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Power Pet Emergency & Specialty opens state-of-the-art hospital

Life: Pets Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 3:56 PM 0

Sponsored: Veterinary health care in the Pikes Peak region just keeps getting better. Case in point: Powers Pet Emergency & Specialty (PPERS) opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility this summer at 5886 Tutt Blvd....

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  • Pet of the week: Padre

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  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events Nov. 22, 2014

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  • Most popular breed of dog on Colorado's Front Range responsible for most bites

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  • Kitten rescued from trash can in Pueblo

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  • Man charged with animal cruelty after dozens of cats taken from Colorado Springs-area house

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  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 15, 2014

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  • California cat cafe is catnip for feline fans

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  • Star-studded TV show to help needy dogs find homes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV. "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" will air Nov. 27 and feature a slew of...

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    Brady was on a mission. The golden retriever walked into Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Rehab last month with an envelope clutched between his teeth. It was a donation from Brady's owners to help pay for surgery for Deja Boogie Ann Davis, a therapy dog. Deja suffers from severe orthopedic problems that needed surgery to prevent her condition...

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  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 8, 2014

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  • Blog: Colorado man finds lost dog halfway across the country, 7 years later

    Wow, and three cheers for pet microchips. You never know when a lost dog might show back up. Just ask Denver man, Mike Nuanes. Nuanes lost his pet Shih Tzu, Jordan, almost eight years ago, according to 9News in Denver. Now the dog is home. Nuanes walked to a neighbor’s house for breakfast that morning seven years ago and came home and...

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