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Stories tagged: cats

Taylor Swift pounced on writing new ‘Cats’ song with Andrew Lloyd Webber

Ultimate cat lady Taylor Swift enrolled in the purr-fect training for her upcoming role in “Cats.” She got to go to “cat school.”

The Full Suburban: Our house has become animal house in Spokane Valley

I think the early October snows must have short-circuited my brain because absolutely out of the blue and for no apparent reason, I have caved to my children’s relentless requests …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Study: Coyotes snack on cats

Coyotes love cats.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Research dogs and cats from UW, WSU and other institutions deserve second chance, advocates tell Washington Legislature

Dogs and cats used for laboratory research would be offered for adoption before being euthanized.

These cats and dogs starred on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ You can see them in the Tri-Cities

Another “America’s Got Talent” competitor is coming to the Tri-Cities – and this one is bringing a herd of furry co-stars.

Paul Turner: Your Christmas tree can’t protect itself from your newly adopted cat

For some cats, Christmas trees act as a powerful hallucinogenic. Though not always. Not every time. Usually just before you hear a loud crash in the living room and your …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

A vaccine for you, and your pooch, too

Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

South Hill turkey home-defense system fails

It’s a question that’s plagued Spokane homeowners for years.

Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do cats like lasers?

“Cats like lasers because they are predators and like to chase or hunt anything that moves fast around them,” WSU veterinarian Leticia Fanucchi said.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

SCRAPS says wild animal to blame for recent string of cat deaths on the South Hill

Spokane pet owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief on rumors of cat serial killer stalking the city, though a critter of interest is still at large.

Caring for furry friends

The family hit hard times and was unable to pay for surgery Cooper needed for torn ligaments. Ammons, a committee member with the foundation, took Cooper on and raised the …

Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen to star in ‘Cats’ movie musical

Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen are among the A-listers who have signed on for a new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical “Cats.”

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Cat nap kidnap: Cats worth $12,000 are stolen as the Pasco breeder slept

Six exotic – and expensive – Bengal cats were stolen from a Pasco breeder while she slept.

Raining cats and kittens

To prepare for the challenges of “kitten season,” the Humane Society of the Palouse hosted its first annual “kitten shower” Sunday afternoon at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

SCRAPS seeking foster homes after influx of cats and kittens

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Agency says it needs a lot more foster homes to help prepare its animals for life in the shelter, and ultimately for adoption.

Jackson Galaxy the TV cat guy is out with a new book

Jackson Galaxy the cat fixer of Animal Planet fame is out with a new book that urges humans to meet their felines halfway.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017

Washington state couple sentenced to jail for animal cruelty

A Deer Park couple has been sentenced to jail after nearly 40 dogs and some cats were removed from their property.

Miss Manners: Moving litter box is a reasonable request, money, public forums

My daughter has a lot of cats and more than one litter box.

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 …

SCRAPS sells kittens for half price during busy season

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has a cat problem. And they need your help.

Humane Society makes a summer plea for help

It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

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 …

Prosecutor: Woman with 42 cats in car knew animals were sick

Court documents claim a woman who had been arrested last week for hoarding 42 cats in a car might have known the animals were sick.

Convicted Washington cat hoarder arrested in Oregon

A Washington woman who was convicted last year of animal cruelty for collecting over 100 cats in a recreational trailer has been arrested in Oregon for investigation of animal neglect.

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017

Movie review: ‘Kedi’ examines the romance between Turkey and its street cats

In “Kedi” (Turkish for “cat”), director Ceyda Torun profiles seven kitties across the city – each one a fixture in the community – and the residents who have developed relationships …

100 years ago in Spokane: Judge suspends trial to search for meowing cat

The Mysterious Case of the Caterwauling Courtroom Cat played out in the Spokane County Courthouse. Judge Bruce Blake was holding a civil trial when the sounds of “meow, meow meow,” …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Iceland’s hottest new reality TV show is just a livestream of cats

There’s a new show in Iceland that offers all the intrigue, drama and suspense of your favorite reality series. It’s an online livestream of four kittens living in an oversized …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first

Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …