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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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Dial 911

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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Dude PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Meet Cool Cat Dude

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. If ever there was a cat who lived up to his name, Dude is it. This uber-confident 7-year-old short-haired grey tabby with white on his feet, face, chest, and belly came…

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Branson the Belgian Shepherd Dog

Animal Tales: Meet Branson the Belgian Shepherd Puppy

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. Branson is a very handsome one-year-old Belgian Malinois, also known as a Belgian Shepherd Dog. He was recently brought up from a high-kill shelter in California where…

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Noel the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Mother and Son Rescued from a Bulldozer

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Merry and Noel are a mother and son who came to us around Christmas time when a concerned citizen asked if we could take them into our program. They were living…

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Petunia the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Meet Sweet Petunia

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Petunia is an 18-month-old, medium-haired, white-and-black female who came to us on one of our Ocean Shores transfers with her three kittens. They, of course, found homes right away. Petunia was…

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Emma Lou PAWS dog

Animal Tales: Yip Yip Yuroo! Pleased to Meet You, I’m Emma Lou!

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. Emma Lou is a 9-month-old female Basset/Lab mix puppy whose person is looking to find her a new home because her demanding work schedule leaves Emma…

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Zelda the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Zelda the Tortoiseshell with Tortitude

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. When her elderly best friend passed away, 9-year-old Zelda landed at a local rescue. She was unpleasantly surprised to find herself kenneled, and she made her unhappiness known with…

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Lola the PAWS dog

Animal Tales: Lola the Pekingese Has Come a Long Way Baby

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. As fate would have it Lola, a 9-year-old Pekingese, needs a new home. Her family has had to move from their large house into a 25-foot…

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Animal Tales: Marshall Shall Inherit the Earth

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Marshall is an 8-month-old shorthaired possibly Burmese chocolate tabby who came to PAWS as an 8-week-old kitten along with the rest of his litter….

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Cyrano PAWS cat

Animal Tales: This Big-Nosed, Weird-Eyed Kitten Is Awesome

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and the Kitsap Humane Society, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Cyrano is a beautiful fluffy Balinese 10 month old who had a rough start in life. Raised by a breeder, kitten Cyrano caught a cold…

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Angel PAWS pit mix service dog

Animal Tales: Retired Service Dog Is Spared a Premature Death but Needs an Angel

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. A 14-year-old petite pit bull mix, Angel is a former service dog whose owners decided to euthanize her because they were moving out of the country…

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Sven PAWS cat

Animal Tales: This Punk Needs Schoolin’

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Sven is an 8-month-old short-haired teen who didn’t get properly socialized as a youngster. Luckily he learns fast. This poor brat spent most of his life in a cage…

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TIlly PAWS dog

Animal Tales: This Girl Just Wants to Have Fun

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. Tilly is a friendly, intelligent 3-year-old tan and black short-haired Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler) mix who has been through a few changes lately. When her previous…

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Emmie the PAWS cat

Animal Tales: She’s The One

by Melissa Byrd, of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, with Julie Hall Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Not looking for a cat, you say? Well, Emmie may change your mind. Read on. Gorgeous. Check. Sweet at pie. Check. Gets along with everyone—people and cats alike. Check….

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Splash cat and kittens

Animal Tales: The Good Mother

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Several people came in during the summer to ask if we would take in a stray cat living in the woods near their office. They said she was friendly, and they…

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