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  • Creature Feature: Saber, an adult cat

    Saber is an adult male neutered cat at the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service shelter. He came in with some scratches and bumps, and could use a good brushing. Shelter …


  • Homeless puppies train to be service dogs

    MEDFORD, Ore. – Marine Corps veteran Jim Bowman softly barked out a command for Smokie, ordering him to stay put. The large pooch promptly sat on his haunches as Bowman …


  • Council appoves 20-year deal with SCRAPS

    There were no surprises Tuesday as the Spokane Valley City Council voted to start a new, 20-year animal control contract with the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. The council …


  • Creature Feature: Mister, a pit bull mix

    Mister arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Dec. 26. Mister is an adult male pit bull mix who is about 2 years old. Shelter workers …


  • It’s hard to beat Florida when it comes to dog-friendly destinations

    FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. — Picture this: You’re sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes …


  • Creature Feature: Burger, an Australian shepherd-pit bull mix

    Burger is a playful, 4-year-old male Australian shepherd-pit bull mix. He arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Dec. 15. Burger is enthusiastic and loves toys, …


  • Creature Feature: Zeb, an adult cat

    Zeb came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Nov. 13. This adult male cat is a favorite with the shelter staff and volunteers, who say he …


  • Creature Feature: Kringle, an adult male mix

    Kringle came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter Nov. 29. He’s an adult male medium mix and he passed the test with cats and dogs (leashed introductions …


  • Creature Feature: Megan, an adult cat

    Megan arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Dec. 3. Megan is an adult female cat and very friendly and curious. She likes people but would …


  • Manito area burglary targets holiday gifts

    The 11-month-old German shepherd paced up and down Manito Boulevard on Friday, ragged from the cold rain and wind. A neighbor wondered why Daisy was loose.


  • Creature Feature: Greta, a Lab mix

    Greta came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Nov. 29. Shelter workers say she’s sweet and affectionate, is easy on the leash and loves walks. She …


  • Dog theft case ripples through New Mexico town

    MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — The cases were often heartbreaking: Families coming home to find their dogs had vanished from inside houses, behind locked fences and outdoor kennels in rural communities …


  • Pet shooting investigated

    The shot rang out at 8:45 in the morning on Oct. 25 as Collette Bise fed her animals. The Bise family owns a small farm in Newman Lake, and though …


  • ‘Sneaker waves’ blamed for deaths of Calif. family

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • N. California community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


  • Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


  • Creature Feature: Harriet, a long-haired tabby

    Harriet is a 2-year-old long-haired tabby. She arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Nov. 10. She was a bit nervous at first, shelter workers say, …


  • Creature Feature: Cosmo, a pit bull mix

    Cosmo came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services shelter on Nov. 5. He is a male pit bull mix puppy. Shelter workers say he is very playful, he …


  • Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves — and for their …


  • Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy roared into the lives of millions of people who’re now scrambling to recover — while also saving their pets. In New York City and …


  • Idaho wolf trapping to open, dog owners warned

    For the second year, wolves will join furbearers as targets during Idaho’s winter trapping season. Although trappers must take a course in safe techniques before they can purchase a wolf-trapping …


  • Creature Feature: Gracie, a Himalayan mix

    Gracie came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Nov. 2. This adult spayed female Himalayan mix is described as quiet yet playful and loves the company …


  • Creature Feature: Izzy, a Basenji mix

    Izzy is an adult female Basenji mix. She’s been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter since Oct. 13. Since then, shelter workers said, she has proved to …


  • Creature Feature: Midnight, a short-haired cat

    Midnight arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Oct. 16. She’s an adult cat who is eager to snuggle. She’s a beautiful, gentle girl whose purr …


  • Creature Feature: Hocus Pocus, a short-haired cat

    Hocus Pocus came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services on Oct. 4. He’s an adult neutered male short-haired cat. Shelter workers say he’s very gentle and easy to …


  • Dachshund group hosting open house

    The Dachshund Club of Spokane is getting ready for Halloween with its Happy Halloweenie Open House Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to benefit the Dachshund Rescue Northwest. …


  • Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try …


  • Harvest festival benefits two pet rescue organizations

    It started five years ago as a good way to sell a lot of pumpkins. Robin and Eldon Jons of AC Starr Farms, 4603 N. Starr Road, decided to throw …

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