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Five Alternatives To Zoos In California

These five alternative zoos offer a humane alternative to the normal zoo experience for the whole family.

06/20/2014

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Skunk Killed By Dog Tests Positive For Rabies, First Case In Monterey County

Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.

06/19/2014

A dog looks from the rear window while the driver fills the car with gas. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Makes Push For Signs Warning Pet Owners Of Danger Inside Hot Cars After SF Mall Incident

A professional dog walker was cited last week for keeping eight dogs in a hot van in San Francisco, prompting an animal rights group to request signs warning dog owners and walkers about the harm of leaving pets inside cars.

06/18/2014

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6 Mountain View Parks Will Allow Dogs To Run Off-Leash In Pilot Program

Mountain View plans to begin a one-year pilot program, permitting dog owners to unleash their pets at six local parks starting June 23, a city spokeswoman said.

06/15/2014

2 of 14 dogs rescued from inside a car in Monterey (CBS)

Animal Update: Taking Dogs On Summer Road Trips

Tips from the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett on how to make the most of a road trip with your dog.

06/09/2014

Luna & Phoebe (HSSV)

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

Popeye the mussel-sniffing dog (photo courtesy Sonoma County Water Agency/scwa.ca.gov)

‘Popeye’ The Mussel-Sniffing Dog Visits Northern County Lakes Memorial Day Weekend

Authorities are warning boaters at Lakes Sonoma and Mendocino to expect a visitor over Memorial Day weekend. Popeye, the mussel-sniffing dog, will be checking for pesky invasive species.

05/22/2014

Jefferson Award Winner: Cate Dorr (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service Dogs

This week’s Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn’t begin to describe their special relationship.

05/21/2014

Animal Assisted Therapy - A Golden Retriever acts as an assistance dog. (Wikipedia)

Animal Update: Senior Pets For Seniors

Animal shelters tend to get a lot of elderly cats and dogs in their facilities and the San Francisco SPCA is no different. According to the the facility’s co-president, these animals happen to make great companions for senior citizens.

05/19/2014

'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

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