Category Archives: Pets and livestock

Freddie Fest delivers a world of fun in Frederickson

  Under darkened and damp skies, the 1st Annual Freddie Fest burst forth with plenty of family fun Saturday, and even ended with sunshine streaming through the racing clouds.

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Darlene Wilson gets reprieve in animal cruelty sentencing hearing

  Darlene Wilson, Roy resident and long-time Arabian horse breeder, walked out of District Court on Friday, August 19 with one more reprieve from her animal cruelty conviction and sentence of last April, when she was ordered not to have … Continue reading

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Court postpones sentence review in Darlene Wilson horse abuse case

  The saga of Darlene Wilson – and the fate of her abused horses – continued today in District Court as she appeared for the 90-day court review of her compliance with sentencing.

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A one-woman animal sanctuary – the Deer Haven Ranch story

  Over the past several years, there have been many proposed systems of caring for unwanted and abused animals, especially horses, in Pierce County.  A slew of controversial and problematic efforts were put forth by private rescue organizations, such as … Continue reading

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Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup a big success

  The Mother Earth News Fair, held at the Puyallup Fair grounds on June 4-5, was a huge success according to most vendors and attendees.

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Newbie in Graham – For a Wild Bunny

by Paula Morris My daughter was on her way to work last Thursday afternoon when she spotted the neighbor’s cat with something “largish” in her teeth.  She slammed on her brakes, took off after the cat, and caught her before … Continue reading

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Holiday weekend activites herald lots of summer fun

  Although the Memorial Day Weekend has its origins as a time to commemorate wartime casualties, it has also come to represent the beginning of summer.  We may not have gotten much summertime weather, but the festivals and special events, … Continue reading

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Darlene Wilson ordered to surrender horses

  In a process that approached group therapy more than a traditional judicial proceeding, Judge Pat O’Malley instructed Roy horsewoman Darlene Wilson to surrender her eleven horses as a result of her April 3 conviction on three counts of animal … Continue reading

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Local film maker gives charming show on pandas

   Perils of the Great Pandas by Judy Spiers   South Hill documentary filmmaker Becci Crowe presented her multi-media show, “The Giant Pandas of China,” at the Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way, Sunday, and performed to an enthusiastic and … Continue reading

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Darlene Wilson convicted on three counts of animal cruelty

  Darlene Wilson, a horse breeder for over 40 years, has been convicted on three criminal counts of 2nd Degree Animal Cruelty.  The charges were based upon injuries suffered by three horses that endured squalid conditions at Wilson’s Carousel Stables in Roy.  In March … Continue reading

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