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  • ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter

    One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …


  • Doggies in diapers? Housetraining troubles not uncommon

    LOS ANGELES – If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house. Sunny, the Portuguese water dog who joined fellow first dog Bo and the …


  • Gardening: Some houseplants are poisonous to pets

    Many houseplants can cause intestinal, stomach and skin issues or mouth irritation to name just a few symptoms. Fortunately, they aren’t likely to kill an animal unless they eat a …


  • Videos help pet owners keep dogs out of traps

    With trapping seasons open in Idaho, Fish and Game officials are promoting a video for pet owners with tips on keeping their dogs out of traps meant for critters such …


  • Dog walkers remember woman who fell through ice; dog recovering at SCRAPS

    The Husky mix whose owner fell through the ice at Lincoln Park and died Tuesday is recouperating at SCRAPS while officials try to contact next-of-kin, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.


  • Trail workers rescue footsore pets

    After spending almost two weeks in July wandering on their own deep into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Jim Cain’s two English cocker spaniels seem to have recovered from their re-enactment …


  • SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding

    Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …


  • Creature Feature: Pointer JuneBug up for adoption

    JuneBug is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Despite her pointer breed, shelter workers say she is “a little more of a couch cuddler than …


  • Loose dogs growing issue at Mount Spokane

    I go hiking at state parks prepared for the possibility of getting charged by a moose. I’m OK with that. But I have a right to be safe from a …


  • Dog rescued from wrecked van, needs new home

    The Chihuahua huddled in the mangled wreckage of his owner’s van for two days, unheard and unseen. Until Monday. That’s when a Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy found the small dog, …


  • Two days after crash, deceased driver’s dog found alive in wreckage

    The small Chihuahua huddled in the mangled van of his owner for two days, unheard and unseen. Until Monday. That’s when a Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputy found the dog in …


  • Dog run over, beaten, buried makes comeback

    MOSES LAKE – About a month ago a driver ran over Theia. Left injured and with a dislocated jaw, someone attempted a misguided mercy killing: The person beat the dog …


  • Landers: Allure of big-running bird dogs never disappears

    In November, my friend Walt called asking for advice on getting a bird dog. “I’m in the market for a hunting dog and I’m wondering,” he asked: “Has getting older …


  • Trapping proposals geared for dog safety

    Proposals to reduce the chance that dogs will be caught in deadly body-gripping traps will be considered this week when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets in Post Falls. …


  • Hiking with dogs: Prepare for the trail

    Exploring the trails on public lands is made more enjoyable when your faithful companion, your dog, is along for the journey. Before heading out over mountains and across streams, it’s …


  • Pet project: Spokane painter memorializes animals for grieving families

    They say all dogs go to heaven. In the Inland Northwest, the most special of our canine companions also make it to Pat Adams’ canvas. Adams is a Spokane painter …


  • Therapy pets offer WSU Spokane students a break during exams

    Nursing student MacKenzie Iverson’s voice rose an octave as she greeted and cuddled a therapy dog Tuesday on Washington State University Spokane’s campus. “This is the best stress reliever ever,” …


  • Woman faces jail time after taking guard dog

    A woman who took a chained-up dog from deplorable and freezing conditions near Twisp last December will be on trial today in Okanogan County. Prosecutors accuse Judy Camp of pet …


  • UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2014, 4:41 p.m.

    Dog in CdA returns to owner

    A woman’s pet Rottweiler was stolen from a backyard kennel early this morning in Coeur d’Alene.


  • SCRAPS seeks tips in suspected dog neglect case

    The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is asking the public to help identify those responsible for a four-year-old pit bull found Saturday weighing just 31 pounds.


  • Man suspected of stealing cat food from SpokAnimal arrested

    A 40-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday after police say he stole at least 25 bags of cat food from SpokAnimal. William Sorenson is cooperating with the investigation, police said.


  • Meal programs help seniors feed pets, too

    LOS ANGELES – If Meals on Wheels didn’t deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie …


  • Tabitha: An adoptable cat

    Tabitha is a true tortoiseshell-colored cat with black, brown and orange in her fur. She is a young female who has a quiet yet cuddly disposition. She and all of …


  • Man sought for throwing glass-tainted meat to animals

    Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is looking for a man they say tossed balls of hamburger meat laced with glass over the fences of two yards in Spokane Valley …


  • Outdoor writing contest high school winners announced

    A story by Henry Gregson, a sophomore at Moscow High School, has been judged the best of 131 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2013 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


  • Outdoor writing winner: Rapid Recovery

    People say that life flashes before your eyes before you die. Those people are liars. All I could think about was the pain I was in, or that one gulp …


  • Outdoor writing runner-up: Hot Springs

    As indicated by the pristine images of waterfalls and mountain ranges thrown into my health class’ STD PowerPoint, nature is beautiful and provides a pleasant break. But much like the …


  • Outdoor writing runner-up: Bye Best Friend

    I’m so tired. My bones ache. I can’t see well. My nose is dry. My whole body hurts. I started to feel sick months ago. It’s just gotten worse over …


  • Outdoor writing runner-up: Frozen in Time

    A quiet, coarse voice and a hand on my shoulder brought me out of a daydream. “Kyle… Kyle! Have you been listening to me? This is important. We’ll never get …


  • Creature Feature: Bart, an adoptable cat

    Bart is an unaltered male, brown tabby cat whose belly likes rubbed and head likes pat. He’s looking for a good home for Christmas. December is Empty the Shelter month …