Police kill second dog in just over a week

elaine | August 8, 2011

For the second time in a little over a week, an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department has had to shoot and kill a dog that was attacking them.
Police say that a maintenance man was trying to help a woman who was being beat up by her boyfriend this afternoon, but found himself in [...]

Man charged in puppy stabbing

elaine | June 30, 2011

DENVER – Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey formally charged a man accused of stabbing a puppy, causing serious injuries.
Matthew D. Weatherspoon, 19, allegedly stabbed a puppy several times in the head and face on June 27 and then put the dog outside. The puppy was found by a passerby who called police. Weatherspoon was arrested [...]

Puerto Rican stray finds home in Colorado

elaine | August 23, 2010

By: MIKE PETERS
Greeley Tribune
When you hear the story of Francisco, you know he shouldn’t be here.  He’s a dog, after all, a stray dog from a country with an estimated 400,000 stray dogs who fight every day for survival.  But the story of Francisco and how he got to Greeley, how he adopted an American, [...]

Woman who taped her boyfriends dog to fridge is released from jail

elaine | July 31, 2010

A woman who, police say, bound and taped her boyfriend’s puppy to the side of a refrigerator last year was released out of jail early.
Abby Toll was sentenced in July to 30 days in Boulder County Jail plus three years of probation on a conviction of aggravated animal cruelty.
The 21-year-old left the jail Friday after [...]

Over the top headline? “Dogs chew off baby’s testicles”

elaine | April 8, 2010

This is one of the most disturbing story I have heard in awhile.   It is not the normal pro-pet fare that I traditionally put on my blog, but I think headlines like this threaten our pets.  Now I work in news, so my news side does like a story like this, but my pet side [...]

Dogs in Danger follow up.

elaine | October 29, 2009

Several weeks ago I told you about a couple of dogs that were close to the end if they didn’t find homes.  I’ve got good news and bad news.  First I will start with the happy story. 
  Shiloh has been adopted.  The shy sweet Shepard mix that was found as a stray was adopted and [...]