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 (www.coanimalprotectors.org ) and Colorado Voters for Animals (www.covotersforanimals.org) 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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Reading to Horses?

By Sunny Weber, President In Colorado, nothing is as iconic and western as children and horses. A new program now connects the two—the “Reading to Horses,” events sponsored by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit and local elementary schools. But how and what does a child read to a horse? In May, 2021 the Arapahoe…

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Beavers Have a Hero at the Colorado Department of Transportation!

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Photo by Manfred Richter   by Sunny Weber, President   Tim Funk, an environmental protection specialist at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), based in Durango (CDOT Southwest Region 5), is also the wetlands subject matter expert. He has recently utilized a “beaver exclusion fence” for a project that posed a challenge to a 24…

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Colorado Animal Protectors Partner in Pride: Luvin Arms Farm Sanctuary

by Sunny Weber, CAP President Arnie’s Story “The day started off quiet until Jale and Niblet started running up and down the track, notifying the team that something was the matter. We looked to see what all the commotion was and couldn’t believe our eyes. Running towards Luvin Arms from the vast open fields were…

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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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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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Tilly: The True Story of a Rabbit Who Overcame Impossible Odds

By Nancy LaRoche Founder of the Colorado House Rabbit Society & Guest Blogger The once beautiful red and white mini-rex rabbit lay suffering in her urine.  There had been no food for days, and the last of her water had been lapped what seemed like long ago.  Now she was too weak to move.  She…

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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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