Keep your pets safe on Halloween

elaine | October 26, 2010

Halloween is a holiday known for its tricks as well as its treats and can be very fun for people, but for animals it can be dangerous.  Pets like a familiar environment, and an evening with the doorbell ringing nonstop and strangers with masks and frightening costumes coming to the door may not be the [...]

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 [...]

Dog is left for dead after someone slits her throat

elaine | June 28, 2010

According to a story by the Associated Press, A German Shepard-mix in Minnesota is lucky to be alive after someone slit her throat and left her for dead.
The dog , now called “Star”, was found after she wandered into a yard last week, suffering from serious injuries according to Ericka Stoltenberg, manager of the Otter [...]

Fabulous shopping and you can bring you pets!

elaine | June 10, 2010

There is a shopping in Colorado Springs that caters to dog owners, and this weekend it will really be going to the dogs!
The Promenade Shops at Briargate will hold it’s 5th Annual Bark at Briargate this Saturday, June 12th.
The free outdoor expo will have vendors, groomers, trainers, rescue organizations, veterinarians and a charity dog wash. 
If [...]

Dog dragged to death near Grand Junction

elaine | December 30, 2009

From the Associated Press
  The body of a dog with rope around its neck
has been found in the Colorado National Monument, apparently
dragged to its death by a car.
    Monument superintendent Joan Anzelmo says the adult male German
Shepherd was found at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
    She says tracks left in the snow tell the story. She [...]

Could your dog catch the swine flu?

elaine | November 5, 2009

     While it appears to be rare, it can happen.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed that a 13-year-old cat whose owners had experienced flu-like symptoms contracted H1N1 (swine) flu.
    ”This may be the first instance where we have documentation that transmission occurred involving cats or dogs,” [...]

Learn to save your pet in an emergency for free!

elaine | November 3, 2009

We often learn what to do for people in the event of an emergency, but is your pet ready too?  If not you may want to head out to the “Bow Wows and Meows” event on Saturday.  It is designed to provide the community with a number of resources to help them prepare themselves and [...]