Lucky dog survives nearly a month in burned out home

elaine | March 23, 2011

A Boston woman thought her beloved dog died when her home burned, but when she came back to the home nearly a month later she got a big surprise.
EMT and college student Terisa Acevedo wasn’t at home on February 23rd in her duplex when a electrical short circuit started a two-alarm fire, but her 1-year-old [...]

Keeping your dogs safe on the 4th

elaine | June 28, 2010

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday.  I always find myself in the mountains somewhere enjoying the festivites.  While I love the holiday, many pets do not.  Many animals hear and see fireworks and run off into the night on the 4th. 
In fact July 5th is the busiest day for most animal shelters.   “4th [...]

Dogs tied to a tree and left for dead in forest

elaine | June 16, 2010

Three dogs left for dead in the Santa Fe National Forest have been given a new chance thanks to the kindness of strangers and quick action among local animal-welfare advocates.
Some campers stumbled upon the dogs while out hiking with their own two dogs late last month, said Natalie Owings of Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, [...]

Great Dane rescue hits the streets to educate Marmaduke fans

elaine | June 3, 2010

This weekend the movie Marmaduke hits theaters nationwide and while kids are looking forward to seeing a dancing talking dog, Great Dane fanciers are a little concerned.
Typically with dog “stars”, the popularity of breeds involved tend to spike.  This was seen during the Lassie heyday when there was a collie in almost every yard. More [...]

Couple in court on felony animal abuse charges

elaine | January 4, 2010

     The couple accused of starving dozens of  their sled dogs at their Park County kennel appeared in court today.  
     Sam and Diane Walker’s hearing was continued and now they are scheduled be formally charged on Jan. 26 in Fairplay.
     The Walkers turned themselves in to Park County authorities on Christmas Day, more than a [...]

Colorado dog wins a million dollars that will help less fortunate!

elaine | November 28, 2009

A little Chihuahua’s million dollar  looks will soon help a lot of  dogs in Colorado.  The adorable pooch from Parker won the “cutest dog competition” from the All American Pet Brands Company.   The prize for winning; one million dollars!  But Instead of keeping the money, his owner decided to give it away.
Dr. Leslie Capin told [...]