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Animals

Dash the cat was reunited with his owner at the Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont on December 5, 2013. The cat went missing on May 5, 2010. (Bay City News Service)

Fremont Family Reunited With Lost Cat 3 Years Later

A Fremont family was reunited with their cat Thursday, three years after he went missing, Fremont police said.

12/05/2013

A member of the San Francisco SPCA's "Wag Brigade" interacts with a passenger at San Francisco International Airport. (San Francisco SPCA via Bay City News Service)

‘Wag Brigade’ Therapy Dogs Bring Affection To SFO Holiday Travelers

Travel at San Francisco International Airport just got a lot more cuddly thanks to a team of therapy dogs who began interacting with passengers at the Bay Area’s busiest airport Tuesday.

12/03/2013

mountain lion

Law Protecting Mountain Lions Celebrated In Half Moon Bay

Wildlife advocates, a state senator and the mayor of Half Moon Bay gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law that protects mountain lions and cubs that pose no imminent threat.

12/01/2013

Banana Sam, a squirrel monkey at the San Francisco Zoo, was stolen from his enclosure on December 30, 2011. He was found in Stern Grove the next day. (San Francisco Zoo)

‘Banana Sam’ Monkey Once Stolen From SF Zoo Dies

A squirrel monkey that made headlines when he was stolen from an exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo in 2011 has died, zoo officials said Friday.

11/22/2013

Roxy

Arrest Made In 2012 SF Tenderloin Dog Killing

Police this week arrested a man who has been wanted for nearly a year for the death of a woman’s dog in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

11/22/2013

leopard shark

Milpitas Man Sentenced For Selling Leopard Sharks

A Milpitas man has been sentenced to home detention and ordered to pay $24,000 in fines and restitution following his conviction on charges that he caught and sold undersized leopard sharks.

11/14/2013

A dog has a DNA sample taken in a laboratory. (CBS)

NorCal Lab Analyzing Animal DNA In Murder Investigations

A Northern California laboratory is providing crucial evidence in murder investigations using DNA extracted from the pets of crime victims.

11/08/2013

Wild pigs dig for water and grubs in Almaden Valley. (CBS)

San Jose City Council Approves Shooting Of Wild Pigs

The animals have been causing thousands of dollars of damage over the last few weeks in Almaden Valley.

11/06/2013

A wild African serval. (CBS)

Wild Cat Hybrid Fad In California Concerning To Pet Experts

An exotic hybrid is the result of crossbreeding a domestic cat with an exotic “wild” cat, like a wild African serval or an Asian leopard cat. You can’t privately own wild cats like a serval in California, but you can take home the next best thing.

11/05/2013

Officers killed an aggressive dog after four people were bit in Antioch on October 30, 2013. (CBS)

Officers Kill Pit Bull Mix After 4 People Bitten Near Antioch Trail

Police said the two off-leash dogs that bit four people in Antioch on Wednesday night are pit bull mixes whose owners have not been identified.

10/31/2013

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