UMD Graduates Rescue Alabama Puppies.

By KBJR News 1

June 19, 2012 Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- A pair of University of Minnesota-Duluth graduates recently returned from filming a documentary about animal cruelty in the south, and brought back eight puppies to the Northland.

Joe Olivieri and David Cowardin have made two trips to Alabama to highlight animal rescuers that dedicate their lives saving dogs from harsh living conditions and dog fighting.

They brought an RV on the second trip to bring back as many dogs as possible back to Minnesota, to put up for adoption.

Friends of animals in Cloquet will be taking care of the dogs that haven't been adopted yet Joe and David say the dogs that they rescued will be much happier in the Northland.

"They breed them on the puppies die of infestation, worms, ticks; it's really a great breeding ground for disease down there so they die really quick," said Olivieri the day after he returned from the south.

Joe and David plan on having their documentary completed next year. Anybody interested in adapting one of their rescued dogs can contact Friends of Animals in Cloquet.

Zach Vavricka

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