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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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29
Jul 2021
Listen to your Cat

By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer While visiting my friend in her beautiful garden, one of her 3 cats, Paint, jumped onto her lap and nuzzled his head under her elbow.  This was his signal for her to rock and comfort him. My friend is very good with cats because she watches and listens to them and learns the nuances of their communications. Cats truly have unique ways of “talking” to their people. Most fascinating is that adult cats only meow to humans. With the exception of young kittens, who meow when they......

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28
Jul 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Jack is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Jack is an incredibly sweet 1 year old male Mastiff mix who is looking for his next adventure! 🐕He is currently staying in an awesome foster home where he gets to play and cuddle with their big male dog named Leroy. His foster parents have nothing but great things to say about Jack. He is super cuddly and sleeps with them every night. During the day he loves to go on walks and play in the yard!  ......

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22
Jul 2021
Typical Summer Foods Dogs need to Avoid

By: Judy Lore, AVHS Volunteer As I type this the temperature has reached 91 so far and is predicted to go a couple degrees higher. That’s HOT for this valley. The dogs are too warm, and we’re all hanging out near the fans and in front of the air-conditioner. What summer foods and goodies can we share and which should we not share with our furry buddies is the question. Beer. We had a dog who loved to lick the empty beer cans and that was all he was allowed: the empty......

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