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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...

Life: Pets

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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Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 19, 2018

DALLAS — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the...

More firms offering 'pawternity' benefits

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Think having a baby is rough? Try bringing home a puppy. All babies need is a couple of diaper changes, a few feedings and a burping session once in a...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 16, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 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 Jan. 9, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 9, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

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

Piper, a heroic dog who kept airport runways safe, has died
Piper, a heroic dog who kept airport runways safe, has died

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 6, 2018

On the last day of his nine-year life, Piper, the border collie, chased a snowy owl from the runway at the airport in Traverse City, Mich. It was the...

Heroic rats who detect land mines might help save endangered anteater
Heroic rats who detect land mines might help save endangered anteater

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

The pangolin, an endangered anteater that is one of the world's most poached animals, could use a hero. Now a big rat is training for the job. Make...

Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale 
Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale 

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and...

Colorado woman named 2017 American Hero Veterinarian for work with low-income pet owners
Colorado woman named 2017 American Hero Veterinarian for work with low-income pet owners

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Food and health care costs too often force low-income Pueblo residents to surrender their pets to a shelter, says veterinarian Patricia Canchola....

Pet brokers leasing puppies - and people feel scammed
Pet brokers leasing puppies - and people feel scammed

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

If you're determined to get a pet from a breeder or pet store instead of a shelter or rescue, you'd best double-check that you're not really leasing...

How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer
How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian's office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever in Chicago, gets far more scrutiny than that. Her...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 2, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 2, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

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

Rex — a Colorado puppy born with deformed front legs — gets crowdfunded cart to improve quality of life
Rex — a Colorado puppy born with deformed front legs — gets crowdfunded cart to improve quality of life

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

A black puppy with white markings melted hearts Thursday morning at Denver Animal Shelter while he scampered around without a care in the world....

Manitou Springs Happy Cats Haven getting new home, topped with 'catified' apartments
Manitou Springs Happy Cats Haven getting new home, topped with 'catified' apartments

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Dec 26, 2017

A local cat adoption service is getting a new home in Manitou Springs. Happy Cats Haven will move next year to a larger site at 327 Manitou Ave.,...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 27
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 27

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Dec 26, 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....

Rodent rescue: Dozens of  tame rats left out in the cold in northern Colorado
Rodent rescue: Dozens of tame rats left out in the cold in northern Colorado

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 25, 2017

LOVELAND -- The Larimer Humane Society in Loveland became the beneficiary of more than 80 domesticated rats Friday after animal control officers...

Cat missing for 10 years, burned in California wildfire returned to Longmont family
Cat missing for 10 years, burned in California wildfire returned to Longmont family

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 25, 2017

When devastating wildfires broke out in California's wine country this October, Jenn Thompson felt a tug at her heart to adopt one of the hundreds of...

A veterinarian shot her neighbor's dog in the head, police say
A veterinarian shot her neighbor's dog in the head, police say

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 22, 2017

"Gimme a break people. This is not normal." That's what Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said earlier this week, when he told a news conference...

Shelter dogs could go vegan in Los Angeles
Shelter dogs could go vegan in Los Angeles

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Los Angeles soon may be home to a lot more vegan dogs. Not at barbecues, though one imagines meat-free franks are popular in this fitness mecca. No,...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 19, 2017

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...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 19, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 19, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Dec 19, 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 shelter offers free adoption of senior cats, dogs this holiday season
Colorado Springs shelter offers free adoption of senior cats, dogs this holiday season

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, Dec 18, 2017

This holiday season, adopt an older cat or dog for free from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Through Dec. 31, adoption fees will be...

12 Strays of Christmas: Colorado Springs-area animal rescues encourage folks to open hearts, homes
12 Strays of Christmas: Colorado Springs-area animal rescues encourage folks to open hearts, homes

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Adding a dog to your family can be one of your best decisions ever. The warm fuzzies grow exponentially if you open your arms, hearts and homes to a...

Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says
Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented....

WATCH: Video shows coyote attacking family's dog in Illinois
WATCH: Video shows coyote attacking family's dog in Illinois

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

CHICAGO -- A family's dog was attacked and injured by a coyote this week in Northfield, Illinois, CBS Chicago reports. It was Wednesday morning, and...

Cat named D-O-G is star canine trainer
Cat named D-O-G is star canine trainer

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and...

Summit County avalanche rescue dogs train to save lives
Summit County avalanche rescue dogs train to save lives

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Summit County's resorts employ a number of ski patrollers who work to keep people on the slopes safe. Helping out their two-legged companions are the...

A man was living with 166 cats. 55 of them were dead, officials say
A man was living with 166 cats. 55 of them were dead, officials say

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 14, 2017

GAHANNA, Ohio — An animal group has removed more than 100 cats from a central Ohio home where 55 other felines were found dead. The Dispatch reports...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 12, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 12, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 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....

25 race horses killed by Southern California wildfire
25 race horses killed by Southern California wildfire

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County, the...

Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets 
Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets 

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 7, 2017

BEND, Ore. — Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "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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