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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...

Life: Pets

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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A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dog
A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dog

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

NEW YORK — Flynn the bichon frise was picked as best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 13, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 13, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

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

Good Samaritans rescue Denver couple’s dog after pup spends night stranded on mountain
Good Samaritans rescue Denver couple’s dog after pup spends night stranded on mountain

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

A Denver couple celebrated last week after two Good Samaritans rescued their dog from a snowy Grand County mountainside after the pup spent the night...

Dogged: Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster
Dogged: Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Exactly what happened to the dog on that New Jersey highway, no one really knows. This much is true: Fanucci the young German...

Woman says she flushed 'emotional support' hamster in desperation after bad advice from Spirit Airlines
Woman says she flushed 'emotional support' hamster in desperation after bad advice from Spirit Airlines

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

A dwarf hamster named Pebbles is the latest victim in the ongoing battle between airlines and passengers who want to travel with their "emotional...

Colorado State Patrol trooper saves hours-old puppy, now named 'Trooper'
Colorado State Patrol trooper saves hours-old puppy, now named 'Trooper'

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

For a State Patrol trooper in Trinidad, protecting the Colorado community means more than safeguarding its people. The unidentified trooper heard an...

The bird flu is killing Queen Elizabeth's swans
The bird flu is killing Queen Elizabeth's swans

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

London - Bird flu has killed at least 30 swans from Queen Elizabeth's flock, with more expected to succumb to the disease, UK officials say. "We...

WATCH: Dog stolen from front yard in Colorado reunited with family five days later
WATCH: Dog stolen from front yard in Colorado reunited with family five days later

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

DENVER - A dog that was caught on camera being snatched out of its front yard last week has been reunited with its family. Some Good Samaritans found...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 6, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 6, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 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....

19 dogs seized from suspected dog fighting operation in Pueblo, two arrested
19 dogs seized from suspected dog fighting operation in Pueblo, two arrested

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Pueblo police seized 19 dogs and arrested two men after raiding a suspected dog fighting operation Thursday. Jerry Dewayne Grady, 73, and Armando...

Owner receives letter granting dog unemployment benefits
Owner receives letter granting dog unemployment benefits

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 31, 2018

SAUGATUCK, Mich. — Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits — until the state learned he'd been dogging it...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 30, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 30, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 30, 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....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 23, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 23, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 23, 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....

Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 19, 2018

DALLAS — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the...

More firms offering 'pawternity' benefits

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Think having a baby is rough? Try bringing home a puppy. All babies need is a couple of diaper changes, a few feedings and a burping session once in a...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 16, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 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....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 9, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 9, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

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

Piper, a heroic dog who kept airport runways safe, has died
Piper, a heroic dog who kept airport runways safe, has died

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 6, 2018

On the last day of his nine-year life, Piper, the border collie, chased a snowy owl from the runway at the airport in Traverse City, Mich. It was the...

Heroic rats who detect land mines might help save endangered anteater
Heroic rats who detect land mines might help save endangered anteater

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

The pangolin, an endangered anteater that is one of the world's most poached animals, could use a hero. Now a big rat is training for the job. Make...

Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale 
Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale 

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and...

Colorado woman named 2017 American Hero Veterinarian for work with low-income pet owners
Colorado woman named 2017 American Hero Veterinarian for work with low-income pet owners

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Food and health care costs too often force low-income Pueblo residents to surrender their pets to a shelter, says veterinarian Patricia Canchola....

Pet brokers leasing puppies - and people feel scammed
Pet brokers leasing puppies - and people feel scammed

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

If you're determined to get a pet from a breeder or pet store instead of a shelter or rescue, you'd best double-check that you're not really leasing...

How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer
How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian's office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever in Chicago, gets far more scrutiny than that. Her...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 2, 2018
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 2, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

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

Rex — a Colorado puppy born with deformed front legs — gets crowdfunded cart to improve quality of life
Rex — a Colorado puppy born with deformed front legs — gets crowdfunded cart to improve quality of life

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

A black puppy with white markings melted hearts Thursday morning at Denver Animal Shelter while he scampered around without a care in the world....

Manitou Springs Happy Cats Haven getting new home, topped with 'catified' apartments
Manitou Springs Happy Cats Haven getting new home, topped with 'catified' apartments

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Dec 26, 2017

A local cat adoption service is getting a new home in Manitou Springs. Happy Cats Haven will move next year to a larger site at 327 Manitou Ave.,...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 27
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 27

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Dec 26, 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....

Rodent rescue: Dozens of  tame rats left out in the cold in northern Colorado
Rodent rescue: Dozens of tame rats left out in the cold in northern Colorado

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 25, 2017

LOVELAND -- The Larimer Humane Society in Loveland became the beneficiary of more than 80 domesticated rats Friday after animal control officers...

Cat missing for 10 years, burned in California wildfire returned to Longmont family
Cat missing for 10 years, burned in California wildfire returned to Longmont family

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 25, 2017

When devastating wildfires broke out in California's wine country this October, Jenn Thompson felt a tug at her heart to adopt one of the hundreds of...

A veterinarian shot her neighbor's dog in the head, police say
A veterinarian shot her neighbor's dog in the head, police say

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 22, 2017

"Gimme a break people. This is not normal." That's what Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said earlier this week, when he told a news conference...

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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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