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New $16M animal shelter looks to give Hailey community a face-lift

A new Idaho animal shelter will feature a “cat cafe,” where prospective pet owners can order coffee or cookies and go into a petting area to socialize with the shelter’s …

A cat cafe and a splash park for dogs? Hailey’s new $16M animal shelter is designed to promote animal welfare

The new $16 million Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley will replace the existing dilapidated buildings and be an ideal place for the community, Executive Director and Medical Director …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Texas pups arrive at the Spokane shelters as donations for hurricane relief head south

The cuteness level went into overdrive Saturday at the Spokane Humane Society as more than 40 dogs arrived from Texas to find their new forever homes.

Local groups lend a hand to animal shelters overwhelmed by Hurricane Harvey

Local animal shelters prepare to take in animals from shelters in Texas and Louisiana, which are overwhelmed with rescuing pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Woman leaves entire $1.2 million estate to animal shelter

A Tennessee woman’s $1.2 million estate has gone to the dogs – and cats, too.

Dogs from shelters in flooded Louisiana bound for North Idaho

Some dogs rescued from Louisiana floodwaters will arrive Wednesday at a North Idaho animal shelter.

Shelter director who lied about euthanized dog fired

A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.

Find a friend for a low price from SCRAPS

The cat room at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is bursting at the seams, prompting the shelter to offer a sale on cat adoptions that ends today. The …

County answers animal shelter questions

The Spokane Valley City Council spent the bulk of its time Tuesday going over responses from Spokane County to questions the city asked about a proposed regional animal shelter. The …

Spokane Valley critical of Spokane’s stand on regional animal shelter

The city of Spokane Valley is not interested in subsidizing the city of Spokane in a regional animal shelter, the City Council said Tuesday. The council agreed to send a …

County edits shelter proposal

A proposal to build a new regional animal shelter will be a ballot “measure,” not a “proposition,” in the Nov. 8 general election. Spokane County commissioners approved a new designation …

County, Valley look at Spokane-less deals

Spokane County and Spokane Valley officials wondered Wednesday what their kennel would look like with only two big dogs. They agreed it’s time to start planning a solid-waste system that …

Commission puts animal shelter levy on November ballot

Voters will decide this fall whether to replace the overcrowded, awkwardly located Spokane County animal shelter. Divided county commissioners decided Tuesday to place a nine-year property tax levy on the …

Kootenai Humane Society seeks to replace medicine

A refrigerator at the Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden was accidentally left open recently, causing a number of expensive veterinary medicines to spoil. The nonprofit organization is asking for the …

City-owned warehouse seen as ideal for regional animal shelter

A regional task force believes it has found the perfect site for a new animal-control shelter if not a way to pay for it. Numerous questions remain unanswered, but Spokane …

Animal shelter plans advance

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds. County Commissioner Todd Mielke said city …

Warehouse idea for SCRAPS gains traction

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds.

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 …

SCRAPS seeks help with record influx of puppies

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, 2521 N. Flora Road, is looking for help from the community. Since October SCRAPS has received more than 200 puppies, more than any other …

Pets at heart of two-part plan

A big chunk of vacant land in the middle of Coeur d’Alene is going to the dogs – for North Idaho’s first dog park and a new animal shelter large …

Joint animal shelter considered

Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai County may team up to build a regional animal shelter, possibly on property near the county’s garbage transfer station on Ramsey Road. Kootenai County Commissioner Rick …