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Sign posted at property in San Ardo with abandoned  starving cattle and horses.

SPCA Rescues Starving, Abandoned Horses, Cattle In Monterey County

The SPCA for Monterey County rescued a dozen cattle and horses that appear to have been abandoned at a property in the small community of San Ardo south of King City.


Archie the stolen Pomeranian (Facebook/CBS)

Service Dog Stolen From Sleeping Owner On BART Train

A search is on for a service dog that was stolen from its owner on a Bay Area Rapid Transit Train Thursday night.


A Coast Guard crew on the San Francisco Bay. (CBS)

SPCA Warns Dog Owners To Stay On Shore After NorCal Drownings

The U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service and East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up to remind people that while dogs almost always survive being swept out to sea, their owners usually don’t.


A pit bull terrier. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Pit Bull Found Tied To Side Of Watsonville Highway

A pit bull was rescued from the side of a highway near Watsonville Tuesday, according to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.


SPCA workers provide rescued cats with medical attention. 51 cats were found alive, and 75 kittens were found dead in Monterey County, July 24, 2012. (SPCA)

113 Kittens Found Dead In Monterey County

113 dead kittens and 51 live cats were found on two properties in Seaside, a spokeswoman for the SPCA for Monterey County said.


5-year-old German Shepherd, Ingo, belonged to former Watsonville Police Officers Association President Francisco Ibarra, who was dismissed in 2010 after an investigation into a 2009 incident in which Ingo bit a man who resisted arrest.

Emaciated Ex-Police Dog Leads To Cruelty Charge For Discharged Watsonville Cop

A 15-year veteran of the Watsonville Police Department who was discharged from the force two years ago has been charged by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office with animal cruelty after an animal shelter rescued an emaciated former police dog.


(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: The Importance Of Spaying, Neutering

The San Francisco SPCA is offering spay and neuter services free of charge for the entire month of February, in honor of National Spay or Neuter Day, which falls within the same month.



Governor Eyes Repeal Of Waiting Period To Euthanize Shelter Animals

Governor Jerry Brown is planning to repeal a law designed to protect shelter animals from unnecessary euthanization, but there’s a mounting effort to stop the governor.


Photo Credit: Getty Images/Chris Hondros

A Look Back: The Most Heartwarming Bay Area Pet Stories Of 2011

As the winter days start to bring a chill, cuddle up with your furry best friend to share these heartwarming stories of 2011. Stacy Cortez and her puppy Lady Stacy Cortez is a first-time home buyer […]


One of 6 abandoned puppies put up for adoption in Monterey County. (SPCA)

Abandoned Monterey County Puppies Go Up For Adoption

Six puppies that were found abandoned at a Monterey County recycling plant last month are now up for adoption, according to the SPCA for Monterey County.