Stories tagged: Cats
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
Front Porch: Feline favoritism well deserved
Thor has always been doglike in his devotion and behavior. I’ve trained him to sit up and beg, he occasionally rolls over on command and when he joins us for …
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. 13, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The third annual Play Festival at Manito Park drew 1,200 kids in what was described as a combination of “basket picnic, play hour, formal …
Sat., May 23, 2015
Semitruck collision earns SCRAPS cats free food
A collision involving two semitrucks 7 miles west of Spokane early Friday was a boon for the area’s homeless cats. At least four pallets of cat food were recovered from …
Thu., March 12, 2015
Front Porch: Long-distance business that early not a good idea
Conference calls are a necessary evil when you live in the Northwest and write for clients on the East Coast. There’s simply no other way to plan upcoming projects in …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
Felines find homes through cyberspace
PORTLAND – Cats these days aren’t associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. We adore Nora the piano-playing …
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014
Group dedicated to saving Sochi’s stray dogs
SOCHI, Russia – A silver-haired man smiled as he scratched the head of a restless puppy. A mother and her son admired two mutts snuggled in a brown wicker basket. …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Lost cat found 80 miles from home
A Moscow cat that went missing at the end of September turned up more than 80 miles from home after it jumped onto a delivery truck headed to Spokane. Moscow’s …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Front Porch: Cat coolness mystifies dog person
Georgie the cat lives in a nice house in Wenatchee. Also living there is my sister-in-law Barbara, upon whom Georgie bestows what passes for feline affection when and if the …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013, 6:38 p.m.
Boat sinks off Oregon Coast, cats swim to safety
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the engine of their tuna boat exploded last week, owners Mark and Cynthia Schneider had no choice but to jump into the ocean and leave …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
Morning Review: Guns in schools, quarterbacks and campfire cuisine
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Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
SpokAnimal euthanizes 70 sick cats
SpokAnimal employees faced a heartbreaking decision when a deadly virus was discovered in several of the cats at the shelter: euthanize every cat or risk spreading the infection. They opted …
Thu., June 27, 2013, 10:55 a.m.
SCRAPS offering incentives for adopting cats
An influx of cats to the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service is prompting the rescue group to offer incentives for adopting one this week.
Thu., May 9, 2013
Landers: Cats take staggering toll on birds
It’s unfortunate that birds don’t scream when they die; the din might catch our attention. The killing fields are all around us, from the glass windows in the city to …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2013, 10:38 a.m.
Firefighters rescue dogs, cat from South Hill blaze
Five people are displaced after a fire burned a portion of their South Hill home on Thursday afternoon. The fire is believed to have started around 2:20 p.m. in the …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Valley cat greets students near Broadway Elementary
At Broadway Elementary School crossing guards help the students safely cross busy Broadway Avenue. But at Broadway, crossing guards have a special helper. Uno is a black and white cat …
Thu., April 11, 2013
$30,000 donation benefits Kitty City
SpokAnimal CARE has received a $30,000 donation from Purina Cat Chow toward renovating its cat services and adoption area known as Kitty City. Most of the renovation work will take …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013
Spokane’s pet cause
Ever wondered what the most popular pet name is? Locally, it’s Buddy for dogs and Missy for cats.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
Landers column goes hog wild
Human beings would have gone the way of the dodo without critters. Along with suffering through evolution shivering, starving and lonesome, we also would have been at a loss for …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 9:11 p.m.
Landers goes hog wild with column
Animal-based phrases are rooted in our language. They have become clichés hawk-eyed editors delete. Nevertheless, the public continues to pass them through the generations.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Animals play starring roles in traveling comedy theater
Not very long ago, the stars of Popovich Comedy Pet Theater were shelter animals, waiting for someone to give them a home and family. When Gregory Popovich adopted them, they …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
Loose canines killing cats in S. Perry Street area
When Russ Nobbs put his cat Kelly on the front porch on Oct. 29, it was a routine matter. He was leaving for work and the cat wanted out. But …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012, 12:08 a.m.
Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets
NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves — and for their …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, 6:53 a.m.
Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 29 in Caribbean
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 29 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a …
Thu., July 26, 2012
Pining feline rescued from 80-foot perch
Everyone knows that when a cat gets stuck in a tree, firefighters rescue it. At least that’s what happens in the movies. But when Karen Fishburn and her neighbors heard …
Wed., July 11, 2012, 4:51 p.m.
Charges filed in Hillyard animal cruelty case
A Spokane woman who had 50 dogs and cats packed into a squalid bungalow in Hillyard has been charged with animal cruelty.
Fri., July 6, 2012
Fabricated feline generates fraud case
OLYMPIA — A Tacoma man who asked an insurance company to reimburse him $20,000 for the loss of a cat that he said died in a car accident is facing …
Wed., June 6, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
Authorities investigate alleged animal cruelty in Cheney
SCRAPS has taken over the investigation of an alleged animal cruelty incident in the Cheney-Tyler area.
Thu., May 3, 2012, 12:19 p.m.
Bunking with cats, inmates learn value of teamwork
When Princess Natalie was still a kitten, before she was prison royalty, she was left in a cage with another cat for months. They were fed, given water and not …
Thu., April 26, 2012
Franklin students are helping shelter dogs and cats
What began as a project aimed at mixing students who attend the APPLE program at Franklin Elementary School with other Franklin students turned into a community service project that will …