Lynnwood spay and neuter clinic celebrates a milestone helping feral cats

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project, a non-profit veterinary clinic in Lynnwood, just completed its 125,000th surgery. The clinic has been operating since 1997, and provides free or low-cost neutering services. The lucky feline was a feral community cat named “Milo,” who was brought to the clinic by his caretaker Mary. As a feral cat, Milo does…

Bella’s Voice seeking donations of food, supplies for homeless pets

Local non-profit pet thrift store Bella’s Voice is seeking community donations for pet food and supplies, with the goal of supporting local pet owners who are homeless. Bella’s Voice accepts pet food and pet supplies year around. Community members are invited to drop off donations during the store’s regular business hours — 9 a.m.-7 p.m….

Bella’s Voice seeking donations of food, supplies for homeless pets

Local non-profit pet thrift store Bella’s Voice is seeking community donations for pet food and supplies, with the goal of supporting local pet owners who are homeless. Bella’s Voice accepts pet food and pet supplies year around. Community members are invited to drop off donations during the store’s regular business hours — 9 a.m.-7 p.m….

Annual PAWS walk Sept. 7 to raise funds for dogs, cats and wildlife

Gather your friends and furry companions and register at PAWSwalk.net for the 28th annual PAWSwalk at Seattle’s Warren G. Magnuson Park on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’re a proud pet parent or just an animal lover, now is the time to register for this Fido- and family-friendly event to raise funds…

A summer heat safety alert for your pet, from Lynnwood PD

Even with windows open and water available, the inside of a vehicle on an 80-degree day can rise to over 100 degrees within minutes. Animals become stressed very quickly. The Lynnwood Police Department reminds residents to keep their animals at home and to plan their trips carefully when animals are in vehicles — and to avoid…

Pet trusts: Leaving a legacy for our buddies

About nine years ago Peggy decided that she needed a dog named Winston. We didn’t know any dogs named Winston, and I wasn’t in favor of being a pet owner, but somehow we ended up at a rescue pup adoption event. Things like this happen around Peggy. There must have been a couple of dozen…

Cold-weather tips for your pet

As temperatures fall (and so does snow) it is important to remember to keep animal companions safe from the cold. The Lynnwood-based PAWS recommends the following, shared from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, cats can freeze, become lost or stolen or become injured or killed. Outdoor cats…

Have you seen Willys? Lost in Lynnwood

Have you seen Willys? This one-eyed rescue kitty is lost in Lynnwood near the area of 215th Street Southwest and 16th Place West. Willys works as an emotional support cat and her owner needs her back home. She is described as a two-year-old, eight-pound orange and white tabby cat. She is chipped, up to date…

Updated: Owner of dog hit by car found, dog is recovering

Update: The owner has been found, according to posts on Lost Dogs of Snohomish County and on our Facebook page. This dog is recovering at Veterinary Specialty Center in Lynnwood after being hit by a car at Highway 99 and 212th Street Southwest in Edmonds Wednesday. He was wearing a plaid collar/vest but was not…

Missing a rooster? Found on 204th Street Southwest in Lynnwood

Is this your rooster? It was found in the street early on Tuesday morning on 204th Street Southwest in Lynnwood. It was laying in the street. He is friendly and appears to like people. If you own this rooster or if you know who does, contact Anjelica at 206-900-4753 or Anjelica.m91@gmail.com.

Have you seen Kelso? Lost dog in Lynnwood

Have you seen Kelso? The brown and white boxer got out of his home around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. He was last seen around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9 near the corner of Ash Way and 138th Street Southwest. His owner describes him as very friendly. If you see him, call Sandy…

Have you seen Sam? Black cat lost in Lynnwood

The family of a black cat lost in Lynnwood is offering a reward if he is found. Sam, a slender medium size black cat with medium hair, was last seen June 28th going out the front door of his home in the 6000 block of 203rd Street Southwest in Lynnwood. If you have seen Sam,…

Local rescue seeking foster home for black lab

A local rescue is looking for a foster home in Lynnwood for a black lab. Old Dog Haven estimates the lab is 8-12 years old. He is not yet neutered and has an abcess under one of his ears. The rescue believes the dog will need to see a surgical specialist and will need aggressive…

From the Vet: Mitral valve disease in dogs

The mitral or left atrioventricular valve is one of four one-way valves in the heart. It controls blood flow from the left atrium, where oxygenated blood coming from the lungs collects, to the left ventricle, where arterial blood is pumped out into the body. When the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes, thus preventing…

From the Vet: Can dogs think?

Dogs have been in close contact with humans for thousands of years. Estimates range from 9,000 to 30,000. Due to this long association, dogs are thought to have the ability to not only understand but to communicate with humans. Many researchers in this field attribute these communication skills to the manifestation of unique traits that…

Adopt a pet at PAWS during Pawsitive Alliance’s Open House on Saturday

Boscoe gets ready to go home with new owners Leonard Shaw, Bill Hanna and Dana Shaw (right) during last year’s Pawsitive Open House. PAWS will be one of 32 animal shelters across the state participating in the fourth annual Pawsitive Alliance’s hosted Open House on Saturday, Oct. 3. Last year’s Statewide Shelter Open House placed 310 homeless…

Happening nearby: Free cancer awareness seminar for pet owners set for Saturday

SplashDog Canine Well-Being Center in Firdale Village is hosting a free seminar on Cancer Awareness for Pet Parents Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Speakers will be oncology veterinarian Dr. Krystal Harris and veterinary technician Renee Neideigh from Animal Medical Center of Seattle, who will cover signs, symptoms and early detection as well as what…

Reminder: Can you provide a home for these cats?

Edmonds Animal Control has four cats waiting for their forever homes. They are available for adoption at Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix) at 21100 72nd Ave W., Edmonds. They include: Oreo – She’s a very friendly female black and white cat who’s about 7 years old. She came in to the shelter as a stray…

Can you provide a home for these cats?

Edmonds Animal Control has four cats waiting for their forever homes. They are available for adoption at Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix) at 21100 72nd Ave W., Edmonds. They include: Oreo – She’s a very friendly female black and white cat who’s about 7 years old. She has a skin condition that is currently being…

From the Vet: Most common pet toxins of 2014 — and other hazards

The Animal Poison Control Center was started prior to my arrival as Head of the then-named Veterinary Biosciences department in the College of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After I took office, the center was taken over by the ASPCA and has grown and become more effective as a result. The service…

Can you provide a home for Brittany, still available for adoption?

Brittany is still available through Edmonds-based Northwest International Pet Rescue. Her foster mom Cathy Miler says Brittany, a 13-pound female that is a likely Cairn/Yorkie mix, “is one of the sweetest, cutest, most affectionate, playful and loving little fosters I’ve ever had.” Brittany, however, will be a somewhat challenging placement,” Miler noted. “She needs a home…

Happening nearby: Missing dog in Mountlake Terrace

Scrappy, a friendly, older dog, was reported missing Friday night by his owner in the 6100 block of St. Albion Way in Mountlake Terrace. The owner added that Scrappy might be near Mountlake Terrace High School (21801 44th Ave. W.), 220th and Highway 99 or in nearby Lynnwood. Text any information to 425-770-3898.