Pets

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World’s Oldest Living Cat In San Diego Celebrated 27th Birthday On Friday The 13th

Last Friday the 13th was a lucky day as one cat in San Diego celebrated a 27th birthday and, according to Guinness World Records, is the world’s oldest living feline.

03/16/2015

Puppy receives identification microchip via hypodermic needle (AP)

Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone App

Most pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.

03/09/2015

A group of puppies found abandoned inside a dumpster in San Rafael. (Marin Humane Society)

‘The Nifty Nine’ Puppies Rescued From A Dumpster In Marin Have All Found Homes

Nine abandoned pups who captured the hearts of thousands across the country have all found homes.

03/07/2015

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.

03/04/2015

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.

03/04/2015

(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

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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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