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  • Police: Dog drowned in river with bowling ball, man sought

    Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police say a dog was found drowned with a bowling ball tied to it in a Northern California river and they're looking for a suspect. The Sacramento Bee ( reports Sunday that the 12-year-old border collie named Zelda was found in the American...

  • Pet of the week: Jessie

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Pet of the week Name: Jessie Breed: Papillon Owner: Mike and Diane Armstrong Jessie's story: We adopted her through Colorado Papillon Rescue when she was about 18 months old. She is now 13, with cataracts and going deaf, but still our baby and she sticks to me like glue when I...

  • Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that diva-like demand...

  • Pet Notes for Sept. 27, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.;...

  • Leashed dogs or loose dogs around Colorado Springs? Effort to enforce laws stir trail debate

    By lance benzel -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Think patrolling for people with off-leash dogs is a walk in the park? Ask Joe Stafford of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region about the time a repeat violator saw two officers approaching in a park and took off running, only to turn and start hurling rocks as they followed...

  • Denver-area police officer shoots, kills dog that was biting his leg

    The Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A Commerce City police officer shot and killed a dog Thursday after it bit him, the police department said in a news release. Police said two officers had been sent to investigate a report of child abuse at a home on East 82nd Avenue about 1:15 p.m. When the officers started...

  • Denver-area man who shot Clifford the dog acted in self-defense, wife says

    By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    A Commerce City man who shot a neighborhood dog Saturday did so to defend his own dog, which was being attacked by the other canine after it had jumped a backyard fence, the shooter's wife said Tuesday. Clifford, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador/collie mix, was fatally shot...

  • National Dog Week lineup: Mixed breed pooches top the list

    By carol mcgraw -
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    This is National Dog Week. So give your pooch a smooch. But it also begs (and they certainly know how to beg, don't they?) the question: which are the most popular breeds? Mixed breeds are number one according to a list compiled by Trupanion, a medical insurance company for dogs....

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Insurance another tool in providing cat care

    By Sherri Albertson Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Dear readers, Most pet owners understand the importance of having health insurance for themselves, but they may not think it's important for their cats (or dogs for that matter). My opinion? Having health insurance for our furry loved ones is equally as important. Think of pet...

  • Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

    STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia will soon be flown back to the Keystone State. A microchip implanted in Gidget allowed...