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The Humane Society’s 24th Annual PAWS Walk

Although the PAWS Walk has previously been held in September, this year the sunny summer weather has prompted the Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead to hold it on Tuesday, July 29th. The venue, however, remains the same: Lindenwood Park’s Main Shelter will host the event, with registration beginning at 6:00 PM and the walk itself starting [...]

What You Should Know Before Adopting a Former Laboratory Animal

It was just last month that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the Beagle Freedom Bill into law, making Minnesota the first U.S. state—and only political body in the world—to require healthy laboratory cats and dogs to be put up for adoption once they are no longer being used for research. The Beagle Freedom Bill is so [...]

What You Need to Know About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Just a few weeks ago, CATS Cradle Shelter rescued a kitten from a hay feeder; a kitten they named Hal and placed in foster care. He is estimated to be about eight weeks old. Unfortunately, he has recently tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), though CATS Cradle is holding out hope that it was [...]

Pet Precautions for the 4th of July

Independence Day is generally seen as a fun event for all involved, with barbecues, bonfires, and fireworks. But this holiday isn’t for everybody—especially not animals. The loud noises, flashing lights, and smell of sulfur can be terrifying for cats and dogs; and every year, hundreds of pets are either lost or injured due to 4th [...]

The Life and Times of Yellow Ribbon Dogs

For many animal lovers, the first impulse when they see a dog is to walk up and pet it—sometimes without the consent of the owner. The problem with that is not every dog is receptive to attention from a stranger, or even from other dogs. There can be many reasons for this. Sometimes a dog [...]