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Animals hurt by California wildfires find new homes

December 4, 2020, 6:08am Life

California’s record wildfire season may not be completely over, but the trauma is ending for some of the state’s most vulnerable inhabitants: animals rescued from the blazes. Read story

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

December 4, 2020, 6:03am Life

In February, Carol Benge of Chiefland, Fla., purchased a seahorse for her home aquarium as a reward for marking five years cancer-free. Read story

You Can Help

December 5, 2020, 6:02am Community

Furry Friends needs a yard lead person and helpers to care for the yard at the Halfway House. Read story

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. Officials said, a female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning, Dec.

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. Officials said, a female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning, Dec.

December 3, 2020, 9:35am Life

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which was made famous by the Netflix series “Tiger King,” officials said. Read story

A tufted puffin in breeding plumage.

Tufted puffins will not be listed as threatened

A tufted puffin in breeding plumage.

December 3, 2020, 8:15am Northwest

The tufted puffin, an iconic seabird that can often be spotted at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach during nesting season, will not be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act despite local efforts. Read story

Clark County’s lost pet fees going up starting in January

December 3, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Fees to reclaim lost pets in unincorporated Clark County will increase beginning in January. Read story

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, file provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, his doctor said.

It’s Major: Pets poised for return to White House

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, file provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, his doctor said.

December 3, 2020, 6:00am Life

WASHINGTON — Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot. As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the… Read story

This Nov. 13, 2020 photo provided by the San Diego Humane Society shows a young bobcat at the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center in Ramona, Calif. The young bobcat that was badly burned in a Southern California wildfire has been returned to its native habitat and will be released back into the wild. The San Diego Humane Society says the 7- to 9-month-old female was picked up on Tuesday, Dec.

Bobcat burned in California wildfire set for release to wild

This Nov. 13, 2020 photo provided by the San Diego Humane Society shows a young bobcat at the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center in Ramona, Calif. The young bobcat that was badly burned in a Southern California wildfire has been returned to its native habitat and will be released back into the wild. The San Diego Humane Society says the 7- to 9-month-old female was picked up on Tuesday, Dec.

December 2, 2020, 12:30pm Life

SAN DIEGO -- A young bobcat that was badly burned in a Southern California wildfire will be released back into the wild, the San Diego Humane Society announced Tuesday. Read story

FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities.

U.S tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities.

December 2, 2020, 9:24am Business

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins are coming to an end. Read story

Ben Maletzke, the statewide wolf specialist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, examines wolf tracks on March 3 in the Wedge Pack's territory.

Video explains Washington’s wolf countvideo icon

Ben Maletzke, the statewide wolf specialist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, examines wolf tracks on March 3 in the Wedge Pack's territory.

December 1, 2020, 6:01am Multimedia

SPOKANE — How do you count one of the world’s more elusive ground animals? Read story