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House fire near Northwest Boulevard forces evacuation

A firefighter cradled the wet, shivering bundle close to his chest as he approached Lisa McCarthy. Theodore, a small brown Chihuahua, had just been rescued from McCarthy’s still smoldering home in northwest Spokane Tuesday evening. McCarthy took the dog and hugged him close. “We thought he was out,” she said.

Harvest festival benefits two pet rescue organizations

It started five years ago as a good way to sell a lot of pumpkins. Robin and Eldon Jons of AC Starr Farms, 4603 N. Starr Road, decided to throw a harvest festival. Robin Jons said the couple don’t have kids, but they have pets, all of them rescue animals. The first cat they brought home, Junior, who died last year, was found at Partners for Pets, so they decided to make the the festival a fundraiser for that organization and added River City Pet Rescue in Post Falls, because many of their customers come from Idaho.

Vet reunited with dogs he gave up when he joined up

A reunion between a former soldier and his two long-lost friends – beagles named Bullet and Trigger – was not short on slobbery kisses, wagging tails and treats Thursday. Since they parted in 2004, Raymond Behrens, 24, served as a Navy Seabee in Japan, Iraq and twice in Afghanistan. When he enlisted, he begrudgingly gave up the two dogs, which he got when he was 16.

Pampered Parrots

Members of Pampered Parrots Avian Rescue strive to adhere to earth-friendly practices – they recycle newspapers, limit their water use, and avoid harsh chemicals by cleaning with baking soda, vinegar and grapefruit seed extract. They do this for the Earth, but also for the sake of their feathered friends.