• Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 26, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, May 26, 2018

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd. Check event...

  • Pets also need a disaster go-bag, Pikes Peak Humane Society advises

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 23, 2018

    The disaster go-bag Lauren McCoy made for her cats, Gogo and Milkstout, includes enough food for three days, laminated information and photos, medication and a comforting towel that smells like her home. She said she keeps it in the trunk of her car because the threat of fire is "an...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 19, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 19, 2018

    Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs. 

  • 51 cats removed from Cañon City home

    By KKTV
    Updated: Wed, May 16, 2018

    CANON CITY- Fifty-one cats were removed from one Cañon City home. "It blew me away, two truckloads, twice," neighbor Judy Rucker told Gazette news partner KKTV. The Humane Society of Fremont County said it saw the owner's Facebook post when it got shared, saying because of an...

  • AROUND TOWN: Humane Society's Fur Ball Game of Bones night raises $390,000

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com-
    Updated: Mon, May 14, 2018

    Shades of "Game of Thrones'"House Lannister and guests peeked around for Jon Snow. But the April 28 Fur Ball had instead been turned into a creative Game of Bones land with puppies and kitties. Almost 500 guests in party clothes and some in regal royal attire cuddled with adoptable...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 12, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, May 12, 2018

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524. Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m....

  • Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 10, 2018

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the...

  • Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

    AMY BETH HANSON , Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 9, 2018

    A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. Gidget's ordeal started when a walker coonhound named Buddy helped her escape from their house in...

  • Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says

    Karen Brulliard, The Washington Post
    Updated: Wed, May 9, 2018

    Customers turned to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for a potentially lifesaving tool: highly trained dogs that would alert them, with the nudge of a nose or paw, to spikes or dips in blood sugar. What they got, the state of Virginia alleged on Tuesday, were "little more than...

  • Colorado Springs family says dog was stolen, then returned high

    By Spencer Wilson, KKTV
    Updated: Sun, May 6, 2018

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) “I thought it was maybe teenagers…just messing…” Laure Thompson was watching her daughter's dog, but after leaving the dog outside for a bit and coming back, the dog was gone. She made a move to get the dog back right away. “Got on Facebook,...

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