Places for pets evacuated in Waldo Canyon Fire

elaine | June 23, 2012

Many people are helping by offering a place for evacuated animals.
Large animals can be taken to Norris-Penrose on Rio Grande. If you have a horse or stock trailer and can help move horses and livestock please call the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region at (719) 473-1741. Small animals [...]

Starving dog found locked in basement

elaine | June 15, 2012

A malnourished dog in Pennsylvania was rescued from a flea-infested  basement last week and is receiving around-the-clock critical care at the Delco SPCA, according to spokesperson Justina Calgiano.
Workers called to repair a burst water heater last Tuesday found Precious, a 3-year old black pit bull terrier mix, in the feces-covered basement . She weighed 19 [...]

Touching video show dog loyalty after Japanese Tsunami

elaine | March 16, 2011

As videos from the disaster in Japan continue to circulate, one that shows the extreme loyalty of dogs has gained popularity on YouTube.
The Japanese news clip shows two canine victims of the earthquake and tsunami. While the one dog lays injured, the second dog leads the cameramen over and sits in front of its friend.
There [...]

Kennel cough; What to do when your “kids” have the flu

elaine | September 29, 2010

It seems to happen about once every couple of years, despite vaccination efforts, my dogs get the dreaded “kennel cough”, also known as ‘infectious tracheobronchitis’.
Usually this happens in the winter after a show that has been held indoors for several days, but this time my “kids” picked it up at a summer show that we [...]