Pets and Animals

Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few weeks. Dr. Kristin Mansfield,…

Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcas

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are planning to curtail nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast in especially bad years to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. NOAA Fisheries is taking public comment on the plan, which calls for restricting commercial and…

KHS Pet of the Week: Meet Teddy

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho -- In this week's Pet of the Week, the Kootenai Humane Society introduces you to Teddy, who is hoping to join a loving family. Teddy…

Officials: Bald eagles kill 54 sheep at farm in Idaho

MURTAUGH, Idaho (AP) — A farmer in Idaho has said he lost about $7,500 in revenue from 54 lambs killed by nearby bald eagles. Rocky Matthews started finding dead lambs in April on his farm near Murtaugh Lake, and initially…

New wolf killing laws trigger push to revive US protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators. The Center…