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Silverton’s unlikely mascot enters twilight years

SILVERTON – In 2005, a terrifying creature descended upon Silverton: Wolfie. At first, the wolf-dog hybrid stalked the surrounding hills. But then, he grew brave and entered town. Terror ensued....

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Will love for rent

DATE: June 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local thrift store hires new director

A new director took over the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store last week. Keith Dunning, who has been with the nonprofit for five years, replaced Karen Streeter, who left the...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sanity in a barking-mad world

In January, five irrepressible dogs stood with their silent, nervous owners for Day 1 of Growly Dog Class. Despite careful partitions preventing the dogs from seeing each other, all four-footed...

DATE: March 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City explores off-leash parks for your dogs

The city of Durango is exploring the idea of allowing owners to play with their dogs off-leash in two parks. The city plans to survey the neighborhoods around Fanto and Jenkins Ranch parks to...

DATE: March 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animal protection has new director

Gary Skiba, a six-month employee in the animal protection division of the La Plata County Humane Society, has been appointed to head the division. Skiba replaces Jon Plata, who retired after 12...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durangoan finds dog after 12-day search

After 12 days of tireless searching, pet-related heartache and fraught Facebook campaigning, Jennaye Derge has found her dog. “YEAYYY!!” she wrote Tuesday in a triumphant Facebook post. “I’m so...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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When is shooting a dog justifiable?

The nearly fatal shooting of a dog last week in La Plata County is raising questions for neighbors and law enforcement about what constitutes animal cruelty in a county where guns and unleashed...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Donations help mend a puppy’s heart

The community helped save a puppy named Sugar this week, after the La Plata County Humane Society and Lisa Parker’s Puppies put out the call. Dog lovers donated about $4,650 for Sugar’s life-saving...

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

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Can we please get a little sugar for Sugar?

The La Plata County Humane Society and Lisa Parker’s Puppies have joined forces to raise funds for another puppy in need of life-saving medical treatment. Sugar, who was rescued alongside two other...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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They need a home for the holidays

The La Plata County Humane Society is hosting its annual dog-adoption event, which will take place through Dec. 24. “The 12 Dog Days of Christmas has been a very successful event in the past, and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Try these helpful tips with your fearful dog

Often, the most obvious sign of fear in dogs is avoidance of things that worry the dog. Avoidance is powerfully reinforcing since it offers distance and safety from objects that the dog fears. As...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Durango Dog Tales