December 10, 2012 8:10 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS- While giving pets as gifts have become increasingly popular in recent years, they may not be the best present this holiday season.
Unwanted pets often end up back in shelters or abandoned on the streets.
"I just want all the dogs and cats here to find... more »
October 27, 2012 6:02 PM
Between the kids in costumes and the animals, it was an overload of cute at the Pueblo Zoo! Their annual Zoo Boo today was a chance for kids to experience the animals through zookeeper talks. Plus, of course, they were able to get lots of candy and toys throughout the... more »
May 22, 2012 4:43 PM
It's a baby boom at the Pueblo Zoo!
Four little emu chicks were all born within the past 12 days, with the youngest only two days old! Their dad is pretty protective. The staff says right now the public can only see them a few hours each morning.
They... more »
March 14, 2012 2:38 PM
The Pueblo Zoo will offer half price admission for one day during Spring Break.
On Wednesday, March 28, adults will be admitted for $4 and children for $3.
The Pueblo Zoo is located in City Park on Pueblo's southside.
Click here for more information. more »
February 24, 2012 1:57 PM
CAMDEN, Del. (AP) - When Master Cpl. Kyle Webb pulled up to a Port Penn house recently, he got a pleasant surprise. The stray beagle that Donna Price had seen roaming around her rural home for two weeks was now on a leash, wagging his tail and sniffing everything. The... more »
November 19, 2011 2:16 PM
Today and Sunday about a half dozen Alpacas are on display cooing at the Black Forest Community Club in Black Forest at the Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza.
Kids, parents and those just curious about the animals are welcome to come and pet them, learn about them and even have the... more »
October 22, 2011 9:41 AM
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio man who collected wild and rare animals admitted he was having a tough time taking care of them just days before he unleashed dozens of tigers, bears and lions into the countryside and killed himself.
A sheriff's deputy visited Terry Thompson's farm in... more »
October 19, 2011 6:02 AM
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police armed with rifles are patrolling rural Zanesville where dozens of animals escaped from a wild-animal preserve and where the owner's body later was found.
Some school districts were expected to cancel classes Wednesday as the remaining bears, big cats and other beasts from the... more »
October 8, 2011 5:47 AM
It's the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's (HSPPR) 3rd Annual Pawtoberfest held in America the Beautiful Park this morning.
Choose from a 5K timed run or fun walk with or without your dog. Each participant may run/walk with up to two leashed dogs. Around 20 local... more »
September 25, 2011 3:59 PM
"Isis is my lifeline to freedom...my lifeline to independence," says a soft-eyed Heidi Berge.
Isis has a special gift - sensing when Berge may become in trouble. She's a 19-month-old Rottweiler service dog that has the ability to sense when Berge, who suffers from epilepsy, may have a seizure.... more »
August 17, 2011 5:34 PM
It was a horrific scene at Venetucci Farm on Tuesday afternoon.
Three pregnant pigs survived an attack by a pair of pit bulls. They were attacked around 4 p.m. Staff heard the pigs squealing from afar and came rushing to save the animals.
The farm manager Patrick Hamilton says... more »
August 13, 2011 12:01 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Weld County Humane Society says it's in desperate need of cat food and money after dealing with a sixth cat hoarder in the last 18 months. Some 60 cats were seized Thursday from the home of an elderly Greeley man. Greeley police say neighbor complaints... more »
July 24, 2011 2:22 PM
The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than... more »
July 18, 2011 10:27 PM
Griffin Smith and the family cat were just waking up for breakfast in their west Colorado Springs home. When they walked in to the kitchen he realized he wasn't the only early bird. "I saw my cat really puffed up and he looked unhappy so I wasn't sure what was... more »
March 16, 2011 6:02 PM
One man has been arrested for animal cruelty charges after allegedly killing several cats at a Colorado Springs mobile home park.
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region reported this afternoon that an employee of the La Cresta Mobile Estate had killed three cats using ether.
"The... more »
February 15, 2011 1:21 PM
DENVER (AP) - Construction workers have accidentally severed a 3-inch natural gas line at the Denver Zoo, prompting zoo keepers to move some birds indoors.
The accident occurred Tuesday morning before the zoo was open to the public. Zoo spokeswoman Tiffany Barnhart says few animals were in the area... more »
February 13, 2011 6:01 PM
PEYTON, Colo. (AP) - A fire near Peyton has left three goats and several chickens dead.
Peyton Fire Protection District Chief Jack Rauer says a shed filled with animals and hay caught fire around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, killing the goats and several chicks. The Gazette reports another goat was... more »
November 30, 2010 2:57 AM
Pets could land themselves in the animal hospital if owners do not keep a few holiday foods and items out of paws reach.
Rich foods and shiny holiday decorations fill most homes during the holiday season and pets are naturally fascinated by these items; but certain things could be... more »
September 27, 2010 11:53 AM
A low cost rabies vaccine clinic will happen Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pueblo Animal Shelter in response to the increase of animal rabies cases in Colorado.
Friday, public health officials announced a skunk tested positive for rabies in the southwest corner of... more »
September 16, 2010 9:29 AM
Authorities say 171 animals were seized from an Arizona trailer home that had no running water or litter boxes.
Authorities say a couple and their two teenage children were living in the home with the 152 cats and 19 dogs.
The Pinal County Animal Care and Control director... more »
September 13, 2010 3:27 PM
Florida sheriff's deputies sprang into action Monday morning when a seven-foot alligator made its way toward a group of school children.
A school crossing guard first spotted the gator on a street in Oldsmar and called authorities.
Deputies quickly arrived and called for a trapper, but decided they... more »
September 7, 2010 10:06 AM
With the wildfire and evacuations caused by the Fourmile Canyon Fire just west of Boulder, it is a good time to take a look at our pet emergency plans.
We live in an area where fires are just a fact of life, and right now the fire danger is... more »
August 16, 2010 10:39 AM
California sheriff's deputies worked to corral two zebras roaming the streets of the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael Saturday night.
At least one of the animals was wounded when it ran into traffic, striking a car.
Tim Tanaka took charge by roping off an area to keep the animal... more »
August 5, 2010 1:43 PM
If you're looking for something different to do this evening, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting Moonlight on the Mountain.
You'll have the chance to enjoy delicious food compliments of WildThings Catering, beverages served by Bristol Brewing and Sovereignty Wines and music by The Martini Shot, an original six-piece... more »
June 29, 2010 5:51 PM
The Pueblo Zoo will offer two more summer camps for kids who want to learn about animals.
• July 12 - 16 - "No Legs, 2 Legs, 4 Legs" (Kindergarten through 2nd grade)
• July 19 - 23 - "Asian Adventure" (3rd and 4th grade)
Camps... more »
April 28, 2010 10:29 AM
Husbands, if you end up in the doghouse, consider it a promotion. In an Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Wednesday, a third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands. Eighteen percent of pet-owning married men said their pets are better listeners than their wives. Overall,... more »
April 18, 2010 11:47 AM
Angie Best-Boss has tried changing litter boxes, types of litter, brands of litter. But something has gone terribly wrong with Tiger.
"I loathe my cat," said the freelance writer in New Palestine, Ind. "Actually, loathe might be too weak of a word. I hate it. The stupid, stupid cat... more »
April 13, 2010 1:27 PM
Pueblo Zoo animals have been painting in anticipation of Earth Day. On April 24 and 25 visitors will be able to view and purchase art created by our resident animals and some talented zookeepers.
All proceeds from sales will go toward conservation programs. In addition to being able to... more »
March 23, 2010 12:26 PM
It's always nice to find a pile of morning newspapers by the hotel elevator. A pile of dog poop? Not so much.
But that's what greeted me at the 9th-floor elevators during a recent stay in Portland, Ore. Worse, someone had already stepped in it.
"I'm so sorry... more »
March 11, 2010 1:02 PM
The animal rights group PETA is offering to help cash-strapped Colorado Springs by paying to put trash cans back in parks, if the cans carry an anti-meat slogan and a picture of a woman in a lettuce bikini.
The city stopped picking up trash in parks to save money,... more »
February 19, 2010 11:48 AM
A Southern California town has taken a bite out of dog and cat sales.
Shelter animals are the only ones available in West Hollywood. The city council voted unanimously this week to ban stores from selling cats and dogs.
The move is aimed at shutting down puppy and... more »
February 16, 2010 10:40 AM
Judges would be able to order suspected domestic abusers to keep away from family animals under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The measure is set to have its first hearing at the Capitol on Tuesday. Democratic Sen. Linda Newell of Littleton says domestic abusers can harm or threaten... more »
February 3, 2010 10:27 AM
Billionaire Ted Turner is getting 88 Yellowstone National Park bison from a faltering Montana program that was supposed to put the disease-free animals on public or tribal lands.
The animals were spared several years ago from a periodic slaughter of bison leaving Yellowstone because of worries about animal disease.... more »
February 2, 2010 11:19 AM
An environmental group has flunked one federal agency and given another a "D" on its annual report card on conservation of prairie dogs. WildEarth Guardians releases the report on Groundhog Day to draw attention to the rodent found in the West. Prairie dogs have been eliminated from much of their... more »
January 31, 2010 9:48 AM
Like many great things in life, this one started off simply enough. Erik Riesenberg, a sales and marketing manager in New York, adored his two cats, Bailey and Violet. Violet, in particular, cracked him up because she was so photogenic.
"I was looking at her last December, and she's... more »
January 30, 2010 8:47 AM
A dozen Asian nations and Russia vowed Friday to work to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, crack down on poaching that has devastated the big cats and prohibit the building of roads and bridges that could harm their habitats.
However, the historic declaration adopted by the... more »