Applefest organizers are appealing to dog owners to remember that the annual Cedaredge celebration is a giant event filled with noise and crowded venues. Dog owners who bring their animals to mingle with the crowds must keep their pet on a leash.
Last Saturday several dozen people and their pets showed up at the Lions pavilion in Cedaredge to take advantage of the town's low-cost vaccination clinic. Within the first half-hour, 35 dogs of all breeds, including a lot of all-breed dogs, received shots for rabies and DHPP.
The Town of Paonia reminds dog owners to register their dogs.
Town code requires that dogs six month or older be registered annually.
The Paonia Police Department is looking for the owner of a dog that attacked and injured another dog within town limits.
The afternoon of July 19 a man, described as a "young hippie type" with a Staffordshire terrier weighing about 50 pounds and wearing a black collar and on a leash, were walking through town when Dexter, a Doberman pincer owned by Paonia resident Mario Mara went out to greet them as they passed their home near the corner of Third Street and Grand Avenue.
A low cost dog vaccination clinic is planned Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Cedaredge Town Park pavilion. The cost is $10 for a one-year rabies shot and town residents will need to buy a town license for $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $50 for an intact dog.
In his more than a quarter century of operating Cottonwood Ranch & Kennel near Crawford, dog trainer Ted Hoff has handled thousands of dogs. He's worked with purebreds and mixed breeds from throughout western Colorado and the world, including Canada, South Africa, Venezuela and New Zealand.
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