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November 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Lab mix found emaciated in dumpster finds a new home

The Wenatchee World SOAP LAKE — Late last week, a dog that had been found in a dumpster was released from the Soap Lake animal shelter to a new home. “The person stepped up to the plate within one day of hearing about the situation and offered to home the dog,” said Glenn Quantz, the city’s director of…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: dogs, Labrador retrievers, pets

August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: Bellevue, bigfoot, Chicken

August 11, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Keep pets safe in hot weather

Warm weather means added attention to keep your pets safe. The Seattle Animal Shelter and Seattle Humane Society offer these tips on protecting pets: Take it easy. Avoid overexerting animals in hot weather. Obesity, old age, underlying disease and previous bouts of heat stroke can predispose an animal to the condition. Provide clean, cool water….

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July 3, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Pet store owner eats animal food to prove its nutrition

By Dori O’Neal / Tri-City Herald A Richland pet store owner has caught the attention of national media with her plan to eat nothing but pet food for 30 days. Dorothy Hunter, the owner of Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium, with stores in Richland and Kennewick, decided to prove that pets can eat foods as healthy and delicious…

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December 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Woodinville shelter to give free parvo vaccinations for dogs Thursday

To help combat a recent surge in King County of parvovirus, a sometimes deadly canine disease, a Woodinville animal shelter will be offering free vaccinations Thursday. The Homeward Pet Adoptions Center at 13132 N.E. 177th Place will administer parvo combination vaccines from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a veterinarian on staff. The center’s executive director, Terri…

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January 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Kayaker from Bellingham rescues swimming dog that fled fatal crash

From Tamara Lush of The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A man kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico rescued an injured dog that was swimming offshore after fleeing when his owner was struck and killed by a car. The bizarre and sad tale unfolded Saturday afternoon on Siesta Key, a bucolic island community about 40 miles…

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January 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Pet adoptions hit record in 2011

Pet adoptions through the Seattle Humane Society hit a record last year. The agency adopted out 5,562 dogs, cats and small animals in 2011 — surpassing the adoption of 5,498 pets in 2009. It was the most pets adopted in any one year since the agency’s founding in 1897.

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