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One-eyed girl, one-eyed cat find each other

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

SCRAPS Yappy Howl-a-ween Pawty

Spokane County Animal Protection Service hosts a gathering for furry friends in costumes to visit the shelter, Oct. 11, 2014, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Small-breed dogs from LA shelter find new home in Ponderay

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.

K9 Keg Pull outtakes

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.

Sandpoint K9 Keg Pull

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.

Find a friend for a low price from SCRAPS

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.

County answers animal shelter questions

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.

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 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.