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For dogs terrified of fireworks, new drug aims to take the edge off the Fourth of July

The morning of July 5, neighborhoods across the United States will be littered with the remains of the previous night’s patriotic revelries – grass flattened by picnic blankets, crushed plastic...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Changes proposed for draft barking dog ordinance in La Plata County

Officials are finessing La Plata County’s first ordinance to address rural barking dogs, and figuring out how to effectively enforce it. County staff presented a draft of the new law to...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Puppy ‘rescuer’ said things ‘turned bad’ despite good intentions

A Durango woman who took it upon herself to free a puppy from a parked truck last week in Durango said she had the best of intentions; unfortunately, she accidentally broke a window and may have...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Woman cited with trespassing for freeing pup from car

A Durango woman has been cited with criminal trespass for breaking into a car to “rescue” a puppy that didn’t need to be rescued. Shelby Perovich, 25, reached into the back window of a blue 1996...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Owner and deaf dog to change focus

LOVELAND (AP) – Eric Melvin of Greeley didn’t expect that taking his deaf dog, Angelyne, to the Paws on the Promenade in 2007 would launch a career, a passion and worldwide recognition. Their win...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Silverton’s resident wolf-dog dies

Sad news struck Silverton on Sunday when the town’s longtime protector, official mascot and resident wolf-dog, Wolfie, died. For 11 years, the cross-breed – a hulking shock of fuzzy black fur with...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Listen up dog owners, La Plata County drafts barking ordinance

When rural dogs are barking, La Plata County law is silent. But that’s about to change. County staff has produced a preliminary draft of the county’s first ordinance on nuisance barking, a topic...

DATE: April 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A waiting place in Durango

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Free to good home: Horses who have served country

He received good marks in his early days in the military: “quite impressive,” his supervisor once wrote. But after he kicked a few soldiers, he swiftly found himself unwelcome in the Army....

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Lt. Dan, disabled dog at La Plata County Humane Society, finds a home

The shepherd-mix found in June 2014 along a highway outside Ignacio, covered in feces and urine and suffering from severe sores, has finally found a permanent home after 17 months at the La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rabies vaccine requirement for pets gains momentum in state Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers are working to take the bite out of rabies by requiring cats and dogs statewide to receive vaccinations. The measure sailed through a legislative committee on Tuesday by a vote...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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When you train puppies, it’s not easy to say goodbye

You might see her at the library, a concert, the grocery store, the doctor’s office, Durango Public Library, the bank, on a plane or the Animas River Trail, but 4-month-old golden retriever puppy...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News