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The petsitting business just became legal in Colorado

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM 0

Lisa Ullery is a part-time independent petsitter from Denver, and for nearly a year she has been using a popular app to help her find work. Ullery and...

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Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor 

Sat, Jul 29, 2017 - 8:04 AM 0

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — Authorities say firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face....

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PHOTOS: Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 - 1:49 PM 0

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours...

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Therapy animals are everywhere, but proof that they help is not

Tue, Jul 25, 2017 - 12:39 PM 0

A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring dogs...

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 15, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 15, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 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....

Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized
Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

DENVER - Deuce, a German Shepard with the Aurora Police Department, is sniffing around tables and a barbeque at a picnic area outside a police station....

St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat 
St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat 

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat. The feisty feline became an internet sensation Wednesday...

Colorado Springs-area Red Cross can help you resuscitate your pets
Colorado Springs-area Red Cross can help you resuscitate your pets

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

If Fluffy's pulse went flat, could you give the kitty mount-to-snout CPR? If not, the American Red Cross can help. The organization recently...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 8, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 8, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Aug. 8, 2017.

Colorado Springs brothers win first-place turkey at the National Western Stock Show
Colorado Springs brothers win first-place turkey at the National Western Stock Show

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

I just ordered my Thanksgiving turkey from Black Forest Meadery. And why not? For the past three years, I've bought my holiday bird from Gregory and...

Citation was given to man accused of drowning cat
Citation was given to man accused of drowning cat

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

A man accused of killing his neighbor’s cat and giving her back the dead body when she came looking for her pet has received a citation. Mesa County...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 1, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 1, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 1, 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 July 25, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 25, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 25, 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....

This video of a dog saving a drowning baby deer is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day
This video of a dog saving a drowning baby deer is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A dog pulled a baby deer from the water off the coast of Long Island this past weekend in New York. Owner Mark Freeley told CBS New York he was...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 18, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 18, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 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 nonprofit raises funds to new homes for pets of terminally ill owners
Colorado Springs nonprofit raises funds to new homes for pets of terminally ill owners

By: Caroline Laganas - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Suffering from a terminal illness and having to surrender a treasured pet can be one of the toughest situations. The volunteer organization Safe...

Cancer may kill me, but my dog’s problem just broke me
Cancer may kill me, but my dog’s problem just broke me

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

(RNS) — More than seven months into brain cancer, I’ve written this series of mostly upbeat columns on my attitude about my probable path to the Egress....

Dog goes missing for a month, reunites with owner 1,000 miles away
Dog goes missing for a month, reunites with owner 1,000 miles away

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

What do you do if your dog runs away and winds up hundreds of miles from home? One Alabama couple recently came to Kansas after learning theirs had...

Dog dilemma: Does rescue of emaciated Colorado Springs pup cross an ethical or legal line?
Dog dilemma: Does rescue of emaciated Colorado Springs pup cross an ethical or legal line?

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Morality does not exist in a vacuum, especially when you share your tale on social media and ask people what they think. "I know it was the right...

After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home 
After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home 

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

BOISE, Idaho — A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 11, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 11, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 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....

POLL: Did Manitou Springs man cross an ethical line when he stole a pup from a homeless man
POLL: Did Manitou Springs man cross an ethical line when he stole a pup from a homeless man

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sat, Jul 8, 2017

On that day in May, Goede hit his brakes in time to avoid striking the basset mix. He hopped out of his car to signal other drivers to swerve around as...

Alligators, snakes found at home where cobra escaped 
Alligators, snakes found at home where cobra escaped 

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 7, 2017

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Authorities found alligators and venomous snakes at a Southern California home where animal control officers say a cobra had...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 4, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 4, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 4, 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....

Therapy animals are everywhere. Proof that they help is not.
Therapy animals are everywhere. Proof that they help is not.

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 2, 2017

A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities...

VIDEO: This dog and his bucket list will make you feel better about the world
VIDEO: This dog and his bucket list will make you feel better about the world

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

RED LION, Pa. – Mister Molson’s cancer diagnosis wasn’t going to stop his family from enjoying their last months with him. With the tumor in the golden...

Colorado humans are among the fittest in the country. Their pets? Not so much.
Colorado humans are among the fittest in the country. Their pets? Not so much.

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 29, 2017

It might seem logical that the states with the highest prevalence of overweight people would have the highest percentages of hefty pets....

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....

DNA shows early spread of cats in human world
DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

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

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....

Open horse shelter in Calhan gives owners humane option
Open horse shelter in Calhan gives owners humane option

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

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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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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