<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Sat, 26 May 2018 19:38:16 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 26, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-26-2018/article/1626641?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-26-2018/article/1626641?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.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org.

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.

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]]> Sat, 26 May 2018 04:25:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Pets also need a disaster go-bag, Pikes Peak Humane Society advises]]> http://gazette.com/pets-also-need-a-disaster-go-bag-pikes-peak-humane-society-advises/article/1626517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pets-also-need-a-disaster-go-bag-pikes-peak-humane-society-advises/article/1626517?custom_click=rss

The disaster go-bag Lauren McCoy made for her cats, Gogo and Milkstout, includes enough food for three days, laminated information and photos, medication and a comforting towel that smells like her home.

She said she keeps it in the trunk of her car because the threat of fire is "an any moment thing for us right now."

McCoy, coordinator of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's Community Animal Response Team, said too few people have a plan for their pets in case of fire or flood.

"Four or five years ago, after those major fires that we had in our community, everybody was ready for the next one," she said, referring to the deadly Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires.

But, as time has passed, people have



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Wed, 23 May 2018 22:22:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 19, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-19-2018/article/1626277?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-19-2018/article/1626277?custom_click=rss

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



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Sat, 19 May 2018 07:48:35 -0600
<![CDATA[51 cats removed from Cañon City home]]> http://gazette.com/51-cats-removed-from-caon-city-home/article/1626070?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/51-cats-removed-from-caon-city-home/article/1626070?custom_click=rss

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 partner KKTV.

The Humane Society of Fremont County said it saw the owner's Facebook post when it got shared, saying because of an eviction, the animals had to go.

"At that point I thought, 'Oh my gosh, here's got to be a lot of cats.' We never knew it," Rucker said.

The owner surrendered the cats to the humane society.

If you'd like to help the Humane Society of Fremont County with donations or kitten food, or if you're interested in adopting an animal go to their website:

https://www.humanesocietyfremontcounty.org/

Read more at kktv.com.



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Wed, 16 May 2018 16:21:08 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-humane-societys-fur-ball-game-of-bones-night-raises-390000/article/1625696?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-humane-societys-fur-ball-game-of-bones-night-raises-390000/article/1625696?custom_click=rss

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 Game of Bones land with puppies and kitties.

Almost 500 guests in party clothes and some in regal royal attire cuddled with adoptable creatures at the reception for the 21st annual gala for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

In "Thrones," "different roads sometimes lead to the same castle." At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the roads led to the photo setting, a Game of Bones throne built by Elite Auto Salon.

"Thrones" Dragon Eggs had been tucked into little "Crack Me" boxes with every egg holding a surprise prize and one prize worth $1,000.



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Mon, 14 May 2018 15:54:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 12, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-12-2018/article/1625878?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-12-2018/article/1625878?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, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco,

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]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 04:15:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing]]> http://gazette.com/iowa-man-says-his-dog-shot-him-while-they-were-playing/article/1625777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iowa-man-says-his-dog-shot-him-while-they-were-playing/article/1625777?custom_click=rss

FORT DODGE, Iowa — With best friends like these, who needs enemies?

An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday.

Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when the pit bull-Labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band and stepped on the trigger.

The gun fired, striking one of Remme's legs. He was treated at a hospital and released later that day.

Remme told The Messenger newspaper that Balew is a "big wuss" and lay down beside him and cried because he thought he had done something wrong.



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Thu, 10 May 2018 21:05:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant]]> http://gazette.com/dog-rescued-from-colorado-wastewater-treatment-plant/article/1625703?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-rescued-from-colorado-wastewater-treatment-plant/article/1625703?custom_click=rss

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 wastewater treatment plant in Colorado.

Gidget's ordeal started when a walker coonhound named Buddy helped her escape from their house in Pueblo West on Sunday evening.

"We have a hound dog that likes to play escape artist with the front door," Mandi Smith said Tuesday. "When he gets out Gidget, of course, follows."

The hound came home about mid-day Monday, wet and muddy, without his partner-in-crime.

While Smith was out searching, an employee at a wastewater treatment plant about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Smith's house heard Gidget barking for help. Tony



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Wed, 09 May 2018 18:45:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says]]> http://gazette.com/company-sold-25000-service-dogs-that-were-really-just-untrained-puppies-virginia-says/article/1625682?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/company-sold-25000-service-dogs-that-were-really-just-untrained-puppies-virginia-says/article/1625682?custom_click=rss 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 nose or paw, to spikes or dips in blood sugar. What they got, the state of Virginia alleged on Tuesday, were "little more than incredibly expensive pets."

A lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Mark R. Herring in the Madison County Circuit Court, accuses the company of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act by charging $18,000 to $27,000 for 3-month-old Labrador retriever puppies that were unable to perform their task or even to walk properly on leashes, respond when called, or remain calm around loud noises or new people.



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Wed, 09 May 2018 09:04:36 -0600