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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


A marsh near the Redwood shores Lagoon. (State of California)

Reward Grows To Over $12K In Redwood City Cat Drowning

A reward for information on the deliberate drowning of a cat in the Redwood Shores lagoon has grown to $12,225 with new donations, according to Peninsula Humane Society officials.


“Dog Wars” by Kage Games lets players feed, water, train and fight their virtual dogs against others. (CBS)

Vick, Humane Society Say Android App Glorifies Dogfighting

Michael Vick and the Humane Society said on Monday that an application built to run on Google Inc.’s Android software glorifies dogfighting.

KPIX 5–04/25/2011

Blueberry the pit bull (

Oakland Man Rewarded For Reporting Animal Cruelty

Police say that the video taken by Vince Faltis was the evidence needed to arrest Charles Black, leading to his conviction earlier this month on two counts of felony animal cruelty.


dog attack, pit bull

Pit Bull To Be Euthanized After Attack On Vallejo Boy

A pit bull that apparently attacked a 10-year-old boy in Vallejo on Monday afternoon will likely be euthanized, authorities said Wednessday.

CBS San Francisco–01/13/2011