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Two cats up for adoption play at the Contra Costa Humane Society, (Mike Sugerman/CBS)

Contra Costa Humane Society Urges Adoptions As Dogs, Cats Face Euthanasia At Crowded Shelters

Animal shelters around the Bay Area are seeing an influx of dogs and cats to the point of overcrowding, and are urging people to consider adopting or fostering an animal.

07/28/2014

Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.

06/05/2014

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

Humane Society Silicon Valley is looking for foster parents for kittens like this one. (HSSV)

Foster Parents Needed For Underweight South Bay Kittens

Foster parents provide daily care and medication to the cats along with lots of TLC. They must also bring the cats in for regular medical appointments.

05/06/2014

Hamilton the Hipster Cat (Humane Society of Silicon Valley)

Famous Hipster Mustache Cat From South Bay Stars In Charity Marketing Pitch

A Silicon Valley animal shelter is using one of its more famous former residents and the power of Internet cat infatuations to help other shelter cats in need.

03/21/2014

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Shark Fin Ban Opponents Pleased By Support From Feds

California’s shark fin ban faces a legal challenge by the Chinatown Neighborhood Association and Asian Americans for Political Advancement.

08/13/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Bo Derek Renews California Effort To Ban Horse Slaughtering Nationwide

The USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.

04/30/2013

A frame from an undercover video from animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows a worker at Central Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse using an electric prod on a cow to get it to stand up. (Compassion Over Killing/YouTube)

$500M Settlement Reached In California Slaughterhouse Abuse Case

The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008.

11/16/2012

A customer walks into a Safeway store in San Anselmo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pleasanton-Based Safeway Aims For Crate-Free Pork Supply

Safeway spokesman Brian Dowling said the chain already buys some pork from producers who are phasing out gestation crates. The Pleasanton-based company has not set a deadline for going completely crate-free.

05/07/2012

One of seven puppies abandoned at a Monterey County recycling plant. (Monterey County SPCA)

7th Abandoned Puppy Found Near Royal Oaks Recycling Plant

A seventh abandon puppy has been found at a plastics recycling plant in Royal Oaks, according to the Monterey County SPCA.

11/26/2011

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