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Airlines can’t bar pit bulls or other breeds from cabins, feds say

A month after a flight attendant was bitten by an emotional support animal, the U.S. Department of Transportation told the airline industry Thursday that carriers can’t bar certain dog breeds …

Comedian Rebecca Corry continues fighting for her beloved pit bulls

Rebecca Corry left her home of Kent, in the Seattle suburbs, at age 19, bound for Chicago. She lived for nine years in the Windy City, study writing, acting and …

Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Spokane man shoots pit bull in the head in self-defense

A man shot an attacking pit bull in the head, Wednesday morning according to SCRAPS director Nancy Hill.

96-year-old Philly woman critical after 2 pit bulls attack

Philadelphia police say two pit bulls have mauled and critically injured a 96-year-old woman.

Child dies, 2 injured in pit bull attack in Atlanta

Police say a child has died and two others were seriously injured after two pit bulls attacked them in southwest Atlanta.

Pit bull ban to be revisited by Yakima City Council

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima City Council is reconsidering a 29-year-ban on pit bull breeds within the city. Reversing the ban will be discussed at the council’s June 21 meeting …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 10:24 p.m.

SCRAPS hosts educational event about pit bulls

Young Django, a pit bull mix, happily sniffed everyone within reach Saturday, his tail wagging as he sought out head rubs and ear scratches.

Front Porch: Flight ensues when furry fellow follows

The faint snuffling sound gave me pause. I stopped, turned off my MP3 player and listened. But all I heard was the distant drone of traffic and the light pattering …

Dog found dead after being tied to fence

A dog was found dead on Tuesday after being tied up to a fence without water or shade, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.

Spokane couple’s loose pit bull bites boy at fishing pond

BURBANK, Wash. — A pit bull dog ran up and bit an 8-year-old boy on the arm Wednesday as he arrived at a pond in Burbank to go fishing with …

Service dog exemption to Yakima pit bull ban

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima City Council has approved an exemption to a ban on pit bull dogs in the city. They’ll be allowed as service animals.

SpokAnimal memorial fund will help sick, injured dogs

Hoping his dog’s death will mean new life for other shelter dogs, a Spokane man whose family dog was mortally wounded by two pit bulls last week has established a …

SCRAPS holding dog involved in deadly attack on another dog

Animal authorities on Sunday impounded one of two pit bulls that mortally wounded a Spokane family’s dog last week and were working to verify that the second pit bull had …

Two pit bulls attack, kill family pet near Spokane’s 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. Spokesman-Review photographer Dan Pelle was walking Koko, …

More than 60 dogs removed from triple slaying site

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities and a group of volunteers Monday helped remove and ship more than 60 pit bulls from the scene of a triple slaying and dogfighting operation in …

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 …

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.

3 pit bulls maul mini horse in Pend Oreille County

Three pit bulls mauled a miniature horse last week before being shot to death in Elk, Wash., the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office announced today.

Want to own a pit bull? Take the test

Look. Don’t figure for a second that I’m unsympathetic to the plight of those who have been attacked by those nefarious canines known as pit bulls. My thoughts go out …

Officer kills pit bull after dogs tree passer-by

A Coeur d’Alene police officer shot and killed a pit bull named Tank after the animal chased a man up a tree Tuesday. The incident comes as city officials are …