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Animal Tales: Electrocuted and Left for Dead, Cat Shocks PAWS Staff with His Resilience

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, something comes along to blow you away. A badly abused cat that was found in the woods was turned in to one…

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Wildlife Shelter Goes MacGyver to Fix Eagle’s Fractured Beak

by Alicia Bye, DVM Fractures are one of the most common injuries we see at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. We see simple and complicated fractures. We know what we can fix at the Shelter and how to do so, and we also know when we need to refer cases. But we weren’t sure what to do…

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Letter to the Editor: Coyotes Nabbing Small Dogs

A word of caution to every small dog owner: I just heard of two troubling instances. In the first incident, on the north end, a coyote grabbed a small unleashed dog who was within 15 feet of its owner. This dog has survived with injuries due to the owner chasing the coyote. The second incident did not…

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Photo of the Day: Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

To get to the other slide. Reader John Sydor captured this shot of some busy hens down the hill from the playpark and T&C on Brien. Maybe they were looking for some more dangerous play equipment with a bigger thrill quotient. Or maybe they were cleaning up dropped Cheerios under the swings or picking up organic Italian parsley…

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West Sound Wildlife Shelter Blasts Spring Intake and Release Records

This spring was a busy season at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Between January 1 and June 15, the shelter took in a record-breaking 756 patients. Compare that with 596 over the same period in 2014, representing a 27 percent increase in 2015. Is the increase due to a growth in the animal population? Or might…

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Photo of the Day: Shotgun at Texaco

Fill ‘er up.                               Related Stories Photos of the Day: Guard Dogs Use Subtle Mind Control to Defend Bainbridge Home Photo of the Day: Rear Window Good Dog! How to Teach a Proper Door Greeting with Visitors, Followed by Martinis Photo…

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Animal Tales: PAWS Goes to the Dogs

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Many people think of PAWS as just “the cat people,” but our organization started 40 years ago as a group of concerned citizens trying to reunite lost dogs with their…

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Photos of the Day: Sakai Osprey Hatch Two Lively Little Ones

The osprey pair who relocated this spring to a specially built platform behind Sakai School after several years of struggling to nest on a cell phone tower next to the Coppertop commercial district are too busy for a baby shower. These dedicated parents are spending their days catching and flying in food for their demanding…

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Photo Series of the Day: Love Birds? Or Gimme That Sucka!

Ah, love. Caring, sharing, giving, taking, and sometimes taking for granted. Fruit eaters, these striking cedar waxwings are “sharing” a berry. Named because of their preference for cedar trees, these elusive birds are shy of humans but gregarious with their own kind, living and breeding in flocks. Thanks Jay Wiggs for sharing these great photos!    …

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Animal Tales: Got Puppy Power?

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap and Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Got puppy power? Peanut does. This little guy is a one-year-old 12-pound mix—maybe terrier, dachshund, and/or schnauzer. Whatever his breed, he is super cute and intelligent….

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Protection Island Wildlife Refuge a Precious Haven in Our Midst (w/ Photo Gallery)

About 7 miles west of Port Townsend at the entrance to Discovery Bay is a remarkable 364-acre (half square-mile) land mass that despite its modest size serves as the nesting ground for nearly three-quarters of Puget Sound’s seabirds. If Protection Island’s irresistibly colorful tufted puffins aren’t impressive enough, there are also some 20,000 pairs of…

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Think You Don’t Need to Hear This? Your Pet Can Die in Your Car Within Minutes

It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation, even in the shade with the windows cracked. On a 78-degree day, for example, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees and hit 160 degrees in the sun. Even…

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Photos of the Day: Into the Mouths of Babes

With their awesome aerial agility, barn swallows are a delight to watch. And if you’ve ever been buzzed by them, it’s quite an experience to feel the air move a feather’s length away from your skin as they fly by with utter precision. With demanding babes like these, mother and father work long hours to catch insects on…

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Animal Tales: Volunteers Rally for ‘Medical Rescue’ Jasper

by Melissa Byrd and Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Jasper is a 5-year-old Lab who came to Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) from an overcrowded Eastern Washington shelter two months ago without a story. A typical energetic playful Lab, Jasper is also a special case. He has…

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Animal Tales: Kitty on the Keyboard

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Chloe is a 3-year-old short-haired “tuxedo” cat with a cute little round face, long white whiskers, and bright green eyes. She lost her home when her person went into assisted living….

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Photo Series: Orca Pod off Kingston

According to Orca Network, several people spotted a large pod of unknown ecotype last night, June 4, between Kingston and Edmonds. The organization is currently working to identify the sighted individuals. Luckily, Inside Bainbridge photographer Jay Wiggs captured the playful group in a series of photos taken near Kingston. Jay gets around!      …

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Name That Bird: Flashy Ant Eater

About the size of an American crow, this striking bird with a bright red crest and bold black and white markings is the largest woodpecker in North America. Besides being nice to look at, this bird is a good friend to have around, as about 60 percent of its diet is carpenter ants, which it pursues…

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Animal Tales: Kelly the Incredible Parkour Yogi

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Kelly, a 7-years-young white and tiger brindle Pit mix, is one of those dogs that has us all scratching our heads as to why she is not…

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Animal Tales: Abandoned Amelia Needs a Cat Whisperer

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Amelia, who came from our Ocean Shores adoption partner, was left in an apartment building lobby with a note that said, “We can’t take care of her any longer.” She was in rough shape,…

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City Takes Another Step Toward an Off-Leash Trial at Pritchard Park

At the May 12 City Council meeting, before the Council could proceed with a vote whether to test Pritchard Park as an off-leash park, they first had to correct a mistake made at the last council meeting. At that meeting they had failed to take into consideration that the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District…

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