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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

California Could Be First State To Ban Using Bullhooks On Elephants

California would be the first state to ban using bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants, under a bill moving through the Legislature.

05/22/2015

A group of puppies found abandoned inside a dumpster in San Rafael. (Marin Humane Society)

‘The Nifty Nine’ Puppies Rescued From A Dumpster In Marin Have All Found Homes

Nine abandoned pups who captured the hearts of thousands across the country have all found homes.

03/07/2015

Nine puppies discarded near a dumpster in San Rafael were saved by a good samaritan. (Marin Humane Society)

9 Puppies Abandoned By Dumpster In San Rafael Saved By Good Samaritan

Nine puppies were saved by a good samaritan who spotted the pups beside a dumpster in Marin County Tuesday night.

03/04/2015

(CBS SF)

Over 400 Dogs, Cats Used In Testing Flea & Tick Products In One Of California’s Largest Animal Labs

Research animals are kept in cages for months, even years, and subjected to the potentially painful experiments. And one of the biggest such labs in California is right in our own backyard.

02/03/2015

Cows eating grass in a cowshed. (Getty Images)

California Meat Companies Winning Praise From Animal Activists For Humane Slaughter

A couple of California meat companies are earning positive recognition from animal activists. It’s not just for how they are feeding and housing their animals, but how they’re killing them.

02/02/2015

Three puppies rescued from a trash bin at Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill. (Contra Costa Animal Services)

$5,000 Reward Offered To Find Who Left Puppies To Die In Garbage Bag At Pleasant Hill Park

The Humane Society of the U.S. is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the animal cruelty suspect or suspects who sealed three 5-week-old terrier puppies in a garbage bag and left them to die in a Pleasant Hill park last week.

01/27/2015

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What’s That Smell? Skunks In Heat (Get Used To It)

If you think you’ve been smelling a lot of skunks in your neighborhood, the Humane Society reminds us that it’ll probably get worse, as February through March is peak of skunk mating season.

01/16/2015

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Silicon Valley Humane Society Launches Social Media Campaign For Adoptable Dog With Skin Condition

A dog with a skin condition known as demodetic mange is getting her own social media campaign, thanks to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.

01/09/2015

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Which Breed Is Best For You? Dog Decision Depends On Where You Live

What breed best thrives where you live? We asked the Humane Society Silicon Valley to help us match the town to the Terrier or the ‘burb to the boxer, the location to the Labradoodle, the county to the Collie… Here’s what they recommend.

10/03/2014

(CBS SF)

Cats Dumped Outside Marin Humane Society Are Now Ready For Adoption

More than 100 cats and kittens have been dumped off the Marin Humane Society in a series of anonymous, late-night visits, overwhelming shelter operations. Now the first dozen are ready to be adopted.

08/22/2014

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