Animals

Pixie 2, a Pomeranian up for adoption at Muttville. (Muttville)

Pet Ownership Too Much Responsibility? Bay Area Organization Lets Volunteers ‘Borrow’ One

At one time or another, a lot of us have pined for a dog without being able to accept full-time responsibility for one, so a Bay Area organization is helping that dream come true by letting users ‘borrow’ pets.

02/18/2015

Patty Hearst. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Patty Hearst’s Dog Gets Early Win At Westminster Show, Advances To Finals

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

02/17/2015

(CBS)

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Forcing Owners To Give Up Hundreds Of Pets

San Francisco’s housing crisis is affecting pets as well as people, according to officials with San Francisco’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

02/17/2015

Baby Chick

High-Priced Eggs Lead To Bay Area Chicks Shortage

The recent rise in egg prices has led to a shortage of chicks, as more people are raising chickens at their homes.

02/12/2015

A pit bull named Piglet was reunited with her owner, Jose Rojas, on February 12, 2015. CHP officers found Piglet on Interstate 880 a day earlier. (CBS)

‘Very Sweet’ Pit Bull Found By CHP On Interstate 880 In Oakland Reunited With Owner

A pit bull found wandering far from home on Interstate 880 by California Highway Patrol officers earlier this week was reunited with her owner on Thursday.

02/12/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mystery Goo Killing Hundreds Of Bay Area Birds Identified As Non-Petroleum Oil Or Fat

A mysterious goo that killed hundreds of birds along the East Bay shoreline has been determined to be a mixture of non-petroleum-based fats or oils, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

02/12/2015

A fishing rod with a GoPro camera attached prepares to fish during the traditional opening of the river Tay Salmon Season on January 15, 2015 in Kenmore Scotland.  (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

11 Of GoPro’s Best Animal Videos Ever

Many of the most popular videos on the GoPro YouTube channel don’t feature people at all. Here are the some of the most amazing images of animal life captured on camera.

02/10/2015

An Amazon tree boa that was smuggled into the U.S. from South America. (Oakland Zoo)

Amazon Tree Boas Smuggled Into U.S. From South America Find Home At Oakland Zoo

Three Amazon tree boas that were illegally transported from South America to Florida have found a new home at the Oakland Zoo.

02/04/2015

(CBS SF)

Over 400 Dogs, Cats Used In Testing Flea & Tick Products In One Of California’s Largest Animal Labs

Research animals are kept in cages for months, even years, and subjected to the potentially painful experiments. And one of the biggest such labs in California is right in our own backyard.

02/03/2015

Cows eating grass in a cowshed. (Getty Images)

California Meat Companies Winning Praise From Animal Activists For Humane Slaughter

A couple of California meat companies are earning positive recognition from animal activists. It’s not just for how they are feeding and housing their animals, but how they’re killing them.

02/02/2015

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