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DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

Tue, Jun 20, 2017 - 7:45 PM 0

NEW YORK — Long before cats became the darlings of Facebook and YouTube, they spread through the ancient human world. A DNA study reached back thousands...

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Open horse shelter in Calhan gives owners humane option

Mon, Jun 19, 2017 - 10:01 AM 0

They arrived hungry, tired and broken. And in some cases, they were fine. No matter their condition, the horses brought in during Sunday's One Day...

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Vet wants to put your dog's health record online

Sun, Jun 18, 2017 - 1:50 PM 0

I was reading the Forbes list of the wealthiest, self-made women in the United States recently. One of them is Judy Faulkner, founder of a privately held...

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Colorado officials warn of moose after attack on women, dog

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 - 4:18 PM 0

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are calling for people to be wary of moose after one attacked two women and a dog. The Daily...

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 27, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 27, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 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....

4 horses may have been locked in barn for a year, New Hampshire police say
4 horses may have been locked in barn for a year, New Hampshire police say

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

DEERING, N.H. — Police say four malnourished horses may have been locked inside a New Hampshire barn for more than a year. Police in Deering tried...

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog
Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

PETALUMA, Calif. — Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the...

World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty
World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

PETALUMA, Calif. — The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California is celebrating the inner beauty and imperfections of man's best friend on Friday....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 20, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 20, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 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....

Camp Bow Wow’s new corporate offices in Westminster take dog-friendly to the next level
Camp Bow Wow’s new corporate offices in Westminster take dog-friendly to the next level

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

When your entire business is dogs, it makes sense that you would allow canine companions in the office. But Camp Bow Wow, the rapidly...

Couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies in California
Couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies in California

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

POWAY, Calif. — A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions....

Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants
Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

BEIJING - In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with...

California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies
California couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

POWAY, Calif. — A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions....

Man dies in septic system after rescuing puppy

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

A North Dakota man is dead after saving a puppy from an uncovered sewage tank.

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 13, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 13, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 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....

Rescuers save dog from rushing Boulder Creek west of Nederland
Rescuers save dog from rushing Boulder Creek west of Nederland

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

If a dog could say "thank you," a 7-year-old Labrador retriever named Sage might thank rescue crews for saving her on Thursday from Boulder Creek's...

Colorado Humane Society responds to outcry over euthanized dog, Charlie
Colorado Humane Society responds to outcry over euthanized dog, Charlie

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

The euthanasia of a dog from a local animal shelter has people heated. Monday at a city council workshop, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 6, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 6, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 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 judge orders runaway husky returned to original owner
Colorado judge orders runaway husky returned to original owner

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Colorado judge has ordered a runaway husky returned to a man who reported her missing more than three years ago. However, the dog...

A kitten nursery saves tiny lives in a city aiming to become ‘no kill’
A kitten nursery saves tiny lives in a city aiming to become ‘no kill’

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES — They are brought into shelters in crates, boxes and flower pots at this time of the year: Tiny, mewing kittens with eyes barely open,...

New drug kits save police dogs from opioid overdoses
New drug kits save police dogs from opioid overdoses

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics. But inhaling powerful opioids can be deadly, so officers have a new tool to protect their...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 30, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 30, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, May 30, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 30, 2017.

Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook
Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's...

Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes
Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

By: - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. — A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to...

Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer
Chickens, dogs and cats (oh my!): Animal officer's work to pick up during summer

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, May 24, 2017

Sara Tucker has chased chickens down Tejon Street, treated bruised and malnourished pets, rescued frightened dogs and cats and been chased by...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 23, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 23, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, May 23, 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....

From death row to adoption: Saving animals by car, van, bus and even plane
From death row to adoption: Saving animals by car, van, bus and even plane

By: - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. May was supposed to be dead by now. The charcoal-and-white pit bull mix had languished more than two months at a high-kill...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 16, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 16, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 16, 2017.

2 Colorado dogs test positive for rabies, first since 2003
2 Colorado dogs test positive for rabies, first since 2003

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

DENVER — Two Colorado dogs have tested positive for rabies, the first cases of the disease reported in canines in over a decade. The Colorado...

Great horned owl family takes up residence at Colorado Springs Lowe's
Great horned owl family takes up residence at Colorado Springs Lowe's

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

The fluffy owlet swiveled its head, stretched and flapped its wings, as a cluster of phone photographers clicked away. In recent weeks, shoppers...

Heroic police dog heading home to recover after taking a bullet for partner
Heroic police dog heading home to recover after taking a bullet for partner

By: - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

A heroic police dog that was shot in the line of duty is heading home, one day after taking a bullet for his partner in South Florida. K-9 Officer...

WATCH: Fearless dog engages in epic chase with brown bear across backyard
WATCH: Fearless dog engages in epic chase with brown bear across backyard

By: - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

BRADBURY, California (KTRK) -- It was a backyard standoff caught on video between a big bear and a small dog. A bear took a leisurely dip in the...

When a parrot is held hostage or cats go MIA, this pet detective is on the case
When a parrot is held hostage or cats go MIA, this pet detective is on the case

By: - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - More than 20 years ago, "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" descended upon movie theaters, with Jim Carrey portraying the cartoonish,...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 9, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 9, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, May 9, 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....

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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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