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5 months 3 weeks ago

Owners of impounded pit bull sound off

It's a story News 5 broke last week -- a pit bull that neighbors say was terrorizing their neighborhood and holding people hostage in their cars and homes. Animal control finally seized the dog after numerous calls, but the owner says it was all a big misunderstanding. They...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Dog thrown from car

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a dog that apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway last weekend had been taken without its owner's consent. The dog was seriously injured in the incident, but was released from a veterinary hospital on Monday afternoon....

7 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...

1 year 7 months 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 7 months ago

Check out this dog's strange appetite!

We all scour store aisles for the best pet food for our furry friends, but sometimes we wonder why, since our dogs seem to eat just about anything! One seven-year-old golden retriever in Minnesota did just that. Gordon had to have surgery after he ate 16 rocks! Altogether, they...

1 year 7 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Pet Physical Therapy

Tools like treadmills and techniques like underwater exercise have been staples of physical therapy for humans for some time. In today's Your Healthy Family, pets are now reaping the benefits as well. There's a specialized water treadmill being used by veterinarians to help rehabilitate dogs and, believe it...

1 year 7 months ago

Pet lovers watch out for "Pet Flipping"

Pet owners beware! The latest new heartless crime is called "pet flipping." Criminals find lost dogs, and instead of returning them, they sell them for a quick buck online. They'll also answer "found dog" ads pretending to be the owner, or they'll just steal pets right out of yards....

1 year 7 months ago

Tips for boarding your pets

Our four-legged friends often have to sit out summer vacations. If you're looking for boarding options, Angie's List has some tips to find the best fit. Make sure the place is a member of the Pet Care Services Association. Check the license and certification. Find out how much time...

1 year 10 months ago

Do you spend a lot on your pet?

Pet parents are going to the dogs. Nearly half of dog owners spend $50 a month on their animals, compared to fewer than 40% of cat owners. That's according to a survey from Nearly a quarter of pet owners fess up to holding or attending a birthday...

2 years 7 months ago

House fire kills woman and dog

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A house fire in Fort Collins has killed a 64-year-old woman and a dog. Poudre Fire Authority officials said Tuesday investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire late Monday. The fire is believed to have started accidentally in the living room. Firefighters said...

2 years 7 months ago

Hero Chihuahua saves 2 girls

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - A Chihuahua is being hailed as a hero after authorities say it sniffed out two girls who were lost in a Georgia forest. The girls, ages 5 and 8, disappeared Monday for a couple of hours when they were walking on trails near their neighborhood about...

2 years 8 months ago

Video of the Day: Tough kitty

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog right?? Well this little kitten must have a lot of fight to take on this dog! Click here to see our Video of the Day.

2 years 8 months ago

Mobile facility offers dog and cat daycare

For evacuees, going about your daily lives can be difficult, especially if you have pets. A mobile unit of North Shore Animal League America from New York is parked at the recovery center on Spruce. They've helped out in several disasters, including Hurricane Katrina. From free pet food to care...

2 years 10 months ago

Rabid bat found at Pueblo Zoo

A wild bat has tested positive for rabies. It was found at the Pueblo Zoo. It was discovered in front of the vulture stork pen. The Health Department is concerned people may have come in contact with it. If you or your child possibly came into contact with...

2 years 11 months ago

Video of the Day: Athletic Pup

We admire gymnasts for strength and flexibility, but this pup is making some of them look bad. His routine might be a little sloppy, but his dismount deserves a perfect 10. Click here to see this athletic puppy for our Video of the Day .

3 years 1 month ago

Pit Bull shot and killed

A Pit Bull was shot and killed outside a home in the Holland Park neighborhood of Colorado Springs this afternoon. A man reported the dog became aggressive and growled at him. The dog apparently belonged to a neighbor. Officers from the Humane Society were called and so far the...

3 years 2 months ago

Dog saved from icy lake

The Westminster Fire Department was called to an icy lake yesterday because a pet was in trouble. The crew from Station #1 donned ice rescue gear and were able to reach the dog and bring it to safety. Fire rescue crews ask dog owners to keep their pets on...

3 years 3 months ago

Dog survives hunting accident

Veterinarian Lisa Berg has taken care of her own dogs before. In fact, she and her husband Jeff Snyder adopted their malamute/husky mix Reka after she came in as a puppy and her owners gave her up. But what happened to Reka Saturday made Lisa's heart stop. Jeff had...

3 years 4 months ago

Man jailed after dog abused and killed

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been jailed after a dog was mutilated and hanged from a bridge. Joseph Nelson was being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail on $3,000 bond on suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal mischief and other charges. Authorities...

3 years 5 months ago

Inmate saves woman from dog attack

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities will take three days off a New Jersey inmate's sentence after he rescued an animal shelter worker from a pit bull attack. Justin Peggs was working off a 45-day sentence for assault at the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption...

3 years 6 months ago

Mountain lion kills family dog

CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife officials are reminding residents to be alert in light of recent mountain lion attacks on animals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a mountain lion killed a Carbondale-area resident's dog near the Sunlight ski resort late Wednesday. Wildlife managers consider human safety or...

3 years 6 months ago

"Puppy Mill Day" in Colorado Springs

Today is National Puppy Mill Day in Colorado Springs. To help celebrate the organization held an open house for dog owners, and their faimilies. During the event, the National Mill Dog Rescue rolled out a very generous grant by the Petco Foundation. In order to further NMDR's commitment to...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Man who shot dog says he had no choice

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man who fatally shot a bullmastiff that was attacking his greyhound says his only option was to kill the dog. The Gazette reports that Robert McCombs' 70-pound greyhound Cooper needed five staples in his neck after the 140-pound dog attacked. The bullmastiff's owner,...

4 years 3 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...

4 years 3 months ago

Local teen wins big at national dog show

A local teen won big at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show in California this weekend. Colorado Springs teen, Katie Mazurowski and her English Setter, Lamont took the top prize for the Junior Handler competition at the show. Junior Handlers are judged on how they groom and handle...

4 years 3 months ago

Police dog killed by suspect

Officials say a New Jersey police dog was killed when the suspect he was apprehending threw the dog into traffic. Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle said that the 3-year-old German Shepherd named Schultz, was released by an officer when the suspect in a restaurant robbery was spotted. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Dog rescued after 80 foot fall

Pueblo Sheriff's Office workers rescued a dog Friday morning that had fallen into a ravine near the Pueblo Reservoir. The dog, a Springer Spaniel, was training with its master when it fell off an 80 foot cliff. The dog was not injured but it was too dark to retrieve...

4 years 5 months ago

Keep your pets safe on Halloween

Halloween is a holiday known for its tricks as well as its treats and can be very fun for people, but for animals it can be dangerous. Pets like a familiar environment, and an evening with the doorbell ringing nonstop and strangers with masks and frightening costumes coming to...

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