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Animals

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Lack Of Rainfall A Life And Death Matter For Wildlife Creeping Into Backyards

The state-wide drought is not just impacting humans. Wildlife Emergency Services in Moss Landing says they’re getting some out of the ordinary phone calls about wild animals venturing into urban areas in a desperate search for food and water.

01/27/2014

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Pier 39′s Sea Lions Focus Of New Nature Center

The sea lions’ occupation of Pier 39′s docks now enters its 24th year of delighting tourists and frustrating fisherman, as marked by a ceremony today centered on a new Sea Lion Center.

01/20/2014

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Seagull Takes On Banana In Bizarre Bird Behavior

It takes quite a scene for joggers, tourists, and late-for-the morning-board-meeting business execs fleeing their ferries to stop dead in their tracks on the Embarcadero, but a lone seagull trying to eat half its weight in banana had just that effect Thursday.

01/17/2014

Authorities said this dog was rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in East Oakland that was busted on December 19, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Dogfighting Suspect Identified, Homes Sought For Rescued Dogs

A suspect has been identified in a dogfighting operation uncovered in East Oakland last month, but officials are struggling to find homes or rescue groups to take the rest of the malnourished dogs, an Oakland Animal Services official said Friday.

01/10/2014

Alan Velete is accused of abusing and killing a 4-month-old puppy in front of his young daughter. (Redwood City Police Department)

Redwood City Man Accused Of Killing Puppy In Front Of Young Daughter

Redwood City police have arrested a man suspected of abusing and killing a 4-month-old puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter.

01/10/2014

Bella, a nine-year-old bottlenose dolphin and first time mother, is seen with her newborn calf, named Mirabella, on Friday, January 10 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Vallejo, CA. (Nancy Chan/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Researchers Closely Watching Relationship Between Baby Dolphin, Mom At Six Flags

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the dolphin mother may have been the first to be witnessed vocalizing to her unborn baby. The sound was repeated Thursday after the 40-pound calf was birthed and took its first breath via blowhole.

01/10/2014

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Blames Squirrel For Large Marin County Power Outage

A large power outage that affected about 24,000 PG&E customers in Marin County Wednesday morning was caused by a squirrel, a utility spokesman said.

01/08/2014

Pets up for adoption in Macy's window display in Union Square in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF SPCA Sets Record For Holiday Adoptions With Help From Macy’s Window

The San Francisco SPCA has set a record for animal adoptions this past holiday season, a spokeswoman said.

01/08/2014

Dogfighting.

Fremont Police Fatally Shoot Pit Bull After Attacking Man, Boy

Police shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking residents in a Fremont neighborhood on Saturday.

12/24/2013

Gem the Poodle

San Francisco Recology Workers Describe Rescuing Dog Dumped In Trash

Workers at a Recology recycling plant in San Francisco told KPIX 5 how they rescued a poodle puppy that was dumped into a garbage bag last week.

12/23/2013

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