Pets

  Dangers of toxic blue-green algae

Warmer temperatures bring blue-green algae blooms to Minnesota Lakes, bringing danger to people and their pets.

BENCHS reduces adoption fees ahead of stay-at-home order

Iowa AG: Groups involved in puppy-laundering ring to disband

  Mending Spirits Animal Rescue creates pet food shelf

  Veterinarians take precautions while caring for pets

  BENCHS adjusts daily operations to account for COVID-19 virus

  Pick of the Litter: Emmit

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  Pick of the Litter: Westbrook

  Pick of the Litter: Thor

Dog, puppies doing well after found alone in snowdrift

Hilltop Florist partners with BENCHS for February’s Hope in Bloom

  Dog park set to come to local community

  Pick of the Litter: Duchess

  Pick of the Litter - Steely Dan

This week’s Pick of the Litter from the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society is Steely Dan!

  Pick of the Litter - Ruthie

This week’s Pick of the Litter from the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society is Ruthie!

  Pick of the Litter: Shakka

If you or anyone you know would like to adopt Shakka, contact BENCHS at (507) 625-6373.

  Possible dog park coming to Windom

The city of Windom could soon have a new place for its four-legged friends to play.

  Puppies, children enjoy Halloween fun at Blue Earth County Library

  Pick of the Litter - Low Key

  Pick of the Litter - Dell and Serena

  New dog park in St. Peter becoming a reality

  Pick of the Litter: Kiki

  Pick of the Litter: Meet Dolly

  Many positives stem from owning pets as a senior citizen

Part of a new program called Pets and Seniors, Home Instead Senior Care is partnering with area assisted living facilities in bringing more pets to their facilities.

  Pick of the Litter - Rollie

Mikayla from BENCHS joins KEYC News 12 This Midday to show off this week’s Pick of the Litter, Rollie!

  Pick of the Litter - Cloud

Cloud is just over 3-months-old, he got his name from his blue cloudy eyes. He is very playful and looking for a good home.

  Pick of the Litter: Asher

This All-American shelter dog is ready to relax in his forever home.

  Gov. Walz fulfills campaign promise to son

Gov. Tim Walz makes good on a promise he made with his son during the 2018 Gubernatorial Election.

  Pick of the Litter - Lucille

Mikayla from BENCHS joins KEYC News 12 This Midday to show off this week’s Pick of the Litter, Lucille!

  Pick of the Litter - Joe

Mikayla from BENCHS joins KEYC News 12 This Midday to show off this week’s Pick of the Litter, Joe!

  Several area shelters offering discounted, waived adoption fees on Clear the Shelters Day

The Brown County Humane Society will be waiving the adoption fee for adult cats. The Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson will be a part of the nationwide event.

  Pick of the Litter - Maxwell

Maxwell is 6-years-old. He’s very relaxed and would fit well in any home.

  Pick of the Litter - Wes

Wes is a 7-month-old pit bull terrier. He’s looking for a home that will give him a lot of exercise and take him for a lot of walks.

  Pick of the Litter - Justice

Mikayla from BENCHS joins KEYC News 12 This Midday for this week’s Pick of the Litter.

  Minnesota Zoo welcomes birth of llama

The newborn llama, called a cria, was nearly a month overdue.

  Pick of the Litter - Mitus

Mikayla from BENCHS joins KEYC News 12 This Midday for this week's Pick of the Litter.

  Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society in need of kitten foster parents

During the fostering partnership, participants will keep the cats anywhere between one and five weeks.

Pick of the Litter: Electra

To adopt Electra, contact the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society at (507) 625-6373 or info@benchs.org.

  Mankato veterinarian’s license suspended indefinitely

Mankato Veterinarian James Rundquist’s license to practice has been suspended by the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine.

  Lower Sioux PD welcomes new K-9 to the team

Cisco and his handler, Officer Adrianne Lamers, have completed the 14 week training program together and will hit the streets for the first time.

Ramsey County to use dog to ease stress of courthouse

Norie, believed to be the first courthouse dog in the state, will work in the prosecutor’s office.

  Pick of the Litter: A gentle giant named Manny

Contact the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society at (507) 625-6373 or info@benchs.org if you would like to adopt Manny.

Horse riders kick up dust

For some youth, these competitions are where they spend their whole summer, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

  Thinking about dog daycare? What you need to know before you drop off your pet

Torrey Walrath with Elite Canines of Southern Minnesota joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about dog daycare.

  Yappy Hour takes over downtown bars

Dogs took over a handful of downtown bar patios today as BENCHS hosted Yappy Hour.

  Pick of the Litter: Blake

To learn more about Blake, visit this link or call BENCHS at (507) 625-6373.

  Le Sueur offers way to keep pets Looking Spotless

Those headed to the Le Sueur dog park will soon be able to let their dog play, and give it a bath all at the same place.

  Pick of the Litter - Penny

She is of Dachshund descent.

  Ways to keep your pets calm during Minnesota Air Spectacular

Officials warn all those plane buzzing around will be loud enough to cause noise concerns on par with the 4th of July.

  Barks & Brews is back at Mankato Brewery

Every Wednesday in June from 6-8 p.m. each beer you drink at Mankato Brewery will help a non-profit rescue.

  Microchipping can help keep your four–legged friends safe

The chip is inserted into the animal’s shoulder blades and only takes a few seconds.

  Pick of the Litter - Milky Way

Mikayla joins us to present this week's Pick of the Litter.

  Dogs and Their Owners Show Off in St. Peter

Key City Kennel Club's All Breed, Obedience and Rally Show brought dogs from across the nation to Nicollet County Fairgrounds the weekend of May 24 to May 26.

  BENCHS Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Last year, the shelter found homes for over 1,200 dogs and cats.