• Animal Care

    Grand County officials investigating 2 ‘significant animal welfare’ incidents this week

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two “significant” animal welfare incidents this week, with one involving dogs and another involving horses. On Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office received a tip regarding possible animal neglect at a home in the Gore Pass subdivision in unincorporated Grand County. Deputies, along with animal control officers, responded to the property, where they found several short-haired mixed breed dogs. They evaluated the dogs’ condition. Deputies spoke with the homeowners, who agreed to allow the officers to take 15 dogs to the Grand County Animal Control and Shelter in Granby, according to the sheriff’s office. The dogs were evaluated by a…

  • Cat

    South Korea: Cats caused more than 100 house fires in the past 3 years, Seoul officials say

    A statement Thursday from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department said cats caused a total of 107 house fires between January 2019 and November this year. The cats are believed to have started the fires by switching on electric stoves, the department said. Cats can turn electric stoves on by jumping on touch-sensitive buttons — and once overheated, the appliances can catch fire. Four people were injured in the fires, just over half of which started while pet owners were out, the statement added. “Cat-related fires are continuing to occur recently,” said Chung Gyo-chul, an official from the department. “We advise households with pets to pay extra attention as…

  • Pets News

    Southern New Mexico Officials See Uptick in Pets Surrendered | New Mexico News

    By NICOLE MAXWELL, Alamogordo Daily News ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — In 2020, Alamogordo Animal Control took in 1,260 animals, saw 563 adopted and euthanized 36 animals, according to Alamogordo Police Department data. In 2020, the Otero County Animal Shelter took in 1,605 animals, saw 542 adopted and euthanized 364 animals, according to Otero County Animal Shelter data. Officials with both organizations expected the number of surrendered animals to increase post COVID-19 pandemic, as pet owners found their way back to offices and away from home. “It’s post-COVID-19 stuff, everyone was home and had time for the dog and now everyone is going back to work and we’re getting the same…