Step aside, sharks: It’s Bat Week

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Colorado is home to 18 bat species that are vital to the state’s ecosystem. Jack Murphy with Urban Wildlife Rescue explains why in a Channel 9 News Interview. https://www.9news.com/video/news/local/next/bat-week-colorado/73-bebfc358-5a60-4048-a49f-0ac3bd87193f?fbclid=IwAR3R2GKPOMnLT7J3m23rgIB98vqpZcmwmn2Whjv95BwYLaWfmyHb2if82F0

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Tales From The Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Roundup: The 25th Stallion

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By Amy Hefestay Photo A: Picasso Junior, aka PJ. The son of famed Sand Wash Basin stallion, Picasso The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began the roundup of the horses in Colorado’s Herd Management Area (HMA) called the Sand Wash Basin (SWB), on Wednesday, September 1st. Prior to the roundup start, the BLM promised to…

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The Link Between Animal Abuse and Violence Against People

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By Phil Arkow, National Coordinator https://nationallinkcoalition.org/   Over the past 35 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident…

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Humane Ways to Keep Unwanted Critters Out of Buildings

By Jack Murphy Now is the perfect time to check your house for any problems that could allow wildlife to enter your home, as cold weather approaches. Co-existence is great—cohabitation, not so much. Like humans, wild animals want to be warm and cozy in winter too, but having critters living in, or under, your house…

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Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses: Displaced Priorities by the BLM?

By Amy Hefestay Photo A: Two young stallions in the Sand Wash Basin herd, July 2021 I have been fascinated with horses for most of my life and I know I am not alone. If you ask people to describe something about Colorado or the “wild west,” many will mention Wild Mustang Horses. What you…

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The Captive Wildlife Crisis – Part 1

By Pat Craig Guest Blogger Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary |Keensburg, Colorado Note from CAP: We present this guest blog to assist in the education of the public regarding this lesser-known animal welfare crisis. The wider the educational efforts of all animal welfare enthusiasts spread, the more public involvement and advocacy…

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The Captive Wildlife Crisis – Part 2

By Pat Craig Guest Blogger Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary Keensburg, Colorado Note from CAP: We present this guest blog to assist in the education of the public regarding this lesser-known animal welfare crisis. The wider the educational efforts of all animal welfare enthusiasts spread, the more public involvement and advocacy…

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Dogs in Hot Cars

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by  Roland Halpern, Board Member   Colorado law provides immunity to someone who breaks into a locked vehicle to rescue a dog, cat, child or at-risk adult provided certain procedures are followed. Reasonable efforts must be made to locate the owner, for example going into a nearby store and asking the manager to make an…

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