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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups …

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection …

Idaho Humane Society blasts jury verdict, calls feeding of live puppy to turtle ‘wanton cruelty’

Idaho’s largest animal welfare organization sharply criticized the acquittal of an eastern Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty, warning that the case would become a “rallying cry” for renewed efforts …

Then and Now: Agnes McDonald and the electric car

Agnes McDonald (1865-1961) was one of Spokane’s most colorful characters. She was only 35 when her husband, a wealthy mining investor, died, leaving her with two sons to raise. His …

Tentative deal reached on deadly ‘cyanide bombs’

U.S. officials have reached a tentative deal with wildlife advocates trying to stop the use of predator-killing traps, including devices called “cyanide bombs” that earlier this year injured an Idaho …

Then and Now: Spokane Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society is celebrating 120 years of caring for animals. Businessman W.S. McCrea, and others, helped start the SHS in 1897.

New York Blood Center, Humane Society reach deal on care of chimps

The New York Blood Center has reached a deal to provide for the long-term care of more than 60 Liberian chimpanzees formerly used in medical research.

Spokane Humane Society shelter volunteer receives national Heroes award

Maco and Marco Polo aren’t quite sure what to make of the situation. The two cream-colored, long-haired chihuahuas look at Janie Stowell with a mix of apprehension and relief. They …

Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

Six Asian elephants danced, balanced on each others’ backs and sat on their hind legs during their last show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday.

Donkey basketball fundraiser draws opposition

Whatcom County animal advocates are trying to stop a Ferndale High School fundraiser in which people play basketball while riding donkeys.

Doug Clark: Keyboard Cat has shelter buds’ backs

Keyboard Cat shares the spotlight with two Instagram faves: Hamilton Pug and Toast, a spaniel with a dangling boa-sized tongue in a new PSA to boost pet adoptions.

Michael Vick lobbies for law to protect animals in hot cars

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Animals always have a home

It took a week for the bullet to start working its way out of Jack’s head. What’s unusual is that when Jack’s owner, Christie Hausman, found out what the problem …

Pit bull attacks prompt debate over breed’s safety

In just seven days, three pit bull attacks in Spokane left a young girl and several adults bloodied and scarred. Two of the dogs were shot and killed by police, …

Reward offered for arrest in dog-fighting ring

The Humane Society of the United States and private citizens are offering a total $4,250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in a suspected …

Report of puppy in dumpster was false, authorities say

Animal authorities say reports of a Dalmatian puppy abandoned in a dumpster last week were false.

Stray dogs and cats could roam Spokane streets

Spokane police could double as dog catchers under a scenario being contemplated by at least some city leaders.

Reward offered in Sandpoint dog poisonings

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who used strychnine to kill two Sandpoint dogs.

Older pets bring distinct advantages

The saddest stories at humane societies across the country are the older pets that have known the lifelong stability of living with a family or individual and now find their …