Sheriff's Office Seizes 64 Dogs from BC Property; Donations, Volunteers Needed for Dogs' Care

Heidi Harris
News Editor

The Barnes County Sheriff’s Office along with the help of Prairie Paws Rescue seized 64 dogs from a Barnes County property, Sheriff Randy McClaflin said in a press release.

The North Dakota State Veterinarian recommended after an investigation that the dogs be confiscated from the premises, McClaflin said.

Prairie Paws Rescue, based in Jamestown, is asking for help in the care of the dogs. They will need to be held for a period of time and volunteers are needed to help with the daily care and socializing of the animals.
The organization is asking for donations of toys, adult dog food, puppy chow, treats and chew bones (medium to large) for the dogs. Monetary donations are also needed to help with expenses such as gas, transport, paper towels and other supplies for maintaining the temporary kennels.

"In this hot weather if people would like to help with Gatorade and water it also would be appreciated by the cleaning staff to keep our workers hydrated," a press release from the sheriff's office said.

If you would like to volunteer, email  If you do not have access to a computer, call 701-320-4553 or 701-269-2206.