The Christmas Controversy

You’ve all seen them – the posts on Facebook that proclaim the right to say Merry Christmas.  The same posts that say that we’re not allowed to say Merry Christmas anymore, but have to instead say Happy Holidays.  The outrage! Oh please.  There is no one stopping you from saying Merry Christmas if you want,…
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Cats And Kids Don’t Always Mix

You see that cute little kitten at the shelter and can’t resist.  Visions of Kitty growing up with your kids dance in your head, and look forward to years and years of playtime and cuddles. And then reality hits.  Your two year old can’t resist grabbing the kitten by the tail.  Your four year old gets scratched…
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A Day In The Life Of A Pound Dog

The Marshmallow Foundation is, in addition to being an animal shelter, a city pound.  What’s the difference, you ask? While both take in homeless dogs and cats, a pound is compelled to take those animals when brought in by city or county officials.  They pay a small amount for the services we offer.  Here’s one…
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Pippi’s Miracle

Pippi is a cat that was brought to The Marshmallow Foundation in late August in really bad shape.  She was painfully skinny, and the shelter suspected that she had been hit by a car.  Knowing that the shelter doesn’t have the funds for expensive emergency treatment, we reached out to Cat’s Cradle, a rescue and shelter in Fargo.…
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Trap Neuter Release (TNR)

If you watch My Cat From Hell, you’ve probably seen Jackson Galaxy rave about the local programs that will trap feral cats, neuter them, and then release them.  It’s a great idea, and more communities should participate to help control the feral cat population. Because if a cat is truly feral, it has little chance…
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