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Are you an animal lover? This is the spot to read and write about your life as a pet owner, as well as connect with other folks that are down with dogs and crazy about cats. Post your tips about the joys and challenges of pet ownership here.

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Cat Shelter received 11 purebred cats from AZ hoarder and 1 cat locally needing amputation 13 Replies

Help LookWhatTheCatBroughtIn.org, a local no kill cat shelter, fund increased vet bills this month. The shelter recently received twelve cats needing extensive medical care to include an amputation…Continue

Started by Stacy Toner. Last reply by Kristen Dorris Apr 25, 2011.

Are you okay with tax money going to the Humane Society? 2 Replies

El Paso County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an annual contract of nearly $455,000 for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak…Continue

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Started by Katy Booth. Last reply by Katy Booth Apr 25, 2011.

$1.5 million for a dog? 2 Replies

If you thought paying a few thousand dollars for your purebred Golden Retriever hurt your…Continue

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Started by Katy Booth. Last reply by Katy Booth Mar 16, 2011.

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Comment by Stacy Toner on June 5, 2012 at 3:53pm

Look What The Cat Brought In.Org, a local no-kill cat shelter in Colorado Springs, would like to caution folks who find “abandoned” kittens to give mom a chance to come back before assuming that they are orphans. If you can leave them where you find them and observe for a while, the mother cat may come back for them.

 

Recently, Lookwhatthecatbroughtin, received a litter of day-old kittens from Animal Emergency Care Center North. These kittens are now four weeks old and are being bottle fed every four hours.  They are all at risk because they may not have received any mother’s milk during their first forty eight hours. The colostrums kittens normally receive from mom protects them from some potentially fatal diseases.

 

One of the kittens has a second strike against her. She possibly has “aortic arch,” a syndrome caused when an unneeded segment of aortic (heart) vessel wraps around the esophagus, making it harder for the kitten to receive adequate nutrition. Potentially, this kitten will need a surgery costing up to $6000.

 

Lookwhatthecatbroughtin is looking for experienced bottle feeders and foster homes for these at-risk kittens.  In addition, the organization is looking towards the community for support during this great time of need.  Donations can be mailed to the following address:  424 W. Fillmore Street Colorado Springs, CO 80907.  Or stop by the shelter on Saturdays from 1-5pm to make a donation or start an adoption.  Please help the shelter care for cats in need.

 

Contact the shelter at: Ph: 719-331-6852 Email:lookwhatthecatbroughtin_cs@yahoo.com 

www.LookWhatTheCatBroughtIn.org for more information

Comment by Shelly Goodman Wright on August 17, 2011 at 8:31pm
They are soft and furry and they love us unconditionally. They greet us with wagging tails and sometimes with their kisses. They crawl into our laps at the end of the day, or they sit at our feet, as content as can be. They put smiles on our faces and ask for nothing in return, but a pat on the back and a scratch behind their ears. They are members of my family and I love them just the same. --Writer-Shelly Goodman-Wright
Comment by Darlene Sabella on August 9, 2011 at 12:13am
I have written a wonderful story about I  dream I had last year.  It is really on my mind, and I sure hope you can come over and read it, I would post it here, but because I am so new, I am not sure how....thank you my new pet lover friends.  Darski
Comment by Holly H on May 16, 2011 at 1:39pm

Leading With Love, a Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raising club, is in need of people with caring hearts to volunteer 1 year of their time to love and nurture a puppy who will become a guide dog for the blind.  Leading with Love meets on the first and third Monday of every month at various locations around town.  Checkout the Leading With Love Facebook page!

Comment by Debbie Evert on April 13, 2011 at 4:09pm

Becky Taylor, owner of Tailored Tails Grooming Salon & Pet Spa, holds a unique title in Colorado, the United States, and even the world. She is the only Certified Feline Master Groomer in Colorado, one of 47 in the U.S., and one of 59 in the world.

Taylor recently completed her studies at the National Cat Groomers Institute of America to accomplish this feat.

After a 15-year corporate career, and 15 years as a stay-at-home mom, this go-getter “wanted to do something [else] that meant something.”

She had groomed her own pets for several years but realized few grooming salons would take cats. After becoming a professional groomer, she knew she wanted more.

“I bought the [NCGIA] curriculum,” Taylor said, “studied about a year, then went to South Carolina to take the written tests and practical exams.”

Grooming was only one element of the institute’s curriculum. The students also studied feline behavior, health, and CPR training.

Taylor uses her training every day at her salon. Cat owners have gone to her salon with several of the same issues as a result of living with a cat. One common problem is hairballs.
“Cats are very fastidious about grooming,” Taylor says, “but what most people don’t realize is that cats do not groom themselves, they lick themselves.”

During the process of licking, cats deposit saliva and ingest large amounts of shedding hair, which compound the problem for hairballs. Regular grooming can eliminate this problem and others.

Reducing or eliminating hairballs is only one problem area in which Taylor and the groomers at her salon can help cat owners. Cats tend to have very oily, greasy skin and coat; a thorough de-greasing bath helps to prevent mats and tangles also.

“We provide high-quality products and experienced groomers… because it’s to benefit the animals,” Taylor says.

The National Cat Groomers Institute of America accepts only eight students per session and hosts five sessions a year. Information about the institute can be found at www.nationalcatgroomers.com.

For more information about Becky Taylor or Tailored Tails Grooming Salon & Pet Spa, call 596-TAILS (8245), or go to the website at www.tailoredtailsgrooming.com.

Comment by Billie Allor on March 30, 2011 at 9:45pm
My husband and I have just added a new family member: meet Brule, He is 7 weeks old, Australian Shepherd, male. He is smart and affectionate! It has been so long since I have had a puppy I forgot how fun they are!!
Comment by Billie Allor on March 30, 2011 at 9:44pm
Comment by Billie Allor on March 15, 2011 at 9:13pm
Hi everyone! I have always loved animals!! birds, cat, dogs, horses, deer, fox, wolves....even mice. I currently have my cat, Micah, and 3 birds: Ditto, Beefy and Puff. For most of my life I trained and showed horses in Minnesota. My breed of preference was Morgans, however, I enjoyed working with all breeds: Arabians, Saddlebred, Frisians, Shires, Quarter Horses--if they had 4 legs, a tail and a mane they were alright by me!
Comment by Billie Allor on March 15, 2011 at 9:11pm
Comment by lisa czelatdko on March 14, 2011 at 5:20pm
 

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