Author: Marie Neumiller

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

October is “adopt a shelter dog” month with many local and national groups participating. To celebrate this year, SCRAPS will be lowering their adoption fees to $53, Spokane Humane Society will host their annual “Parade of Paws” fundraising event virtually, DPGazette.com/shsevents and Rescue4All already hosted a virtual 5k at the beginning of the month.

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Livestock Guardian Dogs

In our area, predator/livestock conflicts continue to be a concern, so many ranchers are turning to an age-old solution to these conflicts. Using livestock guardian dogs (LGD) to protect herds is becoming a common method of predator mitigation.

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Wild Visitors

Summer is heating up and changing the food and water sources for wild animals around the area. As things begin to dry out, local animals may have to begin searching out new water and healthy green vegetation for food and shelter.

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I’ve Been Exposed

It is the notification that no one wants to receive at this time: “you have been exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19.” The fluid, seemingly ever-changing, situation created by this current pandemic can cause confusion and stress.

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Happy Birthday Bones

This past June, Pride’s Smokin’ Jo “Bones”, a Tennessee Walker born in California celebrated his 36th birthday. His owner, Linda, purchased Bones when he was 9 years old and has had him ever since.

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Fighting Mosquitoes

The recent long and rainy spring may have created the perfect recipe for mosquitoes this summer. Mosquitoes thrive where there is standing water; in fact, bodies of water with little to no flow are essential for mosquitoes to reproduce, according to the CDC.

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Spring Babies

Spring means baby season on the farm, and who can resist those cute little babes? Before running out and filling up the yard with little ones, take quick stock of the surroundings to ensure that they will have everything they need. Food, water, space, safety, and companionship are among the items that need to be considered.

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Winter Exercise

With the new year comes resolution season, new hope, snow, and sometimes frigid temperatures. While you are working on your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about your pets who often get stuck indoors or receive minimal exercise during the inclement weather.

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Deer Park Ambulance

Deer Park Ambulance Get New Rides

The Deer Park Volunteer Ambulances have a new look! This past year the Deer Park volunteer ambulance service was able to purchase two new ambulances, one through a grant.

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Familiar Face, New Position

Since the spring of 2008, Deputy Dutton has been a familiar face in the Deer Park area, working patrol duties for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Recently the deputy transitioned within the Sheriff’s office, and became the main resource officer for the Deer Park School District.

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