Humane Society

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

Snapping Turtle

New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Movie Puts Bay Area Animal Shelters On Alert

Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

08/10/2014

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

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