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Pets & Wildlife

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society replaces cat shelter

February 7, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

Last January, Micki Simeone, executive director of the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, was playing with cats in the old cat shelter when she noticed paint bubbling on the walls. Read story

Police: Man arrested in taking of monkeys from Dallas Zoo

February 3, 2023, 1:20pm Nation & World

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in the taking of the two monkeys from the Dallas Zoo, police said Friday, adding that he was taken into custody after being spotted… Read story

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The Biden administration on Friday, Feb.3, 2023, took a first step toward ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in several states.

U.S. may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The Biden administration on Friday, Feb.3, 2023, took a first step toward ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in several states.

February 3, 2023, 1:10pm Nation & World

The Biden administration took a first step Friday toward ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Read story

There are options when it comes to pets and plane travel.

Check with airlines for pet policies

There are options when it comes to pets and plane travel.

February 3, 2023, 6:51am Pets & Wildlife

A 14-year-old beagle is searching for a new home after it was surrendered recently at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Read story

Ready to adopt a pet? Answer 5 questions first

February 3, 2023, 6:26am Pets & Wildlife

If you think your home is ready to adopt a dog or cat, what’s the next step? Read story

FluentPet dog communication buttons are on display during the Pepcom Digital Experience before the start of the CES tech show, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Las Vegas.

New pet tech includes smart dog collar, cat litter robot

FluentPet dog communication buttons are on display during the Pepcom Digital Experience before the start of the CES tech show, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Las Vegas.

February 3, 2023, 6:02am Pets & Wildlife

From a litter box that cleans itself to buttons that allow your dog to communicate with you, this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas featured products aimed at gadget-loving pet owners. Read story

Raven Jackson, chief veterinarian at Chimp Haven in Keithville, Louisiana, looks in on Axel, a 31-year-old male chimpanzee, that was coaxed inside a transport cage at the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forest. Eight of the last 10 remaining chimpanzees at the Waystation were individually coaxed into transport cages and loaded into a moving van for the 1,600-mile journey east to Chimp Haven.

Calif. moves last 2 chimps from closed sanctuary

Raven Jackson, chief veterinarian at Chimp Haven in Keithville, Louisiana, looks in on Axel, a 31-year-old male chimpanzee, that was coaxed inside a transport cage at the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forest. Eight of the last 10 remaining chimpanzees at the Waystation were individually coaxed into transport cages and loaded into a moving van for the 1,600-mile journey east to Chimp Haven.

February 3, 2023, 5:55am Pets & Wildlife

With the move of its last two chimps, a former Los Angeles County animal sanctuary that was abruptly closed in 2019 is now empty of its animal charges, state officials have said. Read story

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 137th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter.

Groundhog Day: Check out these other forecasting rodents

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 137th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter.

February 2, 2023, 4:43pm Life

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Read story

In this photo released by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, an excavator makes numerous attempts to free a whale from the shoreline and move it onto Lydgate Beach in Kauai County, Hawaii, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Scientists suspect the large sperm whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend may have died from an intestinal blockage because it ate large volumes of plastic, fishing nets, and other marine debris.

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

In this photo released by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, an excavator makes numerous attempts to free a whale from the shoreline and move it onto Lydgate Beach in Kauai County, Hawaii, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Scientists suspect the large sperm whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend may have died from an intestinal blockage because it ate large volumes of plastic, fishing nets, and other marine debris.

February 2, 2023, 8:16am Nation & World

A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the millions of tons of plastic that ends up in oceans… Read story

Clark County seeking volunteers for animal control board

February 1, 2023, 5:59am Clark County News

Clark County is seeking volunteers for the animal protection and control advisory board. Read story