<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Tue, 23 May 2017 02:45:01 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[From death row to adoption: Saving animals by car, van, bus and even plane]]> http://gazette.com/from-death-row-to-adoption-saving-animals-by-car-van-bus-and-even-plane/article/1603436?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/from-death-row-to-adoption-saving-animals-by-car-van-bus-and-even-plane/article/1603436?custom_click=rss

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 animal shelter in east Los Angeles County. Although she'd passed one "temperament test," she failed a second. That put her on death row.

But a small rescue group reserved May a spot on a bus to take her 840 miles north to Eugene, Ore., where another rescue pledged to find her a home.

She had plenty of company as the wheels rolled along the highway: 105 other dogs and cats collected from crowded California shelters and destined for the Pacific Northwest, where euthanasia rates are lower and pets are in greater demand. Their four rows of crates were stacked floor to ceiling.



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Sat, 20 May 2017 07:31:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 16, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-16-2017/article/1603222?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-16-2017/article/1603222?custom_click=rss

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



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Wed, 17 May 2017 13:09:18 -0600
<![CDATA[When a parrot is held hostage or cats go MIA, this pet detective is on the case]]> http://gazette.com/when-a-parrot-is-held-hostage-or-cats-go-mia-this-pet-detective-is-on-the-case/article/1602717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/when-a-parrot-is-held-hostage-or-cats-go-mia-this-pet-detective-is-on-the-case/article/1602717?custom_click=rss

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - More than 20 years ago, "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" descended upon movie theaters, with Jim Carrey portraying the cartoonish, wisecracking south Florida private investigator specializing in finding missing animals.

A couple of Thursdays ago, Jamie Katz, a decidedly serious-minded south Florida private investigator specializing in finding missing animals, sat in her apartment fielding a steady stream of client calls, texts and Facebook messages after having just closed the case of an AWOL parrot.

The African grey parrot, Oscar Gray, had turned up in the hands of a woman who ostensibly runs a bird rescue and wouldn't release Oscar to his owner.



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Tue, 09 May 2017 10:18:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 9, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-9-2017/article/1602720?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-9-2017/article/1602720?custom_click=rss

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 Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats,

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