<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:16:04 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA["The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog' to perform at Colorado Springs Pet Expo]]> By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/the-amazing-deaf-cattle-dog-to-perform-at-colorado-springs-pet-expo/article/1550211?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-amazing-deaf-cattle-dog-to-perform-at-colorado-springs-pet-expo/article/1550211?custom_click=rss

10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $6, $3 ages 11-16, free 10 and younger; cspetexpo.com.

Angelyne chose Eric Melvin, as he recalls.

Nine years ago, Melvin visited a litter of rambunctious Australian cattle puppies. All but one little female pup came over to interact with him. Instead, she acted distracted and sniffed around, he said. Eventually, though, she made her way over, tapped his knee twice with her muzzle, looked up at him and walked away. He knew she was the one for him.

"That dog picked me. We picked each other," Melvin says from his home in Greeley. "I've never had anything like that before in my life. I had no idea how big



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10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $6, $3 ages 11-16, free 10 and younger; cspetexpo.com.

Angelyne chose Eric Melvin, as he recalls.

Nine years ago, Melvin visited a litter of rambunctious Australian cattle puppies. All but one little female pup came over to interact with him. Instead, she acted distracted and sniffed around, he said. Eventually, though, she made her way over, tapped his knee twice with her muzzle, looked up at him and walked away. He knew she was the one for him.

"That dog picked me. We picked each other," Melvin says from his home in Greeley. "I've never had anything like that before in my life. I had no idea how big

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:14:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Pet of the week: Tess]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-tess/article/1550030?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-tess/article/1550030?custom_click=rss

Name: Tess

Breed: Manx

Owner: Cathy Ezell

Tess' story: She nearly died a few years ago from hepatitis despite being an indoor-only cat. Thanks to excellent vet care, she recovered although she must take liver med the rest of her life and undergo tests every six months. While she was hospitalized, we realized how bonded our other female Manx cat, Silver, 10, was to Tess as Silver went into a slump.

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Breed: Manx

Owner: Cathy Ezell

Tess' story: She nearly died a few years ago from hepatitis despite being an indoor-only cat. Thanks to excellent vet care, she recovered although she must take liver med the rest of her life and undergo tests every six months. While she was hospitalized, we realized how bonded our other female Manx cat, Silver, 10, was to Tess as Silver went into a slump.

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, 23 Apr 2015 04:10:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 23, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-23-2015/article/1550191?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-23-2015/article/1550191?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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 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.

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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:10:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Bereaved Colorado owners told they may have to rebury their pets]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/bereaved-colorado-owners-told-they-may-have-to-rebury-their-pets/article/1550132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bereaved-colorado-owners-told-they-may-have-to-rebury-their-pets/article/1550132?custom_click=rss COMMERCE CITY — Owners who buried their pets at the Denver Pet Cemetery in Commerce City will have to pay hundreds of dollars to move the remains if a new owner finds a new use for the property.

KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1EaO2su ) that cemetery owner Tom Hart broke the news to concerned clients Tuesday that he is selling the property and the new owner could repurpose the land.

Other pet cemeteries in the area are already jumping on the opportunity. One has begun distributing fliers advertising a special rate for Denver Pet Cemetery clients: $345 for a single re-internment.

Though Hart said he is advertising the property as a pet cemetery while trying to sell, the land is zoned C3, making it available



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COMMERCE CITY — Owners who buried their pets at the Denver Pet Cemetery in Commerce City will have to pay hundreds of dollars to move the remains if a new owner finds a new use for the property.

KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1EaO2su ) that cemetery owner Tom Hart broke the news to concerned clients Tuesday that he is selling the property and the new owner could repurpose the land.

Other pet cemeteries in the area are already jumping on the opportunity. One has begun distributing fliers advertising a special rate for Denver Pet Cemetery clients: $345 for a single re-internment.

Though Hart said he is advertising the property as a pet cemetery while trying to sell, the land is zoned C3, making it available

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:41:44 -0600
<![CDATA[PPCC launches 'kiss the pig' fundraiser]]> Debbie Kelley http://gazette.com/ppcc-launches-kiss-the-pig-fundraiser/article/1549812?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ppcc-launches-kiss-the-pig-fundraiser/article/1549812?custom_click=rss

Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig.

The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money in that person's name through April 22 on ppcc.edu/kissthepig.

The person who collects the most money will kiss Diamond at a Pig Kissing Ceremony, 6 p.m. on April 23, at the Centennial Campus Grove, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

The event will raise money for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter’s conferences and service projects in the upcoming school year and for the PPCC Food Pantry, which helps supply food and other household



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Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig.

The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money in that person's name through April 22 on ppcc.edu/kissthepig.

The person who collects the most money will kiss Diamond at a Pig Kissing Ceremony, 6 p.m. on April 23, at the Centennial Campus Grove, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

The event will raise money for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter’s conferences and service projects in the upcoming school year and for the PPCC Food Pantry, which helps supply food and other household

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:58:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 16, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-16-2015/article/1549781?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-16-2015/article/1549781?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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 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.

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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Coco]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-coco/article/1549734?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-coco/article/1549734?custom_click=rss

Name: Coco

Breed: Havashire

Owner: Sue Fletcher

Coco's story: She is presently in training to be a therapy dog for a nursing home that our church goes to once a month.

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Breed: Havashire

Owner: Sue Fletcher

Coco's story: She is presently in training to be a therapy dog for a nursing home that our church goes to once a month.

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, 15 Apr 2015 12:05:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Tough pup lives through RV wreck, 5 days in desert before reuniting with family]]> By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com http://gazette.com/tough-pup-lives-through-rv-wreck-5-days-in-desert-before-reuniting-with-family/article/1549672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tough-pup-lives-through-rv-wreck-5-days-in-desert-before-reuniting-with-family/article/1549672?custom_click=rss

Zena’s family will never know her full survival story – just the beginning and the end. But that’s enough for them to be amazed she’s alive.

It was 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chris Lind had woken up before the rest of her family to a cool, summer morning full of anticipation. She and her husband Jim Lind were driving their RV to California, with a daughter, granddaughter, and 10-year-old schnauzer-sheltie mix Zena in tow. The Linds had pulled out of Colorado Springs the night before, determined to make it in time for their daughter’s medical school graduation in Yucca Valley.

“I thought I’d go for coffee, just get us to breakfast,” Chris said. “We wanted to be there by noon.



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Zena’s family will never know her full survival story – just the beginning and the end. But that’s enough for them to be amazed she’s alive.

It was 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Chris Lind had woken up before the rest of her family to a cool, summer morning full of anticipation. She and her husband Jim Lind were driving their RV to California, with a daughter, granddaughter, and 10-year-old schnauzer-sheltie mix Zena in tow. The Linds had pulled out of Colorado Springs the night before, determined to make it in time for their daughter’s medical school graduation in Yucca Valley.

“I thought I’d go for coffee, just get us to breakfast,” Chris said. “We wanted to be there by noon.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:38:21 -0600
<![CDATA[The Country Life: Contrary to reputation, goats are picky eaters]]> BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/the-country-life-contrary-to-reputation-goats-are-picky-eaters/article/1549651?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-country-life-contrary-to-reputation-goats-are-picky-eaters/article/1549651?custom_click=rss

If you're a parent, and your children at mealtime used to decorate the high chair and floor with food without getting much in their mouth, then you know what it's like to feed goats.

Despite their reputations for eating anything, including tin cans, goats are generally picky eaters. And wasteful ones.

"Goats are terrible about wasting food," says Cheryl Sellin, who raises fainting goats at her Spiritwood Ranch near Black Forest. Our goats, Nana and Christmas, are proof of that, though at least the wild birds seem to enjoy much of the food that they leave strewn across the goat pen.



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If you're a parent, and your children at mealtime used to decorate the high chair and floor with food without getting much in their mouth, then you know what it's like to feed goats.

Despite their reputations for eating anything, including tin cans, goats are generally picky eaters. And wasteful ones.

"Goats are terrible about wasting food," says Cheryl Sellin, who raises fainting goats at her Spiritwood Ranch near Black Forest. Our goats, Nana and Christmas, are proof of that, though at least the wild birds seem to enjoy much of the food that they leave strewn across the goat pen.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:24:32 -0600
<![CDATA[TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals]]> The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/tv-vet-takes-to-sky-dives-into-sea-to-help-injured-animals/article/1549375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tv-vet-takes-to-sky-dives-into-sea-to-help-injured-animals/article/1549375?custom_click=rss

Not every veterinarian would call it paradise.

Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he built himself or by biking, riding an ATV or swimming to reach sick or injured animals. He will wrangle overweight pigs, scuba-dive to free a sea turtle tangled in a net and patch up patients in unexpected places, operating in a barn or the back of a truck.

He stars in Nat Geo Wild's show "Aloha Vet," which debuted last month. He treats pets, of course, but also takes flight or bumps along Kauai's lone cross-island road to help wild animals - something that sets him apart from other veterinarians in rural or hard-to-reach U.S. areas who often travel to treat livestock or pets.

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Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he built himself or by biking, riding an ATV or swimming to reach sick or injured animals. He will wrangle overweight pigs, scuba-dive to free a sea turtle tangled in a net and patch up patients in unexpected places, operating in a barn or the back of a truck.

He stars in Nat Geo Wild's show "Aloha Vet," which debuted last month. He treats pets, of course, but also takes flight or bumps along Kauai's lone cross-island road to help wild animals - something that sets him apart from other veterinarians in rural or hard-to-reach U.S. areas who often travel to treat livestock or pets.]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:15:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 9, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-9-2015/article/1549374?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-april-9-2015/article/1549374?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.

Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524.

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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E.

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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.

Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524.

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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E.]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:15:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado dog gets prosthetics for all 4 legs]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-dog-gets-prosthetics-for-all-4-legs/article/feed/220160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-dog-gets-prosthetics-for-all-4-legs/article/feed/220160?custom_click=rss

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 2-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs.

Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of Loveland says the ultimate goal is to give Brutus the gift of being a dog.

Felix Deurr, an orthopedics professor at Colorado State University who focuses on small animals, says such prosthetics have been developed only in the past 15 years. A study on their effectiveness is due out later this year.

A good Samaritan noticed Brutus' injuries when he was offered for adoption in a store parking lot in Canon City. A breeder amputated Brutus' paws afte

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Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of Loveland says the ultimate goal is to give Brutus the gift of being a dog.

Felix Deurr, an orthopedics professor at Colorado State University who focuses on small animals, says such prosthetics have been developed only in the past 15 years. A study on their effectiveness is due out later this year.

A good Samaritan noticed Brutus' injuries when he was offered for adoption in a store parking lot in Canon City. A breeder amputated Brutus' paws afte]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 21:16:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Kaia]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-kaia/article/1548845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-kaia/article/1548845?custom_click=rss

Name: Kaia

Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer

Owner: William Field

Kaia's story: My longtime girlfriend Catherine and I are in the U.S. Air Force. I wanted a hunting dog and Catherine just wanted a dog to cuddle with. Kaia has been assisting me in hunting all kinds of upland birds since she was 2 months old. She is the first dog I have trained and she has exceeded all expectations. She is very well behaved and though she has a ton of energy when we are outside, she is a couch/bed potato as soon as we go in the house. She loves people and feels the need to be touching us at all times (we don't mind). She is our little princess and has brought joy to our lives.

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Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer

Owner: William Field

Kaia's story: My longtime girlfriend Catherine and I are in the U.S. Air Force. I wanted a hunting dog and Catherine just wanted a dog to cuddle with. Kaia has been assisting me in hunting all kinds of upland birds since she was 2 months old. She is the first dog I have trained and she has exceeded all expectations. She is very well behaved and though she has a ton of energy when we are outside, she is a couch/bed potato as soon as we go in the house. She loves people and feels the need to be touching us at all times (we don't mind). She is our little princess and has brought joy to our lives.

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