• Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too. While millions of residents from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast shovel snow deep into...

  • Giving stray cat a home turned into 'scary' experience for Colorado Springs family

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A 6-month-old kitten that recently was diagnosed with rabies had been checked by a veterinarian and received rabies shots a couple of weeks before showing symptoms of the deadly virus, its owner said Tuesday. But the checkup came too late. The kitten, named Jello, was a stray found...

  • Local artist pens pet cartoons for magazine

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Leslie Thompson has been drawing since she was three years old growing up in New Hampshire. “I had a dog growing up, so I’ve combined my two loves,” she said.

  • Spring pet events

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MARCH 4 An Evening of Animal Communication 6:30-9 p.m. at Celebration Metaphysical Center, 975 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite C Featuring International Animal Communicator Anna Twinney. Through demonstrations, lectures and exercises, Anna will introduce you to the amazing...

  • PETacular Poetry

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    To submit your original works, please e-mail hannah.blick@gazette.com or mail to PETacular Magazine, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

  • Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty team welcomes MRI technology to site

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Sponsored Feature Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty (PPERS) is stepping up its pet-care game with the addition of a state-of-the-art veterinary MRI, making it one of only six locations that offer MRI capabilities onsite in Colorado. An MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – scan is a...

  • This spring, consider adopting over shopping when it comes to rabbits

    By Georgiana Hall, Special to PETacular
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Two weeks ago, a good friend of mine passed away. He had long, silky, black fur and big eyes that reminded me of shiny licorice jelly beans. He was a rabbit named Pepper that I had found running around my neighborhood on a particularly rainy morning.

  • Video: Hulk, the 174-pound, supersize pit bull goes viral

    New York Post
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Meet Hulk, the 174-pound American pit bull terrier whose enormous frame has turned him into an Internet sensation. Hulk’s owners, Marlon and Lisa Grennan, run Dark Dynasty K9’s, a breeding kennel on a 150-acre New Hampshire ranch that trains protection dogs. “These dogs are...

  • 20 people to undergo shots after stray kitten tests positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Twenty people must undergo a series of preventative shots after a kitten tested positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs. It's the first confirmed case of rabies in a domesticated cat in El Paso County since 1966, according to county public health officials. A family...

  • Watch: Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix; social media explodes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SUN CITY, Ariz. — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama...

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