• Colorado Springs-area woman accused of animal cruelty defends treatment of horses

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A woman accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty after the remains of 14 horses were found in a barn where she kept the animals testified Thursday that she believed she gave adequate care to her horses. Sherri Brunzell, 63, was cited after the animals were found in September on...

  • Pet of the week: Tres

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Name: Tres Breed: Paint Owner: Sally Ruport Tres' story: Tres was the prize in an essay contest conducted by Renee's Friends back in 2007. Here's an excerpt from The Gazette on March 10, 2007: "Some contests give away a car or a cruise. But the prize Lenora Kater won in an...

  • Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    When it comes to cats, those meows mean a lot of things. With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, "Hello," "Let's snuggle" or "Beat it, Mom." For the increasing number of pet owners who want to connect with their often-aloof fur babies, experts say there's something to...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 28, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.com. Dreampower - For dogs,...

  • The Country Life: Treating horses and cows and emus, oh my!

    By Bill radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Variety is the name of the game at Airway Veterinary Hospital on the east side of Colorado Springs. There are vets who treat cats and dogs, along with other smaller pets. There are vets whose practices center on cattle, horses and other livestock. And there are vets who focus on...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 21, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower - For...

  • Pet of the week: Sugar

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Name: Sugar Owner: Sherry Kuhlman Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by...

  • Dog food company recalls product over salmonella fears; product was distributed in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its...

  • Roman's odyssey: The tale of a stolen dog in Manitou Springs

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Sometime during the evening of May 2, the front door of Elizabeth Schnepp and Jeremy Geschke's Manitou Springs home blew open and the couple's 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, Roman, went roamin'. What truly ensued in the three and a half days that followed, only Roman...

  • Blog: Chicken coop tour is this weekend

    Bill Radford
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The sixth annual Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour is Saturday and Sunday. So if you’re thinking of raising chickens, or have chickens but want to see what other owners are doing, here’s a chance to combine some fun with education. For details, go to http://takeapeakcooptour.com. Printed...

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