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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

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Online pets all the rage

LOS ANGELES – Animals can melt the human heart, tickle the funny bone or bring us to tears. And thanks to Instagram, YouTube and other online options, you can enjoy their antics simply by...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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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