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Barks and bites: New Bark, A Rescue Pub features food (for humans) and animal adoptions

Animal lovers are looking for a different type of bite at Bark, A Rescue Pub, one of the world’s first restaurants that allows dog and cat adoption. The barks go …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020

Spokane Humane Society presents two nights of Flicks for Fido

It has been at least four months since many of us have seen a movie on the big screen, but the Spokane Humane Society is offering an opportunity to watch …


Spokane Humane Society receives hundreds of pounds of pet food thanks to animal-loving Boy Scout’s Eagle project

A recent pet food drive brought nearly 900 pounds of dog and cat food to the Spokane Humane Society, which will use the donation at its pet food bank that …


Open hearts (and the ‘boredom of quarantine’) mean empty kennels at Spokane animal shelters

For most Spokane establishments, empty spaces where there were once guests, friends and customers is a depressing sight – a sad reminder that things aren’t like they used to be, …


Spokane Humane Society has new man at helm

Edward Boksh is the new executive director of the Spokane Humane Society.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Pet owners find food and care at Spokane-area vet clinics

COVID-19 is disrupting lives, but it isn’t preventing the Spokane Humane Society and local veterinarians from caring for pets.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Local animal shelters need emergency foster families as they prepare for possible shutdowns

As more government offices close their door due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCRAPS is asking the public to consider fostering an animal in case the shelter has to close its …


Whitworth students agree: Airway Heights prison’s dog training program is a net positive for all involved

Whitworth University junior Hannah Stafford had never met a prison inmate before. Especially not one whose job it is to train and rehabilitate rescue dogs inside the high, razor sharp …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Canine connections: Spokane Humane Society’s Dogs Playing for Life program lets shelter dogs socialize, blow off steam

The dogs gathered in packs and small groups, tails wagging, as they romped and played as part of dog play group training offered by Dogs Playing for Life at the …


3 dogs lighter, maybe chilly, after losing 13 pounds of fur

Three Shih Tzus are a bit surprised but in good spirits after the Spokane Humane Society removed a combined 13 pounds of matted fur from the dogs earlier this week.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …


Local shelters say black-cat superstitions don’t affect adoptions

While black cats once may have been a source of fear and superstition, local animal shelters say they are just as likely to be adopted as any other animal.


Looking for a joust? Renaissance Faire returns with faux fox hunt benefit for Spokane Humane Society

Among the jousting and the cannons and the costumes at the annual Spokane Renaissance Faire this weekend will be a unique fundraiser for the Spokane Humane Society that features riders …


100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies

A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a “lost dog” ad in the …


Inmates are training dogs at Airway Heights prison and helping themselves along the way

Dog training program at Airway Heights Corrections Center brings positive changes for inmates and shelter dogs.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Fuel stolen from Spokane Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society was targeted early Thursday morning by a gasoline thief, who siphoned fuel out of two vehicles used to transport animals.


100 years ago in Spokane: Humane Society rounds up scraps; plans unveiled for new movie studio

Spokane’s dogs had a Christmas request for downtown diners: “Please order chicken or turkey and please do not pick the bones too clean.” That was the whimsical message supposedly signed …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

Parvovirus scare averted, Humane Society pups get a good scrubbing

Giving 70 dogs a bath in one day is a surprisingly straightforward operation.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

Texas pups arrive at the Spokane shelters as donations for hurricane relief head south

The cuteness level went into overdrive Saturday at the Spokane Humane Society as more than 40 dogs arrived from Texas to find their new forever homes.


Local groups lend a hand to animal shelters overwhelmed by Hurricane Harvey

Local animal shelters prepare to take in animals from shelters in Texas and Louisiana, which are overwhelmed with rescuing pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey.


Rescue cats among those at Spokane cat show this weekend

When the “On Safari 2016” cat show hosted by the Evergreen Cat Fanciers kicks off Friday at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel, there will be some rescue cats showing up on …


Front & Center: Dave Richardson found a good home at Spokane Humane Society

Since taking the reins 10 years ago, Dave Richardson has stabilized the Spokane Humane Society’s finances, increased the animal save rate to 98 percent, and eliminated euthanasia as a means …


Spokane Humane Society seeks mower thief

A thief stole a mower belonging to a Spokane Humane Society employee early Monday morning. The organization installed a security camera after three break-ins this year, said Dave Richardson, the …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Joe Rudersdorf, Spokane’s dogcatcher and “humane society” officer, announced a plan to prevent the abuse of horses by wagon drivers going up the South …


Spotlight: IRT holds reading of Caisley’s ‘Happy’

Idaho Repertory Theatre in Moscow is hosting a reading of Robert Caisley’s play “Happy” on June 27. Caisley, who lives in Moscow, has seen his play become a finalist for …


Spokane Humane Society aiding dozens of dogs rescued from property

Spokane Humane Society staff members hope some of the more than two dozen dogs rescued from squalid conditions in rural Stevens County earlier this month will be ready to adopt …


Dogs rescued from ‘wretched’ conditions in Stevens County

Stevens County authorities in northeast Washington say deputies found more than a dozen dogs dead and about three dozen others living in wretched conditions at a property in Ford.


As SCRAPS prepares to run city animal control, others pursue joint efforts

Matthew Copeland spent Halloween morning getting to know Omar, a 7-month-old Australian Kelpie puppy who lapped at Copeland’s hands and sniffed around the spacious pen at a north Spokane PetSmart …


Booktober to benefit Humane Society animals

The Spokane Humane Society is hosting Booktober Fest – a used book sale to help raise money for dog food and cat litter – on Oct. 5 from 8 a.m.-4 …


Gains over five years have cut sharply the use of euthanasia

Spokane animal shelters are nearing a long-sought goal of not killing healthy cats or dogs, in large measure by increasing pet sterilizations in recent years. The “live release rate” in …