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The Spokane City Council adopted a new contract with SCRAPS on Monday that would codify its relatively new policy of operating as a no-kill shelter.
George the German shepherd knows how to sit and shake hands, and his big brown eyes make him especially photogenic – so much that a front-page picture of George in a Spokesman-Review story about dogs that have stayed at SCRAPS the longest garnered around 50 adoption inquiries. The article featured four other dogs, yet George was the star.
A dog named HarleyDavidson has been surrendered to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.
A new Idaho animal shelter will feature a “cat cafe,” where prospective pet owners can order coffee or cookies and go into a petting area to socialize with the shelter’s felines.
The new $16 million Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley will replace the existing dilapidated buildings and be an ideal place for the community, Executive Director and Medical Director Jo-Anne Dixon said.
The cuteness level went into overdrive Saturday at the Spokane Humane Society as more than 40 dogs arrived from Texas to find their new forever homes.
Local animal shelters prepare to take in animals from shelters in Texas and Louisiana, which are overwhelmed with rescuing pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Mikayla McSheehy,13, was born with a defective eye. So when she found Ernie the one-eyed cat on Panhandle Animal Shelter's interactive Home-to-Home Animal Adoption website, she felt an immediate sense of kinship with him. Obviously, this is my favorite story of the day! We adopted both our cats from a shelter. How did you get your pet/s? CH
A Tennessee woman’s $1.2 million estate has gone to the dogs – and cats, too.
Some dogs rescued from Louisiana floodwaters will arrive Wednesday at a North Idaho animal shelter.
A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.
Spokane County Animal Protection Service hosts a gathering for furry friends in costumes to visit the shelter, Oct. 11, 2014, in Spokane Valley, Wash.
Some small dogs from the big city found big hearts waiting in a small town over the weekend. Twenty-five small-breed dogs rescued from Los Angeles arrived Saturday at the Panhandle Animal Shelter in Ponderay, Idaho. On Sunday, the shelter found new homes for 10 of the terriers, Chihuahuas and poodles.
After producing a short story about the annual K9 Keg Pull in Sandpoint Sunday, Feb. 23, photographer Jesse Tinsley compiled the outtakes from the event into a montage of dogs, kegs and pet owners trying to get their pets across the finish line of the event.
The Sandpoint Winter Carnival ended Sunday with a dog lover's favorite, the annual K9 Keg Pull. Dogs of many sizes allowed themselves to be hitched to empty kegs for a quick race over snowy ground. The proceeds went to the Panhandle Animal Shelter.
The cat room at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is bursting at the seams, prompting the shelter to offer a sale on cat adoptions that ends today. The shelter usually charges $62.70 to adopt a cat younger than 6 months old or $40 for a cat older than 6 months. The sale is offering adoption of cats of any age for $15. The fee still includes a license, vet check, microchip, spay or neuter and vaccinations.
The Spokane Valley City Council spent the bulk of its time Tuesday going over responses from Spokane County to questions the city asked about a proposed regional animal shelter. The county is considering buying a vacant building and converting it to a regional animal shelter for $4.5 million and wants Spokane and Spokane Valley to contribute to the purchase and remodeling cost.
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 for it in November. Commissioners have singled out the former Harley-Davidson dealership, 6815 E. Trent Ave., as a potential site for a new shelter.