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Pennsylvania police find 185 Chihuahuas in home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The scene was shocking — 185 Chihuahuas were being kept at a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. The corpses of 30 more were packed in a freezer.


Three people cited for leaving dogs in cars

Three Spokane County residents were cited on charges ranging from unsafe confinement to animal cruelty for keeping their dogs in hot cars on Thursday.


Dog club puts on annual Fun Match at Shadle Park

Dog owners headed to Shadle Park Wednesday night for a friendly little competition with man’s best friend. Local club Disc Dogs held its annual Fun Match disc throwing and catching …


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.


Deadly dog days

Animal protection Officer Francie Rapier last week responded to a complaint of two dogs left inside a parked car at Spokane Valley Mall. When she arrived, the outside temperature was …


Man sentenced for killing dog with hammer

A Post Falls man who beat his dog with a hammer as his neighbor watched in horror has been sentenced to six months in jail. Calvin Franklin Palmer, 53, who …


No holds barred

Kim Imel held back tears as Spencer, a 1-year-old dachshund mix, sniffed around his new home and played with his new companions. The dachshund was in prison – literally.


Landers: Coyotes aren’t the main issue

Coyotes defending their pups on the bluff below High Drive last week – sending a few dogs to the vet for stitches – created a minor stink on the South …


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 …


Study finds bringing pets to work helps reduce stress

If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2012, 6:53 p.m.

Body of missing Moses Lake man found in reservoir

Authorities today found what they believe to be the body of a Moses Lake man missing since Dec. 23.


30 animals taken from Hillyard home

Spokane Police assisted SpokAnimal CARE officers Wednesday in removing more than 30 dogs and cats from a Hillyard bungalow that carried such a heavy stench that workers were forced to …


Happy ending for dog missing after murder-suicide

WASHOUGAL, Wash. - His hind legs trembled uncontrollably, and everyone who saw him agreed he desperately needed a bath to wash the grime off his black and white coat. Yet …


7-month-old dog rescued by forestry trainees

Nothing prepares adventurers for the anxiety of looking for a lost dog, especially in the backcountry as the sun sinks below the horizon and the coyotes yip in the distance. …


Traveling show features cats, dogs performing vaudeville acts

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a testament to cats and dogs living in harmony – or to be precise, entertaining in harmony. The cast list: 12 cats, 10 dogs, …


Lucky Milo back home after thrown from pickup

Milo, a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, took an unexpected ride last week, apparently in a thief’s getaway car. The dog’s owner, Paul De Fazio, said someone stole items from his …


Woman, dogs killed in house fire

A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …


Woman’s body found in fire-damaged home

A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …


Spokane County dog park wildly popular all year long

Two-year-old Dakota had a great time at the park recently, especially when he found a mud hole and rolled around in it. Dakota, a springer spaniel, comes to the Patricia …


Elusive dog pack killing animals in Eastern Washington

A pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past few months while eluding law enforcement and volunteers in Eastern Washington, residents and authorities said. The killings started …


Volunteers have created wildly popular trail system on bluff

For more than two decades, a don’t-ask, don’t-tell volunteer trail-building effort has been wildly successful on the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Spokane has a premier neighborhood recreation area …


Dutiful Doo-Crew relieves South Hill bluff of waste

A group of four women has taken on a heavy load in maintaining the natural appeal of the South Hill Bluff. They call themselves the Doo-Crew, and here’s the latest …


Report of puppy in dumpster was false, authorities say

Animal authorities say reports of a Dalmatian puppy abandoned in a dumpster last week were false.


Therapy dog is a teacher’s aide

Lynn Kovacich, a teacher at Barker High School, has recruited a unique helper to work with her students. Adams is a 3-year-old golden retriever who works as a therapy dog …


Dog trainer stresses importance of all-weather instruction

“Some people say I’m living the dream,” Dan Hoke yelled with a smile from the back of his horse as he trotted into a near blizzard. “Of course, they’re never …


Dog park gets special grooming

Fencing at Spokane’s new dog park is complete, but patrons have discovered a prickly new problem: burs. The burs, which grow on a weed called hound’s-tongue, get stuck in dogs’ …


Dog’s salute enraged Nazis

Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to the history of the Second World War: a Finnish mutt whose imitation of the Hitler salute enraged the Nazis so deeply …


Canine appeal dominates commissioner’s first meeting

New Spokane County Commissioner Al French was tested in doggy court Tuesday during his debut meeting. He cut to the chase in an appeal on behalf of Chaos and Henry, …


Teen kills dogs after fight with mother, police say

A Chattaroy teenager killed his family’s dogs after threatening his mother with a knife on Monday, sheriff’s officials say.


Homeless dogs find homes

Eight homeless hounds are no longer living in a broken-down Toyota Corolla. Five of the dogs were adopted early Saturday, after a story about them appeared on the front page …