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In “Other People’s Pets,” an animal empath battles her bizarre upbringing

Author R.L. Maizes introduces protagonist La La, whose parents raised her as a burglar -- though she's well on the path to becoming a veterinarian. Will her life veer off the rails?

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SunLit interview: Cary Unkelbach’s beloved dog Max spurred her curiosity about his breeder’s bizarre life

The author's previous experience as a reporter and both a prosecutor and civil litigator gave her the tools to follow the trail of the breeder who managed to keep her animal abuse from friends and family

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“Heartbreak Kennel” tells a grim tale of abuse, but also the complex story of a breeder who fooled everyone

Through dozens of interviews and stacks of documents, author Cary Unkelbach weaves the story of deception and mistreatment. Somehow, her own dog Max defied the odds.

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A “once in a lifetime” bond: Aspen mourns the death of Zoot the avalanche rescue dog

The 11-year-old Airedale terrier was battling cancer

Outdoors

From pets to parks, coronavirus reshaped many Coloradans’ relationship with their surroundings

The isolation that accompanied shutdowns and mandates changed the way we regard lots of things, and some of those changes could endure

Coronavirus

Colorado Court of Appeals approves use of courtroom comfort dogs

The Colorado Court of Appeals said on Thursday that the defendant’s right to confrontation doesn’t carry with it a right to impose discomfort on an accusing witness

Crime and Courts

I lost my amazing dog during coronavirus, but in my mind his wisdom remains

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

A new breed of veterinarian in Colorado provides fear-free treatment for man’s best friend. And cats.

Robin Downing pioneered the more specialized treatment now demanded for pets that have attained a higher status -- family. Sometimes that means playing reggae for dogs.

Coloradans

What’d I Miss?: I’ll get back to you

Cartoons

I led a carefree, single life. Then along came the coronavirus — and Chevy.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Mattie Cobb and her K-9 Robo search for a possible victim — but their find hints at two kinds of predator

In this excerpt from "Tracking Game," author Margaret Mizushima's mystery takes a turn toward a non-human perp. Or unwitting accomplice.

Book Excerpts

It feels weird to wear a mask in public. But it could help save my husband’s life.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

A bike ride reminded me: Even amid a pandemic gratitude isn’t out of reach

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

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

Senate Bill 164 sets a “standard of care” but still allows euthanasia if the animal is terminally ill, injured or dangerous. Shelters say that’s already current practice.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Humane Pet Act is a long-overdue step toward compassion for dogs and cats

Championed by First Gentleman Reis, the bill would close Colorado to puppy and kitten mills

Opinion Columns

Some pet products touted as having CBD don’t actually have any, researchers say

A small clinical trial at Colorado State University published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in June found CBD oil reduced seizure frequency in 89 percent of the epileptic dogs that received it

News

Pre-season training preps avalanche dogs from Colorado and far beyond for search and rescue

“The saves are going to start happening because of this program and we are going to get people out of the worst situation possible alive.”

Outdoors

Did the Colorado Supreme Court just throw the state’s marijuana-legalization regime into question? The chief justice seems to think so.

A case about drug-sniffing dogs could turn into a watershed moment in Colorado marijuana law. Or not. Legal experts are split.

Crime and Courts

A dog-rescuer working with breeders? Take a peek into the gray area of rescue work

"The Doggie in the Window" author Rory Kress found that cultivating relationships with puppy mills can be controversial, but one Colorado-based organization saves thousands of dogs that otherwise would be killed

Book Excerpts

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

For "The Doggie in the Window," Rory Kress set out to find where her dog, Izzy, came from. She learned a lot about the law, puppy mills and the people dedicated to rescue.

SunLit Interviews