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Soria Kellogg: January 8, 1999 – March 8, 2014

Life: Pets Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Soria Kellogg dedicated almost all of her 13 years to serving others. Whether it was...

Myth vs. Truth: How to train your kitten

Life: Pets Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Kittens are lovable, fun and easy to care for, right? Not always!

Local veterinary specialty hospital has heart

Life: Pets Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

SoCo Veterinary Internal Medicine hospital offers pets and owners state-of-the-art technology and a compassionate staff to lean on during treatment for illness and disease.

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  • 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...

  • Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

    LOS ANGELES — Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, but half of them won't survive, an especially acute problem at overtaxed shelters forced to euthanize the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one of the last major problems" plaguing the animal welfare...

  • Search-and-rescue bloodhound paws back, announced new Divide mayor

    Editor's Note: Bias alert, Garrison Wells is a dog person. It's a three-way tie in the four-legged race for Mayor of Divide. It's so tight that a last-minute push for votes could make the difference, says Nancy Adams, funding coordinator for the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Adams said the final results won't be released until 7...

  • Feline fans vie to be cats' forever family

    The celebrity mousers are doing just fine, thank you. And soon they'll be going to new homes. The cats in question, Stewie and Capone, have been the center of much attention because of their bad luck and subsequent rescues by two animal shelters. Their fans have been asking about them, sending donations for medical care, and vying to be...

  • Colorado Springs City Council hears plea to include mini goats as pets

    Monycka Snowbird's two miniature goats produce about 14 gallons of milk each month for her family. If she bought that milk in a grocery store, it would cost about $224, she said. Not only is goat milk expensive, it's important to Snowbird that she produce her own food. Snowbird spoke to the Colorado Springs City Council on Monday, urging...

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: How to raise a healthy kitten

    As a cat behaviorist, I see too many adult cats that have behavioral issues due to inadequate early socialization. These issues can result in cats not receiving necessary health care, living with unhealthy chronic stress and even getting abandoned. When puppies are adopted, it is routine for guardians to enroll them in puppy classes....

  • 2 pit bulls enter Nevada home, allegedly kill 3 dogs

    SPARKS, Nev. — Two pit bulls broke through a fence in a Nevada community, entered a neighbor's home through a dog door and killed three dogs inside while the residents were away, animal control officers said. The residents of the home in the Reno suburb of Spanish Springs returned Friday to find their black Lab, shih tzu and Pekingese dead....

  • New app from Red Cross offers pet first-aid advice

    Is your cat breathing normally? There's an app for that - for knowing what's normal, that is. Is your dog not breathing? Hopefully you will have watched the dog CPR video on the American Red Cross' mobile app called "Pet First Aid." The app is available for 99 cents on Apple and Android mobile devices. The humanitarian agency collaborated...

  • Small dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio

    HAMILTON, Ohio — A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days. The 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix named Corbin dug a hole under a fence in his backyard in Killeen, Texas, on March 25. He was found...

  • Boulder dog owners oppose changes

    BOULDER — People whose dogs commit the most serious violations on Boulder open space might have their off-leash privileges determined by a municipal court judge along with possibly more serious consequences. The Boulder City Council says consequences for aggressive dog and wildlife violations are too light and should carry more penalties. A...

  • Adoption applications available Wednesday for Stewie the cat

    Stewie, the kitten who became a celebrity after being rescued from a home where another cat was killed, is ready for adoption. Those wanting a chance to make Stewie a part of their family can get an application from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The application will be available online at noon Wednesday at www.hsppr.org....

  • The Country Life: Who's going to take care of all these animals?

    Since moving to the country, I've taken a few vacations, but they were all "staycations" - sticking around home, getting things done, taking a breather. But one of these days, my wife and I are going to actually want to get away. And that raises the question: Who's going to take care of all our animals? Those animals, as you know if you...

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