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More than 100 animals seized in Colorado animal cruelty investigation

Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM 0

DURANGO, Colo. (KKTV) - More than 100 animals were seized from a property in La Plata County on Wednesday in an animal cruelty investigation. The La...

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Missing: Four cats. Reward: $100,000

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 2:41 PM 0

Cygnus and Arcturus are two Detroit-area cats with some very big claims to fame. Arcturus, a spotted Savannah who measures 19.05 inches high, in the fall...

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For $50,000 this Texas company will clone your pooch

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 8:35 AM 0

You love your dog. But would you spend $50,000 to clone it? If the answer is yes, then a Texas company is standing by and ready to help. The...

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Denver approves first cat-declawing ban in a U.S. city outside California

Mon, Nov 13, 2017 - 9:47 PM 0

A newly passed Denver ordinance that bans elective cat declawing has ignited passions — including among cat owners and veterinarians. But the choice was...

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"She was my best friend": Police K-9 kills family dog in unprovoked attack

By: - 0 10 hr ago

NEW CITY, N.Y. — The Rockland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a police K-9 killed a family's dog in an unprovoked attack in New York....

WATCH: Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video 
WATCH: Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video 

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 22, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. — An Alabama police dog shown on video doing pushups with two officers is a big hit on the internet — and it's also intended as a...

Colorado woman charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty 
Colorado woman charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty 

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

DURANGO — A Colorado woman has been charged with 105 counts of animal cruelty as a result of a lengthy investigation into mistreatment on her property....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 21, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 21, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

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....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 14, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 14, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Colorado city to pay woman $150K after taking, euthanizing dogs 

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

GREELEY — The city of Greeley has agreed to pay a woman who says officials wrongfully seized and euthanized her dogs $150,000 as part of a settlement....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 7, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 7, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

ADOPTION FAIRS Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org. EVENTS SATURDAY Purrsuit of...

Cañon City's 'Miracle Dog' warns owner of gas leak
Cañon City's 'Miracle Dog' warns owner of gas leak

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Dogs typically are known as man's best friend, but in Kevin Johnson's case, his service dog, Reese's, is more than that. She's a lifesaver....

70 dead cows found on Michigan property, man faces charges
70 dead cows found on Michigan property, man faces charges

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Authorities in Michigan seek charges against a man after 70 dead cows were found on his property earlier this year. A warrant has been issued for...

AROUND TOWN: Animal Planet, Colorado Rockies stars help make a successful National Mill Dog rescue evening
AROUND TOWN: Animal Planet, Colorado Rockies stars help make a successful National Mill Dog rescue evening

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

The guests of honor at this benefit gala were cuddled and petted and loved on. How different from their lives two weeks earlier, when many emerged...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 31, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 31, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

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....

Cats mutilated across Britain for two years may be the work of a pet serial killer
Cats mutilated across Britain for two years may be the work of a pet serial killer

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Scooter slipped out her home on the south coast of England one night in the summer, BBC News reported, and turned up the next morning on a nearby lawn...

French president's dog disrupts meeting, urinates on fireplace
French president's dog disrupts meeting, urinates on fireplace

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 28, 2017

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against...

This golden retriever is a quadruple amputee — and, now, a therapy dog
This golden retriever is a quadruple amputee — and, now, a therapy dog

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Chi Chi, a three-year-old golden retriever, is energetic and loving. She likes squeaky toys and carrots and cuddles with her owners, Elizabeth Howell,...

Colorado animal shelters lending a hand by taking in rescue from Puerto Rico
Colorado animal shelters lending a hand by taking in rescue from Puerto Rico

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Sixteen dogs transported from Puerto Rico to southern Colorado in the wake of Hurricane Maria will be available for adoption at Pueblo Animal Services...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 24, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 24, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 24, 2017

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....

Lulu the dog flunked out of CIA bomb-sniffer school because she just didn't care
Lulu the dog flunked out of CIA bomb-sniffer school because she just didn't care

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Thousands apply, but only a select elite few are chosen to serve at the CIA. But even then, sometimes a job so stressful and demanding isn't all that...

For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice 
For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice 

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out. He...

Dogs are not wolves, so pet food makers put the veggies back in
Dogs are not wolves, so pet food makers put the veggies back in

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Tell your dog to get ready for quinoa kibble. Pet food trends are following their owners' tastes. Even meat-loving brands are marketing plants, the...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 17, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

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....

Colorado Springs service dog trainer agrees to close after failing inspections
Colorado Springs service dog trainer agrees to close after failing inspections

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The owner of a local service dog training facility agreed to shutter the business after state inspectors discovered dogs were fed cat food, housed in...

WATCH: Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath
WATCH: Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly...

Man admits abusing girlfriend’s puppy so badly it lost leg
Man admits abusing girlfriend’s puppy so badly it lost leg

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

NEW YORK — A man who abused his girlfriend’s puppy so badly that it lost a leg will be sentenced to a year in jail. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D....

Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days 
Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days 

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

ROME — An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 10, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 10, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

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....

Ohio cops enlist dog named Reptar to find child porn
Ohio cops enlist dog named Reptar to find child porn

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 7, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's investigative agency has added a new weapon in fight against child pornography and exploitation -- a Labrador retriever named...

VIDEO: South Dakota St. Bernard has record-longest tongue for a dog 
VIDEO: South Dakota St. Bernard has record-longest tongue for a dog 

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A St. Bernard in South Dakota has set a new, slobbery world record. Mochi, also known as Mo, holds the Guinness World Records...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 3, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 3, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Oct. 3, 2017.

Denver airport’s therapy dog program gets its first cat
Denver airport’s therapy dog program gets its first cat

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Denver International Airport’s therapy dog program –code name CATS— is getting its first genuine feline. And she looks adorable. Meet Xeli. The...

Colorado couple rescues dog missing for 5 weeks off fourteener
Colorado couple rescues dog missing for 5 weeks off fourteener

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 29, 2017

FRISCO — A Colorado family had all but given up hope that their dog Chloe was alive after she went missing for five weeks, but they've been reunited...

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Fish Oil Benefits Dogs and Cats

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 12:10 PM 0

You may have heard how wonderful fish oil is for human health. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, scientific studies have found fish oil to help alleviate...

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