Dr. Jennifer Scarlett

Pigeon

California’s Native Pigeons Are Perishing; Street Pigeons Believed To Blame

When most people think of pigeons, the common city street bird comes to mind, but there’s a different kind of pigeon in California and it’s at risk according to environmental scientists.

05/04/2015

A bald eagle tends to its chick. (US EPA)

Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles Sick

A recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.

04/13/2015

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San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant Parts

The ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.

03/30/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

Beagles Used In Alzheimer’s Study, But For Dogs With The Disease, Not Humans

Someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. But your pets can be diagnosed with the disease as well. Dr. Jennifer Scarlet has some prevention tips and talks about a study involving beagles.

03/16/2015

Puppy receives identification microchip via hypodermic needle (AP)

Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone App

Most pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.

03/09/2015

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Animal Update: FBI Adds Animal Cruelty To Index Of Major Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is upping the stakes in their battle against animal cruelty. It’s now part of the Bureau’s index of major crimes. That means crimes against animals will now be taken as seriously as arson or homicide.

03/02/2015

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Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy Mills

The recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey, but it’s still allowed in San Francisco.

02/23/2015

Dog Lover

Know Your Dog Breeds? It’s Not As Easy As You Think—Not Even For Experts

If you were to look at a dog without knowing its history it would be very difficult to identify its breed. According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett even the experts would guess wrong most of the time.

02/16/2015

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High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With Humans

Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.

01/26/2015

foie gras

SF SPCA Weighs In On Foie Gras Controversy

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA weighs in on California’s foie gras controversy as it relates to animal rights and welfare.

01/19/2015

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