Pets and Animals

Silicon Valley Humane Society Launches Social Media Campaign For Adoptable Dog With Skin ConditionA dog with a skin condition known as demodetic mange is getting her own social media campaign, thanks to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
East Bay Animal Shelter Veterinary Technicians Make Sure Dogs And Cats Have Something To Smile AboutTechnicians at an East Bay animal shelter are taking part in a first-of-its-kind program sponsored by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry to help make homeless animals more adoptable.
Pet Rat Survives 2-Alarm Antioch House Fire, Collapsed RoofA pet rat survived a two-alarm fire in Antioch at a home where the roof collapsed early Sunday morning.
Police Dogs Compete At K-9 Trials In San LeandroSan Leandro officer Dennis Mally and Rohan competed Saturday in the second annual Police K-9 Trials, where they won in the "searching" contest category.
Pit Bull, 2 Men Stabbed In 2 Separate Incidents Early Friday In SFA pit bull and two men were stabbed in two separate incidents that happened in San Francisco early Friday morning.
Jump On Tomorrow: July Jobs, Levi's Stadium Soccer, Animal Adoptions, SJ Giving Tree, Art & SoulComing Friday: July's jobs numbers, int'l soccer at Levi's Stadium, little dogs fly to Vancouver, school supplies donated in San Jose, Oakland's Art & Soul festival.
Petaluma Police Dog Helps Track Down Drug OffenderA Petaluma police dog helped apprehend a drug offender on Saturday.
15 Displaced, Dog Dies In San Jose House FireFirefighters controlled a two-alarm fire in a San Jose house Monday evening that displaced 15 people.
SF Mutt Roo! Named Best Mixed-Breed At WestminsterA husky mix called Roo!, owned by trainer Stacey Campbell of San Francisco, got a special award for the best mixed-breed dog at the the Westminster Kennel Club show.
Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil: 6 More Weeks Of WinterGroundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn't predict the winner of the Super Bowl but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be 6 more weeks of winter.
San Leandro Police Officer Kills Dog That Attacked BoyA police officer shot and killed one of two aggressive off-leash dogs after an 11-year-old boy was bit by one of the dogs on Saturday morning in San Leandro.
Puppy, Missing In Mountain View, Turned In To PoliceA puppy that was taken from a locked vehicle in Mountain View Saturday was returned after reports circulated in the media and online.