<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:15:24 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes latest arrival - its 199th newborn giraffe]]> http://gazette.com/cheyenne-mountain-zoo-welcomes-latest-arrival-its-199th-newborn-giraffe/article/1601838?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cheyenne-mountain-zoo-welcomes-latest-arrival-its-199th-newborn-giraffe/article/1601838?custom_click=rss

The birth of Msitu's second offspring wasn't live-streamed to the entire world, but the staff of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

About 6 a.m. Wednesday, the tall bundle of joy became the 199th giraffe to be born in the 63-year history of the zoo's breeding program, zoo officials said.

The calf's birth comes 11 days after a giraffe named April gave birth at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. - a delivery that was broadcast online, attracting viewers from all over the world and bringing attention to giraffe conservation.

"We really hope that it does bring awareness to the plight of the giraffes in the wild and we think it is," Cheyenne Mountain Zoo marketing director Jenny Koch



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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:30:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Authorities: Decapitated dogs in western Colorado were hit by train]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-decapitated-dogs-in-western-colorado-were-hit-by-train/article/1601803?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-decapitated-dogs-in-western-colorado-were-hit-by-train/article/1601803?custom_click=rss

GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities say a family's young pit bull dogs that were found decapitated on railroad tracks in western Colorado were hit by a freight train.

Mesa County sheriff's investigators say a Union Pacific conductor reported seeing the two dead dogs intact on the tracks April 19 but couldn't stop the train in time.

The sheriff's office is asking for the public's help figuring out how the dogs died and how they got on the train tracks. The dogs were found dead in the community of Orchard Mesa, next to Grand Junction.



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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:13:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo police officer shot service dog to defend himself, department says]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-officer-shot-service-dog-to-defend-himself-department-says/article/1601557?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-officer-shot-service-dog-to-defend-himself-department-says/article/1601557?custom_click=rss

The Pueblo Police Department released additional information Friday about what lead up to an officer shooting and killing a service dog last week.

While acknowledging that "many of our citizens have a significant connection to their pets and dogs in particular," the Police Department wrote on Facebook that "the officer had no other recourse but to protect himself from an imminent threat."

Police said the property's gate was open, the dog charged at the officer and the officer was retreating when he fired "in an effort to get away and not have to take this action."

A six-year veteran, Officer Diaz, arrived at the 1400 block of Cypress Street on April 14 to assist with a reported fight and a man suffering from medical



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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:22:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 25, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-25-2017/article/1601735?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-25-2017/article/1601735?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

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]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:15:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets]]> http://gazette.com/hotels-that-offer-over-the-top-amenities-for-your-pets/article/1601734?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hotels-that-offer-over-the-top-amenities-for-your-pets/article/1601734?custom_click=rss

On a recent trip to California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs.

"It was called a 'Yappy Hour' menu," says Reeder, who is president of the Dog Writers Association of America and frequently travels with her dog, Rio, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever mix. She selected steak and vegetables from the menu for Rio, and when it arrived, his meal was served on a proper dish with a lid, just like human food.

"It's sort of spoiled him," Reeder says. "Now, every time we get room service in a hotel he expects that he's going to get his own special plate."

Reeder isn't alone when it comes to her travel priorities.

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]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:15:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Senate committee gives wag to bill that would legalize online pet-sitting]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-senate-committee-gives-wag-to-bill-that-would-legalize-online-pet-sitting/article/1601708?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-senate-committee-gives-wag-to-bill-that-would-legalize-online-pet-sitting/article/1601708?custom_click=rss

Even lawmakers without a "dog in the fight" backed a measure Monday that would allow online pet-sitting services to operate legally in Colorado.

House Bill 1228 would address state law, which prohibits services that provide in-home pet care unless the service operates under the same rules and regulations as larger boarding and daycare pet facilities. Requirements include paying licensing fees and requiring home sitters to submit to random inspections.

The advent of pet-sitting online services, including Rover.com and DoggyVacay, has shifted the landscape for pet sitting, causing lawmakers to look at a modernization in the law.



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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:41:00 -0600
<![CDATA[‘Shadow of an animal’ creeps into sleeping homeowner’s room, snatches pet dog, leaves trail of paw prints]]> http://gazette.com/shadow-of-an-animal-creeps-into-sleeping-homeowners-room-snatches-pet-dog-leaves-trail-of-paw-prints/article/1601288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shadow-of-an-animal-creeps-into-sleeping-homeowners-room-snatches-pet-dog-leaves-trail-of-paw-prints/article/1601288?custom_click=rss

The woman was asleep with her child in her rural California home Monday morning when her Portuguese Podengo’s barking woke her in the predawn dark.

An intruder.

According to police, the woman watched as a “shadow of an animal” slunk through the room’s French doors. The figure snatched the 15-pound dog from the foot of her bed, then walked out.

Using a flashlight, the woman searched for the defenseless pooch but found only a trail of large, wet paw prints on the floor outside. She called 911. Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office arrived and found more paw prints near the house.

A mountain lion was the likely culprit, they said.

The woman and her child live in



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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:52:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 18, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-18-2017/article/1601274?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-18-2017/article/1601274?custom_click=rss

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 18, 2017.



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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:14:48 -0600
<![CDATA[WATCH: Dog notices cute baby struggling to crawl then helps her out]]> http://gazette.com/watch-dog-notices-cute-baby-struggling-to-crawl-then-helps-her-out/article/1601142?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-dog-notices-cute-baby-struggling-to-crawl-then-helps-her-out/article/1601142?custom_click=rss

This viral video shows a little girl having trouble getting the hang of the whole crawling thing. Then her dog Buddy carefully demonstrates the proper crawling technique. 



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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:18:54 -0600
<![CDATA[WATCH: Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic]]> http://gazette.com/watch-dog-named-general-opens-doors-flees-animal-clinic/article/1600823?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-dog-named-general-opens-doors-flees-animal-clinic/article/1600823?custom_click=rss

STAFFORD, Va. — A dog who escaped from a Virginia animal hospital after opening several doors has been found and reunited with his owner.

Travis Campbell tells news outlets that his family was boarding their 10-year-old Great Pyrenees named General at the Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital in Stafford while they vacationed in Virginia Beach when the dog left the clinic early Monday.

Surveillance video shows the 124-pound dog unlatching the door to his kennel and opening a second door before wandering down a hallway. Footage then shows General using his mouth to open another door.

The dog was seen in an office area before opening yet another door leading to a parking lot behind the building and walking out.



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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:02:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer]]> http://gazette.com/cleaning-staff-finds-python-in-hotel-room-drawer/article/1600806?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cleaning-staff-finds-python-in-hotel-room-drawer/article/1600806?custom_click=rss

WORCESTER, Mass. — A worker at a Massachusetts hotel got a slithery surprise while cleaning a room — a 5-foot ball python left in a drawer.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that staff at the Marriott Residence Inn in Worcester found the snake last week and called animal control. Animal control took the snake to a pet supply store.

General manager Rod Dzivasen says the snake appeared to be in good health.

Officials don't think the snake was in the room for long. Police say the person renting the room and believed to be the snake's owner had checked out the prior day. It's unlikely anyone will be charged.

The snakes are native to Africa.



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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:18:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities - for your pets]]> http://gazette.com/hotels-that-offer-over-the-top-amenities-for-your-pets/article/1600795?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hotels-that-offer-over-the-top-amenities-for-your-pets/article/1600795?custom_click=rss

On a recent trip to Huntington Beach, California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one very specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs.

"It was called a 'Yappy Hour' menu," says Reeder, who is president of the Dog Writers Association of America and frequently travels with her dog, Rio, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever mix. She selected steak and vegetables from the menu for Rio, and when it arrived, his meal was served on a proper dish with a lid, just like human food.

"It's sort of spoiled him," says Reeder. "Now, every time we get room service in a hotel he expects that he's going to get his own special plate."

Reeder isn't alone when it comes to her travel priorities.



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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:50:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 11, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-11-2017/article/1600786?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-11-2017/article/1600786?custom_click=rss

Pet adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning April 11, 2017.



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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:08:09 -0600