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Homeward Animal Shelter Celebrates Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch

More than 300 people showed up to Homeward Animal Shelter's third annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch at the Holiday Inn in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Spaghetti without meatballs? A local animal shelter served this to encourage others to spay and neuter their pets. More than 300 people showed up to Homeward Animal Shelter’s third annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Bell, a pointer mix with three legs greeted visitors. Shelter staff also brought Chester, a Shepherd/Rottweiler…

Bill Proposed in Minnesota Hopes to Ban Gas Chambers when Euthanizing Pets

If the space isn't calibrated on a regular basis, it won't be immediately effective, which could lead to an animal's organs to begin failing while it is still awake

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A bill being proposed in Minnesota is attempting to ban the practice of using gas chambers to euthanize unwanted or sick animals at shelters in Minnesota. State Rep. Jon Applebaum of Minnetonka said he wants to work with the Human Society and animal welfare organizations to change the law. Officials with the Human Society said gas…

ND Bill Proposal Cracks Down on Assistance Animals in Rental Units

Rep. Kim Koppelmann said he is listening to owners of rental properties who say the system is being abused

  BISMARCK — The North Dakota House has passed a bill that will crack down on people who obtain medical documentation that allows service or assistance animals into rental units that prohibit pets from living there. West Fargo Republican Representative Kim Koppelmann introduced the bill after he said owners of rental properties are concerned people are abusing the system and…

Adoption Days Makes Sure that Every Furry Friend Finds a Home

The event was held by Diamond in the Ruff to get their animals adopted

FARGO, N.D. — Our furry friends from Diamond in the Ruff are looking for their forever home. Diamond in the Ruff has partnered with Fierce Revolution for their first official adoption event of 2017. For every shake purchased, Fierce Revolution will donate $2 to the pet rescue. Adoptable animals were roaming around for the public to meet and play with…

How Ranchers Keep Livestock Warm in Winter Storms

Ranchers say livestock deaths are "minimal" so far this winter season

Despite recent winter storms, North Dakota Ag officials say most of the state’s livestock made it through. Cattle specialist Carl Dahlen says most cows are not taken inside during harsh winter storms. He says this can be dangerous to the animals. The excessive body heat and moisture could cause the spread of pneumonia or other sicknesses. Ranchers use tree lines, walls…

Road Trips with Your Pets: What You Need to Know

Wags Stay 'N Play Is Hosting Their Road Trip Week With Tips On What To Bring With You For Your Pets

In honor of National Pet Travel Safety Day, which was Monday, Wags Stay N’ Play is hosting a ‘Road Trip Week’ at their animal daycare. Employees are giving out tips to animal owners of how to travel with their pets. These include ideas of what to bring along when on a road trip according to how long you will be on…

Homeward Animal Shelter Gets a “Dog-Gone” Good Start to the New Year

The shelter says it's starting off the new year with an empty kennel

FARGO, N.D. The Homeward Animal Shelter said it got a New Year’s miracle. For the first time in ten years, the shelter adopted out all of its dogs. The usually noisy kennel is completely cleared out and silent. There’s still work to be done. The shelter said it has 55 cats up for adoption. “We do have cats as well….

Zoo Year’s Eve Provides Family Fun For the Holiday

The Red River Zoo holds a family-friendly New Year's celebration

FARGO, N.D. The Red River Zoo is helping families celebrate New Year’s Eve, or, as they’re calling it, Zoo Year’s Eve, and there was no shortage of fun. “Last year was our biggest year yet and this year is shaping up to be a big year too,” said Jeremiah Gard with the Red River Zoo. Free carousel rides, activity booths,…

How the Chahinkapa Zoo Keeps Animals Active in the Winter

Although the Chahinkapa Zoo is closed to visitors, there's still a lot going on

Although the Chahinkapa Zoo is closed to visitors, there’s still a lot going on. “Every animal in the zoo gets some sort of enrichment and so we do that because in the wild they’re constantly moving around,” said Addy Paul, Lead Zookeeper of the Chahinkapa Zoo. “They’re hunting, they’re looking for mates, looking for a new place to sleep for…