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SF SPCA

Animal Update: Preventing Dog Bites

Sunday marked the beginning of National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

05/20/2013

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Animal Update: DNA Unlocking Links Between Dogs, Wolves

Researchers have begun to pinpoint the evolution of dogs from wolves by using genetic sequencing.

03/18/2013

Animal Update: Kitten Season

Each year, we talk about kitten season – when shelters become full of orphaned or otherwise surrendered cats.

03/04/2013

Photos: Ugliest Dog

Animal Update: Tax Deduction For Foster Pet Parents

A judge recently ruled that pet “foster parents” can tax deduct expenses such as food and medicine.

02/04/2013

Animal Update: Medical Alert Dogs

Strange but true, dogs’ scenting abilities can help humans with medical needs.

01/28/2013

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Animal Update: OCD in Pets

With animals, we don’t necessarily know what they’re thinking. Still, we see compulsive behavior by our four-legged friends.

01/21/2013

Animal Update: Domestic Violence Protection Orders For Pets

More and more states are starting to include pets in domestic violence protection orders, which raises the question – are pets often abused in homes with domestic violence problems?

01/02/2013

Animal Update: Advances In Lyme Disease Research

What is Lyme Disease – and just how big of a problem is it?

12/10/2012

Animal Update: Contagious Yawning

A bit of an unusual topic but a fun one, too: humans often will yawn when we see somebody else yawn. Animals, believe it or not, may do the same.

11/26/2012

Animal Update: Macy’s Holiday Windows

It’s an exciting time of year for the people who make up the San Francisco SPCA, who are embarking on an annual tradition: Macy’s Holiday Windows at Union Square.

11/19/2012

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