Mpls. bakery plans cupcake fundraiser for injured dog

10:48 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis bakery will stage a cupcake fundraiser on Good Friday to help a dog rescued from abusive teenagers.

The Sweet Retreat will release a special edition cupcake to raise money for Franco, a 1-year-old pocket pit bull who was injured in attack by a group of teenagers outside a Blaine convenience store.

The cupcake will be chocolate with vanilla icing, have Franco's photo on it, and will sell for $3.25 with $1.50 of it going directly to Second Hand Hounds for Franco's extensive veterinary care.

As KARE reported over the weekend a Blaine convenience store worker says she saw a group of teens kicking Franco around in the parking lot "like he was a football". The worker intervened, grabbed the dog and called police.

The teens got away, but the woman who saved the dog took him to a veterinarian.

"It just pulls at my heartstrings," said Sweet Retreat owner Robin Johnson when asked why she was staging the fundraiser. "I can do something about it, and I am."

This is not the first time Sweet Retreat, located at 5013 France Avenue South, has stepped up for animals. Most recently the shope was at the forefront of a fundraiser aimed at saving Minnesota's diminishing Moose Population. The Sweet Retreat donated over $3000 dollars in that fundraiser after selling a record 1,731 cupcakes in one afternoon alone.

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