Dog save pups from fire and places them on fire truck

elaine | August 13, 2012

A German Shepherd named Amanda has touched the city of Temuco, Chile after she carried her five 10-day old puppies to safety following a house fire on Thursday.
According to Soy Temuco, the dog rescued her pups by picking them up with her snout and placing them on a fire truck.
Amanda could be seen going back [...]

Best friends on sale this weekend!

elaine | June 9, 2011

If you have been thinking about getting a dog; check out the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region this weekend.
This weekend is “Doggie Discount Days” and that means that all dogs are available for a very low $50 adoption fee.

Adoption fees for cats and dogs include vaccinations, a microchip, a free health exam at [...]

Dogs maul and kill woman in New Mexico

elaine | April 26, 2011

(AP) A woman from Truth or Consequences has died after being attacked by four dogs while taking a walk Easter Sunday, New Mexico authorities said.
Officer James Harrington said he found four pit bulls mauling Margaret Salcedo, 48, when he arrived in response to a 911 call.
The department said his attempt to drive the animals off [...]

Prisoners training dogs that help veterans

elaine | November 10, 2010

Special assistance dogs usually help guide the blind but now some therapy dogs are helping disabled veterans who suffer with PTSD. An interesting twist is that these animals were raised by inmates in some of our nation’s most notorious prisons.

Donations help cover the $30,000 cost to train the dogs. One strong supporter has been the [...]

Holiday gift event perfect for dog owners!

elaine | November 4, 2010

“Holiday Gifts For Pets and Their People” is a holiday craft event for and about pets and their people. It emphasizes hand-made crafts (no imports here!) and animal-related and themed activities.
The event celebrates and honors animals as our pets and our partners, as well as provides a venue to raise funds for smaller, less-publicized Colorado [...]

Don’t forget Pawtoberfest this weekend!

elaine | October 7, 2010

This Saturday is Pawtoberfest!  It really sounds like a good time and it helps pets in need, so come on out and walk with us.  I am hoping to make the walk (not the run) and I hope that you can too.  If you do go send us pictures! 
WHO:              The Humane Society of the Pikes [...]

Fox that went after dogs tests positive for rabies

elaine | June 14, 2010

A fox that reportedly was charging dogs in El Paso County had rabies.
This is the second fox to test positive for rabies in the county, this one was in the Woodmoor neighborhood in the Monument according to the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment.
As of June 8th , 57 animals in Colorado have [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]