Retiree plucks them from trees after they get stuck
Perched more than 30 feet high in a red maple tree, Tom Croley lowers a squirming canvas bag down a rope to the safety of Jake Bennett's arms.
Feline infectious peritonitis is a serious and often fatal viral disease that affects mainly young cats from multiple-cat households.
Board criticized for terminating executive director
WASHOUGAL — The West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is at a crossroad.
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Does your dog need therapy? May 10
The two dogs faced each other from across the sidewalk, like cowboys in a spaghetti western shootout. One was Milky, a 5-year-old fluffy white Coton de Tulear mix adopted by my fiancé, Scott. The other was a comically fake stuffed dog on a leash handled by our trainer, Jamie Eaton of Spot On Training. It was the final evaluation in a series of tests to diagnose behavior problems in Milky and Milou, our other Coton de Tulear.
Male gorillas pampered in own Georgia bachelor pad May 10
ATLANTA — In the green woods of the North Georgia mountains, behind a computer-controlled electrified fence, an idiosyncratic millionaire keeps a menagerie of huge, powerful creatures.
'Mammas,' starring Isabella Rossellini, looks at 9 animals May 10
LOS ANGELES — Isabella Rossellini's search for the meaning of maternal instinct in "Mammas" looks at nine animals where things such as polygamy, lying and dying convince her that "anything goes."
2 dogs rescued from Forest Grove fire recovering May 9
FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Two dogs weren't breathing when they were pulled from a house fire in Forest Grove, but they were recovering Wednesday night thanks to some quick medical attention from firefighters.
Spokane fire displaces family, firefighters rescue pets May 3
Five people are displaced after a fire burned a portion of their South Hill home Thursday.
Trainer takes on tough dogs in tough areas May 3
LOS ANGELES — Larry Hill is the dean of a small network of dog trainers who are out to save the bully breeds — pit bulls, mastiffs and Rottweilers — of South Los Angeles.
Household items can be risky to pets May 3
LOS ANGELES — A toy poodle that was rushed to the vet after swallowing a tube sock. A Great Dane that had to be operated on three times for eating his owner’s shoulder pads.
Therapy dog can be a girl's best friend May 3
WASHINGTON — Asheauna Pryor loves dogs. Her pit bull, Dre, may be her favorite, but she lights up when a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Lewis is around.
Pets of the Week: Southwest Washington May 3
Penquin is a 7-year-old stray. He is a large, gentle fellow who enjoys being petted and does not require a lot of attention. He enjoys being with other cats but does not play much. He is shy and startles easily. He'd love to meet any kids you have.
Pets of the Week: West Columbia Gorge May 3
We're Whisper and Sasha, and we're looking for our very own place together! We are 2-year-old hounds, and we promise that we will love you forever and be your best friends. We just need a little patience, love and a chance.
Travelers give Hawaii dogs 2nd chance on mainland May 3
The lanky, charcoal-gray dog with a distinctive, wiry hairdo would stand out in most other animal shelters, but no one gave him a second look on Hawaii's island of Kauai.But thanks to a tourist willing to take him across the Pacific, an Airedale Terrier-Irish Wolfhound mix named Grady now enjoys a spacious California loft with a new owner.
Rocky aside, flying squirrels may be better aviators than thought May 3
For decades, scientists thought that flying squirrels could do little more than glide, controlling their descent from a high point to a low point. After all, that's what the squirrels did when observed. But most detailed observations took place in laboratory settings.
Center rescues, raises, releases baby squirrels May 3
A squirrel does not open its eyes till it's about 5 weeks old, meaning that many of the babies being cared for at Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg, Md., are sightless.
Oregon Zoo animals vie for Mom of the Year May 3
PORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo will be name its 2013 Zoo Mother of the Year next week, and the public is invited to help choose the winner. Keepers have narrowed the field to three top-notch moms and are asking people to vote for their favorite on the zoo’s website: <a href="http://www.oregonzoo.org">www.oregonzoo.org</a>.
2 pounds of loose skin removed from fat Oregon dog May 1
PORTLAND — Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering at a Tualatin veterinary clinic after surgery Tuesday night that removed two-and-a-half pounds of loose skin.