Stories tagged: Pets
UPDATED: TUESDAY, 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: SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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, …
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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, …
TUESDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
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.
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 10:16 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 3:13 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:48 A.M.
Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say
Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat
When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016, 8:33 P.M.
Domestic violence shelter opens doors to pets, which provide healing presence
Bard is one of two cats that call the Longview women’s shelter home, and his healing presence has inspired the shelter to begin accepting residents’ pets in the near future.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Donkeys running for ‘mayor’ of Benton City
The Benton City Economic Development Council’s revitalization committee is running a quirky pet election on Facebook with a serious aim: Raise money to sterilize and immunize the feral cats overrunning …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 2:20 P.M.
PetSmart cuts ties with small-animal supplier amid probe
A second major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Commission reinstates 2 police officers accused of ‘cowardice’
From our archives, 100 years ago The city’s Civil Service Commission reinstated two Spokane policemen who had been suspended for failing to prevent a bandit from holding up a streetcar …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Ban on declawing cats considered in New York
New York would be the first state to ban the declawing of cats under a legislative proposal that has divided veterinarians.
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
New dog medication treats noise-related anxiety
Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Parker Subaru hosting pet adoption day
Parker Subaru is sponsoring a 5th annual pet adoption day at the dealership on May 15.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
Mabel, an adoptable cat
Mabel is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she’s a beautiful old lady who lets her presence be known. Mabel is declawed, …