Stories tagged: Pets
Fri., May 25, 2018, 5 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Why do dogs have wet noses?
Dog noses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and pretty much all of them are wet. Most often a wet nose is a good sign that they are healthy, …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Walking your dog? Watch out for wild animal traps
Nobody wants it to happen, and yet it does. Dogs, out on a walk with their owners, get caught in wild animal traps.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
‘Justice for Hank’ dog-beating trial ends in guilty verdict
After nearly a year of campaigning, investigating and pleading, it appears a family’s pursuit to find “Justice for Hank” may be coming to a close.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
United Airlines is suspending its pet-shipping business after mishaps that included a dog winding up in Japan instead of Kansas.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Low-cost vet clinic at Union Gospel Mission keeps animals healthy and owners happy
Pets can help calm their owners and reduce stress. That can be key for people who are living in poverty, say volunteers who run a low-cost vet clinic out of …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 6:58 p.m.
Every pet isn’t a service animal, Washington Legislature says
Legislature puts limits on what can be called a service animal.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
SpokAnimal to close East Central veterinary clinic
During difficult financial times for the nonprofit organization, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has announced plans to shut down its veterinary clinic in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Scientists call on U.S. to allow research on pot meds for pets
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Feature Creature: Tigger
Tigger is a very social dog but needs some training. He is strong and needs a strong handler to teach him proper manners. He would do best with a family …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
SCRAPS opening vet clinic to speed pet adoptions
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is building a new veterinary clinic to treat its in-house animals with hopes of making the adoption process faster.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Dozens of new guinea pigs for Nine Mile Falls family after tiny ‘casanova’ infiltrates ranks
The mystery began earlier this summer, when the Leake family of Nine Mile Falls purchased what they believed to be their twelth female guinea pig. All was quiet on the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Puppy abandoned in a sealed plastic box along I-90 draws thousands of Spokane adoption inquiries
A trucker found Charlie, a 3-month-old puppy, sealed in a plastic bin near an Interstate 90 exit on Tuesday. The pup is now in the custody of SCRAPS as adoption …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
MISS MANNERS: Dog owner wants ‘pet parents’ to butt out
Miss Manners advice column for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Coping with the loss of a pet
When our 11-year-old dog, Izzy, died a few months ago, we were so, so sad. Anyone who’s lost a pet they loved knows exactly what I mean.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 4 a.m.
Delta: Probe uncovers ‘criminal scheme’ to scam pet owners
A bogus pet-shipping website that tricks people into thinking they’re dealing with Delta Air Lines is also linked to a scam that preys on people hoping to buy dogs such …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days
An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
De-skunking your dog: be prepared with a kit
Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always prepared …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park
Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu do time in county jail
Once the 426 humans who normally occupy cells at the Monroe County Jail were evacuated by bus to lockups in Palm Beach County, there was an opportunity to move 250 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:25 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.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Oregon court rules couple must surgically ‘debark’ dogs
An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of disruption.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, noon
SCRAPS: Familiarize pets with being alone when kids return to school
Pets can grow anxious when children return to school and pets are left home alone, according to a Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service news release.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Dozens of dogs make a splash at annual Spokane ‘Doggie Dip’
Dozens of dogs swam, played and barked for an hour and a half during Doggie Dip – a yearly event that brings hundreds of dogs to city pools for the …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.
Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets
The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
SCRAPS sells kittens for half price during busy season
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has a cat problem. And they need your help.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Creature feature: Mona Lisa needs a home
Mona Lisa is a sweet, quiet dog.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
Hiker with dog has close wolf encounter in North Idaho
I’d planned a July day hike with my dog along a North Idaho stream for a good dose of outdoor exercise and a cool respite from the summer heat. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Scientists tally the environmental impact of feeding meat to our cats and dogs
You’ve heard about the carbon footprint, but what about the carbon paw-print? According to a new study, U.S. cats’ and dogs’ eating patterns have as big an effect as driving …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Cannabis for our canines
When Deb Lynam’s golden retriever Benny suffered a major medical episode, she initially sought out traditional veterinary medicine.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Humane Society makes a summer plea for help
It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.