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Pet dog rests on a bed. (AP photo)

Fairfield Animal Shelter Starts First ‘Pet Food Pantry’

For the first time in history, the Solano Animal Care shelter in Fairfield is collecting pet food donations to help pet owners feed their hungry dogs and cats.

09/06/2011

(CBS)

Good Question: How And Why Do Cats Purr?

If you have one, you know it’s one of the sweetest sounds out there. In this Good Question: How and why do cats purr?

09/02/2011

Muneco, a Pomeranian available for adoption. (City and County of San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

Poor Economy Blamed For Overcrowding At San Francisco Animal Shelter

Tough economic times are being blamed for an unprecedented overcrowding at San Francisco’s animal shelter.

09/01/2011

A dog sits in a doghouse.

Animal Update: Pet Resumes

Just having a pet can make it harder to find housing, especially for renters. There are a lot of animals coming into the SF SPCA shelter who were surrendered by their owners due to a housing change into a place that doesn’t allow animals. Having a pet resume is a starting point for negotiating with landlords to keep a beloved pet.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/29/2011

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: San Francisco, Safest Major City for Cats, Dogs

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about San Francisco being designated the “Safest Major City” for cats and dogs and what this means.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/22/2011

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Pet Food Chain Helps Out San Francisco Animal Shelter

Dogs, cats, and other family pets have been hit especially hard by the economy with more people forced to give up their pets when household money runs out. A pet food chain store is helping one Bay Area shelter find home for abandoned cats and kittens.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/22/2011

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Animal Update: Skin Cancer In Cats And Dogs

There have been interesting developments in the determination of effectiveness of sunscreens in the past few months, and the regulations will change starting next year. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we should think about as this pertains to our pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/01/2011

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Animal Update: Kittens, Kittens, And More Kittens

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about kitten season and what potential owners should remember.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/04/2011

(CBS)

Pets Being Poisoned In Brentwood Subdivision

Six dogs and a cat belonging to three families in Brentwood died Monday and Tuesday from what appears to have been poison.

CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

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Animal Update: Shedding

Now that it’s getting warmer, there are a lot of complaints about how much fur cats and dogs shed. Shedding is a fact of animal life as KCBS’ Jeff Bell discusses with Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/23/2011

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