Pit Bull rescue could be shut down

elaine | April 12, 2011

A dog rescue specializing in Pit Bulls is facing a possible shut down if they can’t get up to code.
Mariah’s Promise is a non-profit dog rescue that is based in Teller County west of Colorado Springs. For years the rescue was operated in a location in Divide; becoming very well known after taking in Pit [...]

What a difference a few letters make

elaine | January 18, 2011

I would like to add a note about the Soldier story. 
Several times we mention a business by the name of Rocky Mountain Dog Trainers. This was a dog training business in Colorado Springs that was involved in a controversy that aired on a local television station.   
The owner, Scott Martin, was also caught with fake [...]

Sled dog still looking for the perfect home

elaine | March 18, 2010

One of the dogs that was rescued from the Park County sled dog kennel along with about 100 dogs, is still in need of a new home.
“Cupid” is a four year old, neutered male Alaskan Husky mix that is at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs.  Since Cupid has been chained [...]

Group claims PETA kills more shelter animals than it helps

elaine | March 10, 2010

      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) is known for calling out organizations for their unethical treatment of animals, but now another organization is saying that PETA kills more animals than they help.  The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a non-profit “watchdog” organization, is claiming that PETA euthanized 97% of the adoptable pets at their [...]

Cloudin signs over mom and pups, but still in trouble

elaine | March 2, 2010

A Larimer County dog breeder has agreed to give up three dogs to the state after a court hearing this morning. The move comes after inspectors found eight dead Bernese Mountain Dog puppies at her facility on February 10th.
The state asked the judge to label Blue Wolf Ranch owner Storm Cloudin, an “unfit owner”, that [...]

New drug gives dogs with cancer hope

elaine | January 13, 2010

A new drug could give dog’s with a certain kind of cancer a little hope now that a pharmaceutical company was given the thumbs up to market the vaccine in the US. 
    Vical Corporation is planning to launch the drug called “Oncept” this weekend at a veterinary conference in Orlando.   The company’s licensee Merial [...]

Felony warrents issued in abuse case

elaine | December 25, 2009

      Last we told you about a horrible case of abuse at a husky kennel here in Colorado.  Now arrest warrants have been issued for the couple that owns the sled dog kennel where investigators say they found dozens of dogs near death.
      Eight dogs from “Pawsatrak Racing Sled Dog Kennel” located near Hartsel died, [...]

Huskies found starved to death near Hartsel

elaine | December 17, 2009

      A  couple from Florrisant are facing multiple animal cruelty charges after Park County authorities say they found eight dead dogs and nearly a hundred others neglected and starving.
 
   The  Park County Sheriff’s Office says Sam and Diane Walker own the huskies that were being housed in a sled dog facility just south of Hartsel a small [...]

Doggies don’t belong under the tree

elaine | December 15, 2009

Many pet stores put cute doggies and kitties in the store window and people think that an animal with a big red bow around the neck will be the perfect gift; but before you put a new pet on the shopping list, the Colorado Department of Agriculture urges families to consider carefully before purchasing animals as [...]

Low cost spay and neuters available

elaine | December 9, 2009

If you have a dog or cat that you need to have spayed or neutered, but you don’t have the money, a program in Colorado could be the answer.  Every year thousands of  taxpayers mark the “check off”  on their tax returns to fund low cost spay and neuters.  Then veterinary clinics and animal welfare [...]