Pit Bull advocates plan large gathering in Colorado Springs

elaine | October 26, 2012

Many people love them and many people fear them, but a local group says that if the folks that fear Pit Bulls got to know the dogs, they would change their mind about the controversial “bully” breeds, so they are having a rally.
Tomorrow is Pit Bull Awareness Day, and Pit Bull owners and other advocates [...]

Support for Colorado Pitbull in trouble coming from around world

elaine | August 15, 2012

BRIGHTON – The story of a dog in Brighton named ‘Dre’ has gone viral. Tens of thousands of people across the country are expressing their support for Dre and his family.
According to a report done by our sister station, 9News in Denver, Dre has been in quarantine for more than a week and is facing [...]

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 [...]

Lucky pup lives to chew again

elaine | September 29, 2011

A pit bull pup in Alabama is now a canine medical miracle. “Blue” somehow managed to swallow an entire garden flagpole. His x-ray shows the full extent of how deeply the pole penetrated Blue’s body.
The veterinarian staff was able to remove the hook from the dog’s stomach and get the pole out without [...]

Dogs attack police officers in Denver suburb

elaine | August 2, 2011

EDGEWATER- Two officers were injured Monday afternoon after they were called to a home where dogs were attacking a postal carrier.
It happened in the Denver suburb of Edgewater. Police say the officers responded to the call after the postal carrier called 9-1-1 stating he was being attacked by large dogs. The carrier claimed [...]

Dog fighting app causes fur to fly

elaine | April 26, 2011

There’s an “app” for just about  everything, but a  new dog fighting game made for Android phones has animal rights activists fighting mad, so mad that they may have actually stopped the game’s distribution.  Even former dog fighting kennel owner Michael Vick has taken a stand against the game.
The “Dog Wars” app by Kage Games [...]

Furry vengeance! Woman’s pit bull chases intruder and police k-9 brings him to justice

elaine | July 20, 2010

GGood dog!  This dog chased intruder away.
A couple of  Colorado Springs dogs have taken a bite out of crime.
Police report that a woman heard noises near her back deck Monday night and looked outside to see what was going on. When she moved away from the window, she was startled by a man standing in her [...]

Fences could be the answer for breed bans, what do you think?

elaine | May 25, 2010

Good fences make good neighbors, and good pets. That’s the city of Garland Texas’  thinking with a new requirement for pit bull owners.  Starting Aug. 10, pit bull owners must have a sturdy fence that is at least six feet high when measured from the ground.
The rules state the following:
* The fence must be made [...]

Breed ban focus of lawsuit in Denver and Aurora

elaine | May 18, 2010

Three people who say they need their pit bulls for their disabilities are suing Denver and Aurora for banning the breed.
The class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Denver Wednesday seeks more than $75,000 in damages for Glenn Belcher, Allen Grider and Valerie Pitz. The cities have banned the dog breeds.
Grider is a Vietnam War [...]

SWAT team feeling the heat after shooting dogs and not finding drugs

elaine | May 6, 2010

The shooting death a dog by a SWAT team drug raid in Columbia, MO has caused a huge controversy. So much so it brought changes in Columbia police department policy and even threats to the officers’ lives. While I don’t condone the threats, I do think that it deserves a close look.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid and [...]