• Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 16, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 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, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123. Dreampower -...

  • Pet of the week: Coco

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Name: Coco Breed: Havashire Owner: Sue Fletcher Coco's story: She is presently in training to be a therapy dog for a nursing home that our church goes to once a month. To have your pet considered, email a high-resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and...

  • Tough pup lives through RV wreck, 5 days in desert before reuniting with family

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Zena’s family will never know her full survival story – just the beginning and the end. But that’s enough for them to be amazed she’s alive. It was 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chris Lind had woken up before the rest of her family to a cool, summer morning full of...

  • TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Not every veterinarian would call it paradise. Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he built himself or by biking, riding an ATV or swimming to reach sick or injured animals. He will wrangle overweight pigs, scuba-dive to free a sea turtle...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 9, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 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. Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets,...

  • Pet of the week: Kaia

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Name: Kaia Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer Owner: William Field Kaia's story: My longtime girlfriend Catherine and I are in the U.S. Air Force. I wanted a hunting dog and Catherine just wanted a dog to cuddle with. Kaia has been assisting me in hunting all kinds of upland birds...

  • Colorado dog gets prosthetics for all 4 legs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 2-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs. Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of...

  • Man donates replacement trailer to Humane Society to honor pilot dad's love of animals

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Keaton Hughes has "countless" family stories about saving animals from dire situations, including a Siamese cat picked up from the side of the road. So when he heard about a Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region emergency response trailer that was stolen in December and left...

  • Colorado dog gets prosthetics for all 4 legs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 2-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs. Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of Loveland...

  • No paws to Hank craze: Brewers pup items are hot sellers

    By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

      MILWAUKEE (AP) — The fascination with Hank the dog has legs. The stray pup wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training facility in Arizona last year. Later adopted by a team executive, the fluffy white pooch remains a top fan favorite. In time for Monday's home...

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