Reward offered after dogs are found tied to railroad tracks

elaine | August 16, 2012

CLEVELAND — A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction for whoever tied three dogs to railroad tracks in Ohio. Two dogs were killed by a train and one survived by crouching off the rails.
The reward was offered Wednesday by the group People for the Ethical [...]

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 [...]

Deputy shoots and kills 4-H Dog Obedience Champion

elaine | April 14, 2011

A family in eastern Colorado is upset after a sheriff deputy shot and killed their dog.
It happened last week in the small town of Wiley a few miles northwest of Lamar. Seonie Paintin says that her two dogs, a Border Collie and a Great Dane, got out of their fenced yard when the wind blew [...]

Family decides to put down pups after they tangle with rabid skunk

elaine | April 6, 2011

Yesterday we told you about a situation in which two dogs in Eastern El Paso County tangled with a rabid skunk over the weekend leaving their owner facing some serious decisions; spend thousands in boarding fees to keep her dogs in quarantine or humane euthanasia.
Today the owner, Deanna Weatherford decided she had no choice but [...]

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 [...]

More details come out in dog shooting

elaine | March 3, 2011

More details are coming out on the shooting of a dog last night in the northeast part of Colorado Springs.
This afternoon the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region held a press conference to talk about the incident. According to the investigators the both parties could face charges. Animal Cruelty for the man with the [...]

Tearful dog owner says her dog didn’t need to be killed

elaine | March 3, 2011

It started out as a nice evening walk in a northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood with her dog, but Tammira Martinez says it ended terribly.
Last night a man walking  a Greyhound shot and killed Martinez’ dog after the two dogs got into a fight.
The man pulled out a gun and fired point blank at her Bullmastiff [...]

Firefighter saves dogs in Colorado Springs fire

elaine | January 24, 2011

This afternoon a near tragedy turned into a heroic story when a local firefighters pulled some little dogs out of a burning house to safety. One little dog even needed “snout to mouth” resuscitation after he was found unconcious and struggling to breathe.
Fire crews were called to a home on Chamberlin South in El Paso [...]

“Puppy Up!” for canine cancer this weekend

elaine | November 4, 2010

Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs. One out of every three dogs will get cancer and 50% of those will die. That is why this Sunday might be the most important walk you ever take with your dog.
The first ever, ,“2 Million Dogs, “Puppy Up!” walk to benefit canine cancer research [...]