February 28, 2013 8:49 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Nine abused Alaskan malamute dogs taken from a Montana breeder are getting treatment at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley before they are put up for adoption. The dogs were seized more than a year ago from breeder Mike Chilinski in Jefferson City, Mont. Court documents... more »
January 28, 2013 3:25 PM
There are now 58 dogs who will have a new lease on life!
They were taken to the National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton this past Friday.
All of them are from the Midwest and Tennessee.
Volunteers will be working this week to get them all groomed and... more »
December 10, 2012 8:10 PM
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... more »
September 23, 2012 12:33 PM
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A landscaper is set to appear in court on charges he tried to poison dogs in Charlestown with hot dogs soaked in antifreeze. Fifty-three-year-old Kenneth Hyland of Everett is to be arraigned Monday in Charlestown District Court on dog poisoning charges. Hyland was arrested Friday after... more »
September 19, 2012 6:47 PM
It's full to capacity!
As dogs go out, more dogs come in. We went to PAWS, the no kill shelter in Pueblo, where we found out they have a solution, they just need the resources.
The dogs at PAWS need a bit more space.
"We're pretty full... more »
August 10, 2012 12:56 PM
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... more »
July 2, 2012 7:16 PM
Five people chain themselves to dog houses in front of the courthouse in Pueblo for eight hours. No you weren't seeing things if you drove past there Monday.
It's part of a nationwide Chain Off for the organization "Dogs Deserve Better".
What started from one person in 2004 has... more »
June 14, 2012 6:36 PM
Rabies continues to pop up in Pueblo, and it may be the worst seen in the state this year. Those at the health department say 19 animals, including bats, skunks, and foxes, have tested positive for rabies so far this year, and the total for all of 2011 was only... more »
June 9, 2012 7:25 PM
Pueblo is hot, and everybody has their favorite way to cool off, like those of us who find pools extremely tempting.
Several people jumped into them Saturday when the temps were up around 100.
Maybe we should take advice from the dogs. Almost every dog at the bark... more »
May 12, 2012 6:58 PM
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... more »
May 12, 2012 9:06 AM
Be ready for some new rules at the Manitou Incline starting Saturday
The Gazette says the rules will be posted this morning, weather pending.
NO dogs (even on a leash) Incline Hours: Dawn to Dusk Uphill Travel Only Pack out Your Trash Use the bathrooms supplied... more »
April 26, 2012 8:56 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who went missing from her Tucson, Ariz., home says she heard noises the morning of the child's disappearance. Alicia Stardevant tells local media she heard her dogs barking and male voices outside her bedroom window at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.... more »
March 17, 2012 7:56 PM
A Monument woman and her little girl say they were forced to leave a fast food restaurant because they needed to bring in a service dog.
The little girl suffers from a peanut allergy, and their dog alerts them if any are nearby.
We went with them back... more »
March 15, 2012 7:45 PM
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... more »
February 24, 2012 1:57 PM
CAMDEN, Del. (AP) - When Master Cpl. Kyle Webb pulled up to a Port Penn house recently, he got a pleasant surprise. The stray beagle that Donna Price had seen roaming around her rural home for two weeks was now on a leash, wagging his tail and sniffing everything. The... more »
January 27, 2012 1:01 PM
Pueblo Animal Services, a division of Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, is hosting a one-day only vaccination clinic for the dogs and cats of pet owners in financial need.
The one day clinic will be this Saturday, January 28th from 12pm to 4pm at the Pueblo Animal... more »
January 23, 2012 7:03 PM
After thirty years of business, everything could come down to one vote from city council for a Fountain man.
David Neverette owns Valley Pet Store, and has since the 80's. He's worried because of an ordinance the city of Fountain has been working on; banning the sale and display... more »
January 10, 2012 7:57 PM
The Pueblo County woman who had more than 60 animals taken from her property has a history of animal abuse. Valeria Harris, 55, has pleaded guilty on two previous occasions for animal cruelty, but this latest case is certainly the largest.
Investigators reported not finding any food or water... more »
January 10, 2012 12:47 AM
55 year old Valerie Harris of Boone is in a Pueblo County jail cell, facing felony animal cruelty charges in one of the worst cases authorities have ever come across. "The conditions were deplorable." explains Joe Stafford, the Pikes Peak Humane Society's Regional Director of Animal Law Enforcement
On... more »
October 8, 2011 5:47 AM
It's the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's (HSPPR) 3rd Annual Pawtoberfest held in America the Beautiful Park this morning.
Choose from a 5K timed run or fun walk with or without your dog. Each participant may run/walk with up to two leashed dogs. Around 20 local... more »
September 22, 2011 5:29 AM
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.... more »
September 17, 2011 2:20 PM
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... more »
August 13, 2011 7:31 PM
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.
... more »
June 26, 2011 2:24 AM
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... more »
May 30, 2011 7:28 PM
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... more »
May 30, 2011 5:30 PM
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... more »
April 5, 2011 7:40 PM
A pair of dogs in Calhan have been bitten by a rabid skunk and may have been exposed to the fatal disease.
The two small dogs got into a scuffle with the skunk over the weekend and were wounded by the wild animal. The dogs were brought to their... more »
March 23, 2011 6:39 PM
Pueblo Animal Services and the Pueblo City-County Health Department is offering a low-cost rabies clinic on Saturday. Colorado is in the middle of a rabies outbreak and pets are required to have a current rabies vaccine.
The vaccine costs $8 (cash only). Other dog and cat vaccines will be... more »
February 11, 2011 1:17 AM
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... more »
December 17, 2010 3:03 PM
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... more »
November 30, 2010 2:57 AM
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... more »
October 19, 2010 11:27 PM
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... more »
October 18, 2010 10:03 AM
Cats, dogs and other pets with disabilities that would have once caused the animals to be euthanized are living longer lives, thanks to a growing industry that caters to their owners.
From canine chiropractors to companies that make wheelchairs designed for dogs, a segment of the $47 billion pet... more »
October 7, 2010 6:55 PM
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... more »
September 16, 2010 9:29 AM
Authorities say 171 animals were seized from an Arizona trailer home that had no running water or litter boxes.
Authorities say a couple and their two teenage children were living in the home with the 152 cats and 19 dogs.
The Pinal County Animal Care and Control director... more »
September 8, 2010 4:15 PM
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... more »
September 6, 2010 1:25 PM
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... more »
September 4, 2010 4:38 PM
The Fort Carson community will celebrate Labor Day with Doggie Day at the outdoor pool on post Monday beginning at 5 p.m.
Canines of all sizes, along with their two-legged friends, are invited to enjoy the last day of outdoor pool operations for this summer season.
A bathing... more »
August 30, 2010 10:57 AM
Dogs and cats are known to be enemies, but at a Colorado animal sanctuary near Keensberg, two lion cubs' survival is in the paws of a pack of rescue dogs.
Butchie the Bulldog and Wally the cat are teachers of a pair of homeless cubs who were only a... more »
August 27, 2010 11:15 AM
Sophie Thomas may own the world's bravest cat. The 97-year-old Harrison, Michigan resident was working in her garden recently when four growling pit bulls surrounded her. One of the dogs lunged at her, biting her on the arm.
Sophie screamed and struck back, and as she did her cat... more »