Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers want to stop dogs, cats from being euthanized in shelters for lack of space

Sometimes, food and shelter just aren’t enough. A bill at Colorado’s Capitol says dogs and cats deserve more when they’re lost or abandoned — they need mental and emotional care, too.  Lawmakers want to discourage shelters from killing animals because of lack of space and ensure that dogs and cats are adopted, returned to their […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Closing down puppy mills isn’t a “radical animal rights” move — it’s all about decency

On Saturday, Sept. 21, I woke up to a news release titled “On Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Rep. Duran & First Gentleman Reis Draw Attention to the Need to Protect Our Canine Friends.”  They focused on the utterly reprehensible inhumane conditions at puppy mills in Colorado and across the United States. The timing for the […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

Even in a cruel business, a Colorado author found dog breeders sometimes cry as they give up their stock

Rory Kress is a journalist who has covered stories around the world. A two-time Emmy Award winner, she holds a BA in creative writing from Princeton University and graduated at the top of her class from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Denver. The following is an interview with Kress. Each […]