Stories tagged: animal cruelty
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Puppy abandoned in a sealed plastic box along I-90 draws thousands of Spokane adoption inquiries
A trucker found Charlie, a 3-month-old puppy, sealed in a plastic bin near an Interstate 90 exit on Tuesday. The pup is now in the custody of SCRAPS as adoption …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Washington state couple sentenced to jail for animal cruelty
A Deer Park couple has been sentenced to jail after nearly 40 dogs and some cats were removed from their property.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Trial in seizure of 84 Great Danes to begin in New Hampshire
A New Hampshire woman charged with animal cruelty after 84 Great Danes were seized from her home is going on trial, but first a judge will consider her request to …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Vietnam resumes controversial water buffalo fighting
Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Two Idaho women use beating death of dog as catalyst to toughen Idaho cruelty laws
It was a dog owner’s worst nightmare that fueled a mother and daughter’s fight for harsher animal cruelty laws in Idaho.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Oregon court rules couple must surgically ‘debark’ dogs
An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of disruption.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Oregon puppy strangler sentenced to 3 years in prison
An Oregon woman accused of strangling her neighbor’s puppy has pleaded no contest to aggravated animal abuse and been sentenced to more than three years behind bars.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Montana man pleads no contest to cruelty after horse dies
A Montana man has pleaded no contest to a felony charge of animal cruelty after his horse died from an injury.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Dog tethering safety standards in Washington adopted by city of Spokane
Adopting the safety requirements laid out in a new state law will allow agents from SCRAPS, the region’s animal control agency, to issue citations within city limits, Director Nancy Hill …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Sheriff’s deputy suspended after police dog dies in hot car
An Indiana sheriff’s deputy has been suspended following the death of a police dog that he left for hours inside a hot patrol car.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Hawaii prep school grad gets 45 days in jail for killing protected birds
A college student who graduated from one of Hawaii’s most prestigious high schools – former President Barack Obama’s alma mater – was led out of a courtroom in handcuffs Thursday …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly
An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Vietnam buffalo fight suspended after animal kills owner
A traditional water buffalo fight in northern Vietnam was suspended after an animal attacked and killed its owner, in the first human fatality since the sport resumed after the Vietnam …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Portland woman breaks into hot Mercedes to rescue dog
A Portland woman says she used a car jack to break a window after spotting a dog stuck inside of a Mercedes in 89 degree- weather with little air.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Tyson adopting video, welfare checks in poultry operations
Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group that routinely distributes videos of disturbing practices of agricultural abuses said …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Washington farmer with starved animals pleads not guilty
A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Authorities find about 170 neglected chickens at Idaho house
Idaho deputies who had been searching a house on a warrant for a zoning issue found about 170 neglected chickens at the residence.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Stevens County couple charged with animal cruelty after animals found in filthy conditions
Two people have been charged with animal cruelty after disturbing photos and descriptions of conditions at a property near Deer Park surfaced.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Farmer accused of starving more than 20 cattle, pigs
Whatcom Humane Society officials say a dairy farmer near Bellingham neglected more than 20 cattle and pigs for so long that some needed to be euthanized.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Prosecutor: Woman with 42 cats in car knew animals were sick
Court documents claim a woman who had been arrested last week for hoarding 42 cats in a car might have known the animals were sick.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat
Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park
A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized
Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Animals housed in poor conditions seized by SCRAPS
Multiple animals being kept in “unsanitary conditions” were removed from the home of a woman on West Bridges Road who is on probation after a previous animal cruelty conviction.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
More than 100 dogs seized in Western Montana over cruelty allegations
More than 100 dogs have been seized at a Charlo kennel after prosecutors and the kennel’s owner’s reached an agreement to defer prosecution of felony aggravated animal cruelty charges.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty
Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Pregnant horse found stabbed to death
An eastern Idaho rancher is searching for the person who stabbed one of her horses to death.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Rescue cat shot with bow and arrow
A Spokane rescue cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow last week.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Spokane man gets five years in prison for animal cruelty after having sex with dogs
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for animal cruelty after repeatedly having sex with animals.
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 …