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Pit bulls shot, killed after cornering calves in pen

February 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

State law permits the killing of any dog found “chasing, worrying, injuring, or killing poultry or domestic animals” unless the dog is on its owner’s property. Continue Reading

45-50 dog bite, injury calls received per year

November 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Though bites and injuries caused by animals have declined in frequency this year in Mitchell, a local official said they’ve occurred at a rate of about one per week for the past few years.
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Virgil Veen, keeper of the creatures: Animal control officer has served community for at least a decade

March 28, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A dog on the loose, a cat up a tree and a critter of some sort in a window well. Just another day on the job for Worthington’s Animal Control Officer Virgil Veen. Continue Reading

Animal control officer has sometimes ‘ugly’ job

November 19, 2010 in The Daily Republic

John Parker will happily give animal advice.
The city of Mitchell animal control officer has seen his fair share of animals, from geese to boa constrictors to camels.
Yes, camels.
Badgers occasionally show up, especially at construction sites. Someone asked at a recent Citizens’ Police Academy class if Parker traps them. He smiled. Continue Reading

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Council looks at outside agency spending

January 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Animal groups seek funding

A discussion about how much money the city of Moorhead should give to organizations involved in animal control sparked questions Tuesday night about how much the city should be giving to outside agencies in general. Continue Reading

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