Police officers save injured Dog

elaine | January 22, 2013

Earlier this month, three Los Angeles police officers stopped to help a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who’d been struck by a car. Officers Jennifer Cohen, Cindy Herrera and Valerie Lancaster drove the dog to a veterinarian, and where the injured dog had emergency surgery on a broken front leg and two fractured ribs.   During the [...]

Family claims puppy was abused at boarding facility

elaine | September 11, 2012

FORT COLLINS – Animal Protection and Control has opened an investigation against a Fort Collins boarding and training facility following a complaint from a Fort Collins family.
Tiffany Brown of Fort Collins said her 13-week-old purebred German shepherd puppy, Baron, suffered blunt force trauma and injuries that resulted in the surgical removal of the dog’s eye [...]

Heartwarming dog rescue could turn into custody fight

elaine | August 15, 2012

Denver – They didn’t know each other, but they were brought together by a dog they had seen in a photograph.
The picture of the dog, a female German shepherd named Missy, was posted on a website along with a message about the dog being injured and stranded near Mt. Bierstadt at around 13,000 feet.
The photo [...]

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 [...]

Little dog gets new leash on life at local vet clinic

elaine | April 28, 2011

Meet Ruby, a 6 week old Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy. Ruby was brought into a local Colorado Springs veterinarian last week after a big dog attacked her at her home. The larger dog broke Ruby’s jaw; badly. Ruby needed specialty care at Animal Dental Care where Dr. Tony Woodward specializes in situations just like this, [...]

Lucky dog survives nearly a month in burned out home

elaine | March 23, 2011

A Boston woman thought her beloved dog died when her home burned, but when she came back to the home nearly a month later she got a big surprise.
EMT and college student Terisa Acevedo wasn’t at home on February 23rd in her duplex when a electrical short circuit started a two-alarm fire, but her 1-year-old [...]

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 [...]

Study shows family and location change a pet’s status in household

elaine | August 16, 2010

In the movie  Lady and the Tramp, Lady is told “When the baby moves in, the dog moves out,”  by the other dogs.  Turns out, they may have been right, at least partially right.
A new study shows that pets often lose their status as “children” when owners start having children.
“If you have kids, you have [...]

Air Force dog recovering from PTSD

elaine | August 3, 2010

An Air Force master sergeant says a military working dog is recovering from a case of PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq.
Eric Haynes of Peterson Air Force Base says a German shepherd named Gina was a playful 2-year-old when she went to Iraq as a bomb-sniffing dog, but months of door-to-door searches and [...]