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In Our Own Backyard…Who will be the ‘Biggest Loser’?

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. And so, when our chubby young female cat Sunshine tipped the scales at 16 pounds during a recent vet visit, we knew she was going to have to take the “Biggest Loser” route and shed a few pounds.

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PHOTOS: Puppy Love at DWU

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Photos from the Puppy Love event Friday at Dakota Wesleyan University, held in cooperation with Mitchell Animal Rescue. (Photos by Sean Ryan/Republic)…continue reading on

SD Senate won’t let locals ban dogs by breed

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved a measure that would forbid local governments from banning specific breeds of dogs.

Senators voted 19-16 to advance the measure to the House.

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Country star Miranda Lambert donates to Jamestown’s pet rescue

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

JAMESTOWN — Country music star Miranda Lambert loves dogs, and her MuttNation Foundation has spread that love, along with thousands of dollars, all over the U.S. — including Jamestown’s own Prairie Paws Rescue.

The local rescue organization r…continue reading on

Puppy mill dogs still need permanent homes

November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Months after his rescue from a puppy mill outside Wheatland, N.D., little Buick’s socialization skills have improved, though he remains cautious about strangers — and he still needs a permanent home.
More than 174 dogs were saved from a breeding…continue reading on

Adopt a Pet

October 11, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Family travels each month to help at shelter

July 29, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Twice every month, the Reiten family drives about 45 miles to clean, distribute food and water and do laundry for no charge, for clients that never speak a single word of thanks. Continue Reading

Nine dogs rescued from puppy mill sent to Jamestown area

July 25, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Animal rescue organizations in multiple states, including Prairie Paws Rescue of Jamestown, are seeking temporary foster homes for most of the 182 dogs taken from a Wheatland, N.D., puppy mill earlier this month.
The dogs initially numbered 168, but two litters of puppies were born after they were taken from the farm of dog breeder Darcy Smith on July 10. Since then, they have been under quarantine at Casselton Veterinary Service.
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Animal hoarding: No easy solutions to help hoarders of pets

July 9, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Picking an animal hoarder out from a crowd of other pet owners isn’t necessarily easy and neither is defining the problem.
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Care for confiscated dogs could add up

June 18, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Assessments of the 28 dogs rescued from a hoarding situation over the weekend revealed that they could potentially need up to $10,000 for medical care.
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