Stories tagged: SpokAnimal
Wed., July 11, 2012, 4:51 p.m.
Charges filed in Hillyard animal cruelty case
A Spokane woman who had 50 dogs and cats packed into a squalid bungalow in Hillyard has been charged with animal cruelty.
Sun., July 1, 2012
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 …
Sun., July 1, 2012
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 …
Sat., June 30, 2012
Valley seeks animal control bids
The Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday to issue a request for proposals for the city’s animal control service, which is currently carried out by the Spokane County Regional Animal …
Sun., May 13, 2012
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 …
Sat., May 12, 2012
Spokane Valley City Council considers entering talks with Spokanimal
The Spokane Valley City Council during its Tuesday meeting seemed more open to exploring a relationship with SpokAnimal for animal control services. Members agreed to have staff explore the option …
Sat., March 24, 2012
Spokane shelters get $10,000 grant to find a few good owners
Four local animal groups are teaming up with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to host a mega-adoption event this week to give hundreds of animals …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Council assessing options at SCRAPS, SpokAnimal
Regional animal control once again was a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting – two council members advocated asking SpokAnimal if it was willing to take …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
Couple in North Side house said they have 39 cats
Animal control officers wore white hazardous material suits as they worked to remove potentially dozens of cats from a Spokane home Wednesday. The couple who live at the residence, located …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011
City Council OKs two-year contract with SpokAnimal
Voter rejection of new taxes last month to pay for a regional animal control system sent Spokane city leaders back to their old standby. The City Council voted unanimously Monday …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011
Stray cat finds friend near Gonzaga
Don Winant said he’s not an animal rights activist, but when a personable little tuxedo cat showed up at his door about a month ago he did exactly what “they” …
Wed., June 22, 2011
Noxious weed at dog park a burr in the fur
At least by its name, houndstongue seems like the perfect plant to adorn a dog park. But the non-native weed, which spreads easily in animal fur and is toxic to …
Mon., March 14, 2011
Face Time: Director talks about SpokAnimal and pet peeves
Gail Mackie has had good news to howl about in recent months. SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.’s executive director since 1986 has seen her nonprofit organization expand into modern new facilities next to …
Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1 a.m.
Spokane council split on joining county animal control
Spokane is not ready to sign off on a proposal for a regional animal-control shelter, City Council President Joe Shogan said Friday at a meeting of local governments. Shogan said …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
Cat spay/neuter offered for $15
SPOKANE – The Spokane Humane Society, Pet Savers and SpokAnimal have joined for SCAT, a one day Cat Spay/Neuter event, on Saturday. Adult cats and kittens 8 weeks and older …
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
City-owned warehouse seen as ideal for regional animal shelter
A regional task force believes it has found the perfect site for a new animal-control shelter if not a way to pay for it. Numerous questions remain unanswered, but Spokane …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, 7:27 p.m.
Dog park cleanup tackles weeds, burs
Fencing at Spokane’s new dog park is complete, but patrons have discovered a prickly new problem. Burs.
Sun., Dec. 26, 2010
Meals on Wheels now delivers to elderly and their pets
There’s one consistent source of company in Gladys Melbourne’s life: her gorgeous orange cat Gabby. Like many other elderly, Melbourne is largely homebound. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment in …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
Park Board, SpokAnimal to let loose the hounds
A Spokane park soon will host its first frolicking off-leash canine – legally. The Spokane Park Board is scheduled today to approve a contract with SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. to open and …
Wed., Dec. 8, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
Board set to OK contract for High Bridge dog park
A Spokane park soon will host its first frolicking off-leash canine – legally.
Sun., Dec. 5, 2010
Five displaced dogs find homes
Eight homeless hounds are no longer living in a broken-down Toyota Corolla. Five of the dogs were adopted early Saturday, after a story about them appeared on the front page …
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010
Custody battle over dog ends in couple’s favor
Harlee has come home. The black Pomeranian who ran away more than three years ago has been reunited with a Spokane County family after a court battle that went all …
Sun., Sept. 19, 2010
Pet adoption event marked by leaps and bonds
Twelve-year-old Sammy Sam’s former owners moved. Little Chelsea’s said they had too many animals. And Ginger’s reason for abandonment was listed simply as “unrealistic expectations.” Whatever the reason, about a …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010
SpokAnimal creates rural opportunities for cats
Tiger the cat survived the streets, and then survived the threat of euthanasia, finally to find another chance at Janey Anderson’s farm. Tiger is one of four stray cats taken …
Wed., June 16, 2010
Editorial: History isn’t helping hope for shelter cooperation
It’s great news that a handful of local governments are talking earnestly about establishing a regional animal shelter, but high fives are probably premature. After all, conversations about a regional …
Sat., June 12, 2010
Patrols will watch for pets in hot cars
With temperatures expected to heat up this weekend, Spokane Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) will be conducting an emphasis patrol looking for pets left in hot vehicles.
Fri., June 11, 2010, 7:03 p.m.
Cities, county will examine SCRAPS facility needs
A proposed new regional animal-control shelter got a scratch behind the ears and a pat on the shoulders Friday. Elected officials from Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Spokane County …
Fri., March 5, 2010
South Hill dog death investigated
A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its backyard.
Thu., March 4, 2010, 8:58 a.m.
Poison suspected in another dog death
A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its back yard.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2010
No poison found in latest meatball
No poison was detected in meat found in a Spokane woman’s yard in the 900 block of East 36th Avenue on Monday, the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service announced Thursday. …