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Woman missing for nearly a week in Montana found alive

A 23-year-old woman who spent a week lost in a Montana wilderness area with her dog thanked her rescuers Wednesday and said she and her parents planned to go get …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Dogs get protection from inhumane tethering

Dog owners could face new penalties in Washington state if they tie up or “tether” their dogs in an inhumane way.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Cyanide device on U.S. land in Idaho broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision …


Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.


Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.


Fire roundup: Alert dog saves Spokane Valley family from kitchen flames

The efforts of an alert dog saved a Spokane Valley family recently when the animal warned them of a fire in their kitchen.


Boy, 5, dies after being accidentally strangled by family dog

A 5-year-old Bucks County, Pennsylvania, boy, who was choked when the family dog pulled his scarf while playing in the snow last week, has died.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Spokane hearing examiner upholds ‘dangerous dog’ label for pit bull that bit 5-year-old girl on her face

The city hearing examiner sided with Spokane County Regional Animal Protection in its decision to declare a pit bull


Oregon dog that lost pups in barn fire adopts eight others

A dog named Daisy that stopped eating after losing her seven puppies in a barn fire is described as being in heaven after adopting eight other pups whose mother died …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Quite a rally for Rumor – a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss, she came …


American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ movie

Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings …


American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A …


Poodle reunited with owners after crash in Eastern Montana

A toy poodle who ran away after a car crash in Eastern Montana has been reunited with its owners after managing to survive in severe winter weather for over a …


California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea

Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …


Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized

Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.


Feature Creature: Cane is an adoptable dog at SCRAPS

Cane is available for adoption at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers said he’s “an adorable, silly guy that is full of potential.” Cane knows how to sit, …


Police believe pet wallabies killed by dog

Three pet wallabies were killed in north Spokane Wednesday, launching an investigation into whether the deaths were deliberate.


SCRAPS asking for help in finding owner of a dog rescued from Newman Lake

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is asking for the public’s help in locating the owner of a black Labrador retriever that nearly drowned in Newman Lake.


Woman loses beloved dog in house fire in north Spokane

Nikita Gilbert adopted her dog, a pitbull-boxer mix named Cinnamon, from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Agency more than a year ago.


Lawsuit: Police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

A new federal lawsuit says Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. Nevertheless, …


Lawsuit: Tukwila police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. But just weeks later the K-9 …


Harley, an adoptable dog

Harley is available for adoption at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he’s a mild manner and loves to cuddle. He would do best in a quiet …


Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban

A Quebec Superior Court judge on Monday temporarily suspended Montreal’s pit bull ban on the same day the new law was to come into effect.


The Slice: Good dogs, one and all

There’s a temptation to declare every one of the canines entered in The Slice’s contest to be co-winners. They’re all good dogs. But the idea was to select the best, …


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.


Insurer agrees to $100,000 settlement after dog shooting

An insurance company contesting an arbitrator’s award following the shooting death of a dog by a neighbor has agreed to settle for $100,000.


Puppy begins training to become funeral-home therapy dog

Hennessey Funeral Home is training a black labradoodle to be a therapy dog for anyone who needs the kind of cheering up only a dog can provide.


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.


Poop-sniffing dog finds human waste in Whatcom County waterways

A dog trained to sniff out water pollution has detected human waste in many of the water samples taken from Whatcom County waterways.


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 …