Stories tagged: animals
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
37 bighorn sheep die in Montana pneumonia outbreak
At least 37 bighorn sheep have died in a pneumonia outbreak at Montana’s National Bison Range.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
250 animals rescued, 35 animals killed in L.A. pet store fire
Authorities say nearly 3 dozen animals were killed when flames ripped through a Los Angeles pet shop.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in New York City war on rats
Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City’s concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They’re helping curb the city’s rat population.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Three file claims in incident involving spooked horse at fair
SEATTLE – Three people have filed tort claims seeking damages after a spooked horse bolted through a crowd at a Washington state fair, injuring five people. The Chronicle in Centralia …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Oregon woman pleads guilty to animal abuse; avoids jail
A southern Oregon woman who had nearly 60 animals removed from her property last winter has been sentenced to perform 240 hours of community service and pay the veterinary bills.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock
At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Grizzlies tend to stay in the shadows of attention in the Inland Northwest
Few people would know that grizzly bear numbers are gradually increasing northeast of Spokane.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Animal watchdog group files 4th complaint against WSU
Ohio-based Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed another complaint this past week against Washington State University for what the animal rights group characterizes as a systematic failure at the university that …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Cats, dogs and cockroaches get special blessings at Spokane churches
From the pews in the back of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the pastor’s voice sounded a bit muffled – drowned out by a chorus of panting dogs.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Magellanic penguin mating season begins in Argentina
Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Protections rejected for American pika, other species
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for six species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.
Lawsuit forces U.S. to decide if nine species are endangered
The U.S. government agreed last week to decide over the next several years if federal protections are needed to help a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:17 a.m.
Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family
A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
NPS 100: Tourists are wacky about wildlife, ranger says
Wildlife and wild experiences are headliner attractions at many national parks, offering millions of visitors their first close encounters with the outdoors and critters as diverse as marmots and manatees. …
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, 11:42 a.m.
More than 100 animals found in mobile home
Authorities responding to a mobile home fire in Evergreen found more than 100 animals inside.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog
A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle
Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Jury awards Franklin County man $36K for wrongful death of dog
A Washington attorney says his client has been awarded more than $36,000 after his neighbors shot his English springer spaniel.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Oregon Zoo takes in wild bobcat kitten
The Oregon Zoo has taken in a 2-month-old bobcat kitten that was removed from the wild near Eagle Point, Oregon by well-intentioned but misguided humans.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Feature Creature: Iris
Iris is a very sweet, timid girl. She is young and needs someone to take her through SCRAPS dog training classes. She would do best in a home with no …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say
Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat
When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Tiger attacks, kills caretaker in Spanish nature park
An animal caretaker has been found dead in a nature park in the southern Spanish town of Benidorm after she was attacked by a tiger for reasons that remain unclear.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Police: Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during dog fight
Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Domestic violence shelter opens doors to pets, which provide healing presence
Bard is one of two cats that call the Longview women’s shelter home, and his healing presence has inspired the shelter to begin accepting residents’ pets in the near future.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture
A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new enclosure at an Ohio zoo and escaped for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Spokane Valley opens first dog park
The Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department turned an area of the park at the northwest corner of Mission and Bowdish streets into the city’s first dog park.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho
Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.