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The petsitting business just became legal in Colorado

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM 0

Lisa Ullery is a part-time independent petsitter from Denver, and for nearly a year she has been using a popular app to help her find work. Ullery and...

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Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor 

Sat, Jul 29, 2017 - 8:04 AM 0

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — Authorities say firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face....

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PHOTOS: Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 - 1:49 PM 0

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours...

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

Tue, Jul 25, 2017 - 12:39 PM 0

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

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Dogs barred from Mueller State Park trails after trial period filled with violations, complaints
Dogs barred from Mueller State Park trails after trial period filled with violations, complaints

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

While dogs were on their best behavior this summer on Cheyenne Mountain State Park's trails, a three-month trial period brought more disastrous results...

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

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Sept. 19, 2017.

Colorado Springs service dog company accused of scamming customers
Colorado Springs service dog company accused of scamming customers

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Briggs Geister decided to buy a service dog from Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope based on the company’s glowing online reviews and its reasonable prices. Her...

One home, two record-setting cats
One home, two record-setting cats

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Here's a very tall tail: Two record-setting cats are living together near Detroit. Arcturus Aldebaran Powers holds the...

50 animals die in “hellish” conditions at home of former Colorado pet shop owners
50 animals die in “hellish” conditions at home of former Colorado pet shop owners

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Prosecutors have filed 72 animal cruelty charges against a Thornton couple after authorities discovered 50 dead animals and 2,000 others including...

Dogs on best behavior during trial in state park outside of Colorado Springs
Dogs on best behavior during trial in state park outside of Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

After a successful three-month trial period, the verdict is in: Dogs likely will be allowed in Cheyenne Mountain State Park year-round. During the...

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

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Sept. 12, 2017.

Thousands vote to name newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9
Thousands vote to name newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Taz nabbed 44 percent of 5,699 votes. Residents named the newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9, choosing Tax over Ace or Argo - three names...

Hot dog is top dog when these Colorado Springs dachshund owners get together
Hot dog is top dog when these Colorado Springs dachshund owners get together

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Tank can tell when he's nearing Bear Creek Dog Park for a doxie meetup. "When we get to about Patsy's (candy shop on 21st Street), he just freaks...

Dozens of dogs abandoned, left unable to escape as Irma bears down
Dozens of dogs abandoned, left unable to escape as Irma bears down

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Authorities in south Florida may pursue felony charges against people who abandoned their animals as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida peninsula....

Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California island
Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California island

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Scientists assessing efforts to eradicate invasive ants on the Channel Islands off California have enlisted a four-legged expert to sniff...

New Guinness records include long-tailed cat, old bodybuilder
New Guinness records include long-tailed cat, old bodybuilder

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

NEW YORK — A long-tailed cat, an octogenarian bodybuilder and a five-inch long eyelash are included in the latest edition of Guinness World Records....

Colorado Springs animal group rescuing dozens of felines displaced by Hurricane Harvey
Colorado Springs animal group rescuing dozens of felines displaced by Hurricane Harvey

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Dozens of cats are on their way from Houston to Colorado Springs, part of an effort to make room in Texas shelters for animals displaced by Hurricane...

Vote to name the newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9
Vote to name the newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

A 13-month-old Belgian malinois, the newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office's K-9, needs a name. Typically, the dog's handler names their new...

Boulder police cite man who allegedly fed puppy beer, whiskey and mouthwash, causing alcohol poisoning
Boulder police cite man who allegedly fed puppy beer, whiskey and mouthwash, causing alcohol poisoning

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

A transient has been cited with animal cruelty after allegedly getting an 11-week-old puppy drunk over the weekend. Boulder police spokeswoman...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept, 5, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept, 5, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Pet adoption fairs in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Sept. 5, 2017.

Kitten walking on Boston highway rescued after traffic is shut down 
Kitten walking on Boston highway rescued after traffic is shut down 

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 4, 2017

BOSTON — A kitten found walking in a busy Massachusetts highway tunnel has been rescued with the help of state police troopers who shut down traffic...

What happened to Bella? A Texas family waits to learn a horse’s fate in Harvey flooding
What happened to Bella? A Texas family waits to learn a horse’s fate in Harvey flooding

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 3, 2017

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. — The last time she saw the family horse, the floodwaters were rushing in. It was after midnight Wednesday. Dark. The storm...

Oregon court: Couple must ‘debark’ dogs — cut their vocal cords — after neighbors complain
Oregon court: Couple must ‘debark’ dogs — cut their vocal cords — after neighbors complain

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

An Oregon appeals court agreed Wednesday that a couple must surgically lacerate their dogs’ vocal cords in a procedure known as “debarking” or...

Organizations across Colorado Springs rally to help Hurricane Harvey victims
Organizations across Colorado Springs rally to help Hurricane Harvey victims

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

As the Gulf Coast struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, organizations across Colorado Springs are stepping up to provide relief from the...

Colorado shelters make room for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey
Colorado shelters make room for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

When Georgia Romain arrived at the Cutter Aviation landing strip Wednesday morning, she thought she was helping her mother, Gayle, pick up medical...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 29, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 29, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Pet adoption fairs in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Aug. 29, 2017.

A photo of a dog carrying a bag of food after a storm hit Texas went viral. Here’s his story.
A photo of a dog carrying a bag of food after a storm hit Texas went viral. Here’s his story.

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Just before Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, Salvador Segovia left his grandson’s dog, Otis, in his screened-in back porch, along with food and...

Dozens of dogs rescued from poor conditions at Denver home up for adoption this weekend
Dozens of dogs rescued from poor conditions at Denver home up for adoption this weekend

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 23, 2017

A Denver woman faces animal cruelty charges after dozens of dogs were rescued from her residence. Many of the animals will go up for adoption this...

Ever wondered how animals beat the heat?
Ever wondered how animals beat the heat?

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Summers can be beastly. What tricks do animals have up to keep cool? - Shedding: One characteristic of being a mammal is having hair. Some, such as...

CSU offers eclipse tips for pet owners
CSU offers eclipse tips for pet owners

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 20, 2017

FORT COLLINS — Pet owners should beware that pets may need some extra attention during Monday's eclipse. Jennie K. Willis, an animal behavior expert...

Thursdays with Fitz: Meeting the needs of poor people's pets in Colorado Springs
Thursdays with Fitz: Meeting the needs of poor people's pets in Colorado Springs

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Keegan lolls on a sun-baked sidewalk, desultorily wagging his tail as downtown denizens stop to pet him. The Rottweiler is a gentle giant, and he's the...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 15, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 15, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 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....

Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized
Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

DENVER - Deuce, a German Shepard with the Aurora Police Department, is sniffing around tables and a barbeque at a picnic area outside a police station....

St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat 
St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat 

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat. The feisty feline became an internet sensation Wednesday...

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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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