pets

Keeping Pets Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

Pets can get scared from the sound of fireworks

FARGO, N.D. — Pets can get scared from the sound of fireworks during Fourth of July celebrations. It’s best to keep them inside in an escape–proof room so they don’t run away. You can use soothing music to try to drown out the noise from fireworks. Thunder shirts can also calm animals down. If you do go out with your pet,…

Rescuing Your Pet During A Fire

Firefighters and EMT's say their first priority is always to rescue humans before animals

FARGO, N.D. — No one was injured in a balcony fire last night but firefighters did have to revive a cat. Since many consider their pets to be a part of their family, KVRR’s Danielle Church found out what you should do to safely evacuate everyone, including your pet, during a house fire. During a house or apartment fire, many times…

Homeward Animal Shelter Holds “Spay-ghetti & No Balls” Lunch

Homeward stresses the importance of spaying and neutering

FARGO, N.D. — Homeward Animal Shelter held its annual “Spay–ghetti and No Balls” Lunch. The event was to raise money and spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering. The shelter is committed to preventing animal overpopulation so fewer animals go without homes. Homeward is a “no kill” shelter, and they spay and neuter all animals six months and older…

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…

Keeping Your Pets Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

Experts advise reducing exposure to the cold in order to keep them as safe as possible

FARGO, N.D. — Another arctic blast is invading the Valley, and many will throw on a few extra layers to protect themselves against the cold, but how do we best protect our pets? Another round of severe cold is headed to the region this week, and experts say that simply keeping your pets out of the wind isn’t enough to…

Photos With Furry Friends for the Holidays

The Natural Pet Center asked for a donation of either $5 or 3 nonperishable food items in return

FARGO, ND — The holiday season is all about spending time with the ones you love and that includes your furry friends! The Natural Pet Center in Fargo gave people in the community a chance to take holiday photos with their pets. The store asked for a donation of either $5 or 3 nonperishable food items in return. All donations…

Concordia Campus Ministry Holds Blessing Service for Pets

Whether you wanted to bless your dog, cat, rabbit or simply get blessed yourself, all were invited

MOORHEAD, Minn. — At Concordia College, students are invited to bring their pets to get blessed by the campus ministry. Students and faculty gathered outside of their usual meeting place for chapel with some of their furry friends. Tons of students walked by to play with the animals and others came to be a part of the unique service. Whether…

Like Your Pet Beside You While You Sleep? You Could be Doing More Harm than Good

The study was focused on dogs and owners who allow them to sleep on the bed with them

  NATIONAL — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have completed a study on if it’s a good idea to allow your pets to sleep with you. The study was focused on dogs and owners who allow them to sleep on the bed with them. Researchers found the owners suffered from lower sleep quality, although the owners said they feel comforted…

Love Being Active Outside with Your Pet? Know the Signs of Heat Stroke in Your Furry Friend

Veterinarians are asking pet owners to make sure to keep an eye out for their pets when it comes to the dangers of heat stroke.

  NATIONAL — You know how important it is to drink a lot of water when out being active in the sun and the heat, but don’t forget about your animal companions. Veterinarians are asking pet owners to make sure to keep an eye out for their pets when it comes to the dangers of heat stroke. They say when…

Keep Your Pets Safe During Fireworks Season: Leave Them at Home

Your furry friends may be spooked by the loud noises and run off into danger

FARGO, N.D. — Many love to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, but the same can’t be said for our furry friends.  Experts say that pets should stay at home while you enjoy the area’s fireworks display. When your pet is at home make sure you keep them in an interior room to muffle the explosions and play music…