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1 year 3 months ago

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease,...

1 year 11 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 3 months ago

2 dogs rescued off 14er

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Two dogs are safe after more than 20 rescuers pulled them off a Colorado mountain. Authorities say two climbers and their two dogs ran into a problem July 24 descending Quandary Peak, which is over 14,000 feet high. According to the Denver Post, both climbers were...

2 years 6 months ago

Dogs can help you relieve stress

While some college students are already enjoying their break, others are still cramming for final exams and that leads to stress and, at some schools, dogs. Research shows pets decrease the level of stress hormones and increase endorphins, known as the happiness hormone. That's why many colleges are turning to...

2 years 6 months ago

New Manitou Incline rules

Be ready for some new rules at the Manitou Incline starting Saturday The Gazette says the rules will be posted this morning, weather pending. They include: NO dogs (even on a leash) Incline Hours: Dawn to Dusk Uphill Travel Only Pack out Your Trash Use the bathrooms supplied...

2 years 8 months ago

Guidelines change for allergy service dogs

New guidelines are in place for service dogs, and it gives the animals more access to businesses. Those with Angel Service Dogs say the new guidelines now include the phrase "alerting individuals to the presence of allergens." The founder of Angel Service Dogs says they train their dogs to detect...

3 years 2 months ago

Kennel open despite 'probable' inhumane euthanasia

DENVER (AP) - A Denver kennel accused of euthanizing dogs with dish-soap injections remains open despite a state report calling the inhumane method "probable." Denver's KMGH-TV reports that the North Washington Street Kennels was investigated by the Colorado Department of Agriculture after two employees reported the unauthorized euthanasia procedure....

3 years 2 months ago

Search-rescue dogs get workout in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Search-and-rescue dogs from seven states are going through certification evaluations at Denver International Airport. The dogs will be tested on a series of rubble piles simulating collapsed buildings and other scenarios. The tests began Saturday and end Sunday. Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force...

3 years 3 months ago

A doggie affair in the Springs

All Breed Rescue and Training hosted its 13th annual Romp in the Park at the Norris-Penrose Event Center on Saturday. "It's a big carnival for dogs," says Lauren Fox of All Breed Rescue and Training. The event is held in recognition of the international homeless animal day. ...

3 years 4 months ago

Iron dog

Money went to the dogs on Saturday, one in particular. The hope is to outfit, Scribbles, the Fountain Police Dog, who is part of the K-9 unit, with a bullet proof vest. "It's like any of our police officers who have Kevlar vests. Our police dog also needs a...

3 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

Cashing in on a dirty job

A Colorado Springs man is seeing green when many dog owners only see brown. His pooper scooper business is growing, even in a down economy. Brad Gouveia started Backyard Pooper Scooper in 2007 and has steadily grown a loyal customer base. Things are going well enough that he's hired...

3 years 9 months ago

Dogs in the library

The Pikes Peak Library District opens its doors to the dogs, and children absolutely love it. Inside the library, a special program called Paws to Read encourages kids to speak aloud, and for one girl, this was her first time. You would not know by the look of her...

3 years 11 months ago

Dogs seized from area kennel

Nine adult German Shepards and 4 puppies have been seized by the Humane Society of the Pike Peak Region. The dogs were reported underweight and some have other medical problems. They were taken from Denali Kennels, owned by Jennifer Hobbs Butler and Robert Butler. The dogs are now under...

3 years 11 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

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...

4 years 1 month ago

PawtoberFest this weekend

Don't forget this weekend's big pet event... PawtoberFest! It's the Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region's big fall fundraiser! It all kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 5k Fun Run and Walk that begins and ends at America the Beautiful Park. After that, you can bring your...

4 years 2 months ago

Boulder dogs coming to Colorado Springs

The Boulder County Humane Society is taking-in dogs that have been displaced by the Fourmile Canyon Fire. To make room for the displaced dogs, 20 dogs available for adoption are being sent to the Pikes Peak Humane Society. The local humane society already had 60 dogs available for adoption--that's...

4 years 2 months ago

Massive dog treat recall

There is a massive dog treat recall that may impact your pet. Hartz is recalling nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats due to salmonella concerns. Random testing conducted by the "FDA" revealed that some 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats were contaminated. The lot code is...

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