More Pets Articles

  • Animal shelter cats out of quarantine and ready for adoption

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Human Society of the Pikes Peak region resumed cat adoptions on Wednesday, about a week after quarantining its felines amid concerns of a virus outbreak. About 50 cats are available for adoption, and the rest can be adopted out once the nonprofit removes their quarantine - a...

  • El Paso County woman reunited with her dog after months; ex-boyfriend faces charges

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    A woman desperate to find her missing dog called law enforcement after allegedly finding her beloved pet locked in a bedroom of her ex-boyfriend's house. Melissa Shive had been looking for Nevaeh, her Lab-pitbull mix, since November, when her ex-boyfriend claimed he had given the dog...

  • Study: Do dogs get jealous?

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES - When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments. "Stormy's jealous," said owner Amy Putnam, who lives 45 miles...

  • DEAR MS. KITTY: Help cats' later years be golden

    By Sherri Albertson Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Dear Ms. Kitty, I have an incredible tuxedo cat named Ranger. He will be 14 years old this fall and is very healthy for his age. Even so, I'm wondering if there is anything I need to watch out for now that he's a "senior" kitty. Dear reader, Thanks for being a responsible,...

  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    By SUE MANNING Associated Press -by SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.
com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who...

  • Plague found in wild rabbit in eastern El Paso County

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A rash of prairie dogs deaths near Yoder led El Paso County Public Health officials to a wild rabbit that had plague. According to a Public Health report, the rabbit was found dead and tested Thursday for plague. The report said officials also found prairie dog burrows "with no...

  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

  • Humane Society halts cat adoptions in Colorado Springs amid virus outbreak

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region halted cat adoptions Wednesday amid concerns that a highly contagious virus may spread among the shelter's felines. The nonprofit also stopped taking in cats after several were dropped off with feline panleukopenia virus, a potentially fatal...

  • The Country Life: Combating the No. 1 killer of horses

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    It was a Sunday night and we were getting ready to go to bed when we heard the first whinny from Nikki, our horse. When she whinnied a second time, my wife and I grabbed flashlights and went out back to investigate, worried that perhaps an animal was in the pasture and upsetting...

  • Found cat gets plane flight, reunion with family

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle cat that ran off as his family prepared to move has been reunited with his people — thanks to a neighbor, a shelter and an airline employee who volunteered to transport him by air. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says Itty Bitty Kitty fled as his...

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