animals

Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect Allowed to Keep Animals

Two horses were severely crippled and were euthanized

STARK COUNTY, ND — A judge says Stark County can’t seize about 70 horses and 20 cattle from a Gladstone rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. Southwest District Judge Rhonda Ehlis says Gary Dassinger should be able to keep his animals since their condition has improved. In April, a veterinarian found some of Dassinger’s animals to be in poor…

Facebook Post Leads to Shut Down of Free Rabbits at the Red River Valley Fair

The Red River Valley Fair issued a statement saying since the discovery the rabbits have been relocated and are no longer being used as prizes

  WEST FARGO, ND — Some people were not happy to see the prize being given away at a carnival stand at the Red River Valley Fair. This Murphy Brothers Carnival stand was giving away live rabbits as prizes. These pictures were posted to Facebook last night with a caption saying she had confronted the man and asked where the…

Drought Causing Low Participation in Ag-Related Activities

Farmers from the western part of the state said the drought has created difficult living and working conditions. KVRR reporter Jackie Kelly also contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fair is an exciting summer activity in the metro that brings people from all over the state. But the livestock exhibits and different animal shows did not have as large of a turn out this year. The Red River Valley Fair is back for the season but the hot weather and lack…

Brewery Teams Up with Red River Zoo to Help Endangered Animals

The Red River Zoo's zoomobile came to Flatland Brewery to help save endangered animals

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo’s Zoomobile took a trip to a downtown brewery.  Flatland Brewery joined the zoo for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Every hour, staff members gave lessons about their animals and conservation. One dollar from every beer order and 50 cents from every Spicy Pie pizza slice was donated to help save endangered animals. “It’s…

Shelters Dealing with More Animal Runaways During Fireworks Season

Shelters see an increase in animal runaways caused by loud fireworks

WEST FARGO, ND — Barbecuing and booming fireworks are usually the first things on everyone’s mind on July 4th, but our furry friends at home may not share the excitement. The sound of fireworks can strike fear in our dogs and cats. Veterinarians at the West Fargo Animal Hospital said even the most social of pets may struggle during the…

More Wildlife on the Metro’s Roadways: Biologist Explains Why

Mild winters, city expansion and seasonal breeding are just a few of the reasons for more inner-city wildlife

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Locals are noticing more wildlife along our roads and in our neighborhoods. “I have my cat out there with me and he’s chasing all these rabbits, squirrels, and birds,” said Scott Wieber of South Fargo. “He’s got a few and I had to take them out of his mouth.” Badgers, Canada geese and turkeys seem to be on…

Verity Homes Donating Home Sales to Local Charities

Local charities are benefiting from a generous donation, thanks to Verity Homes and a national non–profit

WEST FARGO, ND — Local charities are benefiting from a generous donation, thanks to Verity Homes and a national non–profit. Verity Homes and HOPE International have teamed up for the “Homes for Hope” program. A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the sale of two new homes in West Fargo and Bismarck that help promote affordable housing. The companies were…

West Fargo’s Wild West Jamboree

This annual event is going on its 12th summer and brings events and activities for kids of all ages

FARGO, ND — Strap on those cowboy boots and get ready to giddy up because the Wild West Jamboree is back! This annual event is going on its 12th summer and brings events and activities for kids of all ages at Rendezvous Park in West Fargo. From bouncy houses, to horse rides, to a petting zoo, this Wild West theme…

Homeward Animal Shelter Helping Pets Find Their Way Home

Homeward Animal Shelter set up a microchip clinic for cats and dogs

FARGO, ND — Pups and kittens flooded in and out of Homeward Animal Shelter in order to get their identification. A Microchip clinic was set up at the shelter for any cat or dog over the age of eight weeks. The microchip was implanted by a licensed veterinarian by implanting a syringe under the skin between the shoulder blades. Shelter…

Mutts and Their Owners Take Over Gooseberry Park to Support Dog Rescue

The mut march was held in Moorhead ro raise funds for 4 Luv of Dog Rescue

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Gooseberry Park was overrun with pups for the fourth annual Mutt March. Golden retrievers, black labs and Yorkies spent the day in the sun for the fundraising walk, but with treat vendors and costume contests, it’s more than just going for a walk. “We have face painting we have a photo booth we have some awesome music,”…