Animal

A porpoise was spotted in the Napa River Thursday. (CBS)

Wayward Porpoise Spotted In Napa River

A wayward porpoise was spotted cruising in the Napa River near a boat dock Thursday morning.

07/02/2015

Crime Scene

Dead Dog Found With Its Legs Bound In Walnut Creek Canal; Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway

Contra Costa Water District workers found “Gino” the Australian Shepherd on Monday, drowned in a canal with his back legs bound in a shoelace.

06/24/2015

A Facebook user posted these pictures of a sea lion that wandered into a bar in Newport Beach. (CBS)

Sea Lion Rescued After Wandering Into Newport Beach Bar

A sea lion was rescued after it wandered into a bar in Newport Beach last week.

05/18/2015

Maximillian the pit bull puppy had to be put down after someone tortured him. (Courtesy: San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

$10K Reward Offered After Homeless Man’s Puppy Stolen, Brutally Tortured In San Francisco

A $10,000 reward has been offered to help find a thief who stole and beat a homeless man’s pit bull puppy so badly that veterinarians had to put it down.

05/17/2015

King Snake (credit: Paul Hara/Lindsay wildlife Museum)

Snake Vs. Snake: Kingsnake Caught On Camera Gobbling Gopher Snake At Antioch Park

Like it or not, the serpent cycle of life was caught on tape last weekend at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch where an adult California kingsnake got the best of an equally-hefty gopher snake.

05/15/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

This owl was rescued in Santa Rosa. (CHP)

CHP Officers Drive Injured Owl To Santa Rosa Wildlife Hospital

An owl rescued by California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Rosa is recovering Monday morning.

05/11/2015

A group of puppies found abandoned inside a dumpster in San Rafael. (Marin Humane Society)

‘The Nifty Nine’ Puppies Rescued From A Dumpster In Marin Have All Found Homes

Nine abandoned pups who captured the hearts of thousands across the country have all found homes.

03/07/2015

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

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