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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Airlines can’t bar pit bulls or other breeds from cabins, feds say

A month after a flight attendant was bitten by an emotional support animal, the U.S. Department of Transportation told the airline industry Thursday that carriers can’t bar certain dog breeds because airlines deem them dangerous, handing a victory to pit bull fans.

Comedian Rebecca Corry continues fighting for her beloved pit bulls

Rebecca Corry left her home of Kent, in the Seattle suburbs, at age 19, bound for Chicago. She lived for nine years in the Windy City, study writing, acting and improvisation with the famed Second City and other theater companies. She spent 11 months pregnant as the maid of honor in the Chicago production of “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” before returning to the West Coast to pursue a career in Los Angeles.

Pit bull ban to be revisited by Yakima City Council

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima City Council is reconsidering a 29-year-ban on pit bull breeds within the city. Reversing the ban will be discussed at the council’s June 21 meeting after Councilwoman Carmen Mendez made a motion to revisit the ordinance last week. The motion passed by a 5-1 vote.

Front Porch: Flight ensues when furry fellow follows

The faint snuffling sound gave me pause. I stopped, turned off my MP3 player and listened. But all I heard was the distant drone of traffic and the light pattering of a sprinkler hitting the pavement. Puzzled, I resumed my walk. A quarter mile into my daily stroll, my thoughts were full of deadlines, dinner and dogs.

Dog found dead after being tied to fence

A dog was found dead on Tuesday after being tied up to a fence without water or shade, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.

SpokAnimal memorial fund will help sick, injured dogs

Hoping his dog’s death will mean new life for other shelter dogs, a Spokane man whose family dog was mortally wounded by two pit bulls last week has established a memorial fund for SpokAnimal. Spokesman-Review photographer Dan Pelle and his family are working with SpokAnimal to establish the Koko Lifesaver Fund. Money raised through the fund will benefit injured or sick dogs that are brought to the shelter that may otherwise not receive the medical care they need.

SCRAPS holding dog involved in deadly attack on another dog

Animal authorities on Sunday impounded one of two pit bulls that mortally wounded a Spokane family’s dog last week and were working to verify that the second pit bull had died from injuries in the attack. Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service declared the pit bull dangerous and will keep it at its shelter as the owner weighs its options under state law. Those include registering the dog as dangerous, which requires it to be kept in a secure kennel, and surrendering it to be euthanized.

Two pit bulls attack, kill family pet near Spokane’s Chase Middle School

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is investigating a deadly attack by two pit bulls on another dog near Chase Middle School. Spokesman-Review photographer Dan Pelle was walking Koko, his 11-year-old Australian Kelpie-spaniel mix, in an open field near his South Hill home on Thursday. The field is near 32nd Avenue and Havana Street, just a couple of blocks northwest of Chase Middle School.

More than 60 dogs removed from triple slaying site

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities and a group of volunteers Monday helped remove and ship more than 60 pit bulls from the scene of a triple slaying and dogfighting operation in southeastern Idaho.

Reward offered for arrest in dog-fighting ring

The Humane Society of the United States and private citizens are offering a total $4,250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in a suspected dog-fighting ring in Spokane Valley.