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April Stools volunteers pitch in for cleanup at Bear Creek Dog Park

Sat, Apr 8, 2017 - 10:12 PM 0

Donning plastic gloves and toting buckets and bags, volunteers at Bear Creek Dog Park on Saturday were ready to step up so no one steps in it. At the...

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WATCH: Adorable bloodhound becomes newest member of Pa. police department

Fri, Apr 7, 2017 - 2:44 PM 0

YORK, Pa. — The West York, Pa., Borough Police has a new member of the force, a K-9 detective named Prince. In his public debut earlier this week, the...

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Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 - 8:19 PM 0

WASHINGTON — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on...

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Cat found tied up, doused with gas and placed in trash bag

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 - 1:08 PM 0

READING, Pa. — The Humane Society says a cat was tied up, doused in gasoline and placed into a plastic trash bag that was nearly crushed in a Pennsylvania...

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Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting
Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting

By: Peter Marcus - 0 9 hr ago

Even lawmakers without a "dog in the fight" backed a measure Monday that would allow online pet-sitting services to operate legally in Colorado....

Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says
Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The Pueblo Police Department released additional information Friday about what lead up to an officer shooting and killing a service dog last week....

‘Shadow of an animal’ creeps into sleeping homeowner’s room, snatches pet dog, leaves trail of paw prints
‘Shadow of an animal’ creeps into sleeping homeowner’s room, snatches pet dog, leaves trail of paw prints

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The woman was asleep with her child in her rural California home Monday morning when her Portuguese Podengo’s barking woke her in the predawn dark....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 18, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 18, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 18, 2017.

WATCH: Dog notices cute baby struggling to crawl then helps her out
WATCH: Dog notices cute baby struggling to crawl then helps her out

By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

This viral video shows a little girl having trouble getting the hang of the whole crawling thing. Then her dog Buddy carefully demonstrates the proper...

WATCH: Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic
WATCH: Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

STAFFORD, Va. — A dog who escaped from a Virginia animal hospital after opening several doors has been found and reunited with his owner. Travis...

Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer
Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. — A worker at a Massachusetts hotel got a slithery surprise while cleaning a room — a 5-foot ball python left in a drawer. The...

Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets
Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

On a recent trip to Huntington Beach, California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one very specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs. "It was...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 11, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 11, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Pet adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 11, 2017.

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 4, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 4, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com....

You can train your cat to use the toilet. Just don't expect it to flush.
You can train your cat to use the toilet. Just don't expect it to flush.

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The apartment Daniel Freudberg shares with his girlfriend has two bathrooms. One is used by the couple and visitors. The other is used by their...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 28, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 28, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com....

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea
46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

By: - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

NEW YORK  — Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human...

The Country Life: Things are just ducky
The Country Life: Things are just ducky

By: Bill Radford - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Good news: The ducks are out of the bathtub. My wife and I decided to add to our menagerie recently with a pair of ducklings. The first surprise was...

The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill
The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

There's no shortage of reasons to include dogs in your life: They love you unconditionally; they help you stay active and less stressed; and, if you...

Lottery funds to pay for Falcon dog park, Colorado Springs park for kids with disabilities
Lottery funds to pay for Falcon dog park, Colorado Springs park for kids with disabilities

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Colorado Springs' second playground for kids with disabilities and a new park for pooches are among the projects that will materialize in the Pikes...

No charges for dogs' owner after attack in El Paso County sends girl to hospital
No charges for dogs' owner after attack in El Paso County sends girl to hospital

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Mar 23, 2017

A young girl was sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after she was bitten multiple times by a neighbor’s two German shepherd dogs, said Jacqueline...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 21, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 21, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com....

New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person
New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

NEW YORK — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise tried to convince a state appeals court in...

Falco, El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9, dies
Falco, El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9, dies

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

A retired El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 that served the community for six years has died. "RIP Falco, we have the watch now," the office wrote...

WATCH: Hiker has up-close encounter with bobcat at Rockledge Ranch
WATCH: Hiker has up-close encounter with bobcat at Rockledge Ranch

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Daniel Thrower thought a predator might be lurking at Rockledge Ranch when he began noticing stray chicken feathers while hiking in the area. He...

Runaway pig
Runaway pig "hogging the road" coaxed into returning to Colorado Springs home

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Finding a 60-pound micro pig in the road inspired Colorado Springs police officers to use all the puns at their disposal. The pig, Mooshu, was...

Pot for pets: Owners treat sick animals with cannabis
Pot for pets: Owners treat sick animals with cannabis

By: - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 7, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 7, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 7, 2017

ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com....

Denver auctions off $59,000 worth of bison
Denver auctions off $59,000 worth of bison

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 4, 2017

DENVER — Denver’s annual bison auction reined in more than $59,000 for the city this year, the most in the event’s 32-year history. The Denver Post...

Birthday party reunites dogs from same litter adopted at Colorado Springs pet store
Birthday party reunites dogs from same litter adopted at Colorado Springs pet store

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sat, Mar 4, 2017

Nine months after three dogs from the same litter were adopted at a Colorado Springs pet store, the pups and their owners gathered at Bear Creek...

The Country Life: Humane Society helps put some cats to work
The Country Life: Humane Society helps put some cats to work

By: Bill Radford - 0 Sat, Mar 4, 2017

My wife and I didn't go looking for a barn cat; instead, one found us. Our neighbor Shirley manages a feral cat colony, and one of those cats seems...

WATCH: Wild turkeys caught on video circling dead cat
WATCH: Wild turkeys caught on video circling dead cat

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 3, 2017

RANDOLPH, Mass. — A bizarre scene of a group of wild turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat was caught on video by a Massachusetts man who...

Denver giraffe calf Dobby receiving help from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Denver giraffe calf Dobby receiving help from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Mar 3, 2017

For the newest addition to the Denver Zoo, life is off to a wobbly start. But thanks to some help from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the 3-day-old...

Colorado ranks No. 3 in the nation for healthiest pets
Colorado ranks No. 3 in the nation for healthiest pets

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Studies routinely name Colorado as one of the pet-friendliest states in the country, but now Care.com says results of an in-house study rank...

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Fish Oil Benefits Dogs and Cats

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 12:10 PM 0

You may have heard how wonderful fish oil is for human health. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, scientific studies have found fish oil to help alleviate...

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