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Love, a toy poodle stolen from its owner, Arthur Renowitzky. (CBS)

CBS Star’s Reward Offer Leads To Recovery Of Paraplegic San Leandro Man’s Stolen Dog

An East Bay man who relies on the companionship of a lap dog after being paralyzed by a gunshot wound was reunited with his four-legged friend Thursday night after she was stolen, with the help of a TV star.

06/05/2014

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Bay Area Dog With Own ‘Seeing Eye Dog’ Up For Adoption In National Free Pet Adoption Day

Saturday and Sunday mark Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the largest free pet adoption event in the nation, and Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas hopes the event will bring a new home for an unusual pair of dogs, one partially blind, that need to be adopted as a team.

05/29/2014

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Pit Bull Found Shot In Richmond Home Backyard; Bitten Man Arrested, Another Sought

Police arrested a man in Richmond early Wednesday morning after a chaotic scene in which someone shot a pit bull in a backyard, a police spokeswoman said.

05/28/2014

"Nan" is a Canine Companion at the Center for Early Intervention for Deafness. (CBS)

Canine Companion Becomes Newest Teacher At Berkeley School For Deaf Children

A Berkeley school for deaf children has a new K-9 staff member that is helping bring joy to a silent world.

05/21/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

California Reportedly Leading Nation In Pot Poisonings Among Pet Dogs

An increasing number of dogs are being rushed to Bay Area emergency veterinary clinics after eating marijuana intended for human consumption. Experts say dogs left untreated after ingesting pot can suffer serious consequences, including coma and death.

05/21/2014

Screenshot of YouTube footage of a cat saving a Bakersfield boy from an attacking dog. (YouTube)

Hero Cat Who Saved Bakersfield Boy From Dog Attack Throws First Pitch At Game

A cat who became famous for saving a Central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game—or at least she tried.

05/20/2014

'Charm' the Chihuahua rescued from a freeway median in Contra Costa County is reunited with her family. (Source: Contra Costa County Animal Services)

Chihuahua Found On I-680 Median Reunited With Family In Martinez

A Chihuahua found wandering on the middle of a busy Bay Area freeway has been reunited with her family after being rescued by a CHP officer.

05/15/2014

The 2-year-old female Chihuahua rescued from a highway median barrier in Walnut Creek at the Contra Costa Animal Services shelter in Martinez. (CBS)

Chihuahua Rescued From Walnut Creek Highway Median Awaits Adoption In Martinez Shelter

A Chihuahua that was rescued from atop a median barrier on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek by a California Highway Patrol Officer Friday will have a few more days of tests before possibly being put up for adoption.

05/13/2014

A viewer took an photo of a dead dog on a sidewalk in front of the post office at 92nd St. and International Blvd. in Oakland. (CBS)

Dog Left Dead On Oakland Sidewalk For Nearly A Week Despite Numerous Calls

A dead dog left just feet away from a cluster of mailboxes in East Oakland was left for nearly a week before being cleaned up by animal control, but even then, the grisly task wasn’t complete, as KPIX 5 discovered Tuesday.

05/13/2014

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20 Animals Rescued From Pacific Grove Home In Apparent Hoarding Case

The SPCA of Monterey County rescued 14 dogs, four puppies and two cats on Wednesday from a Pacific Grove home where they were locked into three small, filthy rooms in an apparent case of animal hoarding.

05/08/2014

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