Pets

(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

Dog Lover

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

(CBS SF)

Over 400 Dogs, Cats Used In Testing Flea & Tick Products In One Of California’s Largest Animal Labs

Research animals are kept in cages for months, even years, and subjected to the potentially painful experiments. And one of the biggest such labs in California is right in our own backyard.

02/03/2015

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‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More Adoptable

Some people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.

01/28/2015

Frank the Police Dog

Residents Raise More Than $11,000 For Sebastopol Police Dog’s Chemotherapy

A Sebastopol police dog named Frank is attracting a lot of attention and money this week after the seven-year-old German shepherd was diagnosed with a deadly form of lymphoma and needs chemotherapy.

01/27/2015

Escapes are rare on the tarmac, but they happen. This airline employee  had to chase down an escaped pet  at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dog Chased On SFO Tarmac After Escaping Kennel, Found Safe—Headed To Austin

A dog that managed to get out of its kennel at San Francisco International Airport led airport crews on a chase around some of the runways for a few minutes Friday morning.

01/23/2015

9th September 1978:  Tiddles, the famous fat cat which lived in the public lavatories at Paddington Station, London.  (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Feline Diabetes Is On The Rise— What To Do About Your Fat Cat

It seems that our pets are echoing the concerns of the human population, specifically with the increase in the number of cats being diagnosed with diabetes every year.

01/12/2015

Pets up for adoption in Macy's window display in Union Square in San Francisco. (CBS)

More Than 250 Animals Found New Homes With Help Of Macy’s Union Square Display

More than 250 animals found homes this holiday season through The San Francisco SPCA’s annual Holiday Windows event at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco, SPCA officials have announced.

01/11/2015

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