Video: Cuddling with adorable puppies has never felt so charitable

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Credit: Go News

Some people's lunch breaks got a little cuter Wednesday, thanks to the Jackson 5.

And no, we aren't talking about the musical group. That's what handlers call the litter of Goldendoodles that starred in Meet Minneapolis' puppy cuddle fundraiser.

Meet Minneapolis – an organization that works to promote the city – held the event to raise money for United Way charity and Secondhand Hounds animal rescue.

Three puppies named Janet, Marlon and Jermaine spent the afternoon basking in sun and attention. (Michael and Tito couldn't make it.)

A $5 donation got each person three minutes of doggy cuddling. And people lined up for the privilege.

Michelle Jensen, a Secondhand Hounds volunteer, told BringMeTheNews the Jackson 5 litter was rescued from a puppy mill. Some of the dogs that came out of that rescue had never been outside to play in grass.

Jensen says the animal rescue has about 400 dogs and 200 cats under its care.

If you're interested in adopting or fostering one of them, click here.

Matt Laible, Meet Minneapolis' director of communications, told BringMeTheNews this is the third year they've held a puppy cuddle event.

Laible says it's usually pretty popular. But this year, they set up outside the Minneapolis Convention Center and had the biggest turnout ever – 115 people. He says at least $600 dollars was raised – possibly more because some people donate beyond the minimum.

Half of that money will go to United Way. The other half will go to Secondhand Hounds.

Next Up

ambulance

State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

vaping

Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Impound lot

Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.

charley's

Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

police lights

Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

Related

Cute video alert: These rescued foxes think they're puppies

They'll even play fetch ... if they feel like it.

You can request a puppy through Uber

The fee will help Secondhand Hounds, a local animal rescue group.

You can request a puppy through Uber

The fee will help Secondhand Hounds, a local animal rescue group.

Time for the wedding pics – grab your puppies, everyone

When the bride and photographer both have ties to Secondhand Hounds, suddenly the whole wedding party does, too

Time for the wedding pics – grab your puppies, everyone

When the bride and photographer both have ties to Secondhand Hounds, suddenly the whole wedding party does, too

Look at the (adorable) animals the Wildlife Rehab Center admitted this year

This is a muskrat – one of the thousands of animals the center looked at this year.