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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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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The 2022 Avian Flu Pandemic

by Sunny Weber, President   What is the Bird Flu? The bird flu, also known as the avian flu, refers to the disease caused by a family of flu viruses primarily transmitted between birds. The dominant virus strain circulating currently is called H5N1. It is extremely contagious among birds, who spread it by shedding the…

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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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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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Tales From The Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Roundup: StellaLuna’s Story

By Amy Hefestay, Vice President   The roundup in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) in NW Colorado started on Wednesday, September 1st. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) own documentation states that the helicopters should travel at a speed that matches the slowest horse to not separate foals from their mothers. This…

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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.

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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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