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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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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 26, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 26, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 26, 2018

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....

Pets also need a disaster go-bag, Pikes Peak Humane Society advises
Pets also need a disaster go-bag, Pikes Peak Humane Society advises

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

The disaster go-bag Lauren McCoy made for her cats, Gogo and Milkstout, includes enough food for three days, laminated information and photos,...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 19, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 19, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

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

51 cats removed from Cañon City home
51 cats removed from Cañon City home

By: - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

CANON CITY- Fifty-one cats were removed from one Cañon City home. "It blew me away, two truckloads, twice," neighbor Judy Rucker told Gazette news...

AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000
AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Shades of "Game of Thrones'"House Lannister and guests peeked around for Jon Snow. But the April 28 Fur Ball had instead been turned into a creative...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 12, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 12, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

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....

Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing
Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing

By: - 0 Thu, May 10, 2018

FORT DODGE, Iowa — With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing...

Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant
Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

By: - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a...

Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says

By: - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

Customers turned to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for a potentially lifesaving tool: highly trained dogs that would alert them, with the nudge of a...

Colorado Springs family says dog was stolen, then returned high
Colorado Springs family says dog was stolen, then returned high

By: - 0 Sun, May 6, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) “I thought it was maybe teenagers…just messing…” Laure Thompson was watching her daughter's dog, but after...

See Spot sail: Pet owners embrace alternatives to flying
See Spot sail: Pet owners embrace alternatives to flying

By: - 0 Sun, May 6, 2018

In 2010, Pepper and Nikki Moustaki embarked on a European adventure that did not involve one plane ride. They sailed round trip from New York to...

Veterinarians want you to know: Vaccines will not give your dog autism
Veterinarians want you to know: Vaccines will not give your dog autism

By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

The British Veterinary Association, which represents thousands of practitioners in the United Kingdom, felt compelled to hop onto Twitter last week to...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 5, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 5, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

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

Pet owners turn to cannabis products for ailing dogs
Pet owners turn to cannabis products for ailing dogs

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

FRISCO, Colo. — The only signs of aging the 12-year-old golden retriever/ Australian shepherd mix shows are the gray hairs peppered throughout his...

A feline lover's payback for creating Colorado Springs fat cat
A feline lover's payback for creating Colorado Springs fat cat

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

"Looks like we've gained some weight," said the veterinarian, glancing at my cat's chart and then the huddled mass before her, a spring-loaded mess of...

6 horses killed in Denver-area fire; blaze called suspicious
6 horses killed in Denver-area fire; blaze called suspicious

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

LAKEWOOD  — Authorities say a fire has killed six horses in the west Denver suburb of Lakewood. KDVR-TV reports the fire started early Saturday...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 28, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 28, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

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

Scientists need you to guess the dog breeds in these mutts
Scientists need you to guess the dog breeds in these mutts

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Quick: What kind of dog is Hubble? Using its scruffy face, plump black nose and blondish fur as clues, you might guess that it's part or all Wheaten...

Colorado Springs dog trainer, pup represent U.S. in agility trials in Italy
Colorado Springs dog trainer, pup represent U.S. in agility trials in Italy

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Team M&M - Marti & Mary - was meant to be. Marti, a border collie/sheltie mix, became available for adoption about three years ago through a...

Pets are welcome at the Colorado Springs Pet Expo, April 27-29
Pets are welcome at the Colorado Springs Pet Expo, April 27-29

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

If you've ever felt guilty about leaving your pets at home, the Colorado Springs Pet Expo says, "Bring 'em!" All pets are welcome to attend the expo,...

Wag N' Wash grows from single Colorado Springs store to a coast-to-coast business
Wag N' Wash grows from single Colorado Springs store to a coast-to-coast business

By: Bill Radford - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

It was love of a dog that spurred creation of Wag N' Wash. And it's the mission of enhancing the life of man's best friend that drives the company as...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 21, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 21, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

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

Animal house? More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms
Animal house? More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Most dorm residents at Southeast Missouri State University will show up this fall with bedding, a laptop, a backpack and other typical accessories. A...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 14, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 14, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

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

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 7, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 7, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

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

Here's why cats constantly groom themselves
Here's why cats constantly groom themselves

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

If you've been around cats, you've seen them lick their fur. A lot. But there's more to cats' grooming than cleaning their coats. Leigh Pitsko has...

No charges for man who shot dog in north Colorado Springs neighborhood
No charges for man who shot dog in north Colorado Springs neighborhood

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

A man who allegedly shot a dog in his north Colorado Springs neighborhood Thursday afternoon isn't expected to face charges, police said. The...

Fire drills saved 2 Colorado Springs dogs
Fire drills saved 2 Colorado Springs dogs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

When Angela Campbell's stove caught fire Feb. 27 while she was away from home, her dogs knew what to do. Six-year-old Sachiel and 14-year-old Piper...

For military veterans with PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?
For military veterans with PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA. - Adam Fuller credits a simple, one-word command - and a black Lab mix named J.D. - for helping to save his life. "Cover,"...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 31, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 31, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

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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