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From death row to adoption: Saving animals by car, van, bus and even plane

Sat, May 20, 2017 - 7:31 AM 0

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. May was supposed to be dead by now. The charcoal-and-white pit bull mix had languished more than two months at a high-kill animal...

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2 Colorado dogs test positive for rabies, first since 2003

Mon, May 15, 2017 - 5:08 PM 0

DENVER — Two Colorado dogs have tested positive for rabies, the first cases of the disease reported in canines in over a decade. The Colorado Department...

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Great horned owl family takes up residence at Colorado Springs Lowe's

Mon, May 15, 2017 - 3:52 PM 0

The fluffy owlet swiveled its head, stretched and flapped its wings, as a cluster of phone photographers clicked away. In recent weeks, shoppers aren't...

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Heroic police dog heading home to recover after taking a bullet for partner

Sat, May 13, 2017 - 11:04 PM 0

A heroic police dog that was shot in the line of duty is heading home, one day after taking a bullet for his partner in South Florida. K-9 Officer Casper...

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Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes
Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

By: - 0 10 hr ago

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. — A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to...

Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer
Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

Sara Tucker has chased chickens down Tejon Street, treated bruised and malnourished pets, rescued frightened dogs and cats and been chased by...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 23, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 23, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, May 23, 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 area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 16, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 16, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 16, 2017.

WATCH: Fearless dog engages in epic chase with brown bear across backyard
WATCH: Fearless dog engages in epic chase with brown bear across backyard

By: - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

BRADBURY, California (KTRK) -- It was a backyard standoff caught on video between a big bear and a small dog. A bear took a leisurely dip in the...

When a parrot is held hostage or cats go MIA, this pet detective is on the case
When a parrot is held hostage or cats go MIA, this pet detective is on the case

By: - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - More than 20 years ago, "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" descended upon movie theaters, with Jim Carrey portraying the cartoonish,...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 9, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 9, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, May 9, 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 area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 2, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 2, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, May 2, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 2, 2017.

BamPaws: Dream of following father's, grandfather's entrepreneurial footsteps almost became nightmare
BamPaws: Dream of following father's, grandfather's entrepreneurial footsteps almost became nightmare

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

When his family's warehouse south of downtown Colorado Springs was about to become vacant, David Flaks had a dream of duplicating the entrepreneurial...

Stranger shaving random cats, police say
Stranger shaving random cats, police say

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

WAYNESBORO, Va. — Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats? The mystery has the attention of police in Waynesboro, a small city in...

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes latest arrival - its 199th newborn giraffe
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes latest arrival - its 199th newborn giraffe

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The birth of Msitu's second offspring wasn't live-streamed to the entire world, but the staff of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo couldn't have asked for a better...

Authorities: Decapitated dogs in western Colorado were hit by train
Authorities: Decapitated dogs in western Colorado were hit by train

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities say a family's young pit bull dogs that were found decapitated on railroad tracks in western Colorado were hit by a...

Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says
Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The Pueblo Police Department released additional information Friday about what lead up to an officer shooting and killing a service dog last week....

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

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 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;...

Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets
Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

On a recent trip to California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs. "It was called a 'Yappy Hour'...

Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting
Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Even lawmakers without a "dog in the fight" backed a measure Monday that would allow online pet-sitting services to operate legally in Colorado....

‘Shadow of an animal’ creeps into sleeping homeowner’s room, snatches pet dog, leaves trail of paw prints
‘Shadow of an animal’ creeps into sleeping homeowner’s room, snatches pet dog, leaves trail of paw prints

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The woman was asleep with her child in her rural California home Monday morning when her Portuguese Podengo’s barking woke her in the predawn dark....

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

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 18, 2017.

WATCH: Dog notices cute baby struggling to crawl then helps her out
WATCH: Dog notices cute baby struggling to crawl then helps her out

By: Ernestas Tyminas - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

This viral video shows a little girl having trouble getting the hang of the whole crawling thing. Then her dog Buddy carefully demonstrates the proper...

WATCH: Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic
WATCH: Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

STAFFORD, Va. — A dog who escaped from a Virginia animal hospital after opening several doors has been found and reunited with his owner. Travis...

Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer
Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. — A worker at a Massachusetts hotel got a slithery surprise while cleaning a room — a 5-foot ball python left in a drawer. The...

Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets
Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

On a recent trip to Huntington Beach, California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one very specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs. "It was...

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

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Pet adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 11, 2017.

April Stools volunteers pitch in for cleanup at Bear Creek Dog Park
April Stools volunteers pitch in for cleanup at Bear Creek Dog Park

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sat, Apr 8, 2017

Donning plastic gloves and toting buckets and bags, volunteers at Bear Creek Dog Park on Saturday were ready to step up so no one steps in it. At the...

WATCH: Adorable bloodhound becomes newest member of Pa. police department
WATCH: Adorable bloodhound becomes newest member of Pa. police department

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

YORK, Pa. — The West York, Pa., Borough Police has a new member of the force, a K-9 detective named Prince. In his public debut earlier this week,...

Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers
Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog...

Cat found tied up, doused with gas and placed in trash bag
Cat found tied up, doused with gas and placed in trash bag

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

READING, Pa. — The Humane Society says a cat was tied up, doused in gasoline and placed into a plastic trash bag that was nearly crushed in a...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 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....

You can train your cat to use the toilet. Just don't expect it to flush.
You can train your cat to use the toilet. Just don't expect it to flush.

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The apartment Daniel Freudberg shares with his girlfriend has two bathrooms. One is used by the couple and visitors. The other is used by their...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Mar 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....

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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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