29 hunting dogs seized in Polk County...

29 hunting dogs seized in Polk County after mistreatment complaint

There are 26 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 1, 2009, titled 29 hunting dogs seized in Polk County after mistreatment complaint. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has removed 29 underweight hunting dogs from an unsanitary outbuilding at a rural residence near Erskine, Minn.

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Dog Owner

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 1, 2009
How very, very sad. It just sickens me that people can treat animals like this. I noticed the article stated that the shelter relies on donates. I, for one, plan to make a donation to help these animals make it to homes where they are cherished and loved. Thank you to the people who run these shelters.
Dame Judith

Seattle, WA

#2 Jul 1, 2009
I have a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon that I was lucky to get from a shelter. The litter(at 6 months) was taken from a breeder. His name is Beau, the best dog I have ever had. After these dogs are nursed back to health, they should all be adopted into loving homes, then trained to hunt as they were bred to do. Then take this piece of dung "breeder", wrap him in bacon and bird feathers, then let them chase the guy through the woods. Then put HIM to sleep. He's lucky I am in a good mood today or I would suggest something worse. A pox on him!
The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 1, 2009
Puppy mill? Or just an overload of pets? How sad!
Natasha Badanaff

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 1, 2009
I hope for a special place in hades for people that mistreat animals.

“I'll Drink to That”

Since: Jun 09

Mayberry

#6 Jul 1, 2009
rotten excuses for humans
hunter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jul 1, 2009
i would love to adopt the chocolate lab...i hope i can. i've got a male choco now and would love another hunting buddy!
KMK

Fargo, ND

#9 Jul 1, 2009
Remember the 90+ degree heat last week, how awful! I think we should lock the owners in a non ventilated metal building with diarrhea causing parasites, see how they like it. I hope to god that they do NOT get any of the dogs back! I hope they are made to pay dearly to the shelter that is providing the necessary care to the dogs!
Robin-st paul park

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 1, 2009
These people should not only get any dogs back, but they should be banned from EVER owning an animal again. As the wife of a local vet, I am going to get involoved and ask his staff to do the same.
These babies deserve a second chance.
dog lover

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jul 1, 2009
Robin-st paul park wrote:
These people should not only get any dogs back, but they should be banned from EVER owning an animal again. As the wife of a local vet, I am going to get involoved and ask his staff to do the same.
These babies deserve a second chance.
I agree. They should never be allowed to have another animal. Let them starve and be in a building with no air!
Just Me

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Jul 1, 2009
Poor babies! hope they all get adopted to loving homes... they deserve to be loved!
citizen joe

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jul 1, 2009
i have a soft spot for animals....i'll adopt however many that i can.....i have quite a bit of land where they can play with my other rescued animals, that are very happy and well cared for.
Jillian

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jul 1, 2009
citizen joe wrote:
i have a soft spot for animals....i'll adopt however many that i can.....i have quite a bit of land where they can play with my other rescued animals, that are very happy and well cared for.
Now Joe, this is the side of you me, and others would like to see more of. We all know you're not a cold heartless [email protected]@rd you seem to be.
Karl

United States

#15 Jul 2, 2009
I suppose these people will just get a slap on the wrist when they should go to jail. University studies have found that people who treat animals this way will eventually treat people this way too if they aren't already.
justme

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jul 2, 2009
Karl wrote:
I suppose these people will just get a slap on the wrist when they should go to jail. University studies have found that people who treat animals this way will eventually treat people this way too if they aren't already.
like michael vick
Karl

United States

#17 Jul 2, 2009
justme wrote:
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like michael vick
Yup, and Jeff Dahmer who started out with animals
Michele

Portland, ND

#18 Jul 2, 2009
Does anyone know the name of the kennel? I had some german shorthaired pointers that i had co owner ship with and than they turned around and said that we signed over all rights. If anyone has any info about which kennel i would appreciate it please email [email protected]
Michele

Portland, ND

#19 Jul 2, 2009
The kennel in which i gave her to is in the same town, and when we went to visit her after she had her second litter of pups she was skina nd bones, when she had her first litter with us,m she never never looked like that, the female owner told me that this sometimes happens, my females mom never looked like that and she had 3 litters. My female, her mom, her dad and brother from first litter at this kennel, please if anyone knows any information about this kennel in erskine please email me so i can find out if it is the same kennel or not. thank you [email protected]
Justin

Cooperstown, ND

#20 Jul 11, 2009
My family also had a litter of puppies and we received a call from a woman in Erskine, MN that was interested in buying one of our puppies. Luckily she never did, but I was wondering what the owner's name was that owned all the poorly treated dogs. If I know the owners name then I can see if it was the same person that contacted us about our puppies. If you have any information please email me at [email protected] Thank You,
just for ur info

Bemidji, MN

#21 Jul 12, 2009
These people have more pets at home, i want to say 4 to 5 more dogs in a 2 bedroom home. I think they should never be aloud to have any pets!!!!!
redjustice

White Salmon, WA

#22 Jul 15, 2009
Michele wrote:
Does anyone know the name of the kennel? I had some german shorthaired pointers that i had co owner ship with and than they turned around and said that we signed over all rights. If anyone has any info about which kennel i would appreciate it please email [email protected]
Soaring Eagle Setters is the name they used. Becky THomson and Mikki JOhnson.

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