Stories tagged: Pets
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, midnight
Consumer Confidential: Soaring drug prices sickening for pets
Soaring prices for prescription drugs aren’t just a problem for human patients. They’re also a big issue for pets.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 8:46 p.m.
Swift, an adoptable dog
Swift is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he is high energy and needs a home with an active owner.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 6 p.m.
Is your dog’s Halloween costume sexist?
Young girls may be discarding their princess wands for superhero capes this Halloween, but not so in the canine world. The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at …
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.
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.