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

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

By Al Winzerling La Plata County Humane Society November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. From a satisfaction standpoint, many who have adopted a senior pet say they would never go back to adopting a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

When it comes to adoption, older dogs have a lot to offer

By Chris Nelson La Plata County Humane Society I bet you didn’t know that October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month. This is a monthlong push by shelters across the country to highlight...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

What mechanisms does your dog use when stressed?

By Marcy Eckhardt Special to the Herald We all have strategies to help us through tough situations. Some are even highly recommended, such as meditation and exercise. Others are more...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

Take steps to be prepared before your pet goes missing

By Emily Phillips La Plata County Humane Society After a long day at work, you come home knowing that you’ll be happily greeted by your beloved pet, but as you walk inside, you’re met by silence. ...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Humane Society

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