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 [...]

Rumors of nails being found in cheese worrying dog park users

elaine | October 4, 2011

An alarming report of someone deliberately poisoning or injuring dogs has been freaking out dog owners who enjoy dog parks; but is there really anything to worry about?
The story circulating like wildfire throughout social media sites like Facebook looks like this:

PARK ALERT: We have received two notices. (1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog [...]

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 [...]

Another dog shot and killed in Colorado Springs

elaine | March 9, 2011

For the second time in two weeks, a dog has been shot and killed in the City of Colorado Springs. This time around though; the shooting might not be legal. 
Police say a man called police  around 1pm after he shot a Pitbull with a .44 caliber handgun point blank in his yard in the 41-hundred [...]

Dog fight ends in gunfire in Colorado Springs neighborhood

elaine | March 3, 2011

An evening walk in the northeast part of Colorado Springs last night ended with gunfire and a dead dog.
Colorado Springs Police say a man told them he was walking his Greyhound on El Camino Avenue around 5:30 last night when it was attacked by another very large leashed dog that broke away from its owner .
The [...]

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 [...]

Summer safety tips for your dogs

elaine | May 25, 2010

Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer, and The Humane Society of the United States reminds people to start thinking about how the warm weather will impact pets. Whether taking a walk, a drive or just hanging out in the backyard, there are extra precautions that people can take to keep their four-legged [...]

Dogs siezed after elderly woman is found in pile of garbage in her home!

elaine | March 29, 2010

The Lamar Police Department is investigating a home full of dogs that was so filthy a hazmat crew had to be called in and the elderly woman living there was found under a pile of trash.
According to the Lamar Ledger, last week the police department arrived at the rental home with at cleaning crew at [...]

Animals siezed from El Paso County Woman

elaine | January 18, 2010

An elderly woman in El Paso County is facing some serious charges after allegedly threatening officers who tried to take her dogs.
  It started on January 15 when the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a dog that had severe injuries and had been taken to a rescue for assistance.  The dog later died from [...]

Dogs as dependants? A new bill could make it so.

elaine | November 2, 2009

    Pets have been feeling the pain of the recession as economy bites down hard.  Many shelters say that they are seeing more and more pets come in where the owners say it was either feed the dog or feed the kids.   The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports the number of [...]