Stories tagged: animal cruelty
Sat., June 11, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Valencia, Spain, outlaws tradition of fiery bull horns
The southern Mediterranean city of Valencia has banned a longtime tradition in which bulls are set loose on neighborhood streets with flaming balls of wax or fireworks affixed to their …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
No jail time for Cheney couple accused of animal cruelty
A Cheney couple accused of mistreating some 20 animals, including horses and a llama, won’t go to prison unless authorities find more evidence of animal cruelty on their property.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Central Idaho man charged after puppy dies on tangled leash
A central Idaho man police say killed an English bulldog puppy by dragging it with a leash looped around its neck has been charged with cruelty to animals.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Sentence for man who beat dog draws heavy criticism
An Oregon district attorney took the unusual step of issuing a Twitter response after public concern about the sentence handed down to a man who beat a dog named Earl.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Dog seized after found with collar embedded in its neck
A man has been charged with animal cruelty after the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service found his dog with a collar embedded in his neck.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane City Council bans use of elephant hooks
A device used to control elephants will no longer be allowed to be used in Spokane. The Spokane City council voted 6-1 to prohibit the use of elephant hooks, Monday.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3 p.m.
New bill would redefine animal cruelty, torture in Idaho
An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would redefine animal cruelty and torture.
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Cheney horses’ tails partially cut off
Two horses had their tails cut off in unusual attack Sunday
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Spokane County man held on cruelty charges related to animal sex videos
A Spokane County man faces animal cruelty charges after seven videos were turned over to law enforcement that allegedly show him having sex with three dogs and a horse. Travis …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
Spokane man accused of videotaping himself having sex with animals
A Spokane County man faces animal cruelty charges after seven videos allegedly showing him having sexual contact with three dogs and a horse were turned over to law enforcement.
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 3:26 p.m.
Police investigating mutilated squirrel nailed to telephone pole
Spokane police are investigating a mutilated squirrel that was nailed to a telephone pole on the South Hill.
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Couple previously subject of animal welfare calls
The couple who own 20 animals seized by officers last month have been the subject of several other complaints about the condition of their animals since 2010. Charges of animal …
Wed., July 30, 2014, 3:22 p.m.
Animal control agents rescue 17 animals in Cheney
Seventeen animals were rescued by animal control agents today at a residence in Cheney. Investigators believe horses, a llama, cats and dogs suffered abuse.
Tue., July 15, 2014, 3:43 p.m.
Dog found dead after being tied to fence
A dog was found dead on Tuesday after being tied up to a fence without water or shade, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.
Thu., June 5, 2014
Animals up for adoption following cruelty case
Nearly 100 rabbits and guinea pigs will be up for adoption June 14 after four people pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges last week. In January 139 animals were seized …
Tue., April 15, 2014
Taking junkyard dog nets fine, shelter service order
An Okanogan County woman who says she rescued a junkyard dog from deplorable conditions in December must pay a $768 court fine and serve 100 hours at area animal shelters. …
Mon., April 14, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
Okanogan woman fined, sentenced to community service in dog theft case
Judy Camp must serve 100 hours of community service and pay $768 in fines after being found guilty of obstructing justice last month. Camp took a blue heeler, which she’s …
Thu., March 27, 2014
Woman faces jail time after taking guard dog
A woman who took a chained-up dog from deplorable and freezing conditions near Twisp last December will be on trial today in Okanogan County. Prosecutors accuse Judy Camp of pet …
Tue., March 4, 2014
West Plains ranch’s co-owner held in horse cruelty case
The co-owner of a West Plains ranch where authorities discovered dozens of emaciated horses last year is in custody after allegedly fleeing to Montana when charges were filed. Jeff Hickerson, …
Mon., March 3, 2014, 11:54 a.m.
Husband of alleged horse abuser arrested
One of three suspects in a horse cruelty case at a West Plains ranch last year is in custody. Jeff Hickerson, husband of Jan Hickerson, was booked into jail Friday, …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
Spokane Humane Society aiding dozens of dogs rescued from property
Spokane Humane Society staff members hope some of the more than two dozen dogs rescued from squalid conditions in rural Stevens County earlier this month will be ready to adopt …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, 11:44 a.m.
Dogs rescued from ‘wretched’ conditions in Stevens County
Stevens County authorities in northeast Washington say deputies found more than a dozen dogs dead and about three dozen others living in wretched conditions at a property in Ford.
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014, 3:09 p.m.
SCRAPS requests animal cruelty charge against owner of emaciated dog
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is requesting that a felony first-degree animal cruelty charge be filed against the owner of a pit bull that was found in such …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
Humane Society offering reward for info on dog poisonings
Two dogs in northwest Spokane were rendered seriously ill in potential poisoning incidents, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said. Investigators are asking the public’s help pinning down the …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 9:46 a.m.
Man sought for throwing glass-tainted meat to animals
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is looking for a man they say tossed balls of hamburger meat laced with glass over the fences of two yards in Spokane Valley …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013, 10:44 a.m.
Seized horses finding permanent homes
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is moving forward in finding permanent homes for 63 horses seized in West Spokane County on Nov. 15.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013
Spokane County gives SCRAPS $25,000 to care for seized horses
Spokane County commissioners approved an extra $25,000 for the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service to help cover costs of last month’s seizure of malnourished horses from a West Plains …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
ASPCA to help care for horses seized from West Plains ranch
The disaster response director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will arrive in Spokane today to help care for 63 horses seized from a West …
Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
Dozens more sick horses seized from Airway Heights ranch
A scrawny, starving foal tucked its nose under its mother’s bloated belly Friday afternoon, sniffing for milk that isn’t there. The mother, a black mare with protruding ribs, is likely …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, 7:43 a.m.
Horse owner facing animal cruelty charges
Jan Hickerson, 48, is being charged with 21 counts of animal cruelty after a search of her property last month revealed 26 emaciated horses. Hickerson will be arraigned in Spokane …