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.
San Francisco Animal Care Center 'Trumping' Pets To Help Get Them AdoptedAs candidates at the 2016 Republican presidential debate get ready to take center stage Thursday night, adoptable animals will be the “mane” attraction at San Francisco Animal Care and Control shelter.
Would You Save Your Smartphone Before Your Pet In An Emergency?Smartphones have become an extension of ourselves in recent years. We reach for them like we do water, or our partner’s hand, or even our covers at night. They’re in our grasp so frequently, it’s hard to imagine a time without them.
2 North Bay Women Battle In Court For Beloved Tuxedo CatTwo women are battling in a Sonoma County court over which of them is the rightful owner of a tuxedo cat.