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Olympic Game Farm sued, accused of neglect

A popular drive-thru game farm in Sequim is being sued for allegedly violating federal and state endangered species laws with its confinement and neglect of protected animals.


Animal rights groups demand action against Iowa fur farm

Federal inspectors have repeatedly ordered a southeast Iowa fur farm to improve the grim living conditions for ferrets, foxes, raccoons and skunks it sells to government laboratories and pet stores.


Trial in seizure of 84 Great Danes to begin in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire woman charged with animal cruelty after 84 Great Danes were seized from her home is going on trial, but first a judge will consider her request to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

SCRAPS investigating recent string of mutilated cats

A recent string of cat killing and mutilation has prompted an investigation by the Spokane County Regional Animal Service, according to KHQ.


Is it a conflict of interest for a county commissioner to testify in local goat abuse case?

Carolyn and Debbie Lattin, the operators of Lattin’s County Cider Mill and Farm, were back in Thurston County Disrict Court on Friday to take part in another hearing related to …


Vermont woman charged after 80 dead animals found in trailer

A Vermont woman is facing charges after police say they found at least 80 animal carcasses in her trailer.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police looking for suspected dog poisoner

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is again looking for a serial animal abuser, suspected most recently of deliberately poisoning pieces of cooked meat and leaving them for dogs to find.


Ferndale farmer charged with animal abuse gets cows back

A northwest Washington farmer charged in April with starving his animals to death has avoided felony convictions and will get several surviving cows back.


Portland woman breaks into hot Mercedes to rescue dog

A Portland woman says she used a car jack to break a window after spotting a dog stuck inside of a Mercedes in 89 degree- weather with little air.


Police: 84 neglected Great Danes seized, most from mansion

Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they’ve seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces.


Police investigate cat being shot by blowgun in Idaho

Police officers in an Idaho city are seeking information regarding someone using a blowgun-type weapon to shoot cats.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Police want to know who’s shooting cats with a blowgun in Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene police are looking for the person who shot a cat with a metal dart on Saturday. They suspect the same person shot another cat with a blowgun just …


Allegedly abused Moscow horses to remain with rehab specialists

The attorney for a Moscow woman charged with five counts of cruelty to animals said he plans to file a motion of suppression Monday to remove from evidence photographs that …


Woman pleads not guilty to animal abuse

A 51-year-old Moscow woman pleaded not guilty to five counts of animal cruelty Wednesday at the Latah County Courthouse.


Police remove five horses from Moscow property

Five horses belonging to a Moscow woman were taken into protective custody Tuesday by the Moscow Police Department after a lengthy investigation and a series of Facebook posts about the …


Oregon woman pleads guilty to animal abuse; avoids jail

A southern Oregon woman who had nearly 60 animals removed from her property last winter has been sentenced to perform 240 hours of community service and pay the veterinary bills.


Pregnant horse found stabbed to death

An eastern Idaho rancher is searching for the person who stabbed one of her horses to death.


Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say

Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.


Central Idaho man charged after puppy dies on tangled leash

A central Idaho man police say killed an English bulldog puppy by dragging it with a leash looped around its neck has been charged with cruelty to animals.


Man who killed zoo monkey now accused of violating parole

An Idaho man convicted for breaking into a Boise zoo in 2012 and brutally beating to death a Patas monkey is accused of violating his parole.


At least 50 puppies, small dogs found in van behind pet store, police say

Authorities say they found at least 50 puppies and small dogs in steel crates inside a van behind a northern New Jersey pet store.


Horse abandoned at stable riddled with paintball remnants

Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled with over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable.


SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals in 2015

Last year SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals. In 2016 they’ve already rescued 75.


Grazing goats fatally stabbed in Coeur d’Alene

Three of the goats used by the city of Coeur d’Alene for weed control were stabbed at a city well, leaving one nearly decapitated and a second mortally wounded. Police …


In brief: Women accused of stealing merchandise, abandoning children

A 31-year-old woman allegedly abandoned two children last week at a Home Depot in Spokane Valley after an employee caught her stealing inventory. Amber M. Elliott is accused of trying …


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2015, 3:20 p.m.

Sheriff seeks public help finding animal abuser

The Kootenai County sheriff is seeking public assistance in finding the person responsible for abusing and abandoning two puppies in Worley on Saturday.


Idaho ag-gag law challenged in federal court

BOISE – When Idaho lawmakers passed the state’s “ag gag” law in 2014, criminalizing surreptitious videotaping of agricultural operations, they said they were targeting “agri-terrorism” and “extremists” who target “our …


Idaho House OKs ‘ag gag’ measure

BOISE – Legislation to criminalize surreptitious filming at agricultural operations cleared an Idaho House committee with just one “no” vote on Thursday, and now heads to the full House. The …


Idaho Senate bill helps prevent spying on dairy operations

BOISE – Dairy farmers enraged by animal-rights activists who spy on them in a bid to document abuse got a boost Friday when Idaho senators voted to intensify punishments for …


Filming agriculture operations would be illegal in Idaho

Dairy farmers enraged by animal-rights activists who spy on them in a bid to document abuse got a boost Friday when Idaho senators voted 23-10 to intensify punishments for those …