<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:57:51 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 15, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-15-2017/article/1609141?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-15-2017/article/1609141?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, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain 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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]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:20:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized]]> http://gazette.com/pot-sniffing-dogs-role-unclear-with-marijuana-legalized/article/1608992?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pot-sniffing-dogs-role-unclear-with-marijuana-legalized/article/1608992?custom_click=rss

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. After a few minutes, he sits and fixes his gaze on a plastic trash can.

Deuce's handler, Sgt. Brandon Samuels, removes a one-pound bag of marijuana he planted for the exercise.

"Guh' boy!" Samuels said, tossing Deuce a rubber toy.

The Aurora Police Department is one of a number of Colorado law enforcement agencies that trains dogs on marijuana, a legal substance in Colorado. Canines at other agencies in the state ignore pot. A recent court decision has drawn attention to that wide range of policies - and left some wondering if pot-sniffing dogs, like Deuce, are



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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:06:11 -0600
<![CDATA[St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat ]]> http://gazette.com/st.-louis-cardinals-ask-for-help-in-finding-the-rally-cat/article/1608929?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/st.-louis-cardinals-ask-for-help-in-finding-the-rally-cat/article/1608929?custom_click=rss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat.

The feisty feline became an internet sensation Wednesday night, sprinting onto the field at Busch Stadium with the bases loaded for the Cardinals with two outs in the sixth inning. The cat emerged from near the visitors' dugout on the third-base side and raced into the outfield, the fur on its tail standing on end. Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain stood, smiling, with a hand on his hip as the cat sprinted past him.

Kansas City was leading 5-4 at the time and play was delayed for a couple minutes while the grounds crew collected the cat. On the first pitch after play resumed, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam off Peter Moylan



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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:53:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area Red Cross can help you resuscitate your pets]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-red-cross-can-help-you-resuscitate-your-pets/article/1608713?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-red-cross-can-help-you-resuscitate-your-pets/article/1608713?custom_click=rss

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 launched an online first aid course offering tips on how to save dogs and cats that start seizing or stop breathing.

The $25 program, available on desktop or tablet, takes about 35 minutes to complete and reviews the basics of how to take a pet's vital signs and how to offer preventative care, said Bill Fortune, a Red Cross spokesman for the Colorado and Wyoming region.

It also includes step-by-step instructions for how to help pets that are choking, wounded, having a seizure or in need of CPR.

Related:Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug.

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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:27:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 8, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-8-2017/article/1608693?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-8-2017/article/1608693?custom_click=rss

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



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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:25:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs brothers win first-place turkey at the National Western Stock Show]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-brothers-win-first-place-turkey-at-the-national-western-stock-show/article/1608689?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-brothers-win-first-place-turkey-at-the-national-western-stock-show/article/1608689?custom_click=rss

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 Daniel Shapiro and have always been more than pleased with the quality and freshness of the fowl. Their dad and mom make honey wine at the meadery.

The boy's parents have several acres where the brothers raise animals for their projects with Angel Fire 4-H Club in Ellicott.

The brothers are good at what they do. One of the turkeys they raised together this year, named Doc Holiday, took first place at the National Western Stock Show.

"This year we are raising 28 turkeys," emailed Shawna Shapiro, the brothers' mom. "I believe that this is the largest flock we have raised to



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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:16:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Citation was given to man accused of drowning cat]]> http://gazette.com/citation-was-given-to-man-accused-of-drowning-cat/article/1608538?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/citation-was-given-to-man-accused-of-drowning-cat/article/1608538?custom_click=rss

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 Animal Services Manager Doug Frye confirmed that his agency issued the citation for aggravated animal cruelty to Orchard Mesa resident Ed Haynes, who admitted to drowning a cat because he was sick of it ruining his landscaping.

Lisa DeShazer, the cat’s owner and Haynes’ neighbor in the Chipeta Pines subdivision, reported that Haynes trapped her cat, Little Mister, and when she contacted him to get it back, he returned the cat’s body and confessed to drowning the animal.



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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:03:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 1, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-1-2017/article/1608267?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-1-2017/article/1608267?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.

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, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099, saintanimalrescue.org.

SLV Animal Welfare Society - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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]]> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:15:05 -0600 <![CDATA[The petsitting business just became legal in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/the-petsitting-business-just-became-legal-in-colorado/article/1608155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-petsitting-business-just-became-legal-in-colorado/article/1608155?custom_click=rss

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 hundreds of other people in Colorado have a lot in common with Uber and Lyft drivers and homeowners who rent their places out on Airbnb to make a little extra cash. But unlike those more established practices, Ullery’s place in the gig economy only recently became legal.

Colorado recently made legal changes with petsitters like her in mind. Updates to Colorado’s Pet Animal Care Facilities Act carve out room for people to care for three or fewer pets without the licensing that would otherwise be required for kennels or doggy day cares.



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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:52:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor ]]> http://gazette.com/firefighters-rescue-ohio-woman-entangled-by-boa-constrictor/article/1608029?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/firefighters-rescue-ohio-woman-entangled-by-boa-constrictor/article/1608029?custom_click=rss

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

The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the unnamed 45-year-old Sheffield Lake woman called 911 Thursday afternoon asking for help. The boa constrictor was one of two snakes she'd rescued the day before.

Firefighters found the woman lying in the driveway of her home with the snake wrapped around her neck and biting her. A firefighter used a pocketknife to cut off the snake's head.

The woman was taken to a hospital for apparent non-life threatening injuries.

The woman had 11 snakes, including nine ball pythons and the boa constrictors.

Sheffield



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