Animal Shelter

North Dakota electronics recycling company raises money for local animal shelter

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Bismarck-based electronics recycling company is collecting people’s old tech at the Holiday Inn Fargo to help benefit a local animal shelter. For every computer donated, North Dakota E–Waste is giving $5 to Homeward Animal Shelter. The pandemic has been especially hard on animal shelters. Homeward currently has 200 animals in its care and adoptions have…

Animal shelters see decrease in pet adoptions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An increase of abandoned animals has local shelters pleading for help. “In the FM area right now we’re seeing a huge increase in the number of animals that the shelters and rescues are taking in, unfortunately that leaves us very confined with what space we have available,” Homeward Animal Shelter Operations Director, Heather Clyde said. Heather…

Pets prone to heat stoke during summer

Heat stroke can be deadly especially for dogs with squished noses like pugs and French and English bulldogs.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –Hot temperatures don’t just have an effect on us but on our furry friends as well. While some people may choose to run errands leaving their pets in their car, a spokesperson at a local animal shelter says it’s better to leave them at home. Animals have a harder time cooling off and don’t sweat as much…

Pet boarding service helps spread holiday cheer for sheltered animals

Donations help benefit furry friends at Adopt-A-Pet Rescue

As the Christmas holiday approaches, one local pet service is partnering up with a nonprofit to make sure our furry friends receive some much needed holiday cheer. Wags Stay N Play pet service is accepting contributions for the Adopt-A-Pet rescue all month to help local sheltered animals have a tail wagging holiday season. The rescue will be accepting anything from…

Fargo Woman Writes “Rescue Matters” Book, Part of Proceeds Go to Animal Shelter

C.J. English released her book on Dec. 19

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo woman wanted to do something a little different to help out a dog shelter so she did what she does best: write about it. C.J. English wrote the book “Rescue Matters” which talks about the Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue shelter and the importance of rescuing animals. For every copy sold, half of the proceeds go…

Homeward Animal Shelter Drops Prices for Older Cats

The shelter is offering a fifty percent discount on adoption fees for cats six months and older

FARGO, N.D.– June is adopt a shelter cat month. Homeward Animal Shelter is dropping the price to help find homes for their older feline friends. This month, the shelter is offering a fifty percent discount on adoption fees for their cats who are six months and older. Between the shelter and foster homes, Homeward has more than 90 cats and…

Mistaken Identity, Man Convicted Of Animal Abuse Did Not Try to Adopt a Dog

A video that police believed to show Jalan Greer in a Sturgis, S.D. animal shelter turned out to be a different person.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) – Call it a case of mistaken identity. A video that police believed to show Jalan Greer in a Sturgis, S.D. animal shelter turned out to be a different person. Police began investigating after someone at the shelter reported that Greer asked about adopting a dog. Greer served two months in jail and is on probation for…

Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing Cats Suspected of Looking for New Pets

Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in South Dakota are investigating whether a former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing cats has been attempting to adopt more pets. Jalen Greer now lives in the Rapid City area. A Craigslist ad there warns that Greer tried to adopt a pet from the Sturgis/Meade County Animal Shelter. He was sentenced to two…

Husky Dogs in High Demand Due to Game of Thrones

Homeward Animal Shelter staff says people bring in huskies all the time because they can't commit to them

FARGO, ND — Game of Thrones fans are being encouraged to stop buying huskies because of how they’re portrayed in the show. According to a star of the HBO show, Peter Dinklage, huskies are in high demand because they look similar to the direwolves in the show. However, once owners realize how much work they are they’re abandoned. Homeward Animal…