kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Animals

Macroskeledies Micas, discovered by two researchers at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. (CBS)

Odd Mammal Discovered: Monogamous Mouse-Size Creature Related To Elephant

Two Bay Area scientists are set to unveil a groundbreaking mammal, which was found by accident. It’s related to elephants and can fit in the palm of your hand.

06/26/2014

The owner of pit bull-mix "Pekita" said she the lives of everyone in a burning Oakland apartment building because of her barking. (CBS SF)

Hero Dog Wakes Up Residents In Burning Oakland Apartment Building

Residents who woke up to their Oakland apartment building in flames early Wednesday morning credit the barking of a neighbor’s dog for their safe escape.

06/25/2014

dog in car

Animal Update: Avoiding And Treating Heat Stroke For Pets

Summer is here and sometimes it can be a troublesome time for pets (dogs especially) who can easily suffer heat stroke if you don’t take some basic precautions.

06/23/2014

"Peanut" from Greenville, North Carolina is the winner of the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. (Joe Vazquez/CBS)

New ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Crowned At Sonoma-Marin Fair

“Peanut,” a shelter rescue dog of unknown heritage, was named the new World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday evening.

06/20/2014

(CBS)

Oakland Attorney Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty For Mistreating More Than 100 Cats

An Oakland attorney was convicted Thursday of felony animal cruelty for failing to properly care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home in West Oakland, many of whom died or had to be euthanized.

06/19/2014

A dog looks from the rear window while the driver fills the car with gas. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Makes Push For Signs Warning Pet Owners Of Danger Inside Hot Cars After SF Mall Incident

A professional dog walker was cited last week for keeping eight dogs in a hot van in San Francisco, prompting an animal rights group to request signs warning dog owners and walkers about the harm of leaving pets inside cars.

06/18/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Coping With The Loss Of Your Pet

Coping with the loss of a pet is rough, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA addresses the issue in this week’s Animal Update.

06/16/2014

Condor Sighted

California Condor Makes Rare NorCal Appearance Near Pescadero

A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in more than a century.

06/14/2014

A cameraman records the judge's podium in a courtroom closed due to budget cuts and layoffs, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on March 16, 2009. Beset by an unprecedented budget crisis, the LA Superior Court, the largest trial court system in the US, laid off 329 employees and announced the closure of 17 courtrooms, with more of both expected in the future. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Attorney Testifies She Did Her Best To Care For 100+ Cats In Her Home

An Oakland attorney accused of animal abuse testified Wednesday that she did the best she could to care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home.

06/11/2014

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Large White Shark Likely Killed By Mystery Sea Creature Off Australian Coast

Great White sharks are thought of as one of the world’s most feared predators, but documentary filmmakers say the tables have been turned after a nearly 10-foot shark was eaten by another sea creature in the waters off Australia.

06/11/2014

more

previous