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Lizard found in kindergartner's salad becomes new class pet

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 - 2:36 PM 0

PRINCETON, N.J. — A New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being...

Life: Pets

Man drives 1,700 miles to get cat missing for 4 years

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 - 2:28 PM 0

NEW BERN, N.C. — A cat named Hemi is back with his owner, who drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet....


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Denver Zoo mourns loss of 48-year-old Sumatran orangutan Sally
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 26, 2016

The Denver Zoo is mourning the death of its 48-year-old Sumatran orangutan Sally, who is remembered for loving to comb her beard and paint on...

TCRAS calls for furry candidates to run for Mayor of Divide
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 25, 2016

NONPROFIT NEWS: The 2016 Divide mayoral election is looking to get quite hairy. Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) is preparing for this...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 21, 2016
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 21, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

7 half-pound mutts become first test-tube puppies in world
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 21, 2016

A team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the...

El Paso County may begin levying fines to owners of unleashed dogs
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Park users who don't keep their dogs leashed could soon be subject to $50 fines.

The El Paso County Parks Advisory Board unanimously voted...

Exposing the truth behind common dog myths
By: - Mon, Jan 18, 2016

There are countless myths about our pets some so old they have become facts in the eyes of many. While some of these myths are harmless, many...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 14, 2016
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 14, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

'Fear-free' veterinarians aim to reduce stress for pets
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Trips to the veterinarian leave Joy so scared, she gets sick.

The black Lab-mix dog shakes and shivers, her heart rate jumps,...

VIDEO: Thief stuffs snake in his pants at pet store
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 12, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. — A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants.

Sgt. Greg Stewart said...

Elusive dog finally captured after 559-day team effort
0 Sun, Jan 10, 2016

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont dog who was the subject of a 559-day search after being spooked by a car accident is finally back home with his...

Anonymous $1 million gift lets zoo rebuild critical critter conservation center
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Torrential rains in the spring of 2015 led to a slow-moving landslide that destroyed an exterior wall of the breeding center at Cheyenne Mountain...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 7, 2016
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 7, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

The 'Dogist' blog and book makes dogs look human
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Elias Weiss Friedman has photographed thousands of dogs for his blog and book "The Dogist." What sets his pictures apart is how human he makes his...

When an avalanche hits the slopes, let the dogs out
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Wylee the border collie can search an avalanche the size of a football field in five or 10 minutes. It would take a probe line of 50...

Online animals of the year: Cute faces and a rat's resolve
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Animals can melt the human heart, tickle the funny bone or bring us to tears. And thanks to Instagram, YouTube and other online...

San Francisco's black rhino, oldest in North America, is 45
By: - 0 Fri, Jan 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Zoo celebrated the 45th birthday of the oldest black rhinoceros in North America with a special cake of rolled oats...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 31, 2015
By: - 0 Thu, Dec 31, 2015

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Family of 2-year-old amputee adopts kitten that lost a limb
0 Wed, Dec 30, 2015

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm is getting a special gift: A kitten that also suffered an...

SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding
By: - 0 Tue, Dec 29, 2015

SAN DIEGO — SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales...

Elephant seal determined to cross California freeway sedated
By: - 0 Tue, Dec 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Rescue crews in Northern California tranquilized a wayward seal that snarled traffic for two days by trying to cross a highway...

Denver firefighters extinguish blaze at animal crematorium
By: - 0 Mon, Dec 28, 2015

DENVER — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at an animal crematorium in north Denver.

More than 30 firefighters...

San Francisco company solicits Christmas trees for goats
By: - 0 Sun, Dec 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco business is giving people an ecologically friendly way to get rid of their used Christmas trees.

City...

Life: Pets

Cattifying a home can help ease behavior issues, Colorado Springs-area expert says

Mon, Dec 7, 2015 - 9:48 AM 0

It's said that dogs play checkers and cats play chess. When the game board is your home - and you're living with a feline grandmaster - the...

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