When residents in the midst of the Waldo Canyon fire danger zone need to evacuate their homes, they oftentimes have a difficult enough time finding temporary accommodations for themselves, let alone their pets. Organizations such as the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the Red Cross have done much to try [...]

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We were just as surprised as you probably are that there’s a Southern Colorado Koi Club (socokoi.org). The club held a benefit auction that we just had to go check out. Fish named Golem, $40,000 collections, bear fences … it didn’t disappoint!

(Learn more about Japanese Carp HERE.)

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A Tale of Two Dog Parks

On January 25, 2012 By

We weren’t quite sure whether “The Terminator Theme” or “Yakety Sax” would best accompany this slide show of images from the Bear Creek Dog Park, so we went with both.

Public menace, or….

Clown College?

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Every year at around this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets. Two years ago was the first time the parish held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much [...]

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Hi friends! My name is Topaz. I am a beautiful two year old, spayed female cat. I have short, calico colored fur, and yellow eyes. I came to the Humane Society as a stray, and no one came to find me. I’m looking at the [...]

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Hi my name is Caydence! I am a 3 year old Siamese cat! Do you want a cat that is full of energy, loves to play, and will entertain you all the time? If you do, that’s me! They call me a “Party Animal” in the Feline-ality program. I can make [...]

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Hello, I’m Fluffy. That is not only my name, but the purrrfect description of me. I’m a gorgeous, spayed female, long haired feline. I have black and white fur, and the cutest pink nose. It’s a good thing that I’m so beautiful to look at [...]

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Please come visit me and all of my friends at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Click HERE for directions.

Ask for Taxi: #0923457

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Hello friends! My name is Hawthorn and I’m a six year old, neutered male cat with orange tiger striped fur and a white tuxedo belly. Lots of people have admired my pretty yellow eyes and soft fur, so I don’t know why anyone adopted me yet! I love to be petted [...]

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Howdy friends, I’m Weston! I am a four and a half year old, neutered male with white and black long fur and yellow eyes. I am a very quite kitty who likes to keep to himself and doesn’t like to get into trouble. I like to be scratched on my back [...]

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I’m Stewart! I am a three year old, neutered male Shih Szu & Brussel Griffon Mix. I was brought to the Humane Society because my owner passed away and there was no one to care for me. I am a delightful little guy who is spunky and energetic. I love walk [...]

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Howdy, I’m Kurby! I am a three year old, neutered male Great Pyrenees Mix with white fur and brown eyes. I came to the Humane Society as a stray, and sadly no one came to find me. I am very friendly and I have a great temperament. I know basic commands [...]

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Hello Cat Lovers! My name is Melissa. I am a medium sized, long hair, Tortie Cat. I came to the Humane Society several weeks ago as a stray. I came down with a terrible cold, and I had to go to a foster home to recover. I am feeling much better [...]

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Hello Turtle lovers! My name is Sarah, and I am a medium sized red, green, and brown turtle. I was brought to the Humane Society because my owners could no longer care for me and my other smaller turtle friend, Littlefoot. Did you know that HSPPR gets reptiles?? They frequently do! I am a very quite pet that loves swimming around and crawling on the rocks. But, I really need a forever home, because the cat next to my aquarium is very loud and she doesn’t like water! My adoption fee is only $10.

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Hi, my name is Mikey. I am an eight year old, neutered male Cocker Spaniel. I have very soft white and tan curly fur, and brown eyes. I was found by a Good Samaritan who brought me to the Humane Society, but sadly my owners did not look for me there. I was very scared at first, but now that I’m a little more comfortable I love to go on walks, eat treats, and get affection. I have a friend in my kennel with me and we get along great, so if you have another dog at home I’d be a good companion to them too! I know I’m a little older, but I’m in good shape and I still have a lot of love to give. Come and meet me today and I bet we’ll get along great!

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Hi, my name is Cuddles. I am a one year old, spayed female cat. As you can see I have shiny long, black fur and bright yellow eyes. I came to the Humane Society as a stray, and sadly my owners did not come and find me. I am a very [...]

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Humane Society Pets on TBS

On February 9, 2011 By

We’re pleased to announce that, starting today, The Big Something will partner with The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to feature pets in the greatest need of adoption Tuesdays through Fridays. It’s our hope that, whether you’re looking to adopt a new family member or not, that you’ll help spread the word [...]

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Roy Linton Now, Part II

On January 25, 2011 By

DISCLAIMER: The artwork featured in this slide show contains some nudity and may be considered offensive to some people.

In the years since Roy Linton, his father and his friend Roy Funnell created the posters featured in yesterday’s Big Something, Roy Linton became a world-class auto body painter and turned his personal creative [...]

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For a companion piece to our Halloween slide show on some of the great old graves at Evergreen Cemetery , we went to the oft-passed-yet-seldom-visited Pet Rest Memorial Park on Highway 115 just past the entrance to the May Museum to visit the graves of some of the thousands of beloved pets interred there. The incredible variety of names and memorials say as much about the owners as they do about the pets that have been buried there for more than 40 years.

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Blessing of the Furries

On October 6, 2010 By

Every year at around this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets. Last year was the first time the parish held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much publicized split within the congregation in 2007. This year’s blessing will be held today at 5:30 p.m and all are welcome. In case you’re wondering what to expect, we went last year and put together this audio slide show.

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