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The surviving pit bull/Brittany spaniel cross pup plays with Tiffany Chapman Thursday at their rural Willmar home. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Family wants to keep surviving puppy


WILLMAR -- The little black and white puppy romps and chews playfully on a toy, seemingly oblivious to all that has happened in the last two weeks of her short nine-week long life.

The pit bull/Brittany spaniel cross, who has no official name but is called "Missy" or "Puppy," is the only surviving member of a litter of nine pups first dumped into a drainage ditch and then shot last Saturday by a rural Willmar man.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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