I did not know Daisy long. We met in July, 2018. I had received a call from a bird rescue friend, Heather, pleading for me to check out three parakeets that were in need of help. My friend lived far away and I lived close to where the three birds were. I contacted the owner,…

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I am privileged and honored to be invited to join the Colorado Voters for Animals Board of Directors! CVA was founded in 1996 and has over 8,000 supporters today. CVA conducts candidate surveys, publishes scorecards ranking individual legislatures on their stands on animal welfare issues, testifies at legislative hearings, and helps craft bills that improve…

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I pulled into the prairie training field and drove around people and dogs. Some were sitting under shade trees, some dogs were playing in kiddy swimming pools or being hosed down in the hot late spring sun. A small group of people were gathered under a tent and were listening intently to a pony-tailed older…

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I recently attended a crowded city “educational” meeting that was offered to worried residents who may or may not have experienced “close encounters” with one of our most populous wildlife members–the coyote. A wildlife biologist friend of mine presented a “myth vs. fact” presentation and surprised many with the preponderance of superstitions that have been…

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Please try to help our wild friends during this unprecedented cold snap. Putting out food and water stations for birds, squirrels and rabbits will help them survive until natural food is again plentiful. Cold weather forces animals and birds to use much more energy than usual so extra food and water is important for survival.…

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Around 2:30 am one night during the last full moon I was awakened by one of my cats growling. Peeping in my SECOND STORY bedroom window was a stray cat! I’m sure it was frightened up there by a predator–probably a coyote. Cats and small dogs are natural prey to predators such as coyotes, foxes,…

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The white three-quarter-moon rose over the flat eastern horizon while the sun set behind the blackened mountains of the Continental Divide in the west. A mid-winter orange glow lit the hill across the field behind my house. Ridged snowdrifts that had buried the field for over a month turned iced blue in the evening shadows.…

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