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January 20, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Salem, Ore., police investigate cat poisonings

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Police in Salem, Ore. say they have interviewed a person of interest in a case of suspected antifreeze poisoning that has killed at least eight cats. Lt. Steve Birr says the first cat began showing signs of poisoning on Friday evening and the most recent fatality happened Monday. An animal hospital in…


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November 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Seagull with dart in neck surviving in Wenatchee

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World reports it’s able to fly. Attempts to catch it have been unsuccessful. The Humane Society’s Jody White…


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July 15, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Spokane dog tied to fence in heat found dead

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A Spokane County animal protection agency says one of two pit bulls tied to a fence without water or shade was found dead Tuesday. The second dog was suffering from heat stress. Temperatures have been in the 90s and 100s. The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has…


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May 15, 2014 at 2:27 PM

$5,000 reward offered in killing of cat in South Seattle

The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed a cat found in South Seattle on Saturday. The cat was found hanging on a fence in the 4200 block of South Bateman Street, according to the Seattle Animal Shelter. A necropsy confirmed that…


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February 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Longview teen confesses to killing, skinning pet goat

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A Cowlitz County Humane Society official says a Longview teen who wanted to try being an outdoorsman has confessed to killing and skinning a family’s pet goat. The Daily News reports that Mike Nicholson of the Humane Society says a tip led the animal welfare group and Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies to…


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December 27, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Reward offered in Idaho animal cruelty cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Humane Society is offering $5,000 in reward money, hoping somebody turns in the perpetrators behind animal cruelty cases in southwestern Idaho. In one, mallard ducks in Meridian were hit this month by darts from what was apparently a blowgun. Though the ducks didn’t die immediately, they may not survive if they’re…


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December 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Skyway man charged in choking of family puppy

A Skyway man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly choking his family’s puppy in October. Carlos Anderson, 38, apparently squeezed the 5-month-old Pomeranian so hard that her right eye popped out of its socket, according to charging documents. The dog, named Missy, was treated at a nearby clinic but may have permanently lost the…


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October 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Reward offer increased in burning and decapitation of Centralia dog

The (Centralia) Chronicle An animal-protection organization is now offering a $4,600 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing, decapitating and burning a dog in Centralia. Pasado’s Safe Haven announced the increased reward Tuesday after previously offering $2,500. Police have said they have no leads into who is…


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October 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Monday Memo: Remarkable rescue from car in pond … $15 minimum wage … Seahawks slapstick

Former lifeguard and state trooper pull driver from submerged car: Talk about remarkable efforts to save someone. It happened near Ellensburg on Saturday. A passing motorist, who happened to be a former lifeguard, and a trooper swam 50 feet out to the car, which was submerged in a pond so only the…


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February 22, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Steilacoom woman accused of starving dog

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old Steilacoom woman with first-degree animal cruelty for allegedly starving and neglecting a dog that was found locked in a urine-soaked bathroom at her home. The woman, Kim Olander, was arrested on a felony warrant this week after she failed to appear for a court hearing on Feb. 20.  Her…


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