Cats

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Poisonous Meatballs Found Again In San Francisco Twin Peaks Area

Pet owners were advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar to hundreds found last July, were found Saturday in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood.

02/22/2014

(CBS)

KCBS Animal Update: The Evolution Of Cat Litter

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs us that kitty litter has only been around since the 1940s, meaning having cats as full-time indoor pets is a relatively new thing and that we’re still learning about their behavior.

02/03/2014

Pets up for adoption in Macy's window display in Union Square in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF SPCA Sets Record For Holiday Adoptions With Help From Macy’s Window

The San Francisco SPCA has set a record for animal adoptions this past holiday season, a spokeswoman said.

01/08/2014

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

Photos: Ugliest Dog

Animal Update: Old Dogs With Dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and many people may not know, animals can be affected by the disease as well.

09/02/2013

Debris outside a home in San Jose after a fire raced through and killed dozens of cats. (CBS)

Nearly 100 Cats Perish, Owner Rescued In San Jose House Fire

The lone occupant of a single-family home in South San Jose was rescued following an early morning one-alarm fire at the residence, but most of the approximately 100 cats at her house perished in the blaze.

07/16/2013

(CBS)

Animal Update: Diabetes In Cats

Diabetes is not a problem that just impacts humans. It’s becoming more common in the domesticated animal world, too.

06/03/2013

A kitten awaits adoption at an East Bay animal shelter. (CBS)

Bay Area Animal Shelters Report A ‘Crisis’ Of Unclaimed Kittens

Because of a late kitty season, many shelters and rescue agencies are inundated with cats and their kittens.

05/29/2013

Animal Update: Contagious Yawning

A bit of an unusual topic but a fun one, too: humans often will yawn when we see somebody else yawn. Animals, believe it or not, may do the same.

11/26/2012

Animal Update: Macy’s Holiday Windows

It’s an exciting time of year for the people who make up the San Francisco SPCA, who are embarking on an annual tradition: Macy’s Holiday Windows at Union Square.

11/19/2012

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