Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 28, 2016

By: Carlotta Olson

ADOPTION FAIRS

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

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N'...

Denver Zoo mourns loss of 48-year-old Sumatran orangutan Sally

By: Jesse Paul - The Denver Post

The Denver Zoo is mourning the death of its 48-year-old Sumatran orangutan Sally, who is remembered for loving to comb her beard and paint on canvas.

The zoo says Sally had a history of growths in her...

Lizard found in kindergartner's salad becomes new class pet

By: The Associated Press

PRINCETON, N.J. — A New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.

Riverside Elementary School science teacher...

Man drives 1,700 miles to get cat missing for 4 years

By: The Associated Press

NEW BERN, N.C. — A cat named Hemi is back with his owner, who drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet.

Multiple media outlets report Robert Connell drove from Bismarck to the...

TCRAS calls for furry candidates to run for Mayor of Divide

By: Julie Nelson, Teller County Regional Animal Shelter

NONPROFIT NEWS: The 2016 Divide mayoral election is looking to get quite hairy. Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) is preparing for this year’s election with a call for candidates for the Mayor of Divide....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 21, 2016

By: Carlotta Olson

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 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...

7 half-pound mutts become first test-tube puppies in world

By: The Associated Press

A team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube.

"We each took a...

El Paso County may begin levying fines to owners of unleashed dogs

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Park users who don't keep their dogs leashed could soon be subject to $50 fines.

The El Paso County Parks Advisory Board unanimously voted last week to recommend that the Board of County Commissioners...