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The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill

Fri, Mar 24, 2017 - 4:05 AM 0

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 happen...

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

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 - 6:39 AM 0

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 Kirby,...

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New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 - 2:53 PM 0

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...

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

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 - 12:42 PM 0

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 in a...

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The Country Life: Ducks messy, loud and not too smart
The Country Life: Ducks messy, loud and not too smart

By: Bill Radford - 0 3 hr ago

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...

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....

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...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 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....

Pet turtle safe and warm after rescue on Vail Pass
Pet turtle safe and warm after rescue on Vail Pass

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 27, 2017

VAIL — A pet turtle is safe and warm after being rescued by firefighters following a crash on Vail Pass. Eagle County Paramedic Services says that...

VIDEO: A disturbing reality behind that Chinese tiger drone video making the Internet rounds
VIDEO: A disturbing reality behind that Chinese tiger drone video making the Internet rounds

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

When the tigers struck the drone from the sky, as seen in a recent and popular YouTube video, the act of animal destruction at first seemed playful....

Dog shot during home invasion in downtown Colorado Springs
Dog shot during home invasion in downtown Colorado Springs

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

A homeowner's dog was shot when a man broke into a downtown residence Thursday and demanded money. The dog was taken to an animal emergency clinic,...

Dog seriously injured after run-in with skier in Aspen
Dog seriously injured after run-in with skier in Aspen

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

A dog named Snoopy received 66 stitches during the course of a three-hour surgery Monday, but his injuries weren't because of a brawl with another...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 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....

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes
Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 19, 2017

FLORIDA, N.Y. — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible...

Pet rats from El Paso County linked to multi-state virus outbreak
Pet rats from El Paso County linked to multi-state virus outbreak

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

A rat breeding facility in El Paso County is linked to an outbreak of a rodent-borne virus that has reached 15 states. El Paso County public health...

VIDEO: Pet squirrel hailed a hero for fighting off a burglar
VIDEO: Pet squirrel hailed a hero for fighting off a burglar

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

MERIDIAN, Idaho — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into...

Rumor the German shepherd comes out of retirement, wins best in show at Westminster
Rumor the German shepherd comes out of retirement, wins best in show at Westminster

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

NEW YORK — Rumor the German shepherd has become America's top dog. Cheered loudly all around the ring by a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden,...

Rumor has it: German shepherd scores at Westminster dog show
Rumor has it: German shepherd scores at Westminster dog show

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

NEW YORK — She's no longer a Rumor at America's top dog show. A German shepherd called Rumor who just missed winning at the Westminster Kennel Club...

Evergreen dog park will likely close over health, safety and hundreds of pounds of dog poop
Evergreen dog park will likely close over health, safety and hundreds of pounds of dog poop

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Hundreds of pounds of dog poop and other health and safety issues at Evergreen’s Elk Meadow dog park has open space officials considering closing the...

The truth about cats at the Westminster dog show
The truth about cats at the Westminster dog show

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

For fans of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the headline might have been alarming: "The Westminster dog show is adding cats this year," Newsweek...

Don't stop believin': Journey of Colorado Springs headed to Westminster dog show
Don't stop believin': Journey of Colorado Springs headed to Westminster dog show

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

Journey, a locally bred grand-champion collie, performs unfazed under the critical eye of the world's top dog show judges. But offer up a nibble of...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 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....

Final dog found after running away from fatal I-25 crash
Final dog found after running away from fatal I-25 crash

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

PUEBLO — The fourth and final dog that ran away after a fatal crash on Interstate 25 has been found. KUSA-TV reported Saturday...

VIDEO: Annual Puppy Bowl in Colorado Springs promotes adoption
VIDEO: Annual Puppy Bowl in Colorado Springs promotes adoption

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 2, 2017

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region had its 3rd annual Puppy Bowl on Thursday. Each pup wore red or blue to represent the Atlanta Falcons and...

Searchers find 3 of 4 dogs missing after fatal I-25 crash
Searchers find 3 of 4 dogs missing after fatal I-25 crash

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 2, 2017

PUEBLO, Colo. — Three of four dogs that ran away after a fatal crash on Interstate 25 have been found. The Pueblo Chieftain reported (bit.ly/2j3ZZMg)...

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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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