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Spring pet event calendar

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From pet expos to adoption fairs, fundraisers to galas - our pet community is on the move! Get in on the action this spring and bring your pet along.

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  • "The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog' to perform at Colorado Springs Pet Expo

    10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $6, $3 ages 11-16, free 10 and younger; cspetexpo.com. Angelyne chose Eric Melvin, as he recalls. Nine years ago, Melvin visited a litter of rambunctious Australian cattle puppies. All but one little female pup came over to interact with him....

  • Pet of the week: Tess

    Name: Tess Breed: Manx Owner: Cathy Ezell Tess' story: She nearly died a few years ago from hepatitis despite being an indoor-only cat. Thanks to excellent vet care, she recovered although she must take liver med the rest of her life and undergo tests every six months. While she was hospitalized, we realized how bonded our other female Manx...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 23, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday...

  • Bereaved Colorado owners told they may have to rebury their pets

    COMMERCE CITY — Owners who buried their pets at the Denver Pet Cemetery in Commerce City will have to pay hundreds of dollars to move the remains if a new owner finds a new use for the property. KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1EaO2su ) that cemetery owner Tom Hart broke the news to concerned clients Tuesday that he is selling the property...

  • PPCC launches 'kiss the pig' fundraiser

    Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig. The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money in that person's name through April 22 on...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 16, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m....

  • Pet of the week: Coco

    Name: Coco Breed: Havashire Owner: Sue Fletcher Coco's story: She is presently in training to be a therapy dog for a nursing home that our church goes to once a month. To have your pet considered, email a high-resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of why...

  • Tough pup lives through RV wreck, 5 days in desert before reuniting with family

    Zena’s family will never know her full survival story – just the beginning and the end. But that’s enough for them to be amazed she’s alive. It was 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chris Lind had woken up before the rest of her family to a cool, summer morning full of anticipation. She and her husband Jim Lind were driving their RV to...

  • The Country Life: Contrary to reputation, goats are picky eaters

    If you're a parent, and your children at mealtime used to decorate the high chair and floor with food without getting much in their mouth, then you know what it's like to feed goats. Despite their reputations for eating anything, including tin cans, goats are generally picky eaters. And wasteful ones. "Goats are terrible about wasting...

  • TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals

    Not every veterinarian would call it paradise. Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he built himself or by biking, riding an ATV or swimming to reach sick or injured animals. He will wrangle overweight pigs, scuba-dive to free a sea turtle tangled in a net and patch up patients in unexpected places,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 9, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

  • Colorado dog gets prosthetics for all 4 legs

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 2-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs. Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of Loveland says the ultimate goal is to give Brutus the gift of being...

  • Man donates replacement trailer to Humane Society to honor pilot dad's love of animals

    Keaton Hughes has "countless" family stories about saving animals from dire situations, including a Siamese cat picked up from the side of the road. So when he heard about a Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region emergency response trailer that was stolen in December and left damaged beyond repair, the 19-year-old decided to make a donation...

  • Colorado dog gets prosthetics for all 4 legs

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 2-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs. Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of Loveland says the ultimate goal is to give Brutus the gift of being...

  • No paws to Hank craze: Brewers pup items are hot sellers

      MILWAUKEE (AP) — The fascination with Hank the dog has legs. The stray pup wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training facility in Arizona last year. Later adopted by a team executive, the fluffy white pooch remains a top fan favorite. In time for Monday's home opener, a kiosk of Hank-related items has been erected on the...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 2, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers...

  • Americans spend $58 billion to pamper, protect pets

    We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets. The American Pet Products Association's annual report on pet industry spending says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range from freshwater fish and reptiles to cats and dogs. Here's a snapshot of how...

  • Former Colorado dog-sled operator pleads guilty to animal cruelty

    ASPEN — The former owner of a dog-sledding business in Aspen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and will likely avoid a jail sentence. The Aspen Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1NBc0Oi ) Dan MacEachen entered his plea Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced April 13. As part of a plea deal that calls for no...

  • Firefighters save dog from burning Colorado Springs house

    Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home at 250 N. Franklin St. Tuesday afternoon, according to Gazette news partner KKTV. The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire shortly after 1 p.m. near Platte Avenue and North Franklin Street. No injuries initially were reported.

  • Pet of the week: Kaia

    Name: Kaia Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer Owner: William Field Kaia's story: My longtime girlfriend Catherine and I are in the U.S. Air Force. I wanted a hunting dog and Catherine just wanted a dog to cuddle with. Kaia has been assisting me in hunting all kinds of upland birds since she was 2 months old. She is the first dog I have...

  • Pet of the week: Jake

    Name: Jake Breed: Standard Schnauzer Owners: Sarah and Mike Cole Jake's story: Jake is 10 years old and has kept us entertained since we adopted him seven years ago. He is an intelligent and lovable dog who thinks he is more human than canine. He is proud to contribute to the household chores by collecting the newspaper every morning, as...

  • Social media buzz helps reunite retired war dog, owner in Colorado Springs

    Social media was abuzz this past weekend to find a missing war hero. When Blackie the Belgian Malinois was in Afghanistan, he was a bomb detection dog for the military. Blackie came to Colorado Springs to live out his retirement years. After his owner gave him a bath on Thursday night at their home in the Broadmoor Bluffs area, he may have...

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