Big events planned this weekend to help homeless pets

elaine | April 28, 2010

  This weekend there are several events to help pets while having a good time.  The best part, you could easily attend both!
  First event is the Denver “Furry Scurry”,  a two-mile walk for animals in Washington Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 1.  This benefits the Denver Dumb Friends League, helping them care [...]

Many think dogs listen better than spouses… Hummm

elaine | April 28, 2010

Here is something many dog owners probably already know; Dogs are great listeners!  In fact, according to a new poll, about one in 10 pet owners in the United States would confide in a pet,. 
The Associated Press-Petside.com poll  surveyed 1,112 pet owners nationwide and found that one-third of pet-owning married women and 18 percent of [...]

Dog lovers will give this artist “a hand”

elaine | April 27, 2010

This is a collection of hand (literally) painted animals by  Italian artist, Guido Daniele.   

Daniele has worked for years using his talents as an illustrator for advertisers on canvas and buildings, but in 1990 he started painting bodies. His famous body painting techniques were used in many different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, [...]

Firefighters are called in to rescue dog from a chair

elaine | April 27, 2010

    A fat old dog found himself in quite a predicatment last week when a killer chair attempted to swallow him whole. 
  According to the Associated Press, it took three suburban Chicago firefighters to rescue the small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair .  The dog was deep inside the chair and [...]

A warning for dog owners that your dog won’t appreciate

elaine | April 26, 2010

   A new report from the Food and Drug Administration is warning dog owners about the danger of bones.
   The idea that it’s natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it’s a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.
“Some people think it’s safe to give dogs large [...]

Help bring Babe home!

elaine | April 15, 2010

  
I rarely solicit for causes, but this one is pretty cool and I hope you can help.
     A group of Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan have made a close friend, and they need our help bringing her home.
    “Babe” started hanging around some of our soldiers in Afghanistan.     Devon Warren is the wife of one of [...]

Dogs show up for Tea Party!

elaine | April 15, 2010

While covering a story at the Tax Day Tea Party rally in Acacia Park, our news crew met a 4-legged rally fan.  This is Titan, a Harlequin Great Dane who was sporting his red, white, and blue while posing for the TV cameras.
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Dogs stuck in gold mine are out and back home

elaine | April 15, 2010

     
       Two dogs that were trapped in a gold mine shaft near Cripple Cripple have gotten out and animal control took them home.
Yesterday rescuers were trying to coax the dogs out of a Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine with   food, treats and water. It didn’t work.
      Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mikel Baker said officials couldn’t go [...]

The perfect way to remember your pet

elaine | April 13, 2010

For over 30 years, illustrator Karl Edwards has created art used in advertising campaigns and in children’s books.   Using old school pen and ink techniques and watercolor along with very modern computer rendering demand for Edwards’ commercial work is great, but his heart is in creating beautiful dog portraits! 
   Edwards received his art degree at [...]

Still have to do your taxes? If so don’t forget to help animals!

elaine | April 12, 2010

Last year over 38,000 of the 158,000 dogs and cats that entered Colorado shelters were euthanized. Although this is a large number of euthanasias, it reflects a decrease of 2,000 from 2007 – thanks in large part to Pet Overpopulation Fund donors!
 In 2001, the Colorado State Legislature created the Fund to provide subsidized spay and [...]