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  • Dogs bring comfort to victims of local, national tragedies

    By Tina Jones and Jerry Constantino, HOPE Animal Assisted Crises Response -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    It has been said that a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. In Loveland, Colo., a child strokes the willing golden retriever's soft fur while she talks of her family's loss of everything in the flooding. She seems thrilled to be, for a short...

  • Myth vs. Truth: How to train your kitten

    By Sara Ferguson, Happy Cats Haven -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Kittens are lovable, fun and easy to care for, right? Not always! You can turn your sweet, purring baby into a frightened scaredy-cat with just a few wrong moves in a matter of weeks. The good news is you can make sure your kittens remain loving, confident companions with a few...

  • Soria Kellogg: January 8, 1999 - March 8, 2014

    By Debbie Evert, Special to PETacular -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Soria Kellogg dedicated almost all of her 13 years to serving others. Whether it was listening to a story read aloud by a young student, being by the side of a homeless child, or comforting a nursing home resident, her life meant service. Soria was a yellow Labrador retriever. In...

  • Colorado on the Web: Bloodhound's mayoral win a victory for Divide, dogs everywhere

    By Dalton Walker, dalton.walker@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Pa Kettle didn't expect the good news he got Wednesday. But thanks to a late social media push by Pa's campaign committee, the bloodhound pawed back to win a heated Divide mayoral race after trailing late in the polls. The contest divided the small Teller County town, and news of...

  • Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, but half of them won't survive, an especially acute problem at overtaxed shelters forced to euthanize the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one...

  • Search-and-rescue bloodhound paws back, announced new Divide mayor

    by garrison wells garrison.gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Editor's Note: Bias alert, Garrison Wells is a dog person. It's a three-way tie in the four-legged race for Mayor of Divide. It's so tight that a last-minute push for votes could make the difference, says Nancy Adams, funding coordinator for the Teller County Regional Animal...

  • Feline fans vie to be cats' forever family

    by carol MCGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    The celebrity mousers are doing just fine, thank you. And soon they'll be going to new homes. The cats in question, Stewie and Capone, have been the center of much attention because of their bad luck and subsequent rescues by two animal shelters. Their fans have been asking about...

  • Colorado Springs City Council hears plea to include mini goats as pets

    by MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Monycka Snowbird's two miniature goats produce about 14 gallons of milk each month for her family. If she bought that milk in a grocery store, it would cost about $224, she said. Not only is goat milk expensive, it's important to Snowbird that she produce her own food. Snowbird...

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: How to raise a healthy kitten

    By Melissa Shandley Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As a cat behaviorist, I see too many adult cats that have behavioral issues due to inadequate early socialization. These issues can result in cats not receiving necessary health care, living with unhealthy chronic stress and even getting abandoned. When puppies are adopted, it is...

  • 2 pit bulls enter Nevada home, allegedly kill 3 dogs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    SPARKS, Nev. — Two pit bulls broke through a fence in a Nevada community, entered a neighbor's home through a dog door and killed three dogs inside while the residents were away, animal control officers said. The residents of the home in the Reno suburb of Spanish Springs returned...

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