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  • Face Time: Director talks about SpokAnimal and pet peeves

    Gail Mackie has had good news to howl about in recent months. SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.’s executive director since 1986 has seen her nonprofit organization expand into modern new facilities next to …


  • Spokane council split on joining county animal control

    Spokane is not ready to sign off on a proposal for a regional animal-control shelter, City Council President Joe Shogan said Friday at a meeting of local governments. Shogan said …


  • SCRAPS benefit set for Saturday

    Stray animals will benefit from a “Scraps for SCRAPS” event Saturday in Liberty Lake. A Liberty Lake company, Mario & Son, will use scraps from its stone fabrication business to …


  • Editorial: History isn’t helping hope for shelter cooperation

    It’s great news that a handful of local governments are talking earnestly about establishing a regional animal shelter, but high fives are probably premature. After all, conversations about a regional …


  • Council keeps close eye on costs

    A light agenda kept things simple at Tuesday’s Liberty Lake City Council meeting, but there were some concerns about the changes proposed on the city’s interlocal agreement with the Spokane …


  • City, county must join forces for the animals

    The city of Spokane and SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. are beginning to look like a couple trapped in a failed marriage. They’ve been drifting apart for a decade, yet there they were …


  • Animal control options limited

    Almost two years after completing an agreement hailed as the solution to Spokane’s ongoing animal control problem, leaders again are debating how to regionalize dog and cat licensing and other …


  • SpokAnimal extends city agreement

    Spokane police officers won’t have to double as dogcatchers after all. With the planned consolidation of city and county animal control agencies on hold indefinitely, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has agreed to …


  • SpokAnimal will continue animal control services

    With the planned consolidation of city and county animal control agencies on hold indefinitely, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has agreed to continue to function as the city’s pet licensor and shelter operator …


  • Without money for shelter, animal control’s in tight spot

    Spokane’s inability to pay for an expanded dog and cat shelter has put the future of animal control in question four months before the city is scheduled to join a …


  • Future’s hazy for animal control

    Spokane police could double as dog catchers under a scenario being contemplated by some city leaders. After voters this month rejected a tax that would have paid for an animal …


  • Stray dogs and cats could roam Spokane streets

    Spokane police could double as dog catchers under a scenario being contemplated by at least some city leaders.


  • SCRAPS to handle Liberty Lake animal control

    Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus will no longer have to worry about hauling stray animals in his patrol car, which lacks any sort of equipment for the task. Fluffy …


  • Lawsuit targets animal control laws

    A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of animal control laws used by Spokane and Spokane County – including provisions allowing for the immediate euthanasia of cats – was filed Thursday in …


  • Euthanasia policy challenged

    An animal law attorney is targeting a new Spokane ordinance that allows unidentifiable cats to be euthanized upon entering the city’s animal shelter. The Spokane City Council voted last month …


  • Ordinance could hasten cat euthanizations

    Animal control officers could euthanize unlicensed cats as soon as they’re picked up, if an ordinance on the Spokane City Council’s agenda Monday passes. Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service …


  • City picks county for animal control

    After years of talk, the Spokane City Council on Monday agreed to join a county-run regional animal control agency. Council members thanked the nonprofit group that has handled animal control …


  • Shelter sets no-kill policy

    Arthur was as nervous as a college student before a final exam. Only for Arthur – he’s a stray dog turned in to SpokAnimal CARE – passing this test was …


  • Cda Oks Easier Dog Licensing In 1998, Tags Will Last 3 Years, And Will Be Sold In More Places

    Dog owners now can license Fido for up to three years. By early next year, the city of Coeur d’Alene also should have agreements that mean those licenses can be …


  • Cat Lovers Hiss At Leash Law

    Some kitty lovers are in a snit over a proposed city ordinance that would require leashes for all cats. One, who says such a requirement would be “medieval,” cursed the …

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