Animals

Puppy receives identification microchip via hypodermic needle (AP)

Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone App

Most pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.

03/09/2015

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Carpenter Fired For Freeing Wild Raccoon At San Francisco Construction Site

A carpenter was let go from his job after saving a wild raccoon at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.

03/09/2015

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

Two llamas were on the loose on the streets of Sun City, Arizona on February 26, 2015. (CBS)

500 Llamas Live In Bay Area Counties, USDA Data Shows

Census data shows the United States has a llama population of more than 76,000, with more than 500 living in the Bay Area’s nine counties.

02/27/2015

A Ring-tailed Lemur. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Boy Or Girl? UC Berkeley Researcher Finds Pregnant Lemurs Smell Differently Depending On Baby’s Sex

A new study co-authored by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Duke University found pregnant lemurs emit different scents depending if they are pregnant with a male or female.

02/25/2015

gray fox spotted in presidio

Gray Fox Spotted In San Francisco’s Presidio For First Time Since 2004

On the bluffs above Baker Beach, wildlife biologist Jonathan Young discovered a creature that surprised even him.

02/24/2015

Duo Duo was saved from being slaughtered for meat in China. (CBS)

Bay Area Woman Saves Dog From Being Slaughtered For Meat In China

Thursday marks the Lunar New Year. For a growing number of animal lovers, here and in China, they hope the Year of the Goat will be the time to remember the story of a little dog that inspired a movement.

02/19/2015

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

Patty Hearst. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Patty Hearst’s Dog Gets Early Win At Westminster Show, Advances To Finals

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

02/17/2015

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