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Animals

Miranda Lambert (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Miranda Lambert On Music, Love For Dogs

“I’d be ‘short a husband’ if I adopt another dog.” – Miranda Lambert

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A rarely seen Salvin's Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North America

A rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.

07/29/2014

A dead Crayfish in left in the Los Gatos Creek after the flow of water was cut due to the drought. (CBS)

Los Gatos Creek Drying Up After Water District Cuts Off Flow, Leaving Wildlife

The impact of California’s drought is readily apparent in Bay Area creeks, and the picture isn’t very pretty for the wildlife depending on them.

07/28/2014

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Blue Whale Study Shows Endangered Creatures Spending Time In Busy California Coast Shipping Channels

A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels like the cargo ships going in and out of San Francisco Bay.

07/27/2014

CHP Canine graduates ready for their new jobs with the Golden Gate Division. (CHP)

Meet The Class of 2014 CHP Police Dog Graduates

It was an afternoon of pomp and ceremony as three canines joined the ranks of the California Highway Patrol’s Golden Gate Division, Saturday.

07/26/2014

An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

(CBS SF)

70 Animals Found Living In Filth Inside Hoarder’s Monterey County Home

At least 70 dogs, cats and kittens were found living in unsanitary conditions inside a Monterey County, resulting in authorities having to humanely euthanize two dozen of the sickest animals.

07/25/2014

King Neptune the sea lion was found in Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on August 17, 2011 with an apparent gunshot wound. He is being treated at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. (Marine Mammal Center)

Animal Update: What To Do If You Find Injured Wildlife

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from SF’s SPCA says coming across injured wildlife in the Bay Area may be common especially during the summer. She has tips on handling these types of situations.

07/21/2014

Former Fresno County Animal Shelter Employees File Lawsuit Alleging Mistreatment of Animals

Two former employees of a Fresno County animal shelter have filed a lawsuit alleging they were fired after complaining about mistreatment of animals.

07/21/2014

Roosters duel during a cockfighting match. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Bethel Island Cockfighting Bust Ends In Animal Cruelty Arrests

One man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.

07/17/2014

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