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Fairfield Police Find Pug Dog Thrown By Woman In Viral VideoPolice found a dog safe and well New Year's Day after a woman allegedly threw it to the ground last month in a video that got a lot of attention on social media.
Vets Warn Fleas Becoming Resistant To Chemical TreatmentsExperts say fleas may be mutating and becoming more resistant to topical anti-flea treatments, making them peskier than ever for Bay Area pet owners trying to get rid of them.
Freeze, Frost Warning Issued For Bay Area Impacts People, Animals OutdoorsA freeze warning will go into effect at 11 p.m. Saturday night for inland valleys and mountains of the Bay Area. People and animals outside may suffer.
The Power of a PetMany people feel that a house isn’t really a “home” without a four-legged, furry friend. Companionship of a pet has been shown to build self-esteem in the elderly, increase cognitive alertness, and lift the spirits of people with Alzheimer’s. Often times, an animal can reach a person in a way that other people cannot.
2 Dogs Rescued From San Jose Duplex FireTwo dogs were rescued from a two-alarm fire at a San Jose duplex Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.
Jail Inmates, Dogs Brought Together In Peninsula Humane Society Adoption ProgramFour dogs graduated Friday from a Peninsula Humane Society program which matches minimum-security inmates with shelter dogs every eight weeks.
Thumbtacks, Dog Food Sprinkled On Oakland Streets Prompts Pet Owner WarningsPiles of thumbtacks sprinkled next to dog food in Oakland have prompted a warning for pet owners Monday.
Volunteers, Vets Race To Save Pets, Horses, Livestock, From Raging Valley FireThrough the devastation and destruction of the Valley Fire there is a bright spot of hope when it comes to the Herculean effort on the part of vets and volunteers to save pets, horses and livestock.
Salinas Woman Sentenced To 3 Years Probation For Hoarding Diseased, Decomposing CatsA Salinas woman pleaded guilty to charges of animal cruelty in a case that involved pet cats found in varying stages of decomposition and diseased conditions.
Flea Problems Getting Tougher To Solve For San Francisco Pet OwnersVeterinarians say there has been an uptick in flea problems with pets in San Francisco, and it’s getting harder to cure the problem.
Judge Sentences Santa Rosa Mother-Son Cat StranglersA mother and son who strangled their cat after a night of drinking have apologized to the court.
Fremont Police Dog Niko Found Hiding In San Jose Creek BedNiko, a Fremont police dog that escaped from its yard sometime Friday night, was found hiding in a San Jose creek bed Sunday morning, according to police.

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