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 [...]

Maybe this will create a new term: “Love each other like cats and dogs”

elaine | June 12, 2012

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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 [...]

Dogs trained to bite testicles used against rowdy soccer fans

elaine | June 7, 2012

Soccer fans in Krakow have been warned that the Polish riot police ‘will come down on troublemakers like a bag full of anvils’.
An article in the Krakow Post warns of the harsh measures the police will take if visiting supporters step out of line.
Police claims they will use several techniques including dogs that are trained [...]

New Army policy could make it difficult to get service dogs

elaine | June 6, 2012

By Rebecca Ruiz(MSNBC)
One day this spring, Army Specialist David Bandrowsky, 27, played Russian roulette with his .38 revolver.
Bandrowsky planned to end his life, which had been at turns unbearable since he returned from a 16-month deployment in Iraq in 2008. He had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury and depression as [...]

Two dogs allegedly attack puppy at dog park

elaine | June 6, 2012

A leisurely afternoon walk at the dog park turned chaotic after a dog attack left a Weimaraner puppy bleeding and needing a veterinarian.
It started around 2:30 yesterday when a Kari Haugh and Shari Sherman were out walking their dogs at the Bear Creek Dog Park on the west side of Colorado Springs. That’s when they [...]

Colorado Springs goes to the dogs this weekend

elaine | June 5, 2012

Colorado Springs is known as a dog friendly town, but this weekend it will even be more dog friendly.
Thousands of pooches from around the country  will meet at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Friday through Sunday for the Colorado Springs Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show.
Not only will there be lots of dogs, there will also be [...]