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Is Pet Insurance Worth The Cost? What To Know Before You Buy

Janie Havemeyer wasn’t surprised when her Golden Retriever Coby hovered up a sidewalk snack during his daily walk. It’s what happened later that left Havemeyer in disbelief.

06/05/2014

Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.

06/05/2014

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Animal Update: SF SPCA Advises On First Aid For Pets

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA reports on what pet owners can do when their animals are injured and on their way to the hospital.

06/02/2014

Mimi, Oakland Zoo's newest baby Baboon is held by her mother Maya. (Source: Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo’s Baby Baboon On Display For Visitors

Visitors to the Oakland Zoo can now get a glimpse of one of its newest additions, a baby baboon named Mimi.

06/01/2014

Luna & Phoebe (HSSV)

Bay Area Dog With Own ‘Seeing Eye Dog’ Up For Adoption In National Free Pet Adoption Day

Saturday and Sunday mark Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the largest free pet adoption event in the nation, and Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas hopes the event will bring a new home for an unusual pair of dogs, one partially blind, that need to be adopted as a team.

05/29/2014

Jessica Gamboa of Sacramento survived a bear attack at a remote military base in Alaska on May 18, 2014. (Department of Defense)

Woman From Sacramento Survives Bear Attack In Alaska By Playing Dead

Jessica Gamboa grew up hearing you should play dead during a bear attack, and she did just that when she was pummeled by a brown bear that left her bloodied on a remote road at a military base in Alaska. That action likely saved her life.

05/29/2014

(photo courtesy Wonder Dog Rescue's website)

Animal Update: San Francisco A Safe Haven For Animals With Its Many Rescue Services

Do you consider San Francisco to be one of the safest cities for pets in America? According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the SF SPCA that’s a fact and there are several different animal rescue outlets in the city to back up her claim.

05/26/2014

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern California

Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.

05/21/2014

Jefferson Award Winner: Cate Dorr (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service Dogs

This week’s Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn’t begin to describe their special relationship.

05/21/2014

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