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Pets & Wildlife

Clark County cracking down on animal cruelty cases

May 16, 2022, 1:43pm Clark County News

With a new team of officers, Clark County Animal Protection and Control is cracking down on animal cruelty cases, leading to the prosecution of several animal owners since the fall. Read story

Street cat survives attack to find fame, family

May 13, 2022, 6:30am Life

Things looked bleak for Buddy. Read story

Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

May 13, 2022, 3:58pm Life

U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation. Read story

Finding pets forever homes takes a lot of work and money for their care and upkeep. Donating money to rescue groups and shelters is a good idea, but there are other ways to give.

Cash not the only way to give to animal charities

Finding pets forever homes takes a lot of work and money for their care and upkeep. Donating money to rescue groups and shelters is a good idea, but there are other ways to give.

May 13, 2022, 6:28am Life

Looking for ways to contribute to your favorite animal charity, beyond making a cash donation? Here are some generous alternatives to consider when you want to support a nonprofit cause you love. Read story

Point Defiance Zoo euthanizes Blizzard, beloved polar bear

May 12, 2022, 7:26am Northwest

Blizzard, the 26-year-old polar bear who had been at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma since he was orphaned as a cub, was euthanized Sunday due to a rapidly growing cancerous tumor. Read story

A great blue heron sits patiently on a well-fortified nest in the trees of Seattle's Commodore Park, near the Ballard Locks.

The great blue heron: What to know about Seattle’s official bird and where to spot them

A great blue heron sits patiently on a well-fortified nest in the trees of Seattle's Commodore Park, near the Ballard Locks.

May 10, 2022, 6:05am Life

Perhaps it’s appropriate that Seattle’s official bird, the great blue heron, makes a cranky, croaking sound when bothered by the proximity of people. Read story

A variety of fluorescent and fleshy solitary stony corals are on display March 2 at the Coral Morphologic lab in Miami. Coral Morphologic was founded by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician J.D. McKay to raise awareness about dying coral reefs, presenting the issue through science and art.

Coral reefs show world under assault

A variety of fluorescent and fleshy solitary stony corals are on display March 2 at the Coral Morphologic lab in Miami. Coral Morphologic was founded by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician J.D. McKay to raise awareness about dying coral reefs, presenting the issue through science and art.

May 10, 2022, 6:02am Nation & World

Humans don’t know what they’re missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the “cruise capital of the world.” Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine life that’s trying its best to resist global warming. Read story

Bird flu confirmed in Washington backyard flock

May 9, 2022, 7:32am Health

An avian flu virus quickly spreading across the U.S. has been detected in a Washington noncommercial backyard flock in Pacific County, the state’s Department of Agriculture said Friday. Read story

Sled dogs workout at Kantishna Roadhouse, Denali National Park, Alaska, Aug. 29, 2016.

Over the past 100 years, sled dogs have helped maintain the wildness of Denali National Park

Sled dogs workout at Kantishna Roadhouse, Denali National Park, Alaska, Aug. 29, 2016.

May 9, 2022, 6:00am Life

One hundred years ago, poachers were decimating wildlife populations of caribou, moose and Dall sheep in Denali National Park and Preserve. Read story

Ro Mantooth plays with his dog, Champ, at a dog park with the nonprofit People Assisting the Homeless, in the Venice section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. It was the first facility of its kind in Los Angeles County to allow homeless shelter residents to bring animal companions. "He's really my best friend. I don't know what I'd do without him," Mantooth, 29, said of Champ. "I'm lucky to have him.

Homeless shelters start to make room for pets

Ro Mantooth plays with his dog, Champ, at a dog park with the nonprofit People Assisting the Homeless, in the Venice section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. It was the first facility of its kind in Los Angeles County to allow homeless shelter residents to bring animal companions. "He's really my best friend. I don't know what I'd do without him," Mantooth, 29, said of Champ. "I'm lucky to have him.

May 6, 2022, 6:51am Pets & Wildlife

Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Read story