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DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

Tue, Jun 20, 2017 - 7:45 PM 0

NEW YORK — Long before cats became the darlings of Facebook and YouTube, they spread through the ancient human world. A DNA study reached back thousands...

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Open horse shelter in Calhan gives owners humane option

Mon, Jun 19, 2017 - 10:01 AM 0

They arrived hungry, tired and broken. And in some cases, they were fine. No matter their condition, the horses brought in during Sunday's One Day...

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Vet wants to put your dog's health record online

Sun, Jun 18, 2017 - 1:50 PM 0

I was reading the Forbes list of the wealthiest, self-made women in the United States recently. One of them is Judy Faulkner, founder of a privately held...

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Colorado officials warn of moose after attack on women, dog

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 - 4:18 PM 0

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are calling for people to be wary of moose after one attacked two women and a dog. The Daily...

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 25, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 25, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 25, 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....

Therapy animals are everywhere, but proof that they help is not
Therapy animals are everywhere, but proof that they help is not

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 25, 2017

A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring...

This video of a dog saving a drowning baby deer is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day
This video of a dog saving a drowning baby deer is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A dog pulled a baby deer from the water off the coast of Long Island this past weekend in New York. Owner Mark Freeley told CBS New York he was...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 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....

Colorado Springs nonprofit raises funds to new homes for pets of terminally ill owners
Colorado Springs nonprofit raises funds to new homes for pets of terminally ill owners

By: Caroline Laganas - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Suffering from a terminal illness and having to surrender a treasured pet can be one of the toughest situations. The volunteer organization Safe...

Cancer may kill me, but my dog’s problem just broke me
Cancer may kill me, but my dog’s problem just broke me

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

(RNS) — More than seven months into brain cancer, I’ve written this series of mostly upbeat columns on my attitude about my probable path to the Egress....

Dog goes missing for a month, reunites with owner 1,000 miles away
Dog goes missing for a month, reunites with owner 1,000 miles away

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

What do you do if your dog runs away and winds up hundreds of miles from home? One Alabama couple recently came to Kansas after learning theirs had...

Dog dilemma: Does rescue of emaciated Colorado Springs pup cross an ethical or legal line?
Dog dilemma: Does rescue of emaciated Colorado Springs pup cross an ethical or legal line?

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Morality does not exist in a vacuum, especially when you share your tale on social media and ask people what they think. "I know it was the right...

After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home 
After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home 

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

BOISE, Idaho — A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 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....

POLL: Did Manitou Springs man cross an ethical line when he stole a pup from a homeless man
POLL: Did Manitou Springs man cross an ethical line when he stole a pup from a homeless man

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sat, Jul 8, 2017

On that day in May, Goede hit his brakes in time to avoid striking the basset mix. He hopped out of his car to signal other drivers to swerve around as...

Alligators, snakes found at home where cobra escaped 
Alligators, snakes found at home where cobra escaped 

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 7, 2017

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Authorities found alligators and venomous snakes at a Southern California home where animal control officers say a cobra had...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 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....

Therapy animals are everywhere. Proof that they help is not.
Therapy animals are everywhere. Proof that they help is not.

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 2, 2017

A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities...

VIDEO: This dog and his bucket list will make you feel better about the world
VIDEO: This dog and his bucket list will make you feel better about the world

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

RED LION, Pa. – Mister Molson’s cancer diagnosis wasn’t going to stop his family from enjoying their last months with him. With the tumor in the golden...

Colorado humans are among the fittest in the country. Their pets? Not so much.
Colorado humans are among the fittest in the country. Their pets? Not so much.

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 29, 2017

It might seem logical that the states with the highest prevalence of overweight people would have the highest percentages of hefty pets....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 27, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 27, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 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....

4 horses may have been locked in barn for a year, New Hampshire police say
4 horses may have been locked in barn for a year, New Hampshire police say

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

DEERING, N.H. — Police say four malnourished horses may have been locked inside a New Hampshire barn for more than a year. Police in Deering tried...

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog
Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

PETALUMA, Calif. — Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the...

World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty
World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

PETALUMA, Calif. — The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California is celebrating the inner beauty and imperfections of man's best friend on Friday....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 20, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 20, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 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....

Camp Bow Wow’s new corporate offices in Westminster take dog-friendly to the next level
Camp Bow Wow’s new corporate offices in Westminster take dog-friendly to the next level

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

When your entire business is dogs, it makes sense that you would allow canine companions in the office. But Camp Bow Wow, the rapidly...

Couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies in California
Couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies in California

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

POWAY, Calif. — A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions....

Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants
Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

BEIJING - In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with...

California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies
California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

POWAY, Calif. — A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions....

Man dies in septic system after rescuing puppy

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

A North Dakota man is dead after saving a puppy from an uncovered sewage tank.

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 13, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 13, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 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....

Rescuers save dog from rushing Boulder Creek west of Nederland
Rescuers save dog from rushing Boulder Creek west of Nederland

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

If a dog could say "thank you," a 7-year-old Labrador retriever named Sage might thank rescue crews for saving her on Thursday from Boulder Creek's...

Colorado Humane Society responds to outcry over euthanized dog, Charlie
Colorado Humane Society responds to outcry over euthanized dog, Charlie

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

The euthanasia of a dog from a local animal shelter has people heated. Monday at a city council workshop, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 6, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 6, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 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....

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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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