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Pets and Animals

On video: Shelter manager catches loose rooster in mid-air

On video: Shelter manager catches loose rooster in mid-airThe manager of an Olympia animal shelter made a great catch Friday night and managed to capture a rooster that had been on the loose.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 week ago
Environment

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing line

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing lineOfficials say a 45-ton humpback whale entangled with fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week is finally free.
  • Environment
  • 1 week ago
Local

Facebook plea for help with dogs prompts police action

Facebook plea for help with dogs prompts police actionDozens of dogs were found in a Belfair home, living in what police say were filthy conditions.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Pets and Animals

Live piggy cam: Newborn piglets at Pasado's Safe Haven

Live piggy cam: Newborn piglets at Pasado's Safe HavenThe folks at Pasado's Safe Haven in Monroe on Tuesday welcomed five new piglets to the sanctuary.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Good news: new J pod orca calf spotted

Good news: new J pod orca calf spottedThe calf, named J51, was seen with J19, an orca that goes by the nickname Shachi.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Pets and Animals

Dog walks 20 blocks to visit owner in hospital

Dog walks 20 blocks to visit owner in hospitalA dog in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is proof of the incredible bond that can develop between humans and their canines.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Pets and Animals

Ricky the bear freed from roadside cage, headed to sanctuary

Ricky the bear freed from roadside cage, headed to sanctuaryA female black bear named Ricky who has spent 18 years in a cage will soon feel grass under her feet after a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Pets and Animals

Boris the polar bear at Tacoma zoo has 3 teeth pulled

Boris the polar bear at Tacoma zoo has 3 teeth pulledBoris the 29-year-old polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo had surgery to remove three broken or decayed teeth.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Environment

NOAA gives ESA protection to theme park orca

NOAA gives ESA protection to theme park orcaNOAA issued a final ruling extending Endangered Species Act listing to a theme park orca in Miami.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Pets and Animals

Meet Arizona, the newest Budweiser Clydesdale

Meet Arizona, the newest Budweiser ClydesdaleArizona was born at Warm Springs Ranch on Feb. 1, 2015, just minutes before Budweiser's "Lost Dog" commercial aired.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Leque Island offers bird watching near Stanwood

Leque Island offers bird watching near StanwoodAt Leque Island, west of Stanwood, wildlife enthusiasists can visit to see eagles, birds of prey, waterfowl and more.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Wash. bill bans whales, dolphins as entertainment

Wash. bill bans whales, dolphins as entertainmentA Washington state lawmaker is proposing a preemptive ban on using dolphins and whales for entertainment in the state.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Pets and Animals

Feline Seahawks fans enjoy Twelfie-themed 'catio'

Feline Seahawks fans enjoy Twelfie-themed 'catio'Kenmore kitties Purrcival and Penelope are showing their twelfie spirit with a Seahawks-themed catio space.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month ago
News

Owl blamed for attacks Oregon jogger

Owl blamed for attacks Oregon joggerAn Oregon man thought he got hit by lightning when he felt a big blow to the head last week as he was jogging.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Pets and Animals

Animal advocate seeks ban on pet sales in Tacoma

Animal advocate seeks ban on pet sales in TacomaA grassroots campaign is underway to ban retail pet sales in Tacoma and Pierce County.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Features

Dog abandoned with suitcase needs surgery

Dog abandoned with suitcase needs surgeryA crowdfunding page is raising money for Kai's care, who needs surgery on his eyes.
  • Features
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Pet Dish

'Tortellini' the tortoise wears his 12th Man cozy

'Tortellini' the tortoise wears his 12th Man cozyKatie Bradley's tortoise cozies are all the rage - and a tortoise named "Tortellini" is enjoying his 12th Man outfit.
  • The Pet Dish
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Tropical sea turtle stranded on NW beach dies

Tropical sea turtle stranded on NW beach diesA cold sea turtle that washed ashore on the Long Beach Peninsula was dead on arrival at the Seattle Aquarium.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Petco pulls Chinese-made pet treats from shelves

Petco pulls Chinese-made pet treats from shelvesPetco has announced it has completely removed all China-made dog and cat treats from shelves at more than 1,300 retail stores.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Features

Dog and his suitcase of belongings left at train station

Dog and his suitcase of belongings left at train stationThe Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is trying to find who abandoned a shar-pei mix named Kai.
  • Features
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Pet Dish

'Jump Your Bones' dog treats recalled

'Jump Your Bones' dog treats recalledA Florida company is voluntarily recalling dog treats because the product could be contaminated with salmonella.
  • The Pet Dish
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Pet Dish

Rescue team saved 249 cats stuck in trees in 2014

Rescue team saved 249 cats stuck in trees in 2014The guys of Canopy Cat Rescue rescued 249 cats stuck in trees in 2014
  • The Pet Dish
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Lost dog home after 2,400-mile trip

Lost dog home after 2,400-mile tripA 7-month old Vizsla is back with her parents after getting lost and taking a 2,400 mile road trip with a truck driver.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Orca midwife? Scientists say it may have happened

Orca midwife? Scientists say it may have happenedOrca experts say it is possible that one or more orcas acted as midwives during the birth of a calf last week.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Reward offered after coyote's death in illegal trap

Reward offered after coyote's death in illegal trapA $2,500 reward is being offered for information after an illegal, leg-hold trap led to the death of a female coyote in Lake Forest Park.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 months ago
Local

NOAA tracking J Pod orcas

NOAA tracking J Pod orcasJust weeks after a pregnant orca died, scientists have successfully tagged a member of the same pod with a satellite locator.
  • Local
  • 2 months ago
Pets and Animals

How to prevent your hummingbird feeder from freezing

How to prevent your hummingbird feeder from freezingSome tips for keeping your hummingbird feeders in a liquid state during freezing weather.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 months ago
Pets and Animals

Oregon man sells mattress that likely had cat inside

Oregon man sells mattress that likely had cat insideCamo's still missing. Dufek and his girlfriend are offering a $200 reward to whoever finds him.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Local

Arlington puppy swallows a Christmas ornament hook

Arlington puppy swallows a Christmas ornament hookThe dog ate what? A curious canine found out Christmas ornament hooks are painful.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Pets and Animals

See Derby the dog run for first time on 3D printed prosthetics

See Derby the dog run for first time on 3D printed prostheticsDerby, who was born with deformed front legs, now runs two or three miles with his owners every day.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 months, 1 week ago