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United gives furry comfort

DENVER – Some furry friends are helping reduce holiday travel stress for United Airlines passengers this week at Denver International Airport. The airline is using its United Paws program Monday...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Cats, dogs partying like animals

LOS ANGELES – Ugly sweaters aren’t just a Christmas tradition for people. Cats, dogs and even guinea pigs are joining the party. Zigzilla “Ziggy” and Chopper “Lambchop” got sweaters from PetSmart...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Japanese vessel to kill 333 minke whales for ‘research’

On Tuesday, Japan’s whaling fleet will set out on a three-month-long hunt for minke whales. The Japanese government argues that this hunt – which will kill 333 whales, about a third of the average...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Rare pit bull police dog defies breed’s stereotypes

STONE RIDGE, N.Y. – The new rookie at one New York police department weighs 60 pounds, has a big, lolling tongue, a soft caramel coat and a chance to fight stereotypes in addition to crime. When...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Calendar supports animal rescues on Navajo Reservation

The La Plata County Humane Society, like most animal-welfare agencies in America, rescues hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats every year, working to find them forever homes. But the Blackhat Humane...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mountain Studies Institute to interpret EPA Animas River pollution data

During a Durango City Council meeting Tuesday, the need for greater understanding of Animas River pollution and more responsible dog ownership sparked discussion around the need for changes. After...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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For animal scientist Temple Grandin, empathy triumphs

Temple Grandin, a renowned animal scientist, showed Fort Lewis College students Wednesday how her inventions help local slaughterhouse workers move animals from the trailer to the stunner. Grandin,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural, barking dogs may get shorter leash

When La Plata County residents outside municipal boundaries call in a dog-barking complaint, they get the same response: There’s nothing we can do. About 25 Humane Society officials, residents and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Humane society names new executive director

After 10 years, the La Plata County Humane Society has hired a new executive director. Amy Groat started as head of the nonprofit last week after moving from Washington, where she worked at a U.S....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film festival goes to the dogs

In a community that loves both films and dogs, the Bow Wow Film Tour may be the hottest ticket in town. The festival, which features a collection of short films that animal-rescue groups use for...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barking dogs driving you nuts?

La Plata County officials are discussing taking a bite out of barking dogs with an ordinance that could establish fines and penalties. County commissioners discussed the issue Wednesday after...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wolfie was on TV

Wolfie, Silverton’s notoriously shy wolf-dog hybrid, was on TV on Wednesday, although he didn’t get 15 minutes of fame, just 3½. Fox News Denver reporter Kevin Torres said the channel decided to do...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News