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In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff

Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.


Jury awards Franklin County man $36K for wrongful death of dog

A Washington attorney says his client has been awarded more than $36,000 after his neighbors shot his English springer spaniel.


Oregon Zoo takes in wild bobcat kitten

The Oregon Zoo has taken in a 2-month-old bobcat kitten that was removed from the wild near Eagle Point, Oregon by well-intentioned but misguided humans.


Feature Creature: Iris

Iris is a very sweet, timid girl. She is young and needs someone to take her through SCRAPS dog training classes. She would do best in a home with no …


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.


No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat

When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …


Tiger attacks, kills caretaker in Spanish nature park

An animal caretaker has been found dead in a nature park in the southern Spanish town of Benidorm after she was attacked by a tiger for reasons that remain unclear.


Police: Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during dog fight

Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park.


Domestic violence shelter opens doors to pets, which provide healing presence

Bard is one of two cats that call the Longview women’s shelter home, and his healing presence has inspired the shelter to begin accepting residents’ pets in the near future.


Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new enclosure at an Ohio zoo and escaped for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.


Spokane Valley opens first dog park

The Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department turned an area of the park at the northwest corner of Mission and Bowdish streets into the city’s first dog park.


14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho

Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.


New synthetic dog cadavers could replace shelter animals in vet schools

Alberta is a canine made entirely of synthetic material, created to provide veterinary students with anatomically correct bodies for surgical practice. The product is designed to replace the euthanized shelter …


Cincinnati Zoo’s slain gorilla Harambe gets vigil from visitors

Animal rights activists gathered Monday for a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo …


Audubon Society chides Trump on birds

Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings.


Puppy rescued after falling into mine shaft

A 5-month-old puppy was rescued after falling into a 26-foot deep mine shaft west of Dillon.


South African rhino endures, one year after horrific attack

Hope, a rhino mutilated by poachers, has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as …


South African rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction

A year ago, a South African rhino survived a horrific attack by poachers who hacked off her horns and part of her face. This month, the rhino dubbed Hope is …


PTSD study: Using dogs to heal veterans has critics

Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, …


Only U.S. grizzly recovery coordinator retiring after 35 years

The nation’s first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.


3D printer used to create new feet for duck

A duck that lost its feet to frostbite is waddling again thanks to a Wisconsin middle school teacher and a 3D printer.


Kathleen Parker: Building a more humane business model

The humane imperative seems to have become contagious and taken hold. The operating principle: Humane treatment of animals and good business practices are not mutually exclusive.


West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …


Longview considers squirrel for official city mascot

Longview is considering making the squirrel the city’s official mascot as the furry creatures are already at the center of an annual summer festival.


Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members up for adoption

Wild horses tamed by 4-H Club members will be available for adoption this weekend in Boise.


Coyote found shot in head gives birth to 5 pups

Animal rescuers in Southern California were surprised when X-rays revealed an emaciated coyote found badly wounded at the bottom of an empty reservoir was pregnant.


Plan approved to allow bison outside Yellowstone year-round

The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.


U.S. strengthens protections for captive tigers

The Obama administration on Tuesday took steps to strengthen protections for captive tigers held in backyards and private breeding facilities.


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.


Baby giraffe born at Santa Barbara Zoo seen on video

The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby Masai giraffe born over the weekend at the Santa Barbara Zoo.