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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, is instructed to walk on the underwater treadmill.

A dog’s recovery through a ruff time

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, obtained a fracture in her elbow as a puppy. Her elbow healed, but she later developed arthritis. Thanks to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Maddie’s quality of life...

Hikers can see sunflowers at the arboretum.

Autumn adventure: Visit WSU Arboretum

ISABELLE BUSCH September 30, 2021

As the days shorten and the leaves dry, there’s no better pastime than taking a stroll through the WSU Arboretum, which is right on campus.  When I visited the arboretum, I stayed for about 90...

Left: River otter. Center: Wolverine. Bottom: American badger. Right: Ermine. Top: Pine marten.

Marvelous Mustelids

ISABELLE BUSCH September 15, 2021

When you see a weasel slink down a burrow, a badger trot off across the prairie, or an otter dive back under the waves, you might not realize they all have something in common. They are all mustelids. Mustelidae...

Adopt more black cats because theyre just as sweet and cuddly as other cats.

OPINION: Adopt more black cats

PORTIA SIMMONS October 28, 2020

Black cats are associated with bad luck. Unfortunately, this superstition has affected black cat adoptions today. Ashley Phelps, Whitman County Humane Society director of shelter operations, said the...

PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments involving animals labeled as non-essential.

PETA asks state auditor to investigate WSU research with animals during COVID-19

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested a state audit regarding WSU research involving animals labeled as “unnecessary.”  PETA requested the Washington...

The horses first started showing symptoms of equine influenza Aug. 21, including cough and fever. The animals have been symptom-free since Aug. 27 but are still quarantined.

Eleven research ponies recover from equine influenza

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 8, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct a factual error where ponies were incorrectly identified as horses.  Eleven ponies at WSU contracted equine influenza, which is an airborne virus...

Kyley Ackerson, aquatic pet specialist for Petco, holds Terri the tortoise. Terris shell was injured after getting run over, and she is still recovering.

Tortoise saved after being run over, left for dead

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 15, 2020

When an engaged couple saw a tortoise with part of her shell missing, they may not have known much about tortoises, but they knew they had to help her. Kyley Ackerson, aquatic pet specialist for Petco,...

HoneyBees owner Molly Mansfield said the surgical team gave HoneyBee a bandana that says “ICU SUPER COUG.”

‘ICU SUPER COUG’: Retired show cat recovering from brain surgery

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 10, 2020

HoneyBee, a 10-year-old retired purebred Maine Coon show cat, sat comfortably in her owners’ car on June 11 with an “ICU SUPER COUG” bandana around her neck. This was the same day HoneyBee was discharged...

Survey participants reported looking forward to spending time with their pets each day. No one reported taking care of a pet felt like extra work.

Survey finds pandemic strengthens bonds between humans, pets

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 17, 2020

Humans are relying more on their pets for companionship, hope and a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent surveys about human-animal interactions. A team of five researchers,...

Amber Wright, owner of Ambers Grooming Salon, was able to open her doors early for pet hair allergy research. She offers drop-off services, as well as different rooms for bathing and grooming.

Pet groomers offer services with new regulations

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist June 15, 2020

Washington and Idaho residents had months of abstaining from haircuts due to COVID-19, but humans were not the only ones needing a trim. Zelda’s Pet Grooming closed their doors on March 26 and did...

Household pets like dogs, cats, hamsters and ferrets are being tested for COVID-19. In order to be tested, the animals have to be from a household where at least one person has tested positive for the virus.

Researchers study how often household pets contract COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 5, 2020

WSU researchers, in cooperation with University of Washington's Center for One Health Research, are studying how often household pets can contract COVID-19.  Katie Kuehl, veterinarian and shelter medicine...

There are 11 bears at WSUs Bear Center. They were given a new cave, which researchers say will be used as hibernation approaches.

WSU’s Bear Center builds new cave

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 5, 2020

The 11 bears currently living at WSU’s Bear Center have a new cave to explore in their outdoor yard. The cave is made out of a 10-foot-long culvert, or round metal tunnel, that has been compressed...

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