Monday, January 28, 2013
They feast on endangered birds, and the city currently kills hundreds. Now, it might neuter them instead.
Cats are evil. At least, that is, according to a story that appeared on Slate.com last week. Cats are a globally invasive species. They kill millions of birds each year in Wisconsin alone. Cats feast on endangered North American ground-nesting birds such as the California clapper rail, least tern, and piping plover, any one of which is cuter than a laundry basket full of kittens. A study in the D.C. area a few years ago showed that in some neighborhoods (neighborhoods in which a lot of people who really ought to know better let their beasts roam free), outdoor cats eat basically all juvenile birds as soon as they fledge. To top it off, feral, and they're hard to adopt because they tend to fear and attack humans To deal with the problem…
Friday, June 8, 2012
The boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
A 3-year-old boy was bit in the face by a black labrador retriever on May 31 in Kingfield. The child approached the dog at an outdoor cafe on the 4500 block of Grand Avenue and was bit bit on the left cheek. The boy was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The dog, which is currently in the custody of animal control, is owned by a 22-year-old Minneapolis man. It was at least the third dog bite of a Southwest Minneapolis child in the last couple months. Previously, Patch wrote about tips for avoiding dog bites.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
There are about 400 dog bite victims a year in Minneapolis.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Zac Farber
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The evening of May 8, after an 11-year-old Kenny girl was mauled by her pet pit bull, the girl’s father released the dog to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control with the understanding that it would be euthanized. Within 24 hours, the pit bull was dead, its body taken to the University of Minnesota, where it tested negatively for rabies. But regardless of who—parents, child, dog—were at fault in the incident, if anyone was, just how many dogs bite humans in Minneapolis? In 2011, there were more than 400 victims of dog bites within the city of Minneapolis’s borders, 87 of which were classified as “serious,” meaning the dog was either put down or its owner was forced to sterilize their animal and purchase $300,000 in insurance against any …