<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Fri, 29 May 2015 20:39:41 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area woman accused of animal cruelty defends treatment of horses]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-woman-accused-of-animal-cruelty-defends-treatment-of-horses/article/1552714?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-woman-accused-of-animal-cruelty-defends-treatment-of-horses/article/1552714?custom_click=rss

A woman accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty after the remains of 14 horses were found in a barn where she kept the animals testified Thursday that she believed she gave adequate care to her horses.

Sherri Brunzell, 63, was cited after the animals were found in September on property near Burgess and Milam roads in Black Forest. In addition to the dead horses, 10 living horses, including two that El Paso County sheriff's investigators described at the time as "thin," were seized from the property.

Brunzell testified as part of a jury trial that began Tuesday in El Paso County Court before Judge Stephen Sletta.



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A woman accused of multiple counts of animal cruelty after the remains of 14 horses were found in a barn where she kept the animals testified Thursday that she believed she gave adequate care to her horses.

Sherri Brunzell, 63, was cited after the animals were found in September on property near Burgess and Milam roads in Black Forest. In addition to the dead horses, 10 living horses, including two that El Paso County sheriff's investigators described at the time as "thin," were seized from the property.

Brunzell testified as part of a jury trial that began Tuesday in El Paso County Court before Judge Stephen Sletta.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 04:10:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Pet of the week: Tres]]> http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-tres/article/1552669?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-tres/article/1552669?custom_click=rss

Name: Tres

Breed: Paint

Owner: Sally Ruport

Tres' story: Tres was the prize in an essay contest conducted by Renee's Friends back in 2007. Here's an excerpt from The Gazette on March 10, 2007:

"Some contests give away a car or a cruise. But the prize Lenora Kater won in an essay contest was a horse of another color. Literally. On Friday, an equestrian-centered nonprofit that helps breast cancer patients trotted out Kater's prize: a 15-year-old tri-colored paint named Tres.

Kater's essay stood out among more than a dozen submitted to Renee's Friends Fund, which typically offers financial assistance to cover living expenses for women undergoing breast cancer treatment.



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Name: Tres

Breed: Paint

Owner: Sally Ruport

Tres' story: Tres was the prize in an essay contest conducted by Renee's Friends back in 2007. Here's an excerpt from The Gazette on March 10, 2007:

"Some contests give away a car or a cruise. But the prize Lenora Kater won in an essay contest was a horse of another color. Literally. On Friday, an equestrian-centered nonprofit that helps breast cancer patients trotted out Kater's prize: a 15-year-old tri-colored paint named Tres.

Kater's essay stood out among more than a dozen submitted to Renee's Friends Fund, which typically offers financial assistance to cover living expenses for women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

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Thu, 28 May 2015 04:10:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers]]> http://gazette.com/cats-chat-with-us-through-meows-blinks-and-roving-whiskers/article/1552668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cats-chat-with-us-through-meows-blinks-and-roving-whiskers/article/1552668?custom_click=rss

When it comes to cats, those meows mean a lot of things.

With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, "Hello," "Let's snuggle" or "Beat it, Mom." For the increasing number of pet owners who want to connect with their often-aloof fur babies, experts say there's something to gain from those attempts at communication.

Cats are very independent, and so they are easily misunderstood, says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and author of the National Geographic book "How to Speak Cat."

Weitzman aims to unravel the mystery by helping people discern what cats are trying to convey.

Crafty kitties can make 16 different meow sounds and usually only unleash them when

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]]> When it comes to cats, those meows mean a lot of things.

With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, "Hello," "Let's snuggle" or "Beat it, Mom." For the increasing number of pet owners who want to connect with their often-aloof fur babies, experts say there's something to gain from those attempts at communication.

Cats are very independent, and so they are easily misunderstood, says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and author of the National Geographic book "How to Speak Cat."

Weitzman aims to unravel the mystery by helping people discern what cats are trying to convey.

Crafty kitties can make 16 different meow sounds and usually only unleash them when]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 28, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-28-2015/article/1552660?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-28-2015/article/1552660?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.com.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org, 390-7838.

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.

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 10;

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9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.com.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org, 390-7838.

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.

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 10;]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 04:05:03 -0600 <![CDATA[The Country Life: Treating horses and cows and emus, oh my!]]> http://gazette.com/the-country-life-treating-horses-and-cows-and-emus-oh-my/article/1552487?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-country-life-treating-horses-and-cows-and-emus-oh-my/article/1552487?custom_click=rss

Variety is the name of the game at Airway Veterinary Hospital on the east side of Colorado Springs.

There are vets who treat cats and dogs, along with other smaller pets. There are vets whose practices center on cattle, horses and other livestock. And there are vets who focus on horses.

Dr. Gary McEntyre at Airway has taken care of cows, horses, alpacas, goats - even a lion with a broken leg from a traveling circus.

"It's been that way since I came and I think even before that," said McEntyre, who took over the practice in 1974; by then Airway had been around for nearly 20 years. "Back in those days, we had more of a rural area out east, farmers and so forth.



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Variety is the name of the game at Airway Veterinary Hospital on the east side of Colorado Springs.

There are vets who treat cats and dogs, along with other smaller pets. There are vets whose practices center on cattle, horses and other livestock. And there are vets who focus on horses.

Dr. Gary McEntyre at Airway has taken care of cows, horses, alpacas, goats - even a lion with a broken leg from a traveling circus.

"It's been that way since I came and I think even before that," said McEntyre, who took over the practice in 1974; by then Airway had been around for nearly 20 years. "Back in those days, we had more of a rural area out east, farmers and so forth.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:54:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 21, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-21-2015/article/1552288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-21-2015/article/1552288?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 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, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org, 390-7838.

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

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd.; bealuckydog.com/rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and

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9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 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, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org, 390-7838.

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

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd.; bealuckydog.com/rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Sugar]]> http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-sugar/article/1552262?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-sugar/article/1552262?custom_click=rss

Name: Sugar

Owner: Sherry Kuhlman

Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by opening & closing her mouth while looking in your face, but doesn't make a sound while doing it. Life is truly more fun when you have a dog. - Kuhlman

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Owner: Sherry Kuhlman

Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by opening & closing her mouth while looking in your face, but doesn't make a sound while doing it. Life is truly more fun when you have a dog. - Kuhlman

To have your pet considered, email a high- resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of why your pet is so special.]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:45:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Dog food company recalls product over salmonella fears; product was distributed in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/dog-food-company-recalls-product-over-salmonella-fears-product-was-distributed-in-colorado/article/1552082?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-food-company-recalls-product-over-salmonella-fears-product-was-distributed-in-colorado/article/1552082?custom_click=rss RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation.

The recalled formulations were packaged into 6½-pound Doggie Dozen Patties and 5-pound Bulk Bags with sell-by dates of Oct. 8.

The products were distributed in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Pennsylvania. The food is sold through independent pet specialty retailers.

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation.

The recalled formulations were packaged into 6½-pound Doggie Dozen Patties and 5-pound Bulk Bags with sell-by dates of Oct. 8.

The products were distributed in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Pennsylvania. The food is sold through independent pet specialty retailers.

No illnesses have been reported. The FDA says pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have

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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:23:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Roman's odyssey: The tale of a stolen dog in Manitou Springs]]> http://gazette.com/romans-odyssey-the-tale-of-a-stolen-dog-in-manitou-springs/article/1552057?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/romans-odyssey-the-tale-of-a-stolen-dog-in-manitou-springs/article/1552057?custom_click=rss

Sometime during the evening of May 2, the front door of Elizabeth Schnepp and Jeremy Geschke's Manitou Springs home blew open and the couple's 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, Roman, went roamin'.

What truly ensued in the three and a half days that followed, only Roman knows, and he's not talking. For his owners - and the thousands who rallied on social media and in the real world to track him down after homeless youths sold him to a transient for $10 - the part of the story that matters is the happy, slobbery one bounding around the backyard.

"It was amazing how many people on the Internet and at the church down in town helped us find him. Everyone was looking for him," Schnepp said.



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Sometime during the evening of May 2, the front door of Elizabeth Schnepp and Jeremy Geschke's Manitou Springs home blew open and the couple's 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, Roman, went roamin'.

What truly ensued in the three and a half days that followed, only Roman knows, and he's not talking. For his owners - and the thousands who rallied on social media and in the real world to track him down after homeless youths sold him to a transient for $10 - the part of the story that matters is the happy, slobbery one bounding around the backyard.

"It was amazing how many people on the Internet and at the church down in town helped us find him. Everyone was looking for him," Schnepp said.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 07:20:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Blog: Chicken coop tour is this weekend]]> http://gazette.com/blog-chicken-coop-tour-is-this-weekend/article/1551936?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blog-chicken-coop-tour-is-this-weekend/article/1551936?custom_click=rss The sixth annual Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour is Saturday and Sunday. So if you’re thinking of raising chickens, or have chickens but want to see what other owners are doing, here’s a chance to combine some fun with education.

For details, go to http://takeapeakcooptour.com. Printed guides will be available at 712 N Cedar St. and at Buckley’s Homestead Supply, 1501 W Colorado Ave.

People are asked not to bring dogs or other pets, not to chase or handle the birds and to supervise their children.



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The sixth annual Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour is Saturday and Sunday. So if you’re thinking of raising chickens, or have chickens but want to see what other owners are doing, here’s a chance to combine some fun with education.

For details, go to http://takeapeakcooptour.com. Printed guides will be available at 712 N Cedar St. and at Buckley’s Homestead Supply, 1501 W Colorado Ave.

People are asked not to bring dogs or other pets, not to chase or handle the birds and to supervise their children.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 17:44:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 14, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-14-2015/article/1551709?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-14-2015/article/1551709?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 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, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 10; bealuckydog.com/rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N.

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9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 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, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123.

Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 10; bealuckydog.com/rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N.]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 04:10:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Just what the cat needed: a hat]]> http://gazette.com/just-what-the-cat-needed-a-hat/article/1551706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/just-what-the-cat-needed-a-hat/article/1551706?custom_click=rss

It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. No, dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats.

What started as a lark - and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit - has turned into steady work for Sara Thomas, author of "Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns for Your Kitty."

Thomas hopes the book, with quick knitting and crochet patterns for a dinosaur, chicken, bunny, turkey, cupcake, extraterrestrial, banana, Santa, elf, lion, baby bear and more, will free up time so she can knit and crochet something else.

"As much as I love the cat hat ... I do want to do other things," admits Thomas, of Nashville, Tenn.

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What started as a lark - and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit - has turned into steady work for Sara Thomas, author of "Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns for Your Kitty."

Thomas hopes the book, with quick knitting and crochet patterns for a dinosaur, chicken, bunny, turkey, cupcake, extraterrestrial, banana, Santa, elf, lion, baby bear and more, will free up time so she can knit and crochet something else.

"As much as I love the cat hat ... I do want to do other things," admits Thomas, of Nashville, Tenn.]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 04:10:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Sheriff]]> http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-sheriff/article/1551705?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-sheriff/article/1551705?custom_click=rss

Name: Sheriff

Breed: German Shepherd

Owner: Mick Greene

Sheriff's story: He is a 100-pound German shepherd house dog who is an AKC Conformation Champion. He is smart, friendly, affectionate, and understands everything said to him. A wonderful companion, he chases a racquet ball off leash in an open field every morning for 30 minutes. We are looking to breed him to have one male puppy to continue his excellent blood line. - Greene

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Breed: German Shepherd

Owner: Mick Greene

Sheriff's story: He is a 100-pound German shepherd house dog who is an AKC Conformation Champion. He is smart, friendly, affectionate, and understands everything said to him. A wonderful companion, he chases a racquet ball off leash in an open field every morning for 30 minutes. We are looking to breed him to have one male puppy to continue his excellent blood line. - Greene

To have your pet considered, email a high- resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of why your pet is so special.]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Don't let the slobber fool you, your dog could be a brainiac]]> http://gazette.com/dont-let-the-slobber-fool-you-your-dog-could-be-a-brainiac/article/1551590?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dont-let-the-slobber-fool-you-your-dog-could-be-a-brainiac/article/1551590?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES — When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog.

Brozman, who has a movement disorder called dystonia, had taken her golden-Labrador retriever mix, Caspin, outside for a potty break without attaching the pulling harness he wears to guide her. Suddenly, she couldn't move.

"I couldn't talk or yell. I had no phone to text a message. I thought I would be stranded until someone found us," said Brozman, who lives on her own in Santa Rosa, California, with a wheelchair and Caspin, who understands English and sign language.

Caspin put his neck under her hand until she got a finger looped on his collar.

"Then, very slowly, he



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LOS ANGELES — When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog.

Brozman, who has a movement disorder called dystonia, had taken her golden-Labrador retriever mix, Caspin, outside for a potty break without attaching the pulling harness he wears to guide her. Suddenly, she couldn't move.

"I couldn't talk or yell. I had no phone to text a message. I thought I would be stranded until someone found us," said Brozman, who lives on her own in Santa Rosa, California, with a wheelchair and Caspin, who understands English and sign language.

Caspin put his neck under her hand until she got a finger looped on his collar.

"Then, very slowly, he

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Wed, 13 May 2015 19:11:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Veteran arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car]]> http://gazette.com/veteran-arrested-after-smashing-window-saving-dog-from-hot-car/article/1551447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/veteran-arrested-after-smashing-window-saving-dog-from-hot-car/article/1551447?custom_click=rss

ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia man who saved a dog from a hot Mustang has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal.

Multiple news outlets report that Michael Hammons of Athens was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car outside a store. Witnesses say that while a group of shoppers waited for police to arrive to free the dog, the Army veteran smashed the window.

Deputies say the car's owner insisted Hammons be arrested. Deputies did not identify the woman. She was cited for leaving the dog in the hot car.

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ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia man who saved a dog from a hot Mustang has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal.

Multiple news outlets report that Michael Hammons of Athens was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car outside a store. Witnesses say that while a group of shoppers waited for police to arrive to free the dog, the Army veteran smashed the window.

Deputies say the car's owner insisted Hammons be arrested. Deputies did not identify the woman. She was cited for leaving the dog in the hot car.

Georgia state law allows an individual to break a window to save a child in distress but not a pet. Animal advocates say they are working to

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Tue, 12 May 2015 11:23:08 -0600