Police officers save injured Dog

elaine | January 22, 2013

Earlier this month, three Los Angeles police officers stopped to help a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who’d been struck by a car. Officers Jennifer Cohen, Cindy Herrera and Valerie Lancaster drove the dog to a veterinarian, and where the injured dog had emergency surgery on a broken front leg and two fractured ribs.   During the [...]

Service dogs “lifesavers” for veterans

elaine | November 9, 2012

Service Dogs can be life saving to our veterans,but shrinking federal budgets and the sheer number of injured service members are overwhelming government programs, so there just aren’t enough service dogs to go around.
Colorado organization, Freedom Service Dogs(FSD) continues to rescue shelter dogs, custom train them and then provide them to returning veterans at no [...]

Dog looking for new home after owner dies of fungal meningitis

elaine | November 6, 2012

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Relatives of an 89-year-old woman who was the first person to die in Indiana from a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak are looking for a new home for her dog.
The poodle mix named Lucky lived with Pauline Burema at her Cassopolis, Mich., home until she was hospitalized with meningitis after getting a [...]

Pit Bull advocates plan large gathering in Colorado Springs

elaine | October 26, 2012

Many people love them and many people fear them, but a local group says that if the folks that fear Pit Bulls got to know the dogs, they would change their mind about the controversial “bully” breeds, so they are having a rally.
Tomorrow is Pit Bull Awareness Day, and Pit Bull owners and other advocates [...]

Popular “Romp in the Park” tomorrow

elaine | August 10, 2012

The 14th annual Romp in the Park will take place Saturday, August 11th at the Norris-Penrose Event Center (indoor arena).
The event is a fundraiser for All Breed Rescue and Training(ARBT) and of course they welcome all well behaved leashed dogs.  There are a ton of activities including a doggie water park, training demonstrations, vendors and [...]

Humane Society full, but there are other options

elaine | June 24, 2012

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is full to capacity right now, but they have secured a secondary site to care for animals evacuated by the Waldo Canyon Fire.
HSPPR is setting up the facility and will announce its capacity, and location tomorrow morning. In the meantime here is a list of other licensed [...]

Places for pets evacuated in Waldo Canyon Fire

elaine | June 23, 2012

Many people are helping by offering a place for evacuated animals.
Large animals can be taken to Norris-Penrose on Rio Grande. If you have a horse or stock trailer and can help move horses and livestock please call the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region at (719) 473-1741. Small animals [...]

Starving dog found locked in basement

elaine | June 15, 2012

A malnourished dog in Pennsylvania was rescued from a flea-infested  basement last week and is receiving around-the-clock critical care at the Delco SPCA, according to spokesperson Justina Calgiano.
Workers called to repair a burst water heater last Tuesday found Precious, a 3-year old black pit bull terrier mix, in the feces-covered basement . She weighed 19 [...]

How you can help animals affected by High Park Fire

elaine | June 12, 2012

LARIMER COUNTY — Larimer Humane Society is providing temporary shelter for cats, small mammals and farm animals (the size of a goat or smaller) for evacuees displaced during the High Park Fire.
The agency has taken in 200 cats, dogs, birds, small mammals and other exotic animals, which doesn’t include a few large animals.
The Humane Society [...]

Fire Department rescues small dog

elaine | January 27, 2012

Yesterday afternoon Westminster Fire Department responded to an emergency call of a dog in the pond at Faversham Park (6109 W 73rd Ave).
The crew arrived to find a small dog in the icy pond that couldn’t get out. The fire crew from Westminster Fire donned ice rescue gear to safely get the dog out.
Unfortunately, [...]