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Copper the bunny joins family home in Sandpoint, gets warm welcome from Tucker the pit bull

Robby Meyer said he was surprised when the family dog took a liking to Copper. The chestnut-colored bunny was a birthday gift for Meyer’s 5-year-old daughter.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Off-leash pit bull kills terrier and bites person in North Spokane

Bonnie Rae was on her regular evening walk with her terrier mix, Downey, on the 2500 block of North Morton Street on Sunday when a loose pit bull charged at …


Legislature: Breed bans must have ‘good citizen’ exemption

Finding out just who’s a good dog is set to become the responsibility of local jurisdictions under new rules on breed bans passed by the Legislature.


Pipe dream turns nightmare for pit bull chasing opossum

A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet into a pipe in North Carolina.


Trooper mistakenly kills K-9 partner during pit bull attack

GREIG, N.Y. – A state police trooper accidentally killed his K-9 partner when trying to protect it from a pit bull attack during a search of a New York residence. …


Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017

Spokane hearing examiner upholds ‘dangerous dog’ label for pit bull that bit 5-year-old girl on her face

The city hearing examiner sided with Spokane County Regional Animal Protection in its decision to declare a pit bull


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017

SCRAPS investigating pit bull attack on 5-year-old girl

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is investigating a report that a pit bull attacked a 5-year-old girl without provocation, leaving a wound on the girl’s face that required …


Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized

Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.


Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban

A Quebec Superior Court judge on Monday temporarily suspended Montreal’s pit bull ban on the same day the new law was to come into effect.


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.


Spokane County deputy shoots dog attacking him and K9 Laslo

A Spokane County deputy shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking him and his police dog early Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Deputy …


Details offered on Valley dog’s shooting death

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a Spokane Valley man’s dog on Wednesday said he thought the animal was restrained by an invisible fence. Deputy Ryan Smith killed …


Spokane Valley officer shoots dog that attacked him

A Spokane Valley officer shot and killed a dog after the dog bit him several times this afternoon outside a Greenacres residence.


Pit bull euthanized after attacking child in DeSmet

A pit bull that mauled a 5-year-old boy Friday evening in DeSmet, Idaho, was euthanized over the weekend, and the dog’s owner was cited by Coeur d’Alene tribal police. The …


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, …


Bite victim doesn’t blame pit bull for attack

Christy Baker doesn’t blame the pit bull that attacked her last week, leaving her with a broken arm, 44 stitches and multiple bruises. “He can’t help it,” Baker said of …


Spokane police shoot pit bull after attack on five people

Police shot and killed a pit bull Wednesday night after it attacked five people and tried to evade capture in north Spokane. It’s the third serious pit bull attack in …


Pit bull attacks police dog in burglary case

A pit bull attacked a police dog chasing a burglary suspect Monday evening, sending the K9 to a emergency veterinarian.


Blows to dog ‘did nothing’

Craig Randleman describes it as a minute of pure terror. It started with the sounds of children’s screams on Thursday, coming from the alley behind his home in the 1800 …


SCRAPS investigating deadly attack on dog near Chase Middle School

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is investigating a deadly attack by two pit bulls on another dog near Chase Middle School.


Man who stabbed dog sentenced to 2-plus years

A man who broke into a home last November and stabbed a dog will spend almost two years in jail in a plea agreement approved Thursday.


Deputies kill pit bull at domestic violence scene

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a pit bull dog early today while responding to a domestic violence call at a home on Silver Lake Road.


Former fighter finds peace at last

Chewie of St. Louis has found a permanent home. The scrappy black-and-white pit bull rescued from a Spokane dogfighting ring, held as evidence in a criminal trial in February, stolen …