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Posted November 03, 2021in People & Pets

Childhood dream pet

A horse, a donkey and a cat As children often do, Brenda Kaiser once dreamed of having a horse as a pet. When her parents said they had a surprise [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in People & Pets

Hekla the Icelandic horse

Owner Shae Cleveland says her horse is her best friend. As Shae Cleveland leads Hekla from the stable to outside, she admits that her horse is probably bored. Hekla can [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in People & Pets

Preemie kitten caregiver

Tiny kittens survive under Elizabeth Lyons’ care. Raising a newborn baby consists of late-night feedings with little sleep. What about newborn animals? Sure, their mother takes care of them, but [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in People & Pets

Frisbee fun

Shelby and Colton Cowgill and their four dogs compete in K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch. As Shelby Cowgill and her dog, Abbie, stand out in the dew-filled practice field, Abbie [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in People & Pets

Binky bunnies

Foster rabbits are happy in new home. When Claire Olsem’s 14-year-old son wanted a rabbit, he outlined a responsibility chart as to how he would take care of the bunny. [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in People & Pets

Puppy Patrol

Teri Nizzi Helt helps with mom-dog deliveries. For the past two years, more than 200 puppies have lived at Teri Nizzi Helt’s home. Not all at once, of course, but [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in People & Pets

Culps, the dog lovers

Through the years, Eric and Lorrie Culp of Des Moines have cared for more than a dozen dogs, mostly rescue dogs. They love practically all dog breeds, and Eric even [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in People & Pets

Mutt extraordinaire

Kristen and Cory Schattschneider attempted to be dogless after their first dog passed away from cancer. But before long, they both craved a canine companion. After searching through animal rescue [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in People & Pets

Coffee cats

At coffee shops around Des Moines, meetings take place, deals are sealed with a handshake and friends meet for conversation. At Coffee Cats, things are purrfectly different. After ordering coffee, [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in People & Pets

The Bedwells and their fainting goats

Pet owners enjoy a good laugh with their pets. Cats are notorious for arching their backs, turning sideways if their owner sneaks up on them. A dog’s eyebrows wiggle up [...]

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