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5 months 5 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...

5 months 2 weeks ago

Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold

There's nothing a dog loves more than running outside with the wind in their face, but that can be tricky when the temperatures dip into the single digits. "I would keep the being outside to a minimum, maybe a short walk," says Dr. John Sudduth of Northwest Animal Hospital....

1 year 7 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 2 months ago

Rabies vaccination can help your pet

The rabies outbreak in Pueblo that began with skunks is now spreading to household pets. Several have had to be put down, so the city and county are taking action. "Numerous skunks found in the city and in the county that are rabid," said Heather Maio, Director of Environmental...

2 years 10 months 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....

2 years 11 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 1 month ago

Pet waste removal business grows

It's Larry Pool's job to pick up what your dog puts down. As an independent contractor with Backyard Pooper Scoopers , Larry spends a few hours a day, 4 days a week doing a chore that many pet owners would like to forget about. "It's a stinky job, but...

3 years 6 months ago

Man accused of killing puppy faces judge

A Colorado Springs man accused of killing his girlfriend's puppy in a fit of anger appeared in court Monday afternoon. 25 year old Christopher Blackstone has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals, felony criminal mischief and harassment. His bond is set at $10,000 Police say it all...

3 years 7 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...

3 years 9 months ago

Woman gets probation in dog abuse case

Recently an animal abuse case involving 28 different charges against Diane Walker was plead down to one misdemeanor count that will give her 2 years probation. She and her Husband Samuel Walker were arrested in December 2009 after about a hundred dogs were found at their property near Hartsel. Eight...

3 years 11 months ago

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields

Police who uncovered two marijuana fields near the U.S.-Canada border had to tread carefully: 13 black bears were wandering around the crops. The fields of about 2,300 plants were found near Christina Lake, just a few miles from the border. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says...

4 years 2 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 3 months ago

Some of the myths about allergies

Windy Spring weather is whipping up allergies in many of us, and it could be triggering asthma problems in some people, too. But, some things that you think you know about allergies simply aren't true, such as the one about short-haired pets. Dr. James Haden, an allergist, says...

4 years 3 months ago

Some myths about allergies

Windy Spring weather is whipping up allergies in many of us, and it could be triggering asthma problems in some people, too. But, some things that you think you know about allergies simply aren't true, such as the one about short-haired pets. Dr. James Haden, an allergist, says...

4 years 3 months ago

Low cost rabies clinics planned

With rabies cases on the rise in Colorado, the Pueblo City-County Health Department reminds individuals that vaccination against rabies is mandatory for all dogs, cats, and ferrets in Pueblo County. Pueblo Animal Services is offering rabies vaccine for $8 and other vaccines at the following low cost vaccine clinics:...

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