Pets and Animals

WDFW expands chronic wasting disease testing

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is expanding its chronic wasting disease surveillance program in eastern Washington. During this year's general deer season, WDFW staff will be taking samples from harvested deer and elk at voluntary…

9-year-old seriously injured in Alaska brown bear mauling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured by a brown bear while hunting north of Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. The youth and a 41-year-old man were hunting Tuesday night in the Palmer Hay Flats area…

Pause for paws: Protecting your dog’s paws for every season

When it comes to your pet, you do everything you can to keep him safe and healthy. From baths, to nail trims, to vet visits, to buckling him up in the car - you’ve always got his best interests at heart. However, if you’re like many other pet parents out there, you may be missing something essential when it comes to your furkid’s care . . . his paws.

Washington OKs killing 1 wolf in pack after cattle attacks

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind has authorized the killing of one wolf because of cattle attacks in northeast Washington. The Smackout wolf pack has attacked cattle on private and public land in…

Judge won’t block Idaho wolf trapping, snaring regulations

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Trappers can continue pursuing wolves under Idaho’s current regulations after a federal judge rejected a request by conservation groups to temporarily block the state’s expanded wolf trapping and snaring rules. The decision earlier this week by…