<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:07:28 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 6, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-dec.-6-2016/article/1591695?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-dec.-6-2016/article/1591695?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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; milldogrescue.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.

SLV Animal Welfare Society - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 587-9663,

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:20:14 -0700 <![CDATA[Dog owner says lesson learned after encounter with mountain lion]]> http://gazette.com/dog-owner-says-lesson-learned-after-encounter-with-mountain-lion/article/1591258?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-owner-says-lesson-learned-after-encounter-with-mountain-lion/article/1591258?custom_click=rss

A scary encounter took place for a man and his dog in Jefferson County when they came face to face with a mountain lion.

Geof Stephenson and his dog, Stella, have hiked the Wild Turkey Trail near the Red Rocks Country Club for years. Rarely does Stella walk off-leash, but last Sunday morning she was allowed to roam free.

When Stephenson tried to call Stella back to the trail she didn’t listen. Moments later, he said, he heard his dog yelping.

“Next thing I know she comes running down the hill and right behind her, literally a foot or two off her rear end was a big mountain lion,” Stephenson told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann.



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:25:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Donald Trump really needs to get a dog]]> http://gazette.com/donald-trump-really-needs-to-get-a-dog/article/1590943?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/donald-trump-really-needs-to-get-a-dog/article/1590943?custom_click=rss

Election Day 2016 brought surprises and firsts. Donald Trump will be the only president in U.S. history with no military or political experience and the oldest and richest president ever sworn into office. Melania Trump might be the first of all the first ladies to telecommute.

But one first has seldom been mentioned: Barring a new addition to his household between now and Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be the first president in 150 years who does not have a pet.

If horses are included, every president except James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson has owned a pet for at least part of his term in office, and with these furry first friends have come a host of political benefits.



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:09:03 -0700
<![CDATA[New cat hotel in Colorado Springs offers different boarding option]]> http://gazette.com/new-cat-hotel-in-colorado-springs-offers-different-boarding-option/article/1591150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-cat-hotel-in-colorado-springs-offers-different-boarding-option/article/1591150?custom_click=rss

If Facebook memes are to be believed, cats have only one agenda - to annoy humans.

Unsurprisingly, the owner of the new Catagonia Cat Hotel thinks cats get a bad rap. They're not all timid loners who like to swipe stuff off counters all day long.

"They're misunderstood," said ailurophile Shannan Longley. "They all have personalities and are so different. They're just as deserving as any other kind of animal we have in our homes to have quality accommodations."

Longley, who worked as an Air Force intelligence officer and is now in the reserves, recently opened the luxury boarding hotel in northwest Colorado Springs - the first of its kind in the city. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday.



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:46:08 -0700
<![CDATA[A cat's sandpapery tongue is actually a magical detangling hairbrush]]> http://gazette.com/a-cats-sandpapery-tongue-is-actually-a-magical-detangling-hairbrush/article/1591188?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-cats-sandpapery-tongue-is-actually-a-magical-detangling-hairbrush/article/1591188?custom_click=rss

Cats, depending on your point of view, are cute or aloof, predatory or lazy. What's indisputable is that they are well-honed little machines.

Take their ability to flip over while falling, which makes them appear to violate the rules of physics. Or their way of balancing gravity and inertia to keep their whiskers and chins dry while lapping up beverages, unlike their sloppy canine housemates. Cats' ears can move in multiple directions, and they can hear at two octaves higher than people. Their paws are perfectly moistened to keep their movement quiet, helping them stalk their prey.



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:45:24 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-nov.-29-2016/article/1591151?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-nov.-29-2016/article/1591151?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.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 528-6590; palsforever.org.

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

Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:15:20 -0700 <![CDATA[Cats and dogs at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region enjoy Thanksgiving treats]]> http://gazette.com/cats-and-dogs-at-humane-society-of-the-pikes-peak-region-enjoy-thanksgiving-treats/article/1590920?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cats-and-dogs-at-humane-society-of-the-pikes-peak-region-enjoy-thanksgiving-treats/article/1590920?custom_click=rss

Animals got to celebrate Thanksgiving, too, at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

The cats were treated to turkey, and the dogs were served pumpkin and sweet potato.

Volunteers at the organization's Colorado Springs location passed around the treats on Thursday afternoon.

"This could be one of the most fun things I've ever done here," Flori Lambart exclaimed while feeding the shelter's cats.

She's been a volunteer for about a year and a half.

Giving special treats to the animals is one of many ways the Humane Society tries to make them happy and comfortable, said spokeswoman Katie McDevitt.



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:24:15 -0700
<![CDATA[First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog]]> http://gazette.com/first-a-polar-bear-petted-a-dog.-then-a-polar-bear-did-what-polar-bears-do-ate-a-dog/article/1590777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/first-a-polar-bear-petted-a-dog.-then-a-polar-bear-did-what-polar-bears-do-ate-a-dog/article/1590777?custom_click=rss

A video of an enormous polar bear in Canada gingerly patting a chained sled dog hit the Internet last week and quickly went viral. The Huffington Post lauded its “cuteness factor.” The man who shot the video praised the bear for showing “that kind of heart toward another animal.”

But reality soon intervened. Canada’s CBC News reported that officials had removed three polar bears from the same property in Churchill after one killed and ate another dog. The owner of the site, who raises the sled dogs, told the network that the slaughter had occurred on “the only day we didn’t feed the f—— bears, the only night we didn’t put anything out.



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:19:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting/article/1590739?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting/article/1590739?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, Pestmart, 2160 Southgate Road. 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



Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette


]]>
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:21:26 -0700