<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:22:10 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hopes Mexican gray wolves will find love]]> http://gazette.com/cheyenne-mountain-zoo-hopes-mexican-gray-wolves-will-find-love/article/1569705?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cheyenne-mountain-zoo-hopes-mexican-gray-wolves-will-find-love/article/1569705?custom_click=rss

Moments after a Cheyenne Mountain Zoo keeper set out a couple clumps of ground meat, LightHawk emerged from a small snow shelter nestled next to a pine tree.

The zoo's newest edition sniffed around for a few minutes Wednesday morning then made her way to the food, nibbling the morsels as male wolf Leopold kept his distance. Leopold eventually took a bite, then retreated back up the snow-covered hill in the Mexican gray wolf exhibit.

Kristen Cox, an animal keeper at the zoo for the last decade, said the pair were "doing real well, actually" after their introduction less than a day before.

LightHawk was flown from Scottsdale, Ariz., on Tuesday to fill the void left when her sister, Weeko, died of cancer in January.



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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:55:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Feb. 4, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-feb.-4-2016/article/1569260?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-feb.-4-2016/article/1569260?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.

Pals Forever - For dogs and puppies, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 528-6590; palsforever.org.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and



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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:18:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-jan.-28-2016/article/1568764?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-jan.-28-2016/article/1568764?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.

Pals Forever - For dogs and puppies, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 528-6590; palsforever.org.



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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:29:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Denver Zoo mourns loss of 48-year-old Sumatran orangutan Sally]]> http://gazette.com/denver-zoo-mourns-loss-of-48-year-old-sumatran-orangutan-sally/article/1568637?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-zoo-mourns-loss-of-48-year-old-sumatran-orangutan-sally/article/1568637?custom_click=rss

The Denver Zoo is mourning the death of its 48-year-old Sumatran orangutan Sally, who is remembered for loving to comb her beard and paint on canvas.

The zoo says Sally had a history of growths in her abdomen that pained her and left her constipated. After witnessing "a significant decline in her condition" as of late, she was euthanized on Sunday.

"Sally was the matriarch of our great apes and was a cherished member of our Zoo family for two decades," Hollie Colahan, Denver Zoo vice president for animal care, said in a statement. "Unfortunately, she had a condition that was causing her pain that she just couldn't heal from and we never want an animal to suffer. She will be missed terribly."

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:49:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Lizard found in kindergartner's salad becomes new class pet]]> http://gazette.com/lizard-found-in-kindergartners-salad-becomes-new-class-pet/article/1568635?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lizard-found-in-kindergartners-salad-becomes-new-class-pet/article/1568635?custom_click=rss

PRINCETON, N.J. — A New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.

Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn told NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1nMqTYC ) the 3-inch green anole lizard was found in a bundle of tatsoi greens last week by a kindergartner.

The lizard had been cold and lifeless after being confined in a refrigerator for days, but has since been warmed and lives in a cage in Eastburn's class.

"It's a really fitting mascot for our science lab," he said.

The lizard, dubbed "Green Fruit Loop," came from Florida. Eastburn said green anole lizards live in the southeastern states, from Texas to



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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:36:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Man drives 1,700 miles to get cat missing for 4 years]]> http://gazette.com/man-drives-1700-miles-to-get-cat-missing-for-4-years/article/1568633?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-drives-1700-miles-to-get-cat-missing-for-4-years/article/1568633?custom_click=rss

NEW BERN, N.C. — A cat named Hemi is back with his owner, who drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet.

Multiple media outlets report Robert Connell drove from Bismarck to the Craven County, North Carolina, animal shelter to pick up Hemi on Monday. Connell says he decided to make the drive after the winter storm nixed plans for a family friend to fly Hemi to Bismarck.

Connell served as a Marine, and he says Hemi helped him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Robert and his wife lived in North Carolina when they found Hemi in 2009. Hemi disappeared in 2011 when Robert deployed.

The family later moved to Bismarck when Robert got a new job.



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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:28:50 -0700
<![CDATA[TCRAS calls for furry candidates to run for Mayor of Divide]]> http://gazette.com/tcras-calls-for-furry-candidates-to-run-for-mayor-of-divide/article/1568534?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tcras-calls-for-furry-candidates-to-run-for-mayor-of-divide/article/1568534?custom_click=rss NONPROFIT NEWS: The 2016 Divide mayoral election is looking to get quite hairy. Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) is preparing for this year’s election with a call for candidates for the Mayor of Divide. The primary focus of this unique election opportunity is to raise money for TCRAS. The secondary focus is to promote the businesses whose pets are running for Mayor of Divide and support the shelter’s cause and mission of forever improving the lives of animals in our community and the Pikes Peak region.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:39:16 -0700