From the Humane Society

In tough times, people showed best selves with animals

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society 2020 will forever be remembered as the Year of COVID-19, but for those of us in animal welfare, it will always be synonymous with the year people...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Keeping down the dog drama

By Marcy Eckhardt Rude dogs behind fences cause many of us cross the street or change directions completely. Having a dog lunge and bark behind a fence is unsettling and can cause even the mildest...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Find a new friend: October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

By Chris Nelson La Plata County Humane Society Next month is an important month for all of us here at La Plata County Humane Society. You see, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, which means it...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Have you adopted a dog during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society When you have a dog or two, it can seem easy to say, “Sure, I’ll take on another.” But there’s a lot to consider when you have multiple dogs in the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Your dog knows a lot of words, but does it know ‘yes’?

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society Most attentive owners have taught their dogs basic words: “sit,” “down,” “touch,” “look,” “leave it,” “drop it,” “with me,” “go lay down,” “stay,”...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Pet fire safety and awareness: Protect your pets, yourself, home

By Emily Phillips La Plata County Humane Society Fire season is here and we all dread it. We also all worry about beloved furry companions, if ever we had to evacuate. However, fire season is not...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Springtime means an influx of puppies, kittens

By Bronwyn Oney-Covert La Plata County Humane Society With spring comes new life. La Plata County Humane Society sees a definite influx in the litters of kittens and puppies during this season. We...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

By Al Winzerling La Plata County Humane Society Every 60 seconds, an animal gets abused. What is cruelty to animals and how can we prevent it? Animal cruelty is the abuse or neglect of an animal....

DATE: April 17, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

It’s all in a day’s work at Humane Society – times 10

By Chris Nelson La Plata County Humane Society “Cats and dogs living together, MASS HYSTERIA!” is a line from the movie “Ghostbusters” and is delivered with great comedic timing by Bill Murray. I...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

It’s important to spay and neuter your pets

By Emily Phillips La Plata County Humane Society Winter may be in full swing, but soon enough, spring will be knocking on our doorstep and trying to knock up your furry companion. February is...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Time to move away from management devices that control

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society At an open-admission humane society like we have in Durango, we see all types of dogs: different shapes and sizes, different histories and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Practice proper holiday ‘pet-iquette’

By Aimee Hebert The “howlidays” are here! What a great opportunity to celebrate with our favorite two- and four-legged friends. To make sure that your time is festive, be sure to practice proper...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

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