Pets

Guide Dogs For the Blind
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Margie Shafer
February 13, 2020 - 1:45 pm
Guide Dogs For the Blind in San Rafael has opened a new puppy center, where 800 dogs will be born each year before training to become future guides for those in need.
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Under SB 573, all shelter animals must be micro-chipped before leaving the facilities
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Margie Shafer
February 13, 2020 - 9:31 am
SB 573, if signed by Governor Newsom, will require local animal agencies and shelters give all cats and dogs microchips before leaving the facilities.
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February 05, 2020 - 8:43 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A sick Hawaiian monk seal under the care of wildlife scientists is suffering from a parasitic infection often spread via feral cat feces, officials said. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials determined that the seal suffering from toxoplasmosis, The Honolulu...
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In this April 2016 photo provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, detector canine "Bello" works in a citrus orchard in Texas, searching for citrus greening disease, a bacteria that is spread by a tiny insect that feeds on citrus trees. (Gavin Poole/USDA via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests. Scientists trained dogs to sniff out a crop disease called citrus greening that has hit orange, lemon and grapefruit orchards in Florida, California and Texas. The dogs can detect...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe many that hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar's owners paid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 22, 2020 - 3:17 pm
The days of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals, which must be allowed in the cabin at no charge. Airlines could ban...
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In this Nov. 5, 2019 photo, in St. Francis, Wis., Amy Carter looks at her Yorkshire terrier-Chihuahua mix Bentley, who has epilepsy. Carter, gives him CBD, which she says has reduced his seizures. The federal government has yet to establish standards for CBD that will help pet owners know whether it works and how much to give. But the lack of regulation has not stopped some from buying it, fueling a $400 million CBD market for pets that grew more than tenfold since last year and is expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2023, according to the cannabis research firm Brightfield Group. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
January 07, 2020 - 6:27 am
Companies have unleash ed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You'd be astounded by the analysis we've seen of...
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All News KCBS Radio
December 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
A man shot a dog in Menlo Park on Sunday night, then rode off on a bicycle, according to police.
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December 20, 2019 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will do more to protect the health and safety of bomb-detection dogs sent overseas following the deaths of several of them in Jordan and Egypt, according to a State Department Office of Inspector General report released Friday. Two State Department agencies...
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Emilie Talermo is searching for her missing mini-Australian shepherd who was last seen outside of a supermarket in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood on Dec.14, 2019.
Emilie Talermo 
All News KCBS Radio
December 19, 2019 - 2:49 pm
A San Francisco woman is going to great heights to find her stolen dog. Emilie Talermo has hired an airplane to fly a banner over the city Saturday with information about Jackson, her beloved mini-Australian shepherd.
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Oakland police announced Dec. 9, 2019 that they'd found a stolen van carrying 27 dogs.
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Melissa Culross
December 09, 2019 - 3:46 pm
More than two dozen dogs were scared, but otherwise appear to be in good shape, after a van they were in was stolen early Monday morning from Fremont, according to authorities.
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