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Carol Schmidt lets her 50-plus dogs out of her mobile home into their outdoor kennel on Tuesday afternoon. Monte Draper / Forum Communications Co.

Bemidji woman allowed to keep 7 dogs; dozens to go to shelter

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BEMIDJI, Minn. - Most of the dogs will go, seven will stay and a few could be returned home once they've been neutered or spayed and her house is cleaned. That is what 63-year-old Carol Schmidt agreed to Wednesday.


"That's what I want," the rural Bemidji woman said after signing a custodial agreement with the Animal Humane Society to have more than 40 of her dogs taken to an animal shelter in Golden Valley.

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