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Dogs found abandoned in the woods in Osseo

The animals were discovered just before noon Monday, one in a wire crate and the other tied to a tree. The two pups are now in the care of a rescue organization.
Credit: No Dog Left Behind - Minnesota Canine Rescue
Dog rescued from the woods in Osseo

OSSEO, Minn. — Two dogs abandoned in a wooded area near an apartment complex in Osseo are being cared for by a local rescue organization while police try to identify the person who left them. 

Osseo Police Lt. Todd Kintzi says the department received a call just before noon Monday reporting the situation. Officers responded to a wooded area adjacent to 608 North Oaks Drive and found two dogs, one inside a wire crate and the other tied to a tree. 

Lt. Kintzi says the dogs were a bit scared and potentially aggressive, so one officer got food and water for them while the animals were allowed to settle down. A rescue organization, No Dog Left Behind, came to pick the pups up and is making sure they are cared for.

Credit: Osseo PD

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the rescue said the two pups, a male and a female named Maid Marian and Little John, "are safe and happy in the care of our amazing fosters."

No Dog Left Behind intake director Kayla Root told KARE 11 the dogs appear to be terrier mixes. She said after being held overnight in a safe place while police began their investigation, the dogs are officially going through the intake process and being placed in foster homes.

Root said Little John is extremely sweet and calm from the moment he was found, while Maid Marian a bit more skittish. She said the dogs show no obvious signs of abuse and have obviously been fed. At this point, they will be spayed and neutered and checked over thoroughly by a vet before being put up for adoption, perhaps in two or three weeks' time.

Anyone interested in giving them a forever home is asked to check out the No Dog Left Behind website, and apply for "dogs not listed."

Police posted about the incident on their Facebook page asking for help in finding the owner of the dogs. If you recognize or know them call Osseo PD at 763-424-5444.


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