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Pets and Animals

National Puppy Day: Choosing the right puppy

National Puppy Day: Choosing the right puppyChoosing a puppy is a long-term commitment, so you want to look for one that fits your life (not just the cutest one).
  • Pets and Animals
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Pets and Animals

SPD to honor K-9 officer diagnosed with terminal cancer

SPD to honor K-9 officer diagnosed with terminal cancerHe's patrolled CenturyLink and Safeco fields, but cancer has slowed down Dennis the police dog. He will retire this week.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Pets and Animals

Dogs saved from Korean dog-meat farm arrive in Calif.

Dogs saved from Korean dog-meat farm arrive in Calif.Nearly 60 South Korean dogs raised for slaughter have arrived in Northern California to begin new lives.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Pets and Animals

Washington health dept. asks dog owners to track ticks

Washington health dept. asks dog owners to track ticksTick season has begun in Western Washington and health officials are working to keep track of tick-borne disease.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Pets and Animals

Sea-Tac crew adopts newborn pups discovered on flight

Sea-Tac crew adopts newborn pups discovered on flightThe puppies were too fragile to fly, so the ground crew took them in. But some have criticized the decision.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Aging dog finds relief in hydrotherapy

Aging dog finds relief in hydrotherapyOne particular service provides special relief for pets and their humans — hydrotherapy.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

Lawsuit challenges ownership of Seattle elephants

Lawsuit challenges ownership of Seattle elephantsThe Elephant Justice Project alleges in a lawsuit that the city of Seattle did not have legal authority to give away the elephants.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Features

Explore the PNW: Transient orcas near Point No Point

Explore the PNW: Transient orcas near Point No PointA local photographer spotted a few transient orcas southeast of Point No Pointin Puget Sound on Thursday morning.
  • Features
  • 3 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

2 llamas on the loose cause social media craze

2 llamas on the loose cause social media crazeTwo llamas, one white, the other black, were running around a neighborhood in northwest Phoenix on Thursday.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Pets and Animals

Seattle Animal Shelter offers free spay/neuter this week

Seattle Animal Shelter offers free spay/neuter this weekThe Seattle Animal Shelter is offering free spay/neuter packages this week.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month ago
Pets and Animals

Shelters offer low-cost services for World Spay Day

Shelters offer low-cost services for World Spay DayFeb. 24 is World Spay Day, and several local shelters are celebrating this month by offering low-cost spay and neuters.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month ago
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 month 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 month 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 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 2 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
  • 2 months, 2 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
  • 2 months, 2 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
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago