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

SEATTLE — 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, a veterinarian for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said...
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Retired KCSO K-9 Heiko passes away

Over the weekend, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office announced that retired K-9 Heiko passed away peacefully with his two handlers by his side, just one week shy of turning 11 years old. According to a KCSO Facebook post, Heiko was a product of the department’s 2010 puppy program and the...
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TOBA June Member of the Month

From breeding a New York classic winner to hitting the board in England, David Mowat has done it all. A resident of Ellensburg, Washington, Mowat has made his influence felt worldwide. In the name of Ten Broeck Farm, he currently races four-year-old Kimari , who won the April 3 Madison Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.
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Lake Stevens, WAHeraldNet

Hairy Lake Stevens pooch wins classy ribbon at Westminster

LAKE STEVENS — The pony-tailed pooch from Lake Stevens didn’t win Best in Show, but she brought home a ribbon. Hay Look Me Over placed second, known as “select” or next best, among the girls in her Biewer terrier class at the weekend Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. The 2-year-old long-haired terrier goes by Hayley for short.

6 Dog-Friendly Seattle Sightseeing Tours

With travel slowly creeping back to normal, it couldn’t be a better time to explore our own backyards. And why should floof be left out of that fun; we bring him everywhere else with us! Sniff out some of our favorite Seattle sightseeing tours in the city–some guided, some self-guided (but let’s be honest, if doggo is coming, all will really be pup-guided).
Seattle, WASeattle Times

Rant & Rave: Crows are quite smart. They don’t need your help finding food

RANT to those feeding the crows. Please stop! Crows are very smart birds and scavengers, too, so they will remember where to get their food along with who is giving it to them. I miss the singing birds around my birdbaths in the mornings and evenings; now I have no birds in my yard and evenings are spent cleaning the baths of peanuts, chicken bones, pizza and (oh yes) parts of baby bunnies!
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Grounds Department and Students Team Up to Study Campus Native Bee Habitat

The impetus derived from Britton’s interest in a program jointly operated by Cascadia College and UW Bothell called the CCUWBee Research Initiative. “I wanted to learn more about their native bee monitoring project as way of developing something like that on our campus for students to get involved in to support Grounds planning for more pollinator plantings,” says Britton. “I’m always looking for a way to involve students that benefit Grounds and act as an outdoor classroom. The native bee monitoring project is a good fit.”

‘Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home’ by Lynda Mapes

New, from award-winning Seattle Times environmental writer Lynda Mapes is her book, “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home.” Mapes joined The Whale Museum on June 3 to discuss the state of the orcas and the process behind the creation of her fifth book. “This miracle of the persistence of these orcas...

WHALES: Northbound orcas pass West Seattle (photos added)

J June 12, 2021 (10:15 am) They are willing near the Southworth terminal. Hard to miss with a whale watching boat now following them. K June 12, 2021 (10:21 am) my friend saw one big fin really close to the southworth bound ferry. Looking June 12, 2021 (10:30 am) 10:28...

A Seattle veterinary program helps homeless and low-income pups and people

Jun. 15—To kick off last week's veterinary clinic in Ballard, Dr. Hanna Ekström gathered her staff and volunteers for a group huddle. "OK, trying to herd some cats," said Ekström, founder and executive director of Seattle Veterinary Outreach, as she paced around the parking lot. She would know. Since launching...