Stories tagged: animals
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.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Dog flu case reported in Walla Walla
Canine influenza, or dog flu, was recently diagnosed in a pet adopted by a Walla Walla family from a shelter in Central Washington, according to a release from Associated Veterinary …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Donkey basketball fundraiser draws opposition
Whatcom County animal advocates are trying to stop a Ferndale High School fundraiser in which people play basketball while riding donkeys.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region
LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Elephant herpes virus not cause of Chai’s death
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo says the elephant herpes virus – or EEHV – was not the cause of death of an elephant at the zoo. Zoo spokeswoman …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant’s death
A Seattle-based group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter
One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 3:50 p.m.
Out & About: Orphaned cougars adopted by zoo
Orphaned cougar kittens from Washington accepted by Louisiana zoo
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale
Orphaned cougar kittens have sobering tale
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
Second chance for orphaned wildlife
There’s no such thing as equal opportunity for orphaned wildlife such as bear cubs and cougar kittens. Most perish quickly in the wild while others are found, putting humans in …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding
Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, 7:18 a.m.
Drought, wildfires combine to impact region’s wildlife
Are the region’s wildfires cooking wildlife? Generally no, wildlife biologists say. Rather than perish in the flames, critters are more likely to starve later if a harsh winter compounds the …
Thu., July 23, 2015
Trail cameras provide deeper insight into wildlife habits
A remote trail-cam photo is worth a thousand words about the wildlife we don’t see while recreating in the great outdoors. A group of female hikers triggered a motion-activated sensor …
Thu., April 30, 2015
Area birding: Migratory Bird Day approaches
Local birding enthusiasts are stepping up to help the public celebrate Migratory Bird Day with activities geared to fledgling birders of all ages. • A three-session bird identification workshop is …
Wed., April 29, 2015
Wildlife officials kill black bear in Five Mile area
A black bear that had been causing problems for three weeks in backyards and garbage bins in the Five Mile area was killed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Out & About: Film on Oregon wolf’s journey screening at The Bing
OUTROAM – A documentary about a radio-collared gray wolf that captured international attention as it roamed for years from Oregon into California and back will screen in Spokane Friday and …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Landers: Moose issues spur tough decisions for wildlife officials
To euthanize or tranquilize? That is the question state wildlife officials must ask as a last resort when moose become a high-risk threat to humans. Spokane officers have had to …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
Wolves, predators of caribou, will be killed by B.C. wildlife officials
Up to 24 wolves in British Columbia just north of Idaho will be shot by helicopter gunners this winter in an effort to save the 18 remaining southern Selkirk Mountains …
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
Estate planning should include provisions for pets
If Shirley Alexander and her husband die unexpectedly, they know exactly what will happen to their three beloved cats. Chloe, Oliver and Sophie are included in their will, just like …
Sun., Nov. 30, 2014, 8:33 a.m.
Sullivan bighorn sheep boost to other herds
A small but tenacious herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in northeastern Washington is being tapped once again to boost a struggling herd elsewhere in the state. Washington Department of …
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Hunter fires gun during wolf encounter
A hunter who took a shot at a gray wolf after being virtually surrounded by a pack in northeastern Washington on Oct. 30 has been cleared of any wrongdoing by …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Cougar kitten found on Kettle Falls porch on road to recovery
A mountain lion kitten – with killer blue eyes, but too young and weak to prey on anything larger than a butterfly – is getting a one-way ticket from Eastern …
Sun., July 20, 2014
Early risers into region’s alpine areas weigh risk, reap rewards
Perhaps it’s incomprehensible to people stuck in the sweltering lowlands, but snow has been blocking portions of popular Northwest alpine backpacking routes in the Cascades and Rockies as late as …
Sun., July 6, 2014, 10:01 a.m.
Victim recounts Southern California shark attack
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a …
Sun., July 6, 2014
Officials plan to handle increased visitation to Glacer and protect its wildlife
Take a hike at Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass, and you’re almost guaranteed to see mountain goats. You’ll probably spot a bighorn sheep or two as well. The goats often …
Thu., June 26, 2014
Elk hoof rot disease raises further questions for wildlife experts
Elk in southwest Washington with severe symptoms of a disturbing hoof disease will likely be euthanized to put them out of their misery as no treatment has been found, Washington …
Thu., June 19, 2014
Researchers are setting snares in the Hughes Meadows area north of Priest Lake this month in an ongoing effort to capture grizzly bears and fit them with radio collars. As …
Sun., June 15, 2014
Animals always have a home
It took a week for the bullet to start working its way out of Jack’s head. What’s unusual is that when Jack’s owner, Christie Hausman, found out what the problem …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Critter watch: It’s better to leave wildlife babies alone
A wildlife population explosion takes place around this time every year and anyone can stumble onto a baby critter virtually anywhere outside. “Wild bird and mammal species typically produce young …