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Sloths, lizards, anteater in limbo after sanctuary seizures

The owners of an Oregon-based private wildlife center are petitioning to get their exotic animals back after Olympia animal control officers seized them a few weeks ago.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

N. Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say – unless we act now to save them

For years, spring has signaled the return of North Atlantic right whales – one of Earth’s most endangered species – to Cape Cod Bay. But lately the imperiled animals have …


Low-cost vet clinic at Union Gospel Mission keeps animals healthy and owners happy

Pets can help calm their owners and reduce stress. That can be key for people who are living in poverty, say volunteers who run a low-cost vet clinic out of …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Researcher tells of surprises discovered about cougars

Cougars are far more social than previously thought, a Sequim scientist told a Peninsula College audience.


Puppy to fill void left by Albany hospice therapy dog

Ember the golden retriever may never have as many friends, Facebook followers or book deals as JJ, her predecessor at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

SpokAnimal to close East Central veterinary clinic

During difficult financial times for the nonprofit organization, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has announced plans to shut down its veterinary clinic in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


Shawn Vestal: When cows were the cornerstone of income inequality

One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Group wants lethal traps banned in Idaho wolverine habitat

An environmental group has asked Idaho officials to prosecute a trapper who killed a wolverine and ban lethal traps in areas inhabited by wolverines, but state officials say they will …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit

The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are …


Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota’s Custer park

Nine burros that are a favorite of visitors to South Dakota’s Custer State Park have been burned in a wildfire and it’s not known if all of them will survive, …


Rarely seen badgers slow their digging frenzies as winter approaches

Badgers are native to prairies in Montana and parts of Idaho and Washington, so why are they so rarely seen?


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 7:06 a.m.

Puppy abandoned in a sealed plastic box along I-90 draws thousands of Spokane adoption inquiries

A trucker found Charlie, a 3-month-old puppy, sealed in a plastic bin near an Interstate 90 exit on Tuesday. The pup is now in the custody of SCRAPS as adoption …


Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats

The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …


Toledo Zoo’s 44-year-old white rhino, Sam, dies

A rhinoceros that was a longtime favorite at the Toledo Zoo has died.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Feature Creature: Aries

Aries is a very friendly, social boy. He would do well with a family that can train and exercise him. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

Out & About: Biologists to give kids the scoop on moose at library programs

Kids will get expert insight on the largest member of the deer family this month as state wildlife biologists have scheduled 45-minute “On the Trail of the Moose” programs at …


Vietnam resumes controversial water buffalo fighting

Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.


Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park

Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.


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.


Three dogs fatally attack pet, injure Idaho woman

A woman was injured and her dog was killed after three canines attacked her outside her eastern Idaho residence.


Washington city considers deer feeding ban after invasion

Feeding deer could soon be against the law for one Washington city, as the animals are invading a local neighborhood at an out-of-control rate.


Matt Liere: Guarding the bunny buffet

After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu do time in county jail

Once the 426 humans who normally occupy cells at the Monroe County Jail were evacuated by bus to lockups in Palm Beach County, there was an opportunity to move 250 …


Animal evacuated from Oregon farm as fire draws near

Employees and volunteers at Applegate’s Sanctuary One animal care farm have had a singular mission the last couple of days: find temporary homes for the facility’s 60 or so furry …


Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs

Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.


Oregon court rules couple must surgically ‘debark’ dogs

An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of disruption.


Pittsburgh zoo euthanizes baby elephant with feeding issues

A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Washington seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …


Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets

The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …


Oregon authorities kill 2 wolves after cattle attacks

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.