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Suspect arrested!
Suspect is in custody in the brutal rape and murder of a dog known as “Justice” BREAKING:  April 9, 2016 A suspect was arrested today in Grays Harbor County, for the March brutal sexual assault and murder of a dog known as “Justice”. The suspect is ...

Roof Over Rover
A pet's fur will help keep it warm, but only if it's dry--a dog house with a solid roof and the door facing away from the winds provides better protection. Since the summer of 2005, Animal Services has offered “Roof Over Rover.”  Using donated dog ...

Rescue dogs from out of state
Washington as rescue dog magnet state By Joe Baker, DVM Washington State Veterinarian Looking to spend time with a loving rescue dog, perhaps as a long-promised gift to yourself or family this holiday season? If a rescue dog is on your gift list, be ...

Cockfighting operation busted!
In April 2014, Animal Services was asked by the Washington State Gambling Commission to assist with their multi-agency warrant in response to neighbors' complaints about an alleged cockfighting operation.  Upon arriving at the Rochester residence, ...

Animal abuser convicted of cruelty!
In October of 2013, a 12-year old Yorkie arrived at a veterinarian’s office with a broken back. The injuries were extensive and the dog was suffering, so the poor little guy was euthanized. What had happened? The owner explained that during a fight, her ...