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Protect pets from July 4 revelry

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – More pets go missing around the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. than at any other time of year. » More …

Owners reminded to protect animals from wildfire smoke

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dog-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine advises animal owners that wildfire smoke warnings apply to animals, too. » More …

April 30: Students ‘pet stress away’ before finals

Pet-your-Stress-Away-120PULLMAN, Wash. – With finals week looming for Washington State University students, many will receive comfort from animals to help cope with stress. Dogs from the Whitman County Humane Society will visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the CUB Butch’s Den. » More …

Pets on campus on tighter leash

A new state code for animal control comes as a relief to WSU grounds maintenance and custodial staff.

 

Washington State Administrative Code (WAC) 504-36-020, labeled Control of Animals, took effect Dec. 25 for WSU. It spells out guidelines for having animals on campus. These guidelines prohibit animals in university buildings, require animals to be under immediate control (physical restraint), and require the owners/handlers to pick up fecal matter.

 

According to Kappy Brun, Facilities Operations grounds supervisor, the biggest problem at WSU Pullman has been large deposits of feces on the grounds.

 

“It’s extremely unpleasant,” she said. “We have to work around it … » More …