Stories tagged: animals
Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as ‘animals’
Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make “radical” changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
‘Animals’? Trump says he’ll keep using term for gang members
President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word “animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer …
Thu., May 17, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Trump draws rebuke for ‘animal’ remark at immigration talk
While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” – drawing a sharp rebuke from …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds
Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the nation, park officials said Tuesday.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe
Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and …
Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Sloths, lizards, anteater in limbo after sanctuary seizures
The owners of an Oregon-based private wildlife center are petitioning to get their exotic animals back after Olympia animal control officers seized them a few weeks ago.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
N. Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say – unless we act now to save them
For years, spring has signaled the return of North Atlantic right whales – one of Earth’s most endangered species – to Cape Cod Bay. But lately the imperiled animals have …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Low-cost vet clinic at Union Gospel Mission keeps animals healthy and owners happy
Pets can help calm their owners and reduce stress. That can be key for people who are living in poverty, say volunteers who run a low-cost vet clinic out of …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
Researcher tells of surprises discovered about cougars
Cougars are far more social than previously thought, a Sequim scientist told a Peninsula College audience.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Puppy to fill void left by Albany hospice therapy dog
Ember the golden retriever may never have as many friends, Facebook followers or book deals as JJ, her predecessor at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
SpokAnimal to close East Central veterinary clinic
During difficult financial times for the nonprofit organization, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has announced plans to shut down its veterinary clinic in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Shawn Vestal: When cows were the cornerstone of income inequality
One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
Group wants lethal traps banned in Idaho wolverine habitat
An environmental group has asked Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit
The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota’s Custer park
Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota’s Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it’s not known if all of them will survive, …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches
Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?
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 …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Toledo Zoo’s 44-year-old white rhino, Sam, dies
A rhinoceros that was a longtime favorite at the Toledo Zoo has died.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Feature Creature: Aries
Aries is a very friendly, social boy. He would do well with a family that can train and exercise him. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.
Out & About: Biologists to give kids the scoop on moose at library programs
Kids will get expert insight on the largest member of the deer family this month as state wildlife biologists have scheduled 45-minute “On the Trail of the Moose” programs at …
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.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park
Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Vermont woman charged after 80 dead animals found in trailer
A Vermont woman is facing charges after police say they found at least 80 animal carcasses in her trailer.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Three dogs fatally attack pet, injure Idaho woman
A woman was injured and her dog was killed after three canines attacked her outside her eastern Idaho residence.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Washington city considers deer feeding ban after invasion
Feeding deer could soon be against the law for one Washington city, as the animals are invading a local neighborhood at an out-of-control rate.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Matt Liere: Guarding the bunny buffet
After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu do time in county jail
Once the 426 humans who normally occupy cells at the Monroe County Jail were evacuated by bus to lockups in Palm Beach County, there was an opportunity to move 250 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, noon
Animal evacuated from Oregon farm as fire draws near
Employees and volunteers at Applegate’s Sanctuary One animal care farm have had a singular mission the last couple of days: find temporary homes for the facility’s 60 or so furry …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.