California Tightens Rules On Use Of Highly Potent Rat Poisons Blamed For Killing WildlifeGov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill widely restricting the use of certain highly potent rat poisons that are blamed for killing mountain lions, birds and endangered wildlife.
Wildlife Deaths From Rat Poison Remain A Concern As Rat Population Grows In California CitiesCalifornia finds itself in a dilemma over what to do about the abundance of rat poison found in the vast majority of wildlife predators, as the rat population continues to grow in cities across the state.
Feds Seek To Dump Rodent Poison On Farallones To Kill Mice, Help BirdsThe rodents were introduced to the island nearly 200 years ago and have since "led to long-term ecological damage," according to a report.
Plan To Drop Poison On Farallon Islands To Eradicate Mice Draws CriticismThe US Fish and Wildlife Department is floating a controversial plan to dump one and a half tons of poison pellets on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge to get rid of an infestation of mice.
Menlo Park Cat Survives Rat Poison; Set For AdoptionThe Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking an owner for a cat that improbably survived ingesting rat poison and was rescued at a workplace in Menlo Park in October.
Study Blames Marijuana Farms For Poisonings Of Endangered OwlsRat poison is contaminating endangered northern spotted owls in California forests, and marijuana farms appear to be to blame, according to a study published Thursday.
Roach Killing Powder Found On Toys At Cotati Dollar Tree StorePolice in Cotati said a suspicious white powder believed to be cockroach killer was sprinkled on children's toys at a Dollar Tree store Saturday.
Rat Poison Detected In 3 Bobcats Found Dead Near UC Santa Cruz CampusA test reveals a female bobcat originally reported as road kill near the UC Santa Cruz campus is the third cat to die from rat poison in four months.
Poisonous Meatballs Found Again In San Francisco Twin Peaks AreaPet owners were advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar to hundreds found last July, were found Saturday in San Francisco's Twin Peaks neighborhood.
Dog Owned By NorCal Rat Poison Researcher Is Poisoned To DeathA dog owned by a Northern California researcher studying how a rat poison affects endangered species was killed by the same poison intentionally left for the dog, according to the owner.
San Francisco Dog Sickened By Poisoned Meatballs DiesOskar, one of the dogs who recently consumed poisoned meatballs left on the streets in the hills of San Francisco, has died.
SF Police Warn Dog Owners Of More Poison Meatballs On SF StreetsWith no arrest yet for the rat poisoned meatballs left on sidewalks in the Upper Market area, San Francisco officials said Wednesday they are still concerned that not all of the meatballs have been located.
Use Of Rat Poison In Pot Gardens Looked At In Deaths Of Threatened OwlsIn the West Coast marijuana-growing region known as the Emerald Triangle, scientists want to know whether rat poison spread around illegal pot plantations is killing northern spotted owls, a threatened species.
San Francisco Businesses Urged Not To Sell Rat Poison Saying that the poison can kill a lot more than rats, San Francisco officials are trying to get local businesses to stop using certain rat poisons to eradicate rodents.
Rat Poison Placed At Sunnyvale Dog ParkSunnyvale city officials are warning dog owners to keep an eye on their pets after receiving reports of rat poison at a dog park.