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Dog finds home after living in field for four years

Dog finds home after living in field for four years

For nearly four years a dog has been living in the field next Accra-Fab in Liberty Lake. Now, after years spent avoiding anyone who approached her, Ginger the dog has found her forever home.

 

“She'd just be wandering around here for the past four years or so,” said Accra-Fab employee, Kathy Cooper. On Wednesday, Ginger's new owner brought the dog to meet the people who have been looking out for her for the last few years.

 

“I've never seen her up close, she always books it,” explained Sam Young as she bent down to greet Ginger. “I used to keep a bowl back there and feed her. I used to leave it and I would see her creep up.”

 

Spokane Humane Society celebrates 116 years

Spokane Humane Society celebrates 116 years

The Spokane Humane Society is celebrating 116 years of serving Spokane's animal community. On Saturday they will honor Humane Society alumni and remember animals that have passed away.

 

Alumni, animals that were adopted from the shelter, will be the honored guests at the party. The Humane Society is asking that people send in photos of their adopted pets for an Alumni Wall of Fame. A memorial is being held for pets that have passed.

 

The celebration will include cake and ice cream as well as a shelter tour. The Humane Society is also accepting birthday gifts for the animals. Items on the wish list include dry pet food, kitty litter, Frontline flea control, dog crates and cat carries, pet shampoos and toys for both dogs and cats. You can view the complete wish list here.

 

Spokane Humane Society 116th Birthday Celebration

Police Try to Identify Burglary Suspect

Police Try to Identify Burglary Suspect

Spokane Valley Police and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are trying to identity a women seen using a stolen debit card at the Rosauers at Sprague and University.

 

The cards were stolen during a residential burglary on April 10th. The Sheriff's Office investigated the incident at the home near the 109000 block of E. Cimmaron Ave. The victim said that someone entered her residence during the day and stole jewelry, electronics, a computer and two debit cards. There was no suspect at the time.

 

Spokane Valley Police Detective, Roger Knight, retrieved surveillance video of a woman using one of the stolen cards at the Rosauers. If anyone is able to identify the female suspect they are asked to contact Detective Knight at 477-3339.

Purina Pet Adoption Day at Spokane Valley Walmart

Purina Pet Adoption Day at Spokane Valley Walmart

Purina is teaming up with the Spokane Humane Society this Saturday June 1st to bring you Purina Pet Adoption Day at the Spokane Valley Wal-Mart (located at 15727 E Broadway Ave) from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

The Spokane Humane Society will have both dogs and cats available for adoption and Purina will have many fantastic goodies and coupons for visitors and adopters.

For more information on this event or to make a donation/get involved with compassionate care of animals in your community, please contact Janna at the Spokane Humane Society at (509) 467-5235.

The Spokane Humane Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization caring for more than 3300 animals achieving an unprecedented and sustained 98% placement rate.

This summer, please remember our community’s unwanted companion animals.

At the Spokane Humane Society, “Adopted is our Favorite Breed”.  Visit us today and you may find that adopted is your favorite breed too!

Remember to keep your pets safe as weather warms

Remember to keep your pets safe as weather warms

Spring is finally here and Summer is just around the corner, and with the onset of warm weather across the region Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service reminds us to keep our pets safe in the heat.

"Every summer, we respond to calls of animals being left in cars," says Nancy Hill, Director of SCRAPS. "Inside a car, the temperature will rapidly increase and can overwhelm a pet in a very short time period - sometimes with fatal consequences."

If you typically bring your dog or other pets along for the car ride consider leaving them home when temperatures rise. Dogs aren't able to sweat to cool themselves down so it doesn't take much for them to overheat. Cracking a window while you run into the store isn't enough to keep them healthy.

"The temperature outside doesn't have to be in the 90's or more for a problem to exist," says Hill, "On a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees, and hit a scorching 160 degree if parked in the sun."

Washington, Idaho rank in top-10 for pet ownership

Washington, Idaho rank in top-10 for pet ownership

 

Turns out the Inland Northwest is a region that is especially welcoming to our furry friends.

The American Veterinary Medical Association recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which ranked Washington as the 6th best state for pet ownership and Idaho as the No. 8 state for pet ownership.

The study found that 62.7 percent of Washington and 62 percent of Idaho households owned a pet; the report said that Washingtonians have the fifth most cats at 39 percent of households and Idaho at 34.6 percent – good for 8th highest.

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SCRAPS wraps Empty the Shelter 2012

SCRAPS wraps Empty the Shelter 2012

 

The idea came from a children's book that advocated giving shelter dogs a break from the kennel. And for the second straight year, Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service tried to complete the daunting task of clearing the kennel before the New Year.

After December 2012 wrapped up there were only two adoptable cats and two adoptable dogs left at the facility, with 146 adoptions completed.

“We got to 98 percent of our goal,” Nancy Hill, animal protection director, said.

Hill said she got the idea for the Clear the Kennel effort when she read “A Dog Named Christmas” – a story about a boy who convinces families to take dogs out of the shelter for Christmas.