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January 11, 2017
Blaze, Cassian and Jyn are Pets of the Week
January 11, 2017 - 10:48pm
December 22, 2016
A woman jogs with her dog in this 2014 file photo. Researchers found that the pets provided valuable support to their owners with mental health problems. The value of pets, unlike the well-documented value of therapy animals, is underexplored, the study’s lead author said. 

Pets can help owners manage mental illness
December 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
December 16, 2016
Sgt. Jesse Grabow posted this photo on his Twitter account as he helped reunite Sequoia Krell and her dog Roo after a crash on Interstate 94.
Thinking like dog helps Minn. trooper track down pooch for crash victim
December 16, 2016 - 7:18pm
August 31, 2016
A woman holds her cat on the runway as they take part in the New York Pet Fashion Show event Feb. 12, 2015, during Fashion Week in New York. Pet care and other pet-related businesses have become a $60 billion industry.

Animal spirits: consumers' devotion lifts pet-care stocks
August 31, 2016 - 2:13pm
August 17, 2016
Patti Loepke and Finn. (Photos by Dan Burdett / Live it! Magazine)
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August 17, 2016 - 3:42pm
August 15, 2016
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
August 15, 2016 - 2:39pm
August 9, 2016
Kim Headen fills orders in the warehouse at Replacements Ltd. and brings her Yorkshire terrier, Charlie, to work. The company currently has 400 employees and 30 animals that come to work. (Courtesy of Kim Headen)
Citing morale, productivity, rising number of employers allowing pets at work
August 9, 2016 - 9:19am
July 2, 2016
A new trailer, purchased with a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, will help improve local capacity for caring for companion animals in a disaster. (Anne Polta/Tribune)
New trailer helps Humane Society with disaster preparedness
July 2, 2016 - 12:08am
August 24, 2015
The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter’s food shelf usually serves a few pet owners per week and receives as many donations. The animal shelter in Willmar is operated by the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties. (JACOB BELGUM | TRIBUNE)
Willmar animal shelter can assist pet owners with donated pet food from its food shelf
August 24, 2015 - 12:58am
July 18, 2015
Three-year-old Keiara Sietsema of Willmar had a happy reunion Tuesday with the three dogs who came to her aid when she was lost Monday northeast of Montevideo. (Submitted photo)
Neighbor dogs tag along when Willmar girl gets lost in rural Montevideo
July 18, 2015 - 12:50am
July 16, 2015
Steve Reed, left, holds the leash of his golden retriever, Lita, named after musician Lita Ford, as the pair attend Willmar’s Dog Park Day on Wednesday in Lions Park. (Jacob Belgum/Tribune)
Dog lovers celebrate Dog Park Day in Willmar, develop ideas
July 16, 2015 - 12:34am
June 19, 2015
Montevideo police officers seized eight puppies from owners last week. Officers arrived to find the puppies in poor health and living conditions. Pictured is one of the puppies after rescue.
Puppies seized from owners amid allegations of abuse
June 19, 2015 - 12:04pm
April 18, 2015
TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton
Ridgewater College veterintary technology students Steph Lidholm, left, of Cohasset, and Inga Eskelson, of Anoka, with yellow lab Rennie, display one of the wash tanks that will be used during VTA/PAS Chip ‘n’ Dip from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the college in Willmar. The semi-annual dog wash ($10 to $15 depending on the canine’s weight) and the micro-chipping ($35) are the major fundraisers for the Vet Tech Association and the Post-Secondary Ag Student clubs.
Take your dog to college today in Willmar
April 18, 2015 - 12:03am
April 4, 2015
Baby bunnies scurry on a blanket during an event March 31 in Bloomington for STEM Bunnies, a group that offers families an opportunity to foster a rabbit.
Company offers chance to ‘rent’ a bunny as test run for pet ownership
April 4, 2015 - 9:30am
November 28, 2014
Submitted photo
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