Out-of-State Dogs Being Adopted in Denver
by Shawn McCraith '18
Over the past few years the populations of dogs has increased all over the country due to a cycle of reproducing in the summer. A rescue organization called Denver Dumb Friends League has multitudes of dogs transported from Vinita, Oklahoma to become apart of a caring and loving family in Colorado. Since 2016, Denver Dumb Friends League has been in partnership with the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter and has documented around 30,000 dogs that came out-of-state to the Colorado animal shelters where hardly any dogs are euthanized due to the live release rate which is above 90 percent. Overpopulation in many states is a problem because of the reputation of shelters where no one wants to adopt an animal in this case a dog or puppy.
Many dogs are transported into Colorado because it is an ideal place for dogs to be adopted. States that neighbor Colorado like Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas send candidates to capitalize on a seemingly endless demand. Communities in Colorado emphasize on the values toward owning a dog and adopting a healthy dog. Humane education, spay and neuter procedures, and an outdoors-oriented region which boosts the state’s status as extremely pet-friendly.
Thousands of dogs are transported with a downside since Colorado has 260 registered operations there is also an unknown amount of operations that transport dogs from various areas without safeguards. States near the Gulf put Colorado’s shelters at risk due to the warm, humid temperatures. Heartworm, parvovirus, and distemper are prevalent in animals coming from the Gulf states which can leave the adopters with heartbreak or a hefty bill due to veterinary needs. So as Colorado recognizes dogs as family members, the business start to have more dog-friendly policies to create a market for four-legged companions.
Lawmakers Want Gun Legislation Immediately
by Mariah Tso '21
Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says gun laws must be talked about at the federal level.He also said he wants to see a federal ban on bump stocks, high-capacity magazines, and to clarify the rules on universal background checks. When he says he wants talk about guns laws at a federal level he wants to speak about it with the three distinct branches (legislative, executive, and judicial), whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the president, and the federal courts, respectively. The guns laws in New Mexico are on foot, no permit is required to carry a firearm unless it is both loaded and concealed.
Concealed carry of an unloaded firearm is legal without a permit in New Mexico, however the same restrictions that apply to openly carried firearms apply. But however Senator Tom Udall said in a statement, "As these atrocities grow ever more frequent and deadly in the United States, we cannot allow ourselves to become desensitized to such preventable horror — or become numb to our responsibility to act. I plead with my Republican colleagues to move beyond the extreme positions of gun lobby SuperPACs and special interests who have opposed closing the gun-show loophole, expanding federal background checks, and other common-sense gun safety rules. It’s time for both parties to show political courage and take common-sense steps to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of those who seek to kill innocent people."
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Poll takers if they would take the CCTE Program: 50% said maybe while the other 50% said no.