• "The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog' to perform at Colorado Springs Pet Expo

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $6, $3 ages 11-16, free 10 and younger; cspetexpo.com. Angelyne chose Eric Melvin, as he recalls. Nine years ago, Melvin visited a litter of rambunctious Australian cattle puppies. All...

  • Pet of the week: Tess

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Name: Tess Breed: Manx Owner: Cathy Ezell Tess' story: She nearly died a few years ago from hepatitis despite being an indoor-only cat. Thanks to excellent vet care, she recovered although she must take liver med the rest of her life and undergo tests every six months. While she was...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 23, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 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, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower -...

  • Bereaved Colorado owners told they may have to rebury their pets

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    COMMERCE CITY — Owners who buried their pets at the Denver Pet Cemetery in Commerce City will have to pay hundreds of dollars to move the remains if a new owner finds a new use for the property. KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1EaO2su ) that cemetery owner Tom Hart broke the news...

  • PPCC launches 'kiss the pig' fundraiser

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig. The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money...

  • 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...

  • The Country Life: Contrary to reputation, goats are picky eaters

    BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    If you're a parent, and your children at mealtime used to decorate the high chair and floor with food without getting much in their mouth, then you know what it's like to feed goats. Despite their reputations for eating anything, including tin cans, goats are generally picky eaters....

  • 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...

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