Animal

Number of unwanted cats dropping in La Plata County

April used to mark the beginning of kitten season at the La Plata County Humane Society, but in recent years its spay and neuter programs have driven a decline in unwanted cats. High numbers of...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolfwood Refuge to visit Three Springs

Wolfwood Refuge, a state- and federally-licensed rescue facility for wolves and wolf-dog hybrids, will visit Durango 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Three Springs Plaza, 175 Mercado St. Two...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society comes up short in Animal Planet renovation

The La Plata County Humane Society came up short for a $50,000 prize to renovate its facility through Animal Planet, the shelter’s executive director said Monday. According to Michelle...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society awaits renovation contest results

Online voting for a contest that could bring a $50,000 renovation to the La Plata County Humane Society ended Sunday, but it may take up to two weeks to learn who won. The La Plata County Humane...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fairgrounds to host tack and horse equipment sale

A tack and horse equipment consignment sale to benefit the Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The sale...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voting starts for La Plata County Humane Society’s renovation bid

Voting is underway to help the The La Plata County Humane Society win a $50,000 renovation through Animal Planet’s TV show, Pet Nation Renovation. Recently, the shelter was named a Top 5 finalist...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

CORTEZ – Mia Stovall has been training dogs to herd farm animals for much of her life, and this year she passed on some of her knowledge to attendees at the Four States Agricultural Exposition at...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Reservation rescues: Steven Sable saved a dog, found life’s mission

Phoenix photographer Steven Sable was traveling through the vast expanse of the Navajo Nation when he pulled over about eight miles south of Page, Arizona, to take a picture of what he thought was...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado bill protects people who forcibly enter vehicle to rescue people, animals

DENVER – A bill that would allow immunity from civil and criminal charges for individuals who forcibly enter a vehicle to provide emergency aid to animals and humans passed unanimously Thursday in...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife panel considers pet sloths, kangaroos for Coloradans

The future of two-toed sloth and eastern gray kangaroo pet ownership hangs in the balance for Colorado residents, as the state Parks and Wildlife Commission decided this week to make a final ruling...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News