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  • Creature Feature: Ava, an adult calico

    Ava arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services on Sept. 17. She’s an adult female calico with long tufts of fur on her cheeks. Shelter workers say she’s …


  • Creature Feature: Bella, a short-haired cat

    Bella, an adult short-haired cat, came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Aug. 21. Shelter workers said she is sweet and gentle, and adores being scratched …


  • First Calif. otter to survive oil spill has a pup

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just three years after she was found covered in oil and near death, a California sea otter called Olive is a new mom — another milestone …


  • Human stem cells restore hearing in gerbil study

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, scientists have improved hearing in deaf animals by using human embryonic stem cells, an encouraging step for someday treating people with certain …


  • Creature Feature: Simon, a shepherd mix

    Simon arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services on July 28. He is an adult shepherd mix, around 1 year old. He knows sit, shake and down commands …


  • Creature Feature: Patches, a cattle dog mix

    Patches is about 2 years old. This male Australian cattle dog mix is very playful and sweet. He’s been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services since Aug. 9 …


  • Creature Feature: Misty, a gentle cat

    Misty is a gentle and laid-back female cat who has been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter since Aug. 8. She enjoys snuggling on a blanket, and …


  • Snow Lake a cool destination for hikers, and their dogs

    One of the lesser-visited high lakes in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains offers a wealth of overlooked reasons to shoulder a pack and take an extended hike. Snow Lake is a …


  • Creature Feature: Tootsie, a pit bull mix

    Tootsie came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services on July 16. She’s an adult female pit mix, about 2 years old. Shelter workers say she gets along well …


  • Dog club puts on annual Fun Match at Shadle Park

    Dog owners headed to Shadle Park Wednesday night for a friendly little competition with man’s best friend. Local club Disc Dogs held its annual Fun Match disc throwing and catching …


  • Creature Feature: Sweetie, a dachschund mix

    Sweetie is an adult female dachschund mix. This 12-year-old girl is gentle on the leash and very loving. She’s been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter since …


  • Creature Feature: Milo, a short-haired cat

    Milo is a very gentle and outgoing adult male short-haired cat. He arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on June 20 and quickly became a favorite …


  • Animal control consolidation plan pursued

    The progress in pet welfare comes at time when local officials are considering a new proposal for consolidation of animal control. Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke is pushing a plan …


  • Gains over five years have cut sharply the use of euthanasia

    Spokane animal shelters are nearing a long-sought goal of not killing healthy cats or dogs, in large measure by increasing pet sterilizations in recent years. The “live release rate” in …


  • Creature Feature: Ginger, an adult pit mix

    Ginger arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services on June 20. She’s an adult female pit mix, about 3 years old. According to shelter workers, Ginger is a …


  • Ginger: adult long-haired cat

    Ginger came to the Spokane County animal shelter June 13. She is an adult female long-haired cat who is a little shy and needs some gentle warm-up time – but …


  • Creature Feature: Milo, a male American pit mix

    Milo came to the Spokane County animal shelter May 26. He’s an active and friendly adult male American pit mix who aced his temperament evaluation. Milo loves to play and …


  • Pica

    Pica is a senior spayed female cat who came into the county animal shelter on May 29. This 14-year-old girl is described as petite with a gentle and calm personality …


  • By end of ‘Annie,’ theater hopes to find rescued dog a home

    There are two stars in the Spokane Civic Theatre’s upcoming production of “Annie.” Both are cute, both have adorable curls, both are talented vocalizers – but only one was rescued …


  • Creature Feature: Sally, a pit bull mix

    Sally is a pit bull mix who’s not quite a year old. She’s been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter since April 30. She knows how to …


  • Landers: Coyotes aren’t the main issue

    Coyotes defending their pups on the bluff below High Drive last week – sending a few dogs to the vet for stitches – created a minor stink on the South …


  • Pet insurance helps keep vet bills on short leash

    Kaila and Mark Nickel were saving to buy a house. But their plans took a detour when Penny, their miniature Schnauzer, started shivering uncontrollably one evening last summer. In an …


  • Creature Feature: Dynamite, a 2-year-old cat

    Dynamite is a rather shy fellow, but once he gets to know you, he’s very loving. The 2-year-old cat has been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter …


  • Creature Feature: Abby, a Lab mix

    Abby, a gentle giant, is a 13-year-old female lab mix who has been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter since March 27. She likes to go for …


  • Creature Feature: Beauty, a medium-hair cat

    Beauty arrived at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Shelter on March 26. This mellow kitty loves to be petted and is sweet and gentle. Shelter staff members say she’s …


  • Study finds bringing pets to work helps reduce stress

    If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on …


  • Creature Feature: Rocky, a pit bull mix

    Rocky came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on March 2. He’s about 2 years old, very playful and would fit in well in a loving, active …


  • Creature Feature: Tristan, an adult tabby

    Tristan came to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on March 7. This adult male tabby is friendly, outgoing and loaded with personality, shelter staff say. He’s also …


  • Creature Feature: Achilles, a Lab mix

    Achilles came into the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on Feb. 18. He is active and loves to go for walks. He knows basic commands and is house-trained. …


  • County seeks animal shelter site

    Spokane County commissioners are continuing to work on a regional animal shelter to replace the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service facility, despite voters’ rejection of a levy to pay …