Dogs in Calhan bitten by a rabid skunk

elaine | April 5, 2011

A pair of dogs in Calhan have been bitten by a rabid skunk and may have been exposed to the fatal disease.
The two small dogs got into a scuffle with the skunk over the weekend and were wounded by the wild animal. The dogs were brought to their veterinarian for treatment; the wounds were minor, [...]

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 [...]

Rabies shots are becoming critical for Colorado pets

elaine | March 23, 2010

Skunk rabies cases are on the rise in Colorado.  Last year in El Paso County there were several cases in skunks, and the disease was also confirmed in a horse, mountain lion, and a fox with 41 confirmed cases statewide in 2009.  Already this year we have had 9 cases including 3 in El Paso [...]