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Nine puppies discarded near a dumpster in San Rafael were saved by a good samaritan. (Marin Humane Society)

9 Puppies Abandoned By Dumpster In San Rafael Saved By Good Samaritan

Nine puppies were saved by a good samaritan who spotted the pups beside a dumpster in Marin County Tuesday night.

03/04/2015

(SPCA Photo)

Animal Update: FBI Adds Animal Cruelty To Index Of Major Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is upping the stakes in their battle against animal cruelty. It’s now part of the Bureau’s index of major crimes. That means crimes against animals will now be taken as seriously as arson or homicide.

03/02/2015

A pit bull attacked its owner in Pinole, leaving the woman seriously injured. (CBS)

Pit Bull Stabbed, Beaten With Bat As It Attacked Woman In Pinole Home; Dog Later Euthanized

Blinky, a 9-year-old pit bull mix that attacked and severely injured a woman at her home in Pinole on Sunday morning, has been euthanized, according to Contra Costa County Animal Services.

03/02/2015

A pit bull dog. (CBS)

Pit Bull Turns On Owner, Leaves Pinole Woman Seriously Injured

A woman was attacked by her own pit bull in Pinole Sunday, leaving her with serious injuries.

03/01/2015

Pixie 2, a Pomeranian up for adoption at Muttville. (Muttville)

Pet Ownership Too Much Responsibility? Bay Area Organization Lets Volunteers ‘Borrow’ One

At one time or another, a lot of us have pined for a dog without being able to accept full-time responsibility for one, so a Bay Area organization is helping that dream come true by letting users ‘borrow’ pets.

02/18/2015

Beau, Theo and Evvie take a nap. (Courtesy: Jessica Shyba)

Santa Cruz Mom Hoping Viral Pictures Of Her Babies Napping With Dog Will Help Animals Get Adopted

A Santa Cruz woman is hoping to help raise awareness for animal shelters and adoptions with the help of social media and cute kids.

01/14/2015

A flyer posted after Mochi the dog was stolen from her home in San Francisco. (Courtesy: David Baker)

Caught On Camera: Woman Snatches San Francisco Couple’s Pit Bull

A San Francisco couple is seeking help from their neighbors and the public after their dog was apparently stolen from their apartment.

01/12/2015

Daisy the Dog swam to shore after the boat she was in sank during a storm on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

Dog Swims 1.5 Miles During Storm To Reunite With Owner After Home On Water Sinks Near Sausalito

A Sausalito man whose home on the water sank during last week’s brutal storm was reunited with his dog that somehow survived the sinking, and swam to shore.

12/16/2014

Sea Otter

Boat Owner Reportedly Shoots Female Sea Otter In Moss Landing

Federal authorities are investigating a report that a Northern California boat owner shot a female sea otter.

12/14/2014

(Credit: Jackie MacMillan)

Terminally-Ill Cats And Dogs Get Tender, Loving Hospice Care In Their Final Days

A Silicon Valley animal shelter is making the last days of an ailing pet into some of the most heartwarming and gratifying days for its caregiver.

12/08/2014

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