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  • Crosses for Losses pooch has own cross to bear

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Deja Boogie Ann Davis shakes her head and off flies her froufrou pink headband - the one with the white daisies on it. But her rhinestone-studded collar stays in place, drawing attention to what a pretty girl she is. Actually, she prefers her pink spiky collar and regularly begs for...

  • The Country Life: Cruelty to animals - Is there a difference between pets and farm animals?

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    How do you define cruelty to animals? Colorado statutes offer a detailed definition that includes such actions as torturing, tormenting, needlessly mutilating or depriving an animal of "necessary sustenance." But while it seems pretty black and white, the issue, in reality, involves...

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Dispelling some cat myths at Halloween

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Cats - particularly black cats - get a bad rap this time of year. Black cats are a common Halloween symbol - unfairly associated with bad luck and witchcraft. There's no better time than now to turn around their luck. Let's start by debunking some myths associated with all cats: -...

  • Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn't allowed in her hometown of Aurora. "Look at him. He's funny. He's goofy," Talbot said on a recent visit with Buddy and his...

  • Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch can lead to the need for a dog to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. Playing sports such as soccer, basketball or volleyball can lead people to tear their anterior cruciate ligament, more...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events for Oct. 18, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. 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...

  • Pet of the week: Roxy Foxy

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Pet of the week Name: Roxy Foxy Breed: English bulldog Owner: Tina Marie Korum Roxy Foxy's story: Roxy is a special dog to me because when she greets me or just looks at me, her entire body shakes and her little stub tail just wags and you just have to put a smile on your face...

  • Want a kitty with that book? Springs-area libraries adopt cat-adoption program

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three fine felines - Hedwig, Chef and Cupcake - stare out from the bookshelves at Cheyenne Mountain 
Library. Hedwig, who shares the name of Harry Potter's owl, is posed next to a Harry Potter book (of course). Cupcake looks like a double for the black cat on the cover of "Nine Lives...

  • List: Top Halloween costumes for your pet

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com - newspaper -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Horrors! If anything is scary about Halloween, it is this: Consumers spend more than $330 million dollars on costumes -for their pets. That's more than one-quarter the amount spent on costumes for their real children, according to the National Retail Federation. But you have to...

  • Pet of the week: Stella

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Pet of the week Name: Stella Breed: Golden retriever Owner: Rick Ellis Stella's story: Not only is she a huge part of our family, but she brings joy to many others. The kids in our neighborhood come and ask if she can play. Stella is a certified Therapy Dog and visits patients at...

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