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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Great Puppy Roundup

Do you have puppies you would like to surrender?

Leech Lake Legacy
in partnership with the Leech Lake Tribal Police
is hosting:

The Great Puppy Roundup

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Great Puppy Roundup is a day when residents of Leech Lake Reservation can surrender their unwanted puppies at no charge. The surrendered puppies will be transported to rescues and shelters in other parts of Minnesota where they will be vetted, checked out, spayed/neutered and then placed up for adoption.

Date:                 Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time:                10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location:          Leech Lake Tribal Police Headquarters
                          6530 U.S. Highway 2 NW, Cass Lake, MN

If you have puppies to surrender, please contact us at leechlakelegacy@gmail.com.


  • Person surrendering must be at least 18 years old
  • Person surrendering must be a resident of Leech Lake Reservation
  • Person surrendering must show ID
  • Person surrendering must sign surrender form


The Great Puppy Roundup is held in memory of Little Dougie, an eight-week-old puppy who was found alive by the side of the road in Leech Lake with three bullets in his spine.

We were unable to save his life.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kiki update

Kiki's soulful eyes has captured the hearts of so many ...
Kiki arrived on transport on Saturday, 7/28 with her 4 pups (Kodiak, Koko, Kachina and Kai). This sweet girl was in rough shape when she arrived with a face so swollen and infected from quills. She immediately won the hearts of the staff at the Buffalo Animal Humane Society. Kiki had surgery today (Wednesday) to remove the quills, get spayed, and to check a lump on her neck (the vet thinks it is benign). They are also getting x-rays of her rear right leg that has an interesting mass on it as she is limping a little. The vet suspects it's an old injury. Of course, we will let you know more when we get an update on her surgery and the results of all of her tests ... meanwhile, I wanted to share with you the email updates I have been receiving from the staff at AHS. I have a feeling this sweet girl hasn't spent much time in her kennel :)

From Heather, supervisor at the Buffalo AHS site:
"I just wanted to give you an update on Kiki (I call her Princess Kiki).  Well most importantly she has won the heart of every person in our building.  Yesterday she was visiting with our vet techs all day long.  This morning when I went to our incoming building she was out and about checking out all the cats.  She doesn’t react to them at all or one of the dogs who was growling at her.   She is currently laying on her stack of blankets in my office scrounging about for more treats on the floor.  By the crunching I am hearing, she just found one.  She is doing better with hard food.  I was super worried Sunday night because I found out around 6:30 that no one got my text that she was having a hard time eating hard food so I came in with my fiancĂ© and we loved her up lots and fed her some wet food.  I also brought in some chicken broth to soften the dry food for her.  Apparently somehow during the night she got out of her run and was found sleeping in front of her babies kennels.  Today I plan on giving her a nice brushing to help her get rid of some of her lose hair and maybe a bit of a bath, we’ll see, I don’t want to hurt her.  The swelling in her cheek has gone down some but she still has the abscess on her neck that our vet is looking at on Wednesday.  He did get to look at her yesterday too.  She is set to be spayed on Wednesday at which point they are going to look at the mass on her neck, Dr. Graham thinks it is totally benign. He also suspects that they are going to find more quills when she is under anesthesia.  He even put in his notes “excellent” personality.  Our VS team did her eval on Sunday.  She scored the best score possible for all things behavior!  No surprise there.  They aged her at 1 year and she weighs 54 pounds.  She obviously still has some pounds to put on to be at a healthy weight, which should be no problem considering she is showered with treats here.  She just had a bit of an ordeal and we all think she will come out of it just fine.  Clearly by the length of this e-mail I am completely enamored with her and disappointed I cannot bring her home with me.  I guess the second best thing is to find her an amazing home.  I told all of our staff here that when she gets adopted she is required to go to a home where she gets to sleep in the bed and eat really yummy food, and maybe a few morsels of human food.  Anyhow, I will continue to update you with her progress."

"....By the way, Kiki is a huge fan of T-Bone. She got a bath and a really good groom yesterday before her surgery today so she looks phenomenal!" 

then from Megan (who also took all these awesome photos):
"We did a photoshoot with the puppies for the website and I took some photos of Kiki while she was hanging out in the office. She should be going through surgery today to take care of the rest of the quills as well as the mass on her leg. I think they’ll also spay her at this time too, which will be nice for her! She is a spectacular dog; we’ve had her hanging out in the office during the day since she came on Saturday and you couldn’t ask for a nicer companion. She loves greeting everyone that walks through,and if they have a treat or a bowl of food or just hands for a good old fashioned belly rub, all the better!

Hopefully her puppies will all find homes this week, we’ll have our chalkboard sign out for the weekend to try to draw people up the driveway to look at them! I’ll let you know how that goes.

Thanks for everything you’ve done to get Kiki and her pups into safe hands. We adore them already!"

 and here are photos of her pups ..


 A huge thank you to everyone who donated to help us pay for the care of Kiki and her pups. And thank you to AHS for taking them in and for providing them with the best care possible and lots of love and TLC from your staff :)