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November 28, 2014
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Leinie, a Jack Russell terrier who belonged to Sheila Quinn, died of methyl parathion poisoning in October. Quinn has not been able to determine where he came in contact with the deadly pesticide and wants people to know about the dangers it poses.
Dangerous chemical killed Willmar woman’s dog but source of the pesticide is unknown
November 28, 2014 - 11:41pm
July 11, 2014
An array of rodent poisons fills the shelves at the Running’s store in Willmar. Local veterinarians are urging the public to be aware of recent changes in rodenticide formulas and to take steps to reduce the risk of accidental pet poisoning. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Unintended consequences: Change to safer formula of rodent poisons may be unexpectedly deadly for dogs
July 11, 2014 - 11:30pm
May 6, 2014
Missing for six hours, 3-year-old found safe with family dog
May 6, 2014 - 1:18pm
October 25, 2013
FDA issues proposed rule to improve food safety for animals
October 25, 2013 - 10:00am
October 23, 2013
FDA says 580 pets have died from jerky-caused illness
October 23, 2013 - 3:49pm
August 27, 2013
Don't forget to keep pets safe from heat
August 27, 2013 - 1:24pm
July 18, 2013
Local shelter says don't forget about pets on a hot day
July 18, 2013 - 12:13pm
April 8, 2013
Montana pet owner to feds: The dog ate my money
April 8, 2013 - 1:10pm
February 20, 2013
Annual benefit slated Friday to raise funds for Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar, Minn.
February 20, 2013 - 12:58am
February 16, 2013
Erma Iverson adopted the abandoned dog, Crackers, when he wandered onto her rural property in the Minnesota River Valley in 2005. He’s been a constant and life-saving companion ever since. (Submitted photo)
A hero for the keeping: Abandoned as puppy, dog’s loyalty proved life-saving to woman who adopted him
February 16, 2013 - 12:42am
January 19, 2013
Plugging in block heaters can help vehicles start during extreme cold weather. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
Even hardy Minnesotans need to brace for this January cold snap
January 19, 2013 - 6:00am
January 17, 2013
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Sense and Centsibility blog: How to keep pet expenses down
January 17, 2013 - 10:17am
November 12, 2012
Jesse Albrecht of Grove City attaches an Eagle Scout project brass plate to the side of the new outdoor animal shelter Sunday at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar. Albrecht was recognized for his work constructing a roof over the shelter's outdoor kennel. Albrecht headed the project, which involved more than 130 hours of labor from several of his fellow Scouts and Scout leaders from Troop 221 in Atwater. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Shelter project
November 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
A sample of the pet tags available at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. The IDs are being placed on every pet who's adopted and every pet who arrives at the shelter and is claimed by an owner. They're also for sale to the public. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
New project of Willmar, Minn., shelter focuses on need for pet ID tags
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Spay-neuter discounts offered at several west central Minn. clinics starting Tuesday
February 24, 2012 - 11:17am