Hamlett gets new digs

elaine | June 8, 2012

The Hamlett Spay and Neuter Clinic is getting a new home.
For 35 years the clinic has been at its home on E. Boulder and has spayed over 148,000 dogs and cats, provided thousands of vaccinations and other services such as micro chipping, feline leukemia testing, heartworm testing and rabies licensing at low costs.
The El Paso [...]

Low cost rabies clinic in Pueblo this weekend

elaine | August 10, 2011

Due to the increased number of Rabies cases in Southern Colorado, Pueblo Animal Services is offering low cost rabies shot clinic on Saturday, August 13th
The clinic will run from 9am to 1pm. Rabies vaccinations will be $8 per animal and other vaccines will be available for only $10 each.

“There have been several confirmed Rabies cases [...]

Low cost spay and neuters available to low income pet owners

elaine | August 2, 2011

Pueblo Animal Services is offering low cost spay-neuter surgeries to income qualified pet owners thanks to grant funds from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF).
“We hope that by offering spay and neuter surgeries at drastically reduced co-pays, the Pueblo community will be encouraged to use our services. Our goal is to help remedy the issue [...]

Family decides to put down pups after they tangle with rabid skunk

elaine | April 6, 2011

Yesterday we told you about a situation in which two dogs in Eastern El Paso County tangled with a rabid skunk over the weekend leaving their owner facing some serious decisions; spend thousands in boarding fees to keep her dogs in quarantine or humane euthanasia.
Today the owner, Deanna Weatherford decided she had no choice but [...]

Dogs in Calhan bitten by a rabid skunk

elaine | April 5, 2011

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 veterinarian for treatment; the wounds were minor, [...]

Grant will help spay and nueter 500 Pit Bulls

elaine | April 5, 2011

A new program in Northern Colorado hopes to help keep Pit Bulls out of the shelter.
The Humane Society of Weld County north of Denver received a $19,385 grant from PetSmart Charities to spay/neuter 500 Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes in Weld County
The organization’s pet sterilization program successfully alters more than 2,000 pets per year [...]

Super cold weather can be dangerous for dogs!

elaine | January 31, 2011

A snow storm with bitter cold weather is on the way and it is time to make sure furry family members stay warm.
Although they are equipped with fur coats, dogs and other domestic animals can still suffer from frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources freeze. So be kind and bring [...]

Help cure canine cancer one click at a time

elaine | December 8, 2010

For every new “Like”  received on the  Orvis Dogs Facebook page in the month of December, Orvis will donate $1 to the Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Cancer Campaign up to $10,000!
Orvis customers have given more than $300,000 to the Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Cancer Campaign—half of that sum was raised in 2010 alone!  
Orvis says [...]

Reminder to bring your pets in tonight!

elaine | November 29, 2010

Ok… I know I have posted it before, but I have to post it again.
Tonight temperatures will dip around zero, and I am sure this is just one of many cold Colorado winter nights. So a reminder to please bring your pets inside.
I have suggested it as a precaution on most winter nights, but when [...]

Thanksgiving turkey can be trouble for your dog

elaine | November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving is a day when we love to stuff ourselves full of fabulous treats.  While this might be the plan for many, it is best to make sure the family dog doesn’t do the same. Holiday treats can cause problems ranging from minor stomach upset to death.
Cooked turkey meat is not bad for dogs, but dogs [...]