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More than 100 animals seized in Colorado animal cruelty investigation

Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM 0

DURANGO, Colo. (KKTV) - More than 100 animals were seized from a property in La Plata County on Wednesday in an animal cruelty investigation. The La...

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Missing: Four cats. Reward: $100,000

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 2:41 PM 0

Cygnus and Arcturus are two Detroit-area cats with some very big claims to fame. Arcturus, a spotted Savannah who measures 19.05 inches high, in the fall...

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For $50,000 this Texas company will clone your pooch

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 8:35 AM 0

You love your dog. But would you spend $50,000 to clone it? If the answer is yes, then a Texas company is standing by and ready to help. The...

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Denver approves first cat-declawing ban in a U.S. city outside California

Mon, Nov 13, 2017 - 9:47 PM 0

A newly passed Denver ordinance that bans elective cat declawing has ignited passions — including among cat owners and veterinarians. But the choice was...

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Animal house? More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms
Animal house? More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Most dorm residents at Southeast Missouri State University will show up this fall with bedding, a laptop, a backpack and other typical accessories. A...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 14, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 14, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 7, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 7, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Here's why cats constantly groom themselves
Here's why cats constantly groom themselves

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

If you've been around cats, you've seen them lick their fur. A lot. But there's more to cats' grooming than cleaning their coats. Leigh Pitsko has...

No charges for man who shot dog in north Colorado Springs neighborhood
No charges for man who shot dog in north Colorado Springs neighborhood

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

A man who allegedly shot a dog in his north Colorado Springs neighborhood Thursday afternoon isn't expected to face charges, police said. The...

Fire drills saved 2 Colorado Springs dogs
Fire drills saved 2 Colorado Springs dogs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

When Angela Campbell's stove caught fire Feb. 27 while she was away from home, her dogs knew what to do. Six-year-old Sachiel and 14-year-old Piper...

For military veterans with PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?
For military veterans with PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA. - Adam Fuller credits a simple, one-word command - and a black Lab mix named J.D. - for helping to save his life. "Cover,"...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 31, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 31, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

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....

Colorado town considers DNA testing dog poop at apartment complex
Colorado town considers DNA testing dog poop at apartment complex

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 30, 2018

The town of Winter Park is considering instituting DNA testing for dogs at the newly built, town-owned Hideaway Place apartment complex in response to...

About 30 dogs believed dead in Michigan kennel fire
About 30 dogs believed dead in Michigan kennel fire

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 30, 2018

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say about 30 dogs are believed to have died in an early morning fire at a boarding kennel in western Michigan....

Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in US
Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in US

By: - 0 Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation's flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. Labs remain the country's most...

Predators posing danger to pets on Colorado Springs West Side
Predators posing danger to pets on Colorado Springs West Side

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

The scenario isn't exactly "lions and tigers and bears - oh my" from "The Wizard of Oz." But in Old Colorado City these days, it's awfully close. Pet...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 24, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 24, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Mar 24, 2018

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....

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago
Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago

By: - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago. TCPalm.com reports Perry Martin of Fort Pierce said he had...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 27, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 27, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

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....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 6, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 6, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

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....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 13, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 13, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Adoption fairs, volunteer opportunities and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 20, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 20, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

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....

At least 12 arrested for animal ritual sacrifice in Texas
At least 12 arrested for animal ritual sacrifice in Texas

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 17, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — Authorities in Texas have arrested at least a dozen people for animal cruelty after interrupting what they believe was ritual sacrifice....

Trump’s lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe
Trump’s lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 17, 2018

President Trump’s lawyer called on the Justice Department to immediately shut down the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016...

Why your run could benefit from four extra legs
Why your run could benefit from four extra legs

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Like a lot of runners, Ducky Waite gets restless and antsy without his regular run. The 4½-year-old pit bull-Doberman mix gets into the trash or rams a...

Kids accused of injecting dog with cocaine in Philadelphia
Kids accused of injecting dog with cocaine in Philadelphia

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a dog is recovering after it was injected with cocaine by kids in Pennsylvania, CBS Philadelphia reports. Faithful...

Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family
Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 16, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. — A dog who was mistakenly flown to Japan is back with his family in Kansas. The German Shepherd, named Irgo, arrived at a Wichita...

Firefighters rescue 8 puppies from a Colorado Springs storm drain
Firefighters rescue 8 puppies from a Colorado Springs storm drain

By: - 0 Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Colorado Springs firefighters rescued eight puppies and their mother from a storm drain Thursday afternoon.

United Airlines might have mistakenly sent a Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan
United Airlines might have mistakenly sent a Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan

By: - 0 Wed, Mar 14, 2018

It’s been a frightening week for dog owners considering putting their pet on plane. First, there was a report Tuesday that a puppy died on a...

Virginia family's wolf hybrid kills 8-day-old baby lying in bassinet
Virginia family's wolf hybrid kills 8-day-old baby lying in bassinet

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 10, 2018

JONESVILLE, Va. -- A Virginia sheriff said an 8-day-old baby has died after being mauled by the family's wolf-dog hybrid. Lee County Sheriff Gary...

Vet clinic at Colorado Springs-area National Mill Dog Rescue a dream come true
Vet clinic at Colorado Springs-area National Mill Dog Rescue a dream come true

By: Bill Radford - 0 Tue, Mar 6, 2018

What is your biggest dream? That's what David Wismer asked Theresa Strader, founder and executive director of National Mill Dog Rescue, during a...

A pilot program allows Walt Disney World resort guests to check in with Fido
A pilot program allows Walt Disney World resort guests to check in with Fido

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 6, 2018

At sunset on a warm January evening, I walked my dog along the edge of a man-made lake at Walt Disney World's Art of Animation Resort. She sniffed the...

Out-of-state shelters dogs find hope in Colorado
Out-of-state shelters dogs find hope in Colorado

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 3, 2018

DENVER — The black Labrador retriever mix with a splash of white on his chest gazes quizzically at the Denver Dumb Friends League volunteer snapping...

Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region featured in new TV show
Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region featured in new TV show

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Peacock wrangling. A jaw-less dog. Cats stuck in vents. A dog thrown out of a third-story window. If an animal's in trouble, you can be sure the...

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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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