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Wednesday, February 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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No-kill policy at SCRAPS could be codified in new contract

The Spokane City Council adopted a new contract with SCRAPS on Monday that would codify its relatively new policy of operating as a no-kill shelter.


Feature creature: Hayden is a big, happy three-legged dog

Hayden is a large, happy dog. She loves treats, toys and people. She had a deformed rear leg that the SCRAPS veterinarian determined should be removed. The leg was amputated …


Feature creature: Kono has energy to burn, but knows to sit and lie down on command

Kono is full of fun, energy and playfulness, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in an email.


Feature creature: Brutus is a ‘gentle giant’

Brutus is a very big dog but appears calm and relaxed, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in an email.


Feature creature: Cisco

This white and gray tabby cat, Cisco, is ready for his new home. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable pets. …


Feature creature: Shadow is ‘best friend material’

Shadow is all about having fun, SCRAPS said


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

‘He deserves a good home’: SCRAPS hosts event for shepherd who has been at shelter for 200 days

George the German shepherd knows how to sit and shake hands, and his big brown eyes make him especially photogenic – so much that a front-page picture of George in …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

SCRAPS to host meet and greet Saturday for shelter longtimers

After receiving dozens of calls on shelter favorite dog George, SCRAPS will host a meet-and-greet for the German shepherd who has spent more the six months at the shelter.


Feature creature: Shelter volunteers say Hazel is ‘best dog, ever’

Hazel is a beautiful gal who is looking forward to many great adventures with her new family, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.


SCRAPS euthanizes fewer dogs, but that means some wait months for a home, including these 5

Under previous SCRAPS policies, dogs with a long stay at the shelter and difficulty adjusting to kennel life would have been euthanized. But over the past year and a half, …


Feature creature: Joy is eager to go home with new family

Joy, a white-brindled dog, has a lot going for her


Feature creature: Millie

Millie is a very happy, energetic gal. She loves to play, especially with tennis balls. She seems happiest when she’s with people. Millie would do well with some obedience training; …


Feature creature: Adeline would spend her golden years with loving family

Adeline is a medium-size, mixed breed dog at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


SCRAPS investigating physical abuse of cat found near Logan Elementary School

The cat, named Achilles, suffered a dislocated pelvis and right hip after a witness said the cat was kicked by students in alleyway near the school.


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Apollo is a very sweet, loving boy with lots of energy, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.


Spokane police change dispatch policy for dangerous animals after dog attack

After Bonnie Rae’s dog Downey was killed and her daughter was bitten by a loose dog in north Spokane in September, she reached out to local officials about changing the …


Feature creature: Gypsy

Gypsy is a very adventurous, playful dog who is a toy fanatic, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in a news release. Refer to the pet’s ID …


New group aims to shelter animals when animal shelter is closed

The group’s mission is to provide rescue and short-term foster care for up to 72 hours for lost, found or displaced pets during hours when Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service, …


Feature creature: Holly needs a home

Holly the Calico cat needs a new home, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

SCRAPS investigating reports of poisoned South Hill dogs; no cases confirmed yet

Spokane County is investigating multiple cases of South Hill residents reporting their dogs were poisoned based on information from a local animal clinic. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, …


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 …


Feature creature: SCRAPS volunteers rate Riker as ‘gentle, sweet and adventurous’

Riker is a very happy, fun-loving dog, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Judge dismisses felony cruelty charges in squirrel deaths

A Greenacres woman is no longer facing nine felony charges for her efforts to prevent squirrels from raiding her beloved walnut tree. But for the nine squirrels, the death penalty …


Feature creature: Ruby needs a one-pet home

This loving gal is somewhat cautious around new people, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.


Feature creature: Cami needs new home

is an energetic and happy dog who is looking forward to meeting and going home with his new family


Feature creature: Buddy eager for new home

Buddy was featured here on July 11.


Feature creature: Honey awaits family to take her home

Brindle-colored Honey is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


Visit the library, cuddle with a cat in Cat Cafe

Prepare yourself for cuddly, furry and purring bundles of cuteness to take over a portion of the Downtown Spokane Library on Friday – the kittens are coming for the library’s …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Greenacres woman faces animal abuse charges over nine electrocuted squirrels

A Greenacres woman is accused of electrocuting nine squirrels that tried to scale her electric fence and steal walnuts from her backyard tree.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Dog abandoned in crate in Spokane Valley died from dehydration and starvation, SCRAPS says

A necropsy showed the dog’s cause of death was starvation and dehydration “attributable to abandonment in her crate.”