Animals

Two cows among the dozens of animals left abandoned in squalid conditions on a lot near Moss Landing. (SPCA for Monterey County)

More Than 100 Animals Abandoned In Squalid Conditions On Monterey County Lot; 5 Dead

More than 100 emaciated cows, goats, sheep, hens, ducks, pigs, dogs and cats were rescued from a squalid quarter-acre lot near Moss Landing on Monday, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County.

07/30/2015

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To California Shark Fin Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco for a second time Monday rejected a challenge by two Asian-American groups to a California law that bans the possession and sale of detached shark fins within the state.

07/28/2015

A Sacramento Regional Transit Light Rail train arriving at one of its stations and in an early morning fog. (Getty Images)

Decapitated Goat Found In Latest Sacramento Animal Mutilation Case

The remains of a decapitated goat have been found in Sacramento, bringing the total number of mutilated animals discovered in the area to more than a dozen since December.

07/27/2015

Three people were attacked by an escaped pit bull puppy outside the San Francisco Mint building. (CBS)

Escaped Pit Bull Shot In Leg After Attacking U.S. Mint Employee, 2 Others Outside San Francisco Coin Factory

A pit bull’s leg will likely be amputated after the dog allegedly attacked a U.S. Mint employee and two other people outside the Mint building in San Francisco and was shot by federal police.

07/21/2015

Dogs being trained to sniff out truffles in Napa County. (CBS)

Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Truffles In Napa Valley

You’ve seen dogs trained for search and rescue and others for for sniffing out narcotics. Now some Bay Area dogs are learning to dig up what chefs call the “black diamond,” better known as truffles.

07/20/2015

Mountain Lion Sighting

3 Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Recent Days In Gilroy Area

Police are notifying the public of three recent mountain lion sightings in the Gilroy area.

07/18/2015

Canada Goose (Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Killing Goose With Bare Hands At Oakland Park Charged

A man accused of using his bare hands to kill a goose at Lakeside Park is facing two misdemeanor charges.

07/17/2015

A Fairfield woman is suing a woman from Kenwood over which one is the rightful owner of this tuxedo cat. (Tiffany Mestas)

2 North Bay Women Battle In Court For Beloved Tuxedo Cat

Two women are battling in a Sonoma County court over which of them is the rightful owner of a tuxedo cat.

07/16/2015

Police boat on the water (Getty Images)

Dead Cat Tied To 10-Pound Weight Found In SF Bay During Pier 14 Shooting Investigation

San Francisco Animal Control Officers arrested a man on animal cruelty charges after police found a dead cat in the San Francisco Bay during a homicide investigation at Pier 14.

07/16/2015

The San Francisco Zoo's Baron's Racer snake. (Courtesy: SF Zoo)

Missing Venomous Snake At San Francisco Zoo Found In Its Enclosure

A venomous snake that San Francisco Zoo staff feared had escaped was found inside its enclosure Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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