Stories tagged: Pets
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Humane Society makes a summer plea for help
It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rich Landers: Washington State vet helps bird dog owners get over hump on neutering
To neuter or not to neuter? Our family has pondered this decision six times and it still sinks my wife into a bog of anxiety, at least in the case …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Clarksville: Frank the fearless bunny
Submitted for your befuddlement, a hare-raising tale about a confused critter named Frank.
Sat., July 1, 2017
Hot dogs in hot cars: When to leave Fido at home
Leslie Mitcham is tired of being called an abusive pet owner.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Portland woman breaks into hot Mercedes to rescue dog
A Portland woman says she used a car jack to break a window after spotting a dog stuck inside of a Mercedes in 89 degree- weather with little air.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Police: 84 neglected Great Danes seized, most from mansion
Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they’ve seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Front & Center: Dr. Howard Lawrence talks about his small-animal surgery clinic
After distinguishing himself academically as a Cornell University undergraduate, Howard Lawrence considered himself ready to take the next step toward a veterinary career. Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine thought otherwise.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Match for mutts? New website helps people adopt the best dog
The new online business How I Met My Dog works like Match or eHarmony, fitting humans with dogs based on what really matters: personality, lifestyle and behavior. Several other online …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Convicted Washington cat hoarder arrested in Oregon
A Washington woman who was convicted last year of animal cruelty for collecting over 100 cats in a recreational trailer has been arrested in Oregon for investigation of animal neglect.
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., April 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat
Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Grief-stricken Cle Elum man suing WSU over botched euthanasia of beloved malamute
A lawsuit against Washington State University involving the euthanization of a sick dog could set a new legal precedent on the emotional value of pets.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Labradors extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise
Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America’s most popular dog breed, leading the American Kennel Club’s new rankings for a 26th straight year. But Rottweilers are enjoying renewed …
Sat., March 11, 2017
Who gets the dog in the divorce?
While pets have historically been treated as property in the eyes of the law, that’s starting to change. Earlier this year, a new law went into effect in Alaska requiring …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Loose-running dogs in parks haunt abiders of county leash law
People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Opposition to proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene
A proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene is being criticized as discriminatory against homeless people and impossible to enforce.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Even as prohibition gets stricter, woman wins permit to give whiskey to parrot
A Spokane woman had a creative excuse for needing a liquor permit. “While I do not drink liquor myself, I fear my parrot will die if he cannot have whiskey …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Judge suspends trial to search for meowing cat
The Mysterious Case of the Caterwauling Courtroom Cat played out in the Spokane County Courthouse. Judge Bruce Blake was holding a civil trial when the sounds of “meow, meow meow,” …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
After near miss, German shepherd tries to win Westminster
The moment any German shepherd steps into the dog show ring at Madison Square Garden, the crowd goes crazy. New Yorkers just love ’em. Some say it’s because rooting for …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first
Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.
It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Dog lovers gather to remember 19 dogs who died in Tumwater fire
A half-dozen dog lovers gathered at twilight Sunday at Percival Landing to remember the 19 dogs that died in a Tumwater fire 10 days ago.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
18 dogs die in fire at animal rescue facility near Tumwater
Eighteen dogs have died in a fire at a privately run animal rescue facility south of Olympia.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships
A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Woman leaves entire $1.2 million estate to animal shelter
A Tennessee woman’s $1.2 million estate has gone to the dogs – and cats, too.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Doing homework on pet sitters can save owners heartache
Neither the city of Spokane nor Spokane Valley regulates or inspects pet-sitting operations in private homes, unless neighbors complain about the number of animals.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 10 a.m.
DIY pet beds should be cozy, safe
There are as many ideas for do-it-yourself pet beds as there are kinds of pets. Projects range from simple sewing patterns to complex woodwork. But the goal is a safe, …
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.