Animal Welfare http://www.kplu.org en Pierce County deputies trap wallaby on the run http://www.kplu.org/post/pierce-county-deputies-trap-wallaby-run <p>Pierce County sheriff deputies and animal control officers have caught a wallaby on the run in Gig Harbor. The animal had escaped from a nearby residence.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:21:36 +0000 The Associated Press 4028 at http://www.kplu.org Pierce County deputies trap wallaby on the run NPR picks: Best animal video clips of 2011 http://www.kplu.org/post/npr-picks-best-animal-video-clips-2011 <p><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/bjkingape">Barbara J King</a> (of NPR&#39;s 13.7 science blog) shares some of the best animal video clips of the year.</p><p>&quot;I&#39;ve made my choices in a time-honored category: &#39;clips that increase our scientific understanding of animal behavior and are fun to watch, besides,&#39; &quot; she explains.</p><p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:21:11 +0000 Barbara J King 3531 at http://www.kplu.org NPR picks: Best animal video clips of 2011 Cat trappers fix feral felines and return them to the wild http://www.kplu.org/post/cat-trappers-fix-feral-felines-and-return-them-wild <p>If you have feral cats in your neighborhood, you know they can be a major headache, what with the loud cat fighting and territorial spraying.&nbsp;</p><p>In Grays Harbor County, two women have taken it upon themselves to fix the problem, literally. They trap cats in order to get them spayed or neutered. They then release them back where they came from.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 2517 at http://www.kplu.org Cat trappers fix feral felines and return them to the wild Video of dog's CPR rescue could be used for teaching http://www.kplu.org/post/video-dogs-cpr-rescue-could-be-used-teaching <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QQQAVNKIPE</p><p>A Pierce County dog trainer is fielding heaps of praise for saving the life of Sugar, a 4-year old boxer. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/09/1577637/video-recorded-cpr-rescue-of-boxer.html">animal collapsed during a training class </a>Saturday. &nbsp;Ron Pace said when he saw the animal fall, his instincts took over, according to the News Tribune&#39;s Sara Schilling:</p><blockquote><p>Pace, 54, who owns Canyon Crest K9 Training Center in the Summit/Waller Road area, used a version of CPR to get Sugar breathing again...</p></blockquote><p>It took about two minutes of steady massage to the dogs chest, and a couple of breaths into the animal&#39;s mouth, to help bring Sugar around, to the delight and relief of the dog&#39;s owner, Tiffany Kauth of Bremerton.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:29:50 +0000 KPLU News Staff 971 at http://www.kplu.org Dog Electrocuted on Seattle Sidewalk http://www.kplu.org/post/dog-electrocuted-seattle-sidewalk <p>Seattle City Light is apologizing to a Queen Anne neighborhood family whose dog was electrocuted Thanksgiving Day while on a walk along a city sidewalk.&nbsp;Lisa McKibben <a href="http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-an-afternoon-walk-turns-deadly-112810,0,5291316.story">tells KCPQ-TV </a>she wasn't sure what had happened at first:</p><blockquote><p>“I couldn't tell because he was just convulsing so much and just screeching I didn't know what was happening and I was screaming for someone to help me,” said McKibbin.</p> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:25:39 +0000 Gary Davis 237 at http://www.kplu.org Dog Electrocuted on Seattle Sidewalk