Animal

Take a hike with a Humane Society dog up for adoption

Do you ever feel the need for a canine companion while hiking, but just aren’t in a place to have a dog of your own? La Plata County Humane Society has you covered. A little-known program hosted by...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas keeps pet sitters hopping

Christmas is good for many businesses, and that certainly holds true for pet sitters in Durango. “Absolutely, holidays are our busiest time,” said Cheryl Ashby, owner of Durango Pet Sitting . “A...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chiropractic practice finds a home on Main

Iris Davidson is expanding her chiropractic practice – she’s adding humans to a mix of clientele that has primarily focused on dogs and horses, with only an occasional spine adjustment for an owner...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dog banned from Durango shows up in town, could be euthanized

A 5-year-old pit bull mix – the only dog that’s ever been banned from Durango city limits – showed up in town earlier this month, and the outcome doesn’t look good. “It’s probably not going to have...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society director resigns; agency waits to hire replacement

The La Plata County Humane Society will not actively look for a new executive director after its former head of operations resigned suddenly in November. “Right now, we are just going to work with...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does La Plata County’s barking dog ordinance have teeth?

La Plata County officials will find out if the county’s newly instituted barking dog ordinance has any teeth when a neighbor dispute over noisy pets heads to trial early next year. The new law,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former nurse trains dogs to detect low blood sugar

Lacy, a 7-year-old St. Bernard, can sniff out when her master, Cherie Hughes, needs to eat. The dog will first stick out her tongue when she detects low blood sugar, Hughes said. The signals...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman gets deferred sentence in animal cruelty case

A Cortez resident charged with animal cruelty has pleaded guilty and has been given a deferred sentence. Daisy Stenzel was charged with 18 counts of animal cruelty after her 18 horses were seized...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air Force mascot falcon improving after injury at West Point

The Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during an apparent prank before Saturday’s annual rivalry game between the two service academies is back...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animal rescue deals with suspected poisonings

Karen Corcoran-Watkins has a mystery to solve that hits too close to home. On Thursday morning, she woke to find three of her beloved pygmy goats dead. That came after two of her goats died...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

If you don’t eat honey because you are a vegan, avocados might be off-limits, too

One thing that most sensible people can agree on – whether they’re vegan, meat-eaters, paleo, keto or whatever food tribe they happen to belong to – is that avocados are delicious. But there’s a...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Animal scientist Temple Grandin shares insights on animal fear, overbreeding

Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science, shared her insight into the sensory world that animals experience with equine enthusiasts and professionals Monday at the Strater Hotel. Grandin’s...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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