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More possibly poisonous dog treats found in Colorado park

Life: Pets Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

BOULDER — The Boulder sheriff's office says two more possibly poisonous meatballs have been...

Myth vs. Truth: How to train your kitten

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  • Bunny, chick owners: Stick to Peeps, chocolate bunnies this Easter

    Fluffy ears and doe eyes are just the beginning of a rabbit’s decade-long life. Families who own rabbits talk about the joys of watching Thumper or Roger spring into the air in hopping bursts affectionately called popcorning. Human owners brag about the small creatures loyally following them around the house or yard when they let them out...

  • Missing dog shows up after 9 years

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A missing dog is back with its family nine years after breaking out of their back yard in Crestview. April Hight received a call from the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society called to let her know that animal control workers had picked up their Lhasa Apso named Maggie on Tuesday. A microchip provided contact information...

  • Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?

    BRIDGETON, N.J. — Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime? Cumberland County, N.J., has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that IV is a 5-year-old German shepherd. Her owner tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia ( ) he sorted out the confusion soon after the summons arrived at his Bridgeton...

  • Video: Llama drama strikes Trinidad

    TRINIDAD - It started out as a beautiful day in Trinidad, but suddenly the sounds of birds chirping were interrupted by the screams of terrified citizens fleeing a bloodthirsty predator. OK ... that didn't really happen, according to our partners at KOAA. Actually, all that really happened was a lonely llama wandered leisurely around town...

  • Tests on meatballs after Colorado dogs poisoned

    GUNBARREL — Two meatballs suspected of being poisoned have been sent to a laboratory at Colorado State University for chemical testing and another will be tested for human DNA after as many as three dogs were suspected of being poisoned at a Gunbarrel park. Animal control specialist Sara Spensieri said Tuesday authorities have no leads....

  • Dogs bring comfort to victims of local, national tragedies

    It has been said that a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. In Loveland, Colo., a child strokes the willing golden retriever's soft fur while she talks of her family's loss of everything in the flooding. She seems thrilled to be, for a short while at least, in an easier place as she sits and pets one of...

  • Maine animal shelter buried under carrot avalanche

    SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do. The Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan received the carrots last week from a trucking company that wanted to get rid of them after a supermarket manager turned them away because some were bruised. The carrots were still edible and the trucking...

  • Soria Kellogg: January 8, 1999 - March 8, 2014

    Soria Kellogg dedicated almost all of her 13 years to serving others. Whether it was listening to a story read aloud by a young student, being by the side of a homeless child, or comforting a nursing home resident, her life meant service. Soria was a yellow Labrador retriever. In January 2012, Soria was given one-six months to live due to...

  • Dog owners warned of poisoned meatballs in park

    GUNBARREL — Boulder County authorities are warning pet owners about an apparent attempt to poison dogs with tainted meatballs in a Gunbarrel park. According to the Boulder Daily Camera ( ), at least one dog has been treated so far for suspected poisoning. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says several people...

  • The Country Life: Loving the long ears, aka mules and donkeys

    It was a "little renegade" of a mule that got Linda Geist hooked on mules. Her first love was horses: "I've always been a horse person, since I was a little girl," Geist said. After her husband got a mule, the Geists were invited to the inaugural meeting of the Pikes Peak Long Ears Association - a group of people with a passion for mules and...

  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration. The first lady visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as families decorated Easter cards. She...

  • Colorado on the Web: Bloodhound's mayoral win a victory for Divide, dogs everywhere

    Pa Kettle didn't expect the good news he got Wednesday. But thanks to a late social media push by Pa's campaign committee, the bloodhound pawed back to win a heated Divide mayoral race after trailing late in the polls. The contest divided the small Teller County town, and news of the wild 12-candidate race spread across the country. On...


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