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Animal Tales: Tucker, a Smart, Active Clown with Some Challenges

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Tucker is a 3.5-year-old Chihuahua/maybe Corgi/and something else mix who originally arrived at Kitsap Humane Society as a stray in April. He was adopted rather quickly. After a little bit of living with…

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Burny

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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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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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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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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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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Amelia PAWS cat

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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Animal Tales: Once in a Lifetime

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. Bernie boy is a 3-year-old, 15-pound Westie/Poodle mix who came over from Yakima in November. Before his “puppy cut,” he was a shaggy mess, whose good looks…

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Animal Tales: Cat Shot in Head and Left for Dead

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Winifred was found by hikers in the woods near Raymond, Washington. It looked like someone had taken her out there and shot her. She had one wound under her chin and another…

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Trinity PAWS dog

Animal Tales: This Snuggly Greyhound/ Pit Mix Wants to Be Your Number 1

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Five-year-old Trinity is a greyhound/pit bull mix. Trinity is a sweet, sensitive girl who is the lowest ranking dog in a home with several other canines. Her owner loves her but…

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Ricardo the one-eyed PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Meet Ricardo the One-Eyed Kitten Whisperer

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our Animal Tales feature. Ricardo is a 3-year-old long-haired polydactyl (extra-toed) Maine Coon or Norwegian Forest Cat who came to PAWS as a stray. We were all very surprised that no one appeared looking for this nice,…

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PAWS three amigos kittens

Animal Tales: Still Looking for Kittens? Meet the Three Amigos

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our Animal Tales feature. These three lovable amigos are the “leftovers” from kitten season, having needed a little extra time to get ready for adoption. Although they have similar coloring and are all about six months…

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Shiner PAWS dog

Animal Tales: This Jack Russell Loves Her Girl Time

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Shiner is a 7-year-old, 18-pound Jack Russell Terrier. She is all white except for the little brown eyebrow that inspired her name. The photos shown here are scans of scans and…

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Animal Tales: PAWS Has 80 Kittens for You

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. The call comes in to PAWS: “A cat showed up at my house a few days ago and now she has X (fill in any number between 1 and 8 so…

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Car Nosedives into Ravine on 305: Rush Hour Traffic Slowdown Ensues

At about 4:45 this afternoon, the Bainbridge Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a car that had gone into the ditch on the west side of 305. Witnesses said the southbound vehicle drifted off the road and went up and over the railing. The car ended up nose down into a sheer 15-foot drop…

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Moco the PAWS dog Extreme face

Animal Tales: I’d Take This Big Hairy Doofus in a Heartbeat . . .

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. except that I have too many animals at home already. Moco is a great dog! A totally lovable  6-year-old, 70-pound Golden Retriever/German Shepherd/Chow mix, this heartbreaker needs…

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Cally the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Are You the One to Help This Sweet Shy Girl Blossom?

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Cally is a 7-year-old shorthaired tortoiseshell with white on her feet, chest, and belly. She is declawed. Cally came to us because her elderly owners were…

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LIly the PAWS Lhasa Apso

Animal Tales: Lily the Lhasa Apso with Eyes of Brown and Blue

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Lily is a 4-year-old all white Lhasa Apso with the unusual distinction of having one brown and one blue eye. Lily finds herself in urgent need…

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Buddy PAWS dog

Animals Tales: Need a Buddy? Buddy’s Your Boy

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Buddy is a very affectionate, expressive boy who is always ready for fun. A Boxer/Pointer mix going on seven, Buddy is currently living in a foster…

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