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October 11, 2013

Pine River Dogs Released for Adoption

The dogs and puppies seized on July 16, 2013 from a breeding facility in Pine River, Minn., will be available for adoption beginning Saturday, Oct. 12 at Animal Humane Society, which has been caring for the animals since they were taken from the property of Deborah Rowell.

The animals will be available at all five AHS locations – Golden Valley, Buffalo, Coon Rapids, St. Paul and Woodbury. AHS will be open its regular hours this weekend, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and will have extra staff in place in anticipation of strong interest in these dogs.

A total of 133 dogs and puppies were seized, but with the puppies born to dogs pregnant when they arrived at AHS, the organization has been caring for more than 200 animals associated with the case.

AHS expects that about 75 puppies (under one year of age) and 65 dogs (over one year of age) will be initially available for adoption. Dogs and puppies from the seizure case will continue to be moved to AHS’ adoption centers, throughout the weekend and after, as space is available and as they become ready for placement. The dogs include a large number of golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, Alaskan huskies, cocker spaniels, and several smaller breeds.

MEDIA CONTACT:

 Jeff Moravec                                                                                                       
Director of Communications                                                   
Animal Humane Society                                              
Office: 763-489-2251                                                                     
jmoravec@animalhumanesociety.org     
                                                                                  

NOTE TO MEDIA: The animals involved in this case will be available for video or photos beginning Friday at the Golden Valley location. AHS spokespeople also will be available then for interviews. Media interested in video or photos should contact AHS media relations staff to schedule a time to visit Golden Valley.

Animal Humane Society locations

Buffalo

4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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Woodbury

9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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    (763) 522-4325
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    (763) 412-4969
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    (763) 489-2202
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    (763) 489-2222
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