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Sweetwater County Can’t Pick Up At Large Animals

Due to budgetary issues, The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office will no longer be picking up at large dogs and cats in the county. The county is now down to a single animal control officer responsible for covering 10,000 square miles of land. According to Sheriff Mike Lowell, the county handled just under 700 animal calls in 2016, and so far this year they Continue reading

Steamboat To Start Noxious Weed Spraying

Steamboat will begin noxious Whitetop weed spraying this week throughout the city’s right-of-ways. As a precaution, children and pets should be kept off the sprayed areas for at least 24 hours. To make the public aware that spraying has occurred, the city will mark all Continue reading

Don’t Interact With Young Wildlife

This is the time of year in Colorado that wild animals are giving birth.  It’s important to remember that if you encounter a young animal in the wild to not approach, touch or handle it. People often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, near trails or along the side of roads. While they may appear to be abandoned, it is quite Continue reading

Immunity For Those Who Break Into Cars?

People who break into a car to save an animal or human may soon be immune to criminal charges in Colorado. The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill recently that would provide immunity from civil and criminal liability to any person who forcibly enters a locked vehicle with the intent to save an at risk person or animal. To receive the Continue reading

Felony Charge For Killing Pets And Animals?

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives this week that would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a Continue reading

Help Animals By Storing Summer Gear

deer-netWith the warm weather behind us and winter on the horizon, now is a good time to remove all the summer toys and equipment from your yard for the winter.  Elk and deer are especially active this time of year due to their mating season, resulting in additional interactions between humans and wildlife. It’s common for deer or elk to enter yards in Continue reading

Help Track Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseWildlife officials are looking for the help of hunters to track Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming. Fish and Wildlife officials have asked anyone that kills a deer near the Green River area, to have the animal sampled for the disease. Chronic Wasting Disease attacks the central nervous system Continue reading

Wyoming Vehicles And Large Animals Likely To Collide

deer-vs-carWyoming had the 8th most collisions between vehicles and deer, elk or moose last year according to a report released by State Farm Insurance. Numbers show that 51% of insurance claims filed with the company last autumn involved large animal collisions, nationally that number Continue reading

Don’t Interact With Young Animals

colorado parksThis is the time of year in Colorado that wild animals are giving birth.  It’s important to remember that if you encounter a young animal to not approach, touch or handle it. People often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or along the side of roads. While they may appear to be abandoned young animals are Continue reading

People Using Fake “Service Animals” Could Face Charges

service dogPeople who slap a phony “Service Animal” vest on their dogs could soon be facing charges.  A bill that has passed the House would make it a crime for anyone to misrepresent their pets as trained service animals.  Supporters say real, trained animals are losing the public’s Continue reading

Dogs and Wildlife Don’t Mix

Colorado-Division-of-Wildlife-300In Colorado dog owners love nothing more than getting out into nature with their dogs. it’s a great way to get exercise for both dog and owner. Dog owners also need to be able call their dog off from chasing wildlife. Dogs chasing wildlife is not only illegal, it’s dangerous for everyone. Wild animals cannot afford the calories, stress and dangers from a high-speed chase. Dogs that don’t have a reliable recall get lost in the mountains Continue reading