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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Spokane pools take turns hosting an event for dogs

More than a hundred dogs piled into the pool at the Shadle Aquatic Center on Monday evening for Doggie Dips.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

SpokAnimal closes dog kennel for quarantine after five puppies adopted at Pet Expo diagnosed with contagious parvovirus; all alive

SpokAnimal, an adoption agency now caring for five puppies adopted during a weekend pet expo that were diagnosed this week with the contagious, sometimes deadly canine parvovirus, has closed its …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

Five puppies adopted at Pet Expo diagnosed with contagious parvovirus; all alive

Five puppies adopted at the Northwest Pet Expo on Saturday were diagnosed this week with the contagious, sometimes deadly canine parvovirus. None have died.


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.


From South Korea to Spokane, no shortage of love now for these dogs

Luke, one of eight dogs rescued from an illegal meat farm in South Korea and accepted by SpokAnimal, will soon have a new home.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

SpokAnimal to close East Central veterinary clinic

During difficult financial times for the nonprofit organization, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has announced plans to shut down its veterinary clinic in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


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.


Turkey day goes to the dogs for good cause

Dogs and their people took part in a 2-mile walk Thursday morning at High Bridge Park to raise funds for the dog park there.


SpokAnimal hosts Thanksgiving Day dog walk

If you’ve got a four-legged friend and want to get some exercise before Thursday’s big dinner, SpokAnimal is looking for you.


SpokAnimal program for feral cats gets boost from viral video

An innovative Spokane program that has been putting feral felines to work as farm hands has recently become an international sensation. An 11-minute video about the felines on the farm …


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 …


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 …


Nosing out the goodies

There was a whole lot of sniffing going on Saturday at the SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge during its second annual Easter egg hunt for dogs. They came by …


Learning gets cuddly at Mobius Pet Science event

Mobius Science Center is going to the dogs on Saturday. And the cats. And the donkeys.


Man suspected of stealing cat food from SpokAnimal arrested

A 40-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday after police say he stole at least 25 bags of cat food from SpokAnimal. William Sorenson is cooperating with the investigation, police said.


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 …


Spotlight: SpokAnimal donation earns tickets to Civic’s latest

Through today, patrons who make a donation to SpokAnimal can see Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Christmas Schooner” for $11. This offer is good today only through the Civic …


Fairfield signs animal control contract with SCRAPS

Fairfield has become the first small Spokane County town to approve a contract with the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service as the organization launches a bid to become a …


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 …


Spokane County small towns struggle with stray dogs

Some residents of Latah say they’re living in fear after a dog attack this summer injured a City Council member and raised questions about animal control in small towns. Patricia …


SpokAnimal receives private donation of $125,000

SpokAnimal received some “pawsitive” news this week of a $125,000 donation from a private citizen.


Spokane County small towns struggle with dogs

Some residents of Latah say they’re living in fear after a dog attack this summer injured a City Council member and raised questions about animal control in small towns. Patricia …


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SpokAnimal euthanizes 70 sick cats

SpokAnimal employees faced a heartbreaking decision when a deadly virus was discovered in several of the cats at the shelter: euthanize every cat or risk spreading the infection. They opted …


Expanding SCRAPS adds 25 jobs

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service will add 25 jobs to prepare for its transition to animal control provider for the city, which starts next year. Next week, recruiters …


$30,000 donation benefits Kitty City

SpokAnimal CARE has received a $30,000 donation from Purina Cat Chow toward renovating its cat services and adoption area known as Kitty City. Most of the renovation work will take …


Stevens County animal shelters put faith in law enforcement

COLVILLE – The scene about a mile from U.S. Highway 395 might look picturesque: a small herd of horses, standing peacefully in the gently falling snow, tucked into the evergreen …


Dog park at High Bridge Park may get water

The city of Spokane’s dog park opened in December 2010 and it’s been well-used by pooches since then. The park, which is within High Bridge Park in west Spokane, is …


Pet food maker donates $2,000 for dog park improvements

The city’s dog park opened in December 2010 and it’s been well-used by pooches since then. The park, which is within High Bridge Park, is being constructed in several phases …


Education Notebook: LC to stage ‘Little Mermaid’

Lewis and Clark High School’s Tiger Drama will take audiences to a magical kingdom under the sea in their upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” beginning next Thursday in LC’s …