Safe Crossings For Colorado Wildlife And Motorists Act

by Sunny Weber, President of Colorado Animal Protectors and Roland Halpern, Executive Director of Colorado Voters for Animals   Colorado Animal Protectors ( ) and Colorado Voters for Animals ( awarded four state legislators for their actions on behalf of state wildlife at the annual Laws for Paws Gala on October 1, 2022. The four…

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Dusty’s Story

Dusty’s earliest memories were of the cold ground, the dark night, and the soft crooning of a horse nearby. The nickers came closer to her wet body and then a warm tongue massaged her from head to hoof. Steaming breath from the one who stood over her eased the chill. Dusty struggled to stand—somehow knowing…

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Lessons From a Mangy Coyote: Why Anticoagulant Rodenticides Must Go

By Guest Blogger Will Falk, Writer, Lawyer, and Environmental Activist Edited by Sunny Weber, Author, Behaviorist, Humane Educator   Heartbreak in the Wild The first time I saw a coyote with mange my heart broke. Most of her fur was gone. Her skin, covered with scabs and lesions, had a sickly pink pallor. Her tail…

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Colorado Animal Protectors Partner in Pride: Colorado Pet Pantry

by Sunny Weber, President   Costs of living in our state have skyrocketed since I grew up. Shortly after my parents relocated from Ohio in 1954, relatives ridiculed my father’s goals and could not believe that he wanted to raise his family “in that cow town.” The entire state population was 611,000 people. Fast forward…

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Spring House Guests

By Jack Murphy, CAP Board Member & CEO of Urban Wildlife Rescue Spring is almost here and that means one thing–babies. Although mice, rats, rabbits and pigeons have young year around, most animals give birth in the spring. The majority of wild animals give birth to and raise their young outside, but squirrels and raccoons sometimes…

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Rabbits as Pet Companions: Why Rabbits Make Good Housemates

by Nancy LaRoche Guest Blogger and Rabbit Specialist Domestic rabbits make wonderful pet companions—for the right people. Domestic rabbits are descended from the European wild rabbit, yet their physical, emotional, and intellectual needs are quite different from those of the wild cottontails found throughout North America. There many breeds of rabbits that are suitable as…

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


By Amy Hefestay, Vice President 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…

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The Link Between Animal Abuse and Violence Against People

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By Phil Arkow, National Coordinator   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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Is a Life-long Commitment On Your Gift List? Gifts of Pets From/To Others

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By Sunny Weber, President   “Hello, I was given a dog for Christmas and cannot get a leash on her. She is ruining my apartment because I can’t get her outside. Can you help me?” This email came two weeks after the holidays. I am an adoption counselor and immediately responded and asked for the…

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