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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

SPCA workers provide rescued cats with medical attention. 51 cats were found alive, and 75 kittens were found dead in Monterey County, July 24, 2012. (SPCA)

Charges Filed In Dead Kittens Case Against Monterey County Women

Monterey County prosecutors have filed charges against two women after authorities found 51 neglected cats in their house and 113 dead kittens in a nearby apartment.

08/23/2012

(CBS)

Animal Update: Feline Acne

It’s often considered a problem for teenagers, but cats can actually suffer from acne, too.

08/13/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Be Kind To Animals Week

May 6 – 12, 2012 is Be Kind to Animals Week.

05/07/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Glaucoma In Dogs And Cats

We certainly hear about people suffering from glaucoma. Is glaucoma a problem for dogs and cats, too?

04/16/2012

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

Animal Update: What Causes ‘Cherry Eye’ In Dogs?

The condition itself isn’t painful but when a prolapsed gland is exposed, it can become swollen or inflamed, otherwise damaged, or an ulcer can form on the surface on the eye, making surgery the only way to correct the problem.

03/26/2012

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