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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (CBS)

Pet Owners Protest Plan That Could Prohibit Off-Leash Dogs In Parts Of Golden Gate National Recreational Area

Dozens of dogs and their owners gathered outside the National Park Service offices in San Francisco’s Financial District Wednesday afternoon to protest the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s new general management plan, which they say could prohibit off-leash dogs in the few remaining parts of the park where they are allowed.

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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.

7 hours ago

(SPCA Photo)

Animal Update: FBI Adds Animal Cruelty To Index Of Major Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is upping the stakes in their battle against animal cruelty. It’s now part of the Bureau’s index of major crimes. That means crimes against animals will now be taken as seriously as arson or homicide.

03/02/2015

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Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy Mills

The recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey, but it’s still allowed in San Francisco.

02/23/2015

Pixie 2, a Pomeranian up for adoption at Muttville. (Muttville)

Pet Ownership Too Much Responsibility? Bay Area Organization Lets Volunteers ‘Borrow’ One

At one time or another, a lot of us have pined for a dog without being able to accept full-time responsibility for one, so a Bay Area organization is helping that dream come true by letting users ‘borrow’ pets.

02/18/2015

Five dogs were killed in a residential fire in North Richmond. (Bay City News)

Five Dogs Killed In North Richmond Residential Fire

Five dogs died in a residential structure fire on Monday evening in North Richmond, an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, according to firefighters.

02/17/2015

(CBS)

San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Forcing Owners To Give Up Hundreds Of Pets

San Francisco’s housing crisis is affecting pets as well as people, according to officials with San Francisco’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

02/17/2015

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Know Your Dog Breeds? It’s Not As Easy As You Think—Not Even For Experts

If you were to look at a dog without knowing its history it would be very difficult to identify its breed. According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett even the experts would guess wrong most of the time.

02/16/2015

A pit bull named Piglet was reunited with her owner, Jose Rojas, on February 12, 2015. CHP officers found Piglet on Interstate 880 a day earlier. (CBS)

‘Very Sweet’ Pit Bull Found By CHP On Interstate 880 In Oakland Reunited With Owner

A pit bull found wandering far from home on Interstate 880 by California Highway Patrol officers earlier this week was reunited with her owner on Thursday.

02/12/2015

A fishing rod with a GoPro camera attached prepares to fish during the traditional opening of the river Tay Salmon Season on January 15, 2015 in Kenmore Scotland.  (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

11 Of GoPro’s Best Animal Videos Ever

Many of the most popular videos on the GoPro YouTube channel don’t feature people at all. Here are the some of the most amazing images of animal life captured on camera.

02/10/2015

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