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2 months 2 weeks ago

Pet allergies especially bad this year

Many of us know the awful feeling that comes with allergies -- itchiness, sneezing, and a runny nose. But humans aren't alone -- pets get allergies too. Veterinarians say it's the number one skin problem they see in Colorado Springs. This year has been especially bad because of the...

8 months 3 days ago

Rescue Rover saves lives

Homeless animals across the state are being helped, thanks to a brand new vehicle called the "Rescue Rover." It was made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation. Thursday afternoon it rolled into the Pikes Peak Humane Society from Trinidad carrying about 15 animals. They're...

1 year 10 months ago

Holiday pet advisory

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...

2 years 5 months ago

More baby animals at Pueblo Zoo

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Pueblo Zoo offers half price admission

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.

2 years 11 months ago

Come hear the Alpacas Coo

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...

3 years 6 days ago

Wild animals on the loose in Ohio

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...

3 years 1 month ago

For pets sake

"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....

3 years 2 months ago

Pigs versus pit bulls

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Cat hoarder in Greeley

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Man arrested for killing cats

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Natural gas leak disrupts Denver Zoo

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Toxic versus non-toxic: Pets can't tell

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Cuff him! No, you cuff him!

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Moonlight on the Mountain at Cheyenne Mtn Zoo

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...

4 years 5 months ago

AP-Petside poll: Pets listen better than husbands

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,...

4 years 8 months ago

California town bans pet sales

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...

4 years 8 months ago

Animals could be added to protection orders

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...

4 years 8 months ago

Ted Turner to get Yellowstone bison

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....

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