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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grant will help spay and nueter 500 Pit Bulls

elaine | April 5, 2011

A new program in Northern Colorado hopes to help keep Pit Bulls out of the shelter.
The Humane Society of Weld County north of Denver received a $19,385 grant from PetSmart Charities to spay/neuter 500 Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes in Weld County
The organization’s pet sterilization program successfully alters more than 2,000 pets per year [...]

Super cold weather can be dangerous for dogs!

elaine | January 31, 2011

A snow storm with bitter cold weather is on the way and it is time to make sure furry family members stay warm.
Although they are equipped with fur coats, dogs and other domestic animals can still suffer from frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources freeze. So be kind and bring [...]

Reminder to bring your pets in tonight!

elaine | November 29, 2010

Ok… I know I have posted it before, but I have to post it again.
Tonight temperatures will dip around zero, and I am sure this is just one of many cold Colorado winter nights. So a reminder to please bring your pets inside.
I have suggested it as a precaution on most winter nights, but when [...]

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 [...]

Local dog rescue may soon have to move

elaine | April 5, 2010

     A local dog rescue that was made famous after the Denver pit bull ban enforcement had Denver dog owners scrambling to find homes for their illegal pets, is now scrambling to find a home themselves.
    The owners of Mariah’s Promise Animal Sanctuary, a safe for pit bulls-type dogs, say financial problems could force the [...]