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The importance of good nutrition for pets

Mon, Jan 9, 2017 - 10:48 AM 0

Good nutrition for companion animals helps increase the longevity of the pet; and over time can reduce trips to the veterinarian and resolve common problems...

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How often should you walk your dog?

Mon, Jan 9, 2017 - 10:45 AM 0

Dogs of all sizes and age ranges need ample exercise daily to maintain optimal wellness. According to archaeological research and genome sequencing, it is...

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Humane Society celebrating surge in pet adoptions in Colorado Springs

Wed, Dec 21, 2016 - 2:37 PM 0

It was a first - by the end of the day on Monday, every available dog had been adopted. What else was there for staff and volunteers to do at the Humane...

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Three-legged rescue dog protects woman with seizure

Sat, Dec 17, 2016 - 2:29 PM 0

When an employee had a seizure at a Colorado Springs pet day care center, a three-legged rescue dog saved the day. Tika, an 8-year-old Siberian husky,...

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There's a bus tour in London for dogs (and their humans)
There's a bus tour in London for dogs (and their humans)

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Dogs, the primary beneficiaries of the pet-humanization trend, get to go a lot of places these days - restaurants, workplaces, yoga. So perhaps it was...

Dog found brutally disfigured with nose, ears ripped off
Dog found brutally disfigured with nose, ears ripped off

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DETROIT — A brown and tan Rottweiler was found with most of its nose and ears torn off on Detroit's southwest side. The dog also had deep cuts to its...

Bobcat spotted at Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden
Bobcat spotted at Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden

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GOLDEN, Colo. -- A woman working at the Colorado Railroad Museum spotted something unexpected outside her window this week -- a bobcat. "We’ve had...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 17, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 17, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 17, 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 Jan. 10, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 10, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 10, 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 Jan. 3, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 3, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 3, 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 Jan. 27, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 27, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 27, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 20, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 20, 2016

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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....

16 horses found dead in Colorado barn fire
16 horses found dead in Colorado barn fire

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 13, 2016

BRIGHTON, Colo. — Firefighters say 16 horses were killed after a fire broke out in a barn north of Denver. The fire was reported just after 1 a.m....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 13, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 13, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 13, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 6, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 6, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 6, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Dog owner says lesson learned after encounter with mountain lion
Dog owner says lesson learned after encounter with mountain lion

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

A scary encounter took place for a man and his dog in Jefferson County when they came face to face with a mountain lion. Geof Stephenson and his dog,...

Donald Trump really needs to get a dog
Donald Trump really needs to get a dog

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Election Day 2016 brought surprises and firsts. Donald Trump will be the only president in U.S. history with no military or political experience and...

New cat hotel in Colorado Springs offers different boarding option
New cat hotel in Colorado Springs offers different boarding option

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

If Facebook memes are to be believed, cats have only one agenda - to annoy humans. Unsurprisingly, the owner of the new Catagonia Cat Hotel thinks...

A cat's sandpapery tongue is actually a magical detangling hairbrush
A cat's sandpapery tongue is actually a magical detangling hairbrush

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Cats, depending on your point of view, are cute or aloof, predatory or lazy. What's indisputable is that they are well-honed little machines. Take...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Cats and dogs at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region enjoy Thanksgiving treats
Cats and dogs at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region enjoy Thanksgiving treats

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Animals got to celebrate Thanksgiving, too, at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The cats were treated to turkey, and the dogs were served...

First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog
First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 2016

A video of an enormous polar bear in Canada gingerly patting a chained sled dog hit the Internet last week and quickly went viral. The Huffington Post...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Colorado program helps corral children's grief
Colorado program helps corral children's grief

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 19, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION — Sometimes, it takes a different environment than a counselor's ear and a box of tissues to make progress in processing grief. For...

Rescue bird sanctuary helps Navy vet cope with PTSD
Rescue bird sanctuary helps Navy vet cope with PTSD

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 18, 2016

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. — Neighbors called the police after they couldn't take the avian shrieking anymore. When police entered the abandoned St. Petersburg...

Love your dog enough to wear a sweater made from its fur? This Colorado woman can make it happen.
Love your dog enough to wear a sweater made from its fur? This Colorado woman can make it happen.

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 16, 2016

People from all over the world are mailing their dog’s hair to Pat Martinek in Golden. She most recently corresponded with people in Greenland and...

Bush family announces adoption of rescue puppy named Freddy
Bush family announces adoption of rescue puppy named Freddy

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 15, 2016

DALLAS — There's a new member of the Bush family: a rescue puppy. George W. Bush says he and his wife, Laura Bush, visited the Jan Rees-Jones Animal...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 15, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 15, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 15, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Pets safe, man hospitalized after Colorado Springs apartment fire
Pets safe, man hospitalized after Colorado Springs apartment fire

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

A fluffy trio, residents of a Colorado Springs home that caught fire Wednesday, are safe and sound - thanks to firefighters. First-responders rescued...

Americans are spending more on health care - for their pets
Americans are spending more on health care - for their pets

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 8, 2016

Pets - they're just like us! Or, at least, we Americans try mighty hard to make them so. We give them fluffy beds. We take them to work. We offer...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 8, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 8, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 8, 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; colorado9lives.com....

A hairy situation: Rescuers save cat stuck on water tower
A hairy situation: Rescuers save cat stuck on water tower

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 4, 2016

LASALLE — A cat didn't have to cash in one of its lives as rescuers were able to save it from a converted water towner in LaSalle. The Greeley...

No dropping: Law mandating horse poop bags rankles Amish
No dropping: Law mandating horse poop bags rankles Amish

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 1, 2016

AUBURN, Ky. — Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 1, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 1, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 1, 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; colorado9lives.com....

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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 dynamic can be...

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