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Top names for Spokane pets

Is your cat's name Missy or Smokey? If so, they're a statistic.

Spokane Regional Animal Protection Services dug up the top names for dogs and cats out of their data they've been collecting for the past couple of years and if you thought there were a lot of dogs named Buddy, you were right. 

When you adopt a pet, you may fill out a licensing form which includes a space for a name. That's where this information comes from.

When S.C.R.A.P.S. combines with the city of Spokane's animal control, we'll be able to take a bigger look at what names are the most popular in the entire county. This only covers unincorporated Spokane County, Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. 

New home for regional animal control

Regional animal control is expected to find a new home at the former Schumate Harley-Davidson building, according to a Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service news release.

The building, located at 6815 E. Trent, will be retrofitted to handle animal control for all of Spokane County.

Spokane City Council voted to switch to country services for their animal control, breaking off their ties to SpokAnimal after three decades of contracts.

S.C.R.A.P.S. will begin their 20-year contract with the city of Spokane beginning in 2014. They’ll take over animal licensing and combine their data with the city’s as well.

The new contract does not increase local taxes and the city of Spokane will pay the county $561,000 per year, according to prior reports.

A news conference is being held later today to talk about the site and host a tour for public officials and local media outlets.

Correction: Our original blog post named the building as Latus Harley-Davidson based on information from Spokane County news releases. 

Today’s highlights

This is the second of two docks  that a judge says were built with a valid city-awarded exemption from the Shoreline Management Act. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak

The City of Spokane Valley has come out ahead in a lawsuit filed against it by the Department of Ecology, but an attorney with Spokane Riverkeeper has already indicated he will likely file an appeal of the decision given by a Spokane County Superior Court judge. The lawsuit involves docks in the Coyote Rock development on the Spokane River. Read to see why some believe the docks are illegal.

Also in today's Valley Voice is a story on Meals on Wheels delivering donated pet food to home-bound senior citizens. Some seniors were sharing their food with their pets because they didn't have enough money for pet food.

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