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9 Yr. Old Marin County Girl’s Pet Chickens Running A-Fowl Of Kentfield Neighbors

A Marin County family is being sued by their homeowners’ association over the chickens living in their backyard. Meanwhile the 9-year-old girl who owns them is not giving them up without a fight as the dispute goes to a vote.

04/19/2014

(CBS)

Easter Warning For Cat Owners, Extreme Poisoning Danger From Lilies

Lily plants may be popular at Easter, but the leaves, flowers, even the pollen can lead to multiple organ failure and imminent death for cats. There are two main varieties that are most dangerous.

04/16/2014

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Veterinarian House-Calls Making Pet Care Easier For San Franciscans

In a city with more dogs than children, San Franciscans can find it challenging to find a veterinarian when they need one.

04/14/2014

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Dominance And Dog Training Myths

We’ve all seen trainers use dominance and punishment training techniques with dogs, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA explains why this kind of training may be outdated.

04/14/2014

(CBS)

Antioch City Council Votes To Ban Feeding Of Stray Cats

Animal advocates were left disappointed Tuesday after the Antioch city council approved a new ordinance that outlaws feeding abandoned cats on public property.

04/09/2014

Dog In TAILS (Transitioning Animals Into Loving Situations) are matched with minimum-security inmates are usually considered unadoptable. (Peninsula Humane Society)

Dogs Graduating From Peninsula Inmate Training Program Need Adoption

Four dogs graduated on Thursday from a special program on the peninsula that paired them with county jail inmates for training.

04/04/2014

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Animal Update: Dealing With Pets’ Eye Problems

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA talks about pets’ eye-care and how elderly animals can be treated for diseases like glaucoma that can lead to blindness.

03/31/2014

The two German Shepherd puppies and subsequently recovered. (San Leandro Police Dept.)

San Leandro Man Arrested For Stealing Puppies, Selling Them On Craigslist

A San Leandro man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing two puppies and putting them up for sale on Craigslist, according to police.

03/27/2014

(credit: PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kids Party On With Animals of The East Bay SPCA

Kid birthday parties are now available at the East Bay SPCA…

03/25/2014

Dog owners in SF were warned after possibly poisoned meatballs were left on city streets. (CBS)

3rd Case Of Poison Meatballs? New Sidewalk Discovery In SF Richmond District

San Francisco police are testing four meatballs found on a sidewalk in the city’s Richmond District Sunday night to see if they are poisonous.

02/24/2014

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