Stories tagged: animals
Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
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 …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
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.
Cougars are far more social than previously thought, a Sequim scientist told a Peninsula College audience.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
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.
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.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
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.
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.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
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, …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
A rhinoceros that was a longtime favorite at the Toledo Zoo has died.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
A Vermont woman is facing charges after police say they found at least 80 animal carcasses in her trailer.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
A woman was injured and her dog was killed after three canines attacked her outside her eastern Idaho residence.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, noon
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 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of disruption.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.