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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Compelling new evidence that your cat might eat your corpse

Left alone, a human corpse will soon be feasted upon by maggots. Also, depending on the circumstances, by a cat.

Pullman teen lit trailer home on fire, killed dog and cat, police say

Pullman police arrested a teenager suspected of lighting a trailer home on fire last week, killing a dog and cat.

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions online, dies at age 7

Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Grumpy Cat’s agent is …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Small cat dropped off at Orlando fire station wasn’t a cheetah. What was it?

The men and women at an Orlando Fire Station 7 were tasked with a small “what is it?” when a man dropped off what he called a baby “cheetah” Thursday, …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

SCRAPS asks for donations to care for 43 cats that were ‘living in decrepit conditions’

Nearly four dozen cats “living in decrepit conditions” were seized Monday afternoon by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service workers from a home in Spokane Valley.

Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A furry fixture of an Alaska general store must leave after the owners were notified the black cat’s presence violates food safety standards

The scoop on how your cat’s sandpapery tongue deep cleans

Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and …

Serial cat mutilations leave Olympia-area residents angry, scared and suspicious

The cat mutilations/killings attributed to the same person or persons in Thurston County now total 11, including one found Friday morning. The investigation has so far come up empty despite …

A serial cat killer is responsible for 7 feline deaths in Washington state, police suspect

Mutilated cats have been discovered in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and near Port Angeles. Police believe the deaths could all be the work of one person and are urging people to …

Feline and hen become fast fire friends

A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames.

A professor was giving a TV interview about Polish politics. His cat didn’t care.

Polish historian Jerzy Targalski’s cat, during an on-camera appearance on a Dutch news program, unceremoniously climbed atop his head in the middle of the interview.

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Someone cut off feral cat’s ears, tail, but rescue group giving Courage a second chance

Found recently with both ears and most of her tail cut off, a small black cat from the Yakima Valley still purrs at the touch of a friendly hand.

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Michigan police department picks ‘Pawfficer’

A suburban Detroit police department is giving another cat a chance to take the law into her own paws.

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Judge bows out of cat pee case involving Spokane County judge, citing conflict of interest

A case that began with cat pee on a judge’s porch took another unusual turn Friday when the judge hearing the case recused himself due to a potential conflict of …

Wayward cat captured at JFK Airport after a week on the lam

A frisky cat that got loose at New York’s Kennedy Airport has been captured after more than a week on the lam.

Feature creature: Betty is needs a home

Betty the cat is ready to spend the holidays with a new family.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Cat climbing power pole starts fire north of Ephrata

A cat up a power pole triggered an early morning fire that torched several vehicles north of Ephrata, outbuildings and a camper near an abandoned home.

Spokane Valley apartment fire leaves one man with minor burns

A two-alarm apartment fire in Spokane Valley sent one man to the hospital with minor burns Wednesday afternoon. The Spokane Valley Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 12623 …

Seizure patient turns out to be cat

A Spokane Valley Fire Department crew discovered recently that a seizure patient they had been called to treat was not of the human variety. “When the guys got there it …

Punctual cat greets Libby Center students before, after school

Humming school buses often alert a fuzzy feline it’s time to take his post on the sidewalk, gathering strokes, scratches, a few cuddles and likely a treat, too, from students …

Custom fit for dogs, cats at Max’s

It all began when Roxie was a puppy. The now-4-year-old Chihuahua mix was rescued by Cathleen Powell from a puppy mill. Roxie had a broken tail, many health problems and …

House fire displaces family, firefighters rescue pets

Five people are displaced after a fire burned a portion of their South Hill home today.

N.M. feline one fat cat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Meow can’t help but waddle. He’s one super-sized cat. The 2-year-old orange and white tabby tips the scale at nearly 40 pounds, and the Santa Fe Animal …

Lost cat reunited with owner after nine years

Stephanie Fulkerson could hardly believe her ears. Her cat Rusty had disappeared nine years ago but showed up last week after being captured in the wild near Felts Field, just …

Cat tale has happy ending

She was cold and all alone. Her family was nowhere to be found. But she was lucky.