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8 months 2 weeks ago

Shelters Open Longer Hours This Week

With temperatures below freezing, area shelters are opening their doors to provide a place for people to go. The Springs Rescue Mission in downtown Colorado Springs will stay open 24/7 this week. In the Black Forest, Crosses for Losses will also be open. The shelter says if people...

1 year 1 month ago

It's National Dog Day!

Today is National Dog Day! It's a day to celebrate man's best friend, pamper your pooch, and maybe bring home another pet. You're urged to adopt, though. The woman behind the canine holiday asks people to head to their local shelter to find their new companion.

1 year 6 months ago

Haiti may have violated human rights

Amnesty International believes that Haiti violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up after the 2010 earthquake. A report by the human rights organization said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public space and...

2 years 8 months ago

Pueblo emergency shelter to close early

The Pueblo Salvation Army announced this afternoon that its emergency shelter for men will close on February 15 due to lack of funds. The shelter, at 13th and Elizabeth, has typically stayed open from November through March because night temperatures usually drop below freezing. But revenue is down and...

2 years 10 months ago

Police: Homeless issues are still here

Day after day Officers Brett Iverson and M.J. Thompson walk the trails around Colorado Springs. They're part of CSPD's Homeless Outreach Team. On a day like this they're trying to get the city's homeless off the cold streets and in to a shelter. "The last thing we want to find...

3 years 4 months ago

A new palace for unwanted pooches

It was moving day for man's best friend. "Paws for Life", Pueblo's only no-kill animal shelter, has a new building that's part of a six million dollar complex. "Oh my goodness, we're just so excited," said Beverly Kachel, one of the managers at the shelter. She says the new shelter,...

3 years 6 months ago

38 now at shelter

So far 38 people have gone to the old Grace Best Elementary School in Monument for shelter. The shelter, at 66 Jefferson in Monument, was opened early this morning by the Red Cross. The Red Cross is providing food and other comforts for those who may have to spend...

3 years 8 months ago

Shelters prepare for the cold

For those who need emergency shelter, The Salvation Army opens its warming shelter whenever temperatures drop below 32 degrees. The shelter will accept entry until 10 p.m. when the doors close for a head count. Once the head count is completed the doors open again. That happens around 11...

3 years 9 months ago

Baby starves at homeless shelter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two family caseworkers have been suspended after a 2-month-old boy starved to death at a Philadelphia homeless shelter. Police have charged 32-year-old Tanya Williams with murder in the Dec. 23 death of her son. They also are exploring possible criminal charges against others. Homicide Sgt. Tim...

3 years 11 months ago

Shelter extends hours

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has lengthened its hours in hopes of helping more people retrieve their lost pets. Effective November 1, hours will be extended to 8 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. during the winter months and 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. during the summer months. Adoption...

4 years 2 hours ago

Whisker Ball this weekend!

You and your dog are cordially invited to the third annual Whisker Ball! Friends of the Pueblo Animal Shelte r are hosting the 2010 Whisker Ball on Saturday, October 23rd, at the Pueblo Convention Center. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres....

4 years 4 months ago

Too many cats

The Pikes Peak Humane Society is facing a "catastrophe." Too many cats, not enough room. Each day in Colorado Springs forty to fifty cats come in to the office. Some are strays, some are simply given away by an owner. Strays must be kept for five days in...

4 years 5 months ago

Pound puppy or pedigree pooch?

A new poll finds that more than half of those asked plan to get their next pet from a shelter, while just 8 percent would opt for the pet store. And more than four in 10 in the Associated Press-Petside.com poll say they believe store pets could have hidden medical...

4 years 8 months ago

Homeless problems trickle down to Pueblo

The homeless crisis in Colorado Springs is now causing problems in Pueblo. As the Springs cracks down on homeless camps along the river some people have moved south, which has led to crowded shelters and even turf wars. Right now, Colorado Springs has roughly 500 people who are homeless and...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs considers no-camping ordinance

Homeless advocates are asking Colorado Springs officials to wait on a proposal to outlaw camping on city property because there aren't enough shelter beds and they want time to prove it. An official with the Colorado Springs Homeless Outreach Program & Empowerment group told the City Council Tuesday they don't...

4 years 9 months ago

Donations Stolen from Humane Society

While most were celebrating the beginning of a new decade with family and friends on New Years, others in Colorado Springs were up to something shocking. The donation box at the Pikes Peak Humane Society was smashed open in the early hours of New Years. Hundreds of dollars of donation...

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo animal shelter rescues dead man's pets

Pets are often the unseen victims of violence or tragedy in a home. On Thursday, when 50-year old Robert Piserchio was found dead in his Pueblo County home, his five English springer spaniels suddenly became homeless. Pueblo Animal Services rescued the dogs under their Safe Keeping program. When authorities respond...

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