Greyhound kennel suing Massachusetts over racing ban

elaine | May 19, 2010

This is an article from the Boston Globe.  I think the horse racing point is very interesting, but as I have talked about in another story, the end of greyhound racing could have a bittersweet result for lovers of the breed whether they are for or against racing.  Fortunately,  people learned to love these great [...]

Breed ban focus of lawsuit in Denver and Aurora

elaine | May 18, 2010

Three people who say they need their pit bulls for their disabilities are suing Denver and Aurora for banning the breed.
The class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Denver Wednesday seeks more than $75,000 in damages for Glenn Belcher, Allen Grider and Valerie Pitz. The cities have banned the dog breeds.
Grider is a Vietnam War [...]

“Octomom” newest PETA spokesperson.. Sort of

elaine | May 18, 2010

Nadya Suleman is back in the news.  Known as “Octomom” after she gave birth to octuplets last year, Suleman has taken an animal rights group up on their offer to help spread the word about spaying and neutering.
PETA(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered the financially strapped mother of 14 cash if she would [...]

Travolta family dogs killed in freak accident

elaine | May 18, 2010

A spokesman for John Travolta says the actor’s two dogs were leashed when they were run over and killed at  Maine’s Bangor International Airport.
Paul Bloch said Tuesday that the dogs were being walked from the tarmac to a grassy area when the accident happened last Thursday.  The city says a service vehicle struck and killed [...]

Babe is home!!!

elaine | May 18, 2010

Good news!  Our Afghanistan pup is stateside!  That’s right our beloved “Babe” has flown into the US and has met her new family.  This is the dog that we featured last month here on the Dog Blog.  Her story got a lot of response and many readers chipped in to help bring her home.  Her [...]

Subaru donates a CSI vehicle to ASPCA

elaine | May 17, 2010

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has a new  ”Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)” response vehicle, a 2010 Subaru Outback donated by Subaru of America that has been customized for the ASPCA’s Veterinary Forensics team.  The new vehicle was unveiled at the Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The [...]

Counties are offering low cost vaccinations this weekend!

elaine | May 17, 2010

This weekend there will be a low cost vaccination clinic in Teller County. This event will be taking place the weekend of May 22nd and May 23rd from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The clinic will be held at the Hayden Park in Divide, CO. This clinic will be open to small and large animals. [...]

Nationally recognized arson dog dies

elaine | May 17, 2010

This is a story that I wanted to post last week, but I was having some computer issues so I am a little late, but I think it is an important story and this dog deserves the recognition.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigations first accelerant-sniffing K-9,”Erin”, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday. “Erin” came to [...]

Paws in the Park helps homeless animals in Teller County

elaine | May 17, 2010

On Saturday, June 5th you and you’re pets are welcome to come out and help some pets that aren’t so fortunate.  “Paws in the Park” is an annual 2-mile walk and pet fair that benefits homeless pets in Teller County.
 Last year they had over 100 walkers and they hope to double the number this year.  [...]

Help local shelter animals on your happy hour tomorrow

elaine | May 12, 2010

Come out to the Will Rogers Lounge at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Thursday and help out some local rescues at the “Pouring for Pets” event. Local celebrities will be on hand to serve you drinks and 10% of all money spent in the bar will be split between the charities represented at the event.  There [...]