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  • Colorado Springs couple searching for their dog Buddy

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Where in the world is Buddy Myers? The goofy, energetic dog, who loves cheese and his bone-shaped squeaky toy and dresses up for holidays, has disappeared. His family, Alejandra and Tyler Myers are heartbroken. "He's like our son," Tyler said of their 4½-year-old lab and beagle...

  • Pet longhorn roams outside 2 suburban homes

    VINCENT T. DAVIS, San Antonio Express-News
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    HELOTES, Texas (AP) — In Marin Hollow, deep in the Helotes Hill Country, lives a pet unlike the cats and dogs in the area. He's Red the Longhorn, a mischievous steer that's the color of rust-colored leaves. His horns stretch more than 6 feet, tip to tip, and slope like an old...

  • Huge Florida reptile farm supplies snakes globally

    ERIN JESTER, The Gainesville Sun
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NEWBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Less than a mile from downtown Newberry, hidden almost in plain sight, sits a group of unmarked gray warehouse buildings that contain either endless wonders or the stuff of nightmares, depending on how you feel about snakes. The Gourmet Rodent, established in...

  • Dog found with chemical burns sent to Colorado for surgery

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    CLOVIS, N.M. — A dog will undergo surgery and then be placed in a foster home in Colorado after being found in New Mexico with chemical burns that will likely force removal of an eye. Cindy Clayton of Cindy's Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Clovis says the 2-year-old pug was...

  • University's "outreach" reindeer is a charmer

    SAM FRIEDMAN, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Henry the outreach reindeer likes to play in water sprinklers, sample lichen from the hands of children and prance around the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on a leash. Thanks to his charisma, bystanders come to him from all sides to see him. They...

  • Agility competition training can help boost animals' self-confidence and behavior

    By Kalyn Kahler kalyn.kahler@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Melian stood confidently at the start of the dog agility course at the Rocky Mountain State Games, legs quivering in anticipation. She waited anxiously to respond to the call of her owner, LeNore Ralston. But just a few years ago, Melian quivered when a branch fell off a tree, a car...

  • Zoo mourns the passing of popular striped skunk

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Tiger Lilly, a striped skunk who lived at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and traveled across the region to visit schools, retirements and community events died Friday afternoon. She was 8 years old. A release from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced her death. Lilly came to the zoo in...

  • The Country Life: The strange life of the spadefoot toad

    By Bill.Radford bill.radford@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I was walking last week through our pasture, which had been transformed into swampland by days of relentless rain, when something jumped from the weeds. I squinted my eyes and spotted a tiny toad on the muddy ground. I scooped it up, and my wife and I studied it. It was, we...

  • Pet notes: Colorado Springs-area calendar of events starting July 21, 2014

    The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado 9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Pet-Smart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; 390-7838;...

  • When it comes to pet burials, there are several unique options

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit. From companies that will send your pet's remains to the heavens to those who will turn them into a...

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