, and Smiley, a forfeited dog, had a leg wound that went untreated for multiple weeks. Continue Reading

North Dakota one of ‘best’ states for animal abusers

December 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Weak animal protection laws landed North Dakota on a list noting the five “best” states to be an animal abuser, according to an animal rights organization. Continue Reading

Mutilated cats, many cut in half, found in British Columbia city, SPCA says

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The SPCA in British Columbia is asking for public to find out who is behind “a disturbing series” of incidents in which 15 cats have been found mutilated in the Maple Ridge area. Continue Reading

Target joins McDonald’s in dropping egg supplier

November 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wal-Mart had earlier made move
McDonald’s and Target dropped one of the nation’s largest egg suppliers after an animal rights group released an undercover video of the egg producer’s farms in three states. Continue Reading