Animal

La Plata County officials seize about 110 animals for alleged cruelty

About 110 animals were seized from a resident’s private property Wednesday in southwestern La Plata County. The animals were taken as part of a lengthy investigation into allegations of animal...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight starving dogs rescued in La Plata County

Eight starving dogs on the brink of death made a full recovery at the La Plata County Humane Society after they were seized from a home in rural La Plata County. “This was a clear case of abuse and...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barking-dog violations show no bite in La Plata County

Since La Plata County’s barking-dog ordinance went into effect more than six months ago, worries that complaints and violations would overburden Animal Control have not materialized. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man ticketed for duct-taping dog’s muzzle shut in Durango

A 23-year-old man who duct-taped his dog’s mouth shut and left the animal in a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation Center has been charged with animal cruelty. Both the 6th Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community donates in abundance to help fire evacuees, pets

The Durango community came together Thursday to donate an abundance of items to those displaced by the Lightner Creek Fire. “The community is responding well,” said John Noah, a Red Cross...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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