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15
Sep 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

This handsome mustachioed gentleman’s name is Stibs 🐈 and he is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week!   Stibs is 13 years young and on the search for his next home. He lived with cats in his previous home and got along great with them. Stibs is declawed so will need to remain as an indoor only cat.   He loves attention and would make a great companion, please consider adopting this sweet, senior gentleman today ❤   PS Since Stibs is a senior feline, he is......

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14
Sep 2021
Dog Speak. The "Tail" Ends

by: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer  Pip, my 14 year old miniature schnauzer just whined. She also is looking at me with those pleading puppy-dog eyes.  She is saying, “Pet me, please.”  If someone were to come to the door, she would bark a greeting, but if the guest were to move to pet her, she would growl a warning, “Do not touch me.  I have arthritis, and you might hurt me.” This is “Pip Speak.”  Every dog has his own unique way of talking.  We humans just need to know how to......

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07
Sep 2021
Dog Speak. The "Tail" Begins

by: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer  My first miniature schnauzer, Riley, was unusual in that she seldom barked. My next mini-schnauzer, Destiny, barked but she also purred like a cat.  She had a different way of communicating than Riley, although they were the same breed. I eventually learned their “talk,” just as all loving dog owners learn the communication of their furry friends. Dogs have quite a “vocabulary.”  They bark, growl, snarl, whine, whimper, yelp, howl, sing and purr. Your dog may not make all these sounds, but he definitely has his vocalizations......

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07
Sep 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Meet our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week: Trixie!   This snuggle bug is a 7 year old Bull Terrier Mix whose favorite place to be is right by your side. Trixie is our go to front office dog, because she is so calm and great with new people! When she’s not cuddled up next to you she loves to romp around in the yard, playing with toys. Trixie does need to be the one and only pet in your home.   If you are interested in fostering......

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01
Sep 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Meet our Heart of the Rockies Radio News PETS of the week: Booper & Princess! This duo comes from the same home. They were surrendered to the shelter because their previous owners couldn’t find cat-friendly housing and they were very heartbroken to part ways. Booper is the shyer of the pair, but he has started to warm up here in the shelter, and he really enjoys snuggling with his housemate Princess. Princess is a bit braver and will likely greet you upon first meeting. They are both 2 year old domestic short......

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25
Aug 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Felix is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Felix is a 9 year old Shepherd/Akita mix. Don’t let his older age fool you, this senior dog is young at heart 💕. He loves to go on walks, play in the yard, and cuddle up next to you after! Felix was brought in as a stray several weeks ago. We thought someone would be in soon to reclaim this sweet tempered dog, unfortunately no one ever came 😔. We don’t have much history on Felix, but he......

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19
Aug 2021
AVHS Transfer Program Highlight

by: Nikki Ritter, AVHS Transfer Coordinator  Across the country, summer is the peak season for animal shelters as the number of animals coming in grows. For dogs, one of the main reasons for the increase is simply because they are outside more. This leads to more dogs getting loose or wiggling away from their owners while on outings. Additionally, we see an increase in dogs escaping from pet sitters who are unfamiliar with them. For the rescue group, Friends of Roswell Animals (FORA) in Roswell, NM, this is no different. FORA is......

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12
Aug 2021
Found Kittens Outside?

By: Judy Lore, AVHS Volunteer Perhaps you’re taking a walk through your neighborhood or you are cleaning out under your porch and find a litter of newborn or very young kittens. What should you do now? Following are some suggestions from Alley Cat Allies, a nonprofit that deals with this on a daily basis and particularly in the summer months when so many kittens arrive. First, your local shelter Ark-Valley Humane Society has a link on their website that gives you advice about how to handle this situation. Go to www.ark-valley.org and......

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05
Aug 2021
Look at Your Cat

By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer While having a leisurely glass of wine with my friends, Ming, one of their two Siamese cats, jumped up on the coffee table, sat down and began to stare at me.  He stared and stared and stared.  I looked back, hypnotized by the deep intensity of his gaze. Then Ming began to slowly blink.  I blinked back, thinking he was playing a game.  Little did I know that Ming was saying, “I trust you, friend.” Ming was communicating with me via body language. Cats can be quite......

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04
Aug 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Mister is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Have you been looking for a loving, cat-friendly feline to add to your family? Mister would love to meet you! At just 2 years old, he has a long life of adventures ahead of him. He also gets along great with kids! Mister is currently staying in the shelter so give us a call to schedule an appointment to meet him today! 719-395-2737   AND his adoption fees are half off (just $25!) until next Wednesday! We hope......

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